Dog Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

With its abundance of walks, hills and lakes to explore, what better place to take the family pet than in the majestic Lake District?

The largest National Park in England, the Lake District needs no introduction. The majestic mountains of Scarfell Pike and Helvellyn are famous the world over for their rugged beauty and the lakes of Windermere, Grasmere and Ullswater attract thousands of visitors each year. Wordsworth immortalised the region in his poems and Beatrix Potter drew inspiration for her books from the wildlife she saw whilst living there.

Browse our list of pet friendly cottages in the Lake District below and discover this wonderful region for yourself.

Featured Accommodation

St Francis Cottage

Ulpha, nr. Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Sleeps 3 – 5. This traditional stone cottage enjoys an idyllic rural situation, tucked away in a quiet valley within the Lake District National Park. Carefully furnished, it provides a comfortable home from home, with some stunning walks from the door. Cottage Code: LYV.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

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Tower House

Ambleside, Cumbria.

Sleeps 5. Just a stroll from the heart of Victorian Ambleside, Tower House is set within the front section of a listed church, complete with church tower. With its Gothic style windows, the cottage carefully blends modern luxuries with period features. Cottage Code: UK1064.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Station House

St Bees, Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Set beside the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line, this former railway station waiting room has been sympathetically modernised to provide the perfect holiday retreat. Harking back to the days of steam, this period timbered building dates from 1849. Cottage Code: W44072.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Barn

Corney, nr. Bootle, Cumbria.

Sleeps 12. Lying to the western side of Corney Fell, this superb barn is set around a courtyard with stables and offers a large living space with a cosy inglenook fireplace. Relax and unwind with a soak in the outdoor covered hot tub (for 4 people). Cottage Code: 23451.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Beckside

Arkleby, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2. This charming detached stone cottage has been totally renovated with modern facilities to create an ideal holiday base. Originally a barn in a 17th century farmsteading, it enjoys shared use of indoor heated swimming pool and a private hot tub. Cottage Code: 17926.

  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 17th Century

Newfield Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria.

Sleeps 6. This delightful Lakeland cottage has a wonderful rear view across to Yewdale Fell. The cottage is attractively furnished, whilst retaining many of its original features and boasts an attractive corner cottage garden with wonderful views. Cottage Code: LD2.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

High Lowscales Farm

Whicham Valley, nr. Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Sleeps 11. This traditional Georgian farmhouse boasts spectacular views down to the Irish Sea and the Duddon Estuary. Set in 17 acres of farmland, lie back and relax in the spa hot tub, complete with massage jets and built-in sound system. Cottage Code: 28559.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Ganny Cottages – Ganny House

Birkerthwaite, Eskdale, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2 – 6. These two delightful 17th-century holiday cottages lie in an idyllic rural location. With fantastic walks from the doorstep, the area is a nature lover’s paradise. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: LVL.

  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Old St. Lukes Church

Soulby, nr. Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Sleeps 6. Set in the heart of the small Cumbrian village of Soulby, this 17th century listed church has been lovingly converted to provide luxurious, well-appointed holiday accommodation. The historic market town of Kirby Stephen is just 2 miles distant. Cottage Code: 29025.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Wreay Farmhouse

Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria.

Sleeps 16. With parts dating back to 13th century, this detached holiday home is full of character and enjoys commanding views over Ullswater. Watermillock is ideally placed for touring the Northern Lakes, and the Brackenrigg Inn is just 10 mins walk. Cottage Code: 17337.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 13th Century

Helm View

Windermere, Cumbria.

Sleeps 7. This modernised Lakeland slate house is located within the heart of the Lake District, a short walk from the centre of both Windermere and Bowness. Just five minutes on foot from the open countryside, there are numerous attractions nearby. Cottage Code: LD9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century