Dog Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

12th September 2021
Dog enjoying the views over the Lake District

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most dog friendly destinations, in our latest article we take a look at some beautiful dog friendly cottages in the Lake District.  From quaint holiday cottages to log cabins, hot tubs and the all important enclosed garden requirement to keep our four legged friends safe, be inspired by this collection of dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

Willowbank Nook, Dog Friendly Cottage, Lake District

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake DistrictWillowbank Nook, Dog Friendly Cottages Lake District, Ambleside.Sleeps: 2, Bedrooms: 1, Bathrooms: 1, Pets Allowed: 1.

Located just a short stroll from Ambleside in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park, Willowbank Nook boasts two charming ground floor apartments situated on one acre of ground for guests to share and explore.

These dog friendly holiday homes in the Lake District are perfect for romantic couple getaways, as guests can enjoy king-sized bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and the privacy of a private patio boasting stunning sunset views.

The local area of Ambleside is a superb base for touring the central Lakes and is heaving with amenities and things to do including a wealth of dining experiences such as traditional pubs, characteristic cafés and intimate restaurants. Not to mention the properties are surrounded by an impressive 3 acres of idyllic greenery and shared gardens, as well as some of the UK’s best walking trails, providing the ideal holiday for our four-legged friends.

This dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District is available to book online today via Lakes Cottage Holidays. Why not have a look?


Bridge End Cottage

Haverthwaite near Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District 

Bridge End Pet Friendly Accommodation, Lake District - Cumbria.

Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Pets Allowed: 1.

This dog friendly cottage is nestled in the peaceful village of Haverthwaite, amidst the breath-taking countryside of the Lake District and just a thirty-minute drive from Windermere.

The characterful semi-detached retreat is ideal for families and friends, with a spacious interior hosting a well-equipped kitchen, large dining table, cosy wood burning stove and fantastic scenic views.  What’s more, al fresco dining can be enjoyed during the summer months in the picturesque garden amongst a sea of shrubbery and wildflowers.

Haverthwaite is one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District, featuring charming winding streets and magnificent architecture of the Cartmel Priory, as well as a historic steam train, which you can take to soak up the beautiful local scenery. The nearest shops and cafés are located in the nearby village of Cartmel and guests can easily spend the day at the nearby Lake Windermere.

A picture perfect dog friendly holiday cottage in the Lake District with generous garden and patio, why not visit Bridge End Cottage online and see for yourself.


Eribel, Dog Friendly Cottage Lake District

Threlkeld, Cumbria & The Lake District 

Eribel cottage - Lake District holidays with dogs

Sleeps: 5, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Pets Allowed: 1.

This luxury dog friendly cottage in the Lake District is situated in the Lakeland village of Threlkeld, an idyllic and peaceful base from which to explore the northern Lakes. It is nestled at the foot of the Blencathra Mountain, with easy access to Keswickwith and stunning views of the Helyvellyn range.

The traditional semi-detached property has been tastefully decorated and furnished. Clean and contemporary but with charming finishing touches offering a real homely feel, it boasts oil fired under floor heating, a luxurious lounge with oak flooring and French doors framing the stunning scenic views that surround the cottage. The lounge gives access to a rear patio and lawned enclosed garden making it the ideal cottage for a dog friendly holiday in the Lake District.

There is something in the local area for everyone, including a wealth of walking, cycling, sightseeing and relaxation opportunities. The cottage is just 1 mile from Keswick Golf Club and 4 miles from the popular nearby town of Keswick, which is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District. It hosts numerous shops, restaurants and activities and the beautiful lake of Derwentwater.

Discover the charm of Eribel Cottage and book online at Lakes Cottage Holidays.


Riven Oak – Luxury Dog Friendly Lodge

Lyth Valley near Levens, Cumbria & The Lake District 

Riven Oak dog friendly cottage in Lake District with enclosed garden

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2, Pets Allowed: 3.

If you are looking for dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District for large groups, the secluded haven of Riven Oak is the one for you. This beautiful barn conversion offers outstanding luxury accommodation that is ideally located at the heart of the Lakes, surrounded by beautiful countryside and plenty of attractions.

The stunning stone cottage sleeps up to eight guests and has a wonderful timber framed open-plan living area where guests can cook, converse and relax all in the same spacious social space. The four characterful bedrooms feature rustic, timber beams with pretty decorations throughout. The property is perfectly suited for dog friendly holidays in the Lake District due to the enclosed lawn garden with outdoor seating and can accommodate up to 3 well behaved dogs.

There are plenty of local walks to choose from; including the wondrous Whitbarrow Scar with stunning views, or guests can easily venture out to Lake Windermere or Wansfell Pike. The nearby towns of Levens and Kendal are home to the closest shops, pubs and attractions, including the ruins of Kendal Castle, the Lakeland Museum and the spectacular Abbot Hall.

If it’s a large, luxury holiday cottage you are seeking, this is definitely worth checking in. Gather up your loved ones and start planning your next dog friendly break today. Discover Riven Oak.


Tree View Lodge – Dog friendly Lodge

Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District 

Tree View Dog Friendly Lodges Lake District

Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 1, Pets Allowed: 1.

Tree View Lodge sits on the edge of Lake Windermere in The White Cross Bay Holiday Park. The park is located in the tranquil village of Troutbeck Bridge, which is the perfect spot for exploring the many delights of Cumbria.

This dog friendly holiday lodge in the Lake District is a ground floor abode with private decking, perfect for guests to relax and admire the idyllic surroundings and enjoy al fresco dining. The interior features a well-presented open-plan living space with a cosy fireplace bringing warmth to the stylish space.

