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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Low Shepherd Yeat Farm

Crook, nr. Kendal, Cumbria.

Sleeps 10. This traditional Lakeland farmhouse has been extensively refurbished to provide superb holiday accommodation with the added luxury of a private hot tub and games room. Set in 25 acres of natural grounds, including its own stretch of river. Cottage Code: LK3.

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

Cowdber Barn

Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire.

Sleeps 10. In the picturesque Lune Valley where the Lake District, Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales meet, this award-winning barn conversion stands at the end of a 1km long farm track. The cosy first floor games room includes table tennis and darts. Cottage Code: LQL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Foldgate

Corney, Cumbria.

Sleeps 12. This former farmhouse has been extensively refurbished and stands in the most beautiful of settings. Definitely off the beaten track, enjoy the views from the outdoor hot tub (for 6 people), accessed from the first floor double bedroom. Cottage Code: 18602.

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

The Chapel

Whicham Valley, Cumbria.

Sleeps 3. This beautiful chapel has been rebuilt retaining much of its original character with oak beams and wooden floors. Boasting beautiful views, there are wonderful walks through the western lakes with Lake Windermere half an hour’s drive away. Cottage Code: 26506.

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

Mark Close Farmhouse

Alston, Cumbria.

Sleeps 23. On the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, this traditional farmhouse is just half a mile from the outskirts of Alston, England’s highest market town. The mature garden enjoys panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. Cottage Code: 13314.

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

The Fauld

West Hall, nr. Brampton, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2. Converted from a former sheep fauld, this single-storey, detached holiday cottage is just 2 miles from Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Set on a family-run livestock farm, relax in the outdoor hot tub and enjoy the stunning rural views. Cottage Code: 27789.

  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Whitehall Pele Tower

Whitehall, Mealsgate, Cumbria.

Sleeps 8. This unique 14th-century tower is perfectly situated for exploring the Lake District. Situated amongst acres of grounds, this quirky property is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the country. Includes period features such as a Tudor fireplace. Cottage Code: B4872.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

High Lowscales Byre

Whicham Valley, nr. Millom, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2. Set on a traditional Cumbrian hill farm, this romantic barn conversion enjoys its very own spa hot tub, complete with massage jets and feature lighting. With walks from the door, the beaches at Haverigg and Silecroft are a short drive away. Cottage Code: 30155.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Wood View

Rusland, nr. Ulverston, Cumbria.

Sleeps 10. To the rear of this beautiful 17th century barn is a private courtyard with private entrance and grounds, the hot tub and sauna will provide fun and relaxation for both adults and children. Set in the peaceful surrounds of the Rusland Valley. Cottage Code: 26333.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Berwyn Bank

Arkleby, nr. Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Sleeps 12. This skilfully converted sandstone bank barn has kept much of its character, with flagged floors and beams. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it makes an ideal holiday base and enjoys shared use of indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Cottage Code: 15825.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century