Pet Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

A pet-friendly cottage in the Lake District is a great choice if you want to take a holiday with your dog. Not only do you have a huge selection of dog-friendly walks to choose from, you will also find that there are many dog-friendly pubs, cafes and shops that welcome dogs too. In addition, you will need to find out where the local vets are, where you can buy dog food and other accessories. Check out our guide on the information you will need when holidaying with your dog in the Lake District.

It’s no fun to place your dog in kennels whilst you enjoy a holiday. Not only is it stressful for your dog, but you will also spend a good deal of time worrying about how your beloved, four-legged friend is getting on. It is therefore reassuring to know that there are many self-catering holiday cottages that welcome pets. Here is our guide to holiday cottages in the Lake District that allow pets.


Spacious,converted barn
within enclosed grounds

Three Dogs Welcome


Sleeps 6+ | 3 bedrooms
Uldale Cottage - Bassenthwaite Uldale is a recent conversion and occupies the original entrance and a large part of the old...

Detached lodge house
close to Derwentwater shore

Two Dogs Welcome


Sleeps 5-6 | 3 bedrooms
Barrow Gate Lodge, Ashness, Borrowdale This 17th century lodge is just across the Borrowdale road from the shore of Derwentwater. From...

Pub, Parking
Bike Store

One dog welcome


Sleeps 3-4 | 2 bedrooms
Cosy Cottage, Braithwaite On the end of a short row of cottages, Cosy Cottage has been cleverly arranged to provide intimate...

Dog-Friendly Cottages

As mentioned above, the Lake District is a great destination for the dog-lover. There are many places in the UK that advertise themselves as dog-friendly, but none matches the welcome that dogs and their owners receive here in the Lake District. In fact, the prestigious Kennel Club has awarded Cumbria and the Lake District winners of the Outdoors category in the “Be Dog Friendly Awards” in 2015, 2014 and previous years too. Below are lists of our pet-friendly cottages organised by location.

Pet Friendly Cottages in Keswick

Keswick too has received awards from the Kennel Club – winners of the most dog-friendly Town/City in 2015 - Dog Friendly Awards. Here is a list our Keswick cottages that welcome dogs.


Pet Friendly Cottages in Borrowdale


Pet Friendly Cottages in Bassenthwaite


Cottages Welcoming More Than One Dog

It is often the case that dog owners have more than one dog, or that different members of the party are bringing dogs separately. In which case you will need to find a holiday cottage that allows more than one dog. Here’s our guide to the cottages we offer that welcomes more than one dog.

Cottages Welcoming 2 Dogs

You will sometimes find that cottages welcoming only one dog will on occasion allow two dogs if the owners of the cottage can be reassured of your dogs’ good behaviour. In the event that this is not the case, we have provided a list of cottages that welcome two dogs.

Cottages Welcoming 3 or More Dogs

It is rare to find holiday accommodation that welcomes three or more dogs. However, all is not lost as we have three self-catering cottages that will allow three or more pets. They are all part of a converted farmstead at Melbecks, just a mile from Bassenthwaite.