There is a handy shop and bar/restaurant on site to provide you with everything you need and attractions such as a gym, indoor swimming pool and amusement arcade. The lodge is also in easy reach of the surrounding Lake District towns of Ambleside, Windermere and Kendal, with plenty of water sports, walking and golf opportunities nearby.

Perfect for a family holiday or short break, a very popular destination, don’t miss out on this fantastic dog friendly lodge in the Lake District. Explore Tree View Lodge.


Fell Foot, Large Luxury Cottage with Hot Tub

Newton In Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1013104)

Fell Foot Luxury Cottage Lake District with Hot Tub

Sleeps: 10, Bedrooms: 5, Bathrooms: 6, Pets Allowed: 1.

This stunning, large dog friendly cottage in the Lake District is located on the fringes of Newton in Cartmel near Lindale. This luxury property simply pops with the wow factor and boasts spectacular views and gardens, with an equally as impressive William Morris inspired interior.

The whitewashed stone cottage is ideal for large groups and features two large social spaces hosting a well-equipped kitchen/diner and sitting room. There is also a large balcony, which is perfect for al fresco dining and an enchanting terrace garden featuring a luxurious hot tub and sauna, making the cottage well suited for a relaxing retreat.

This luxury dog friendly cottage in the Lake District is in a peaceful and remote area, within easy reach of the rest of the coast and countryside of Cumbria, offering a wealth of walking and golfing opportunities. Local amenities can be found in the nearby town of Lindale and guests can easily enjoy an activity-filled day out to the Lake District.

Definitely worth a look, don’t miss out on this luxury dog-friendly cottage, complete with hot tub in the Lake District.  Have a drool at Fell Foot Cottage.


Cazenovia Hall

Near Greystoke, Cumbria, England

Luxury holiday cottages Lake District - Cazenovia Hall

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 4, Pets Allowed: 2.

This simply stunning luxury cottage in the Lake District is a grade II listed home within the secluded grounds of family owned Blencowe Hall. It is located on the edge of the Lake District with impressive views over the surrounding rolling hills.

The luxury holiday home sleeps up to 8 guests, featuring a double height kitchen with a four oven Aga, an oak floored dining hall and a Gin Case lounge with an open log burning fire place and French doors opening onto the secluded south-facing sandstone terraces.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area as this luxury dog friendly cottage in the lake district is just a mile from Greystoke Village which hosts a lovely shop, pub, swimming pool and Greystoke castle with 3,000 acres of woodland grounds. The Air Force National Trust waterfall is also nearby for guests to explore.

Cazenovia Hall is available to book online today by visiting Rural Retreats. It’s definitely worth a look, if only to have a drool at the beautiful interiors and lovely location.


Todd Hills Hall Farmhouse – Large Holiday Home

Melmerby, Cumbria, England

Large luxury holiday cottage Lake District - Toad Hills Hall Farmhouse

Sleeps: 12, Bedrooms: 6, Bathrooms: 6, Pets Allowed: 2.

Todd Hills Hall Farmhouse is located at the heart of the rolling landscape of the Eden Valley, one of the most spectacular landscapes in the North of England.

The luxurious farmhouse has been furnished to a high standard, with six en-suite bedrooms, two wood burning stoves, an Aga, and even a dining room table that converts to a snooker table! There is also a sandstone terrace with outdoor dining facilities and large lawned garden which is gated and fenced, making Todd Hills Hall Farmhouse the perfect dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

There is a local pub, village shop and tearoom in the close by village of Melmerby. Slightly further afield guests can explore the beautiful Ullswater Lake which offers glorious walks, historic steamer boats and the daffodils that inspired the poet William Wordsworth.

Toad Hills Hall Farmhouse is simply stunning and definitely worth consideration for your next dog friendly break to the Lake District. Explore and book online today at Rural Retreats.


Birkdale House

Windermere, Cumbria, England

Birkdale House Luxury Holiday Home, Lake Windermere, Lake District

Sleeps: 10, Bedrooms: 5, Bathrooms: 5, Pets Allowed: 2.

The traditional Victorian property of Birkdale House is set in the beautiful Matson Ground Estate, surrounded by acres of private farmland and boasting spectacular views of Lake Windemere, one of the gems of the Lake District.

The house is ideal for large groups of families and friends, as the spacious and elegant interior features five large bedrooms, a drawing room, dining room, a cinema room and even a games room in the basement.

There are an abundance of walks to enjoy in the private grounds and beyond, making the house perfect for dog friendly holidays in the lake district. The summit of Brantfell and the Biskey Howe viewpoint are both within a fifteen-minute walk, both of which provide stunning views of Lake Windermere, the Langdale Pikes and the western fells beyond.

Why not bring your loved ones together in this luxury dog-friendly cottage in the Lake District. Book online at Rural Retreats.


Fellside Barn

Broughton Beck, Cumbria, England

Fellside - Dog-Friendly-Barn-Conversion-Cumbria

Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 1, Pets Allowed: 2.

Fellside Barn is a charming detached barn conversion located in a quiet hamlet only a few miles from the town of Ulverston and the Lake District National Park.

The property offers beautiful panoramic views across open fields where wildlife and birdlife are in abundance. With all accommodation on the ground floor, the barn sleeps four guests and features a charming interior with a fuel burning stove and original beams. There is also an enclosed lawned garden with a decked area, making it ideal for dog friendly holidays in the Lake District.

There is much to do in the local area as the town of Ulverston holds a bustling market twice a week and has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The property is also surrounded by peaceful walking trails and is perfectly located to explore Windermere and Coniston.

This property is known for its excellent reviews, with previous guests reporting that that barn is ‘refurbished to a very high standard’, provides ‘absolutely stunning peace and quiet’ and is ‘perfect for the dog’. Find out for yourself by booking at Rural Retreats.