Dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District

Plan a trip to one of our dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District and give your pooch the perfect week away. The area is covered in walking trails, peppered with historic towns and contains miles of open water; you’ll find it hard to drag your furry friend away.

We have cottages sitting on the shoreline of Lake Windermere, or within easy reach of Scafell Pike, making them the perfect base for dog walkers. Grab some Kendal Mint Cake and a manageable stick, and set off in search of adventure.

The exterior of Bank Wood, nr Penrith, Cumbria

Bank Wood, nr Penrith 

With views of parkland rolling away towards the horizon, you and your dog will find it hard to sit still for long. Grab the lead and head along Crowdundle Beck towards the partially restored Acorn Bank watermill. As the apartment is part of this Grade I listed building and surrounding estate, you’ll be chasing sticks long after the visitors have gone home.

The building that is home to Tanner Brow, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria

Tanner Brow, Hawkshead 

Tanner Brow makes the perfect base from which to explore the Lakes. Just 130 metres from the shore of Lake Windermere, the views across the water will get those tails wagging. Follow one of the lake-side trails or jump on a ferry to nearby Bowness and sample some local produce.

The exterior of Wasdale Hall Lodge, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria

Wasdale Hall Lodge, Gosforth 

Whether you’re a young pup with bags of energy or a old timer looking for a leisurely stroll, Wasdale Hall Lodge has it all covered. This tranquil cottage is just a few metres from Wastwater and has access to trails that skirt the shoreline. For the more adventurous, the peaks of Scafell Pike and Great Gable are within reach.

The pleasant exterior of High and Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria

High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead 

Wake up to the sound of water lapping on the shore at this special lakeside cottage. High Strawberry Gardens comes complete with the use of a jetty, where you can moor a boat or just cool your paws after following one of the many local walking trails. For more lively endeavours you can reach the pubs and shops of Bowness via a nearby ferry.

White washed exterior of Watergate Farm

Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth 

This traditional lakeside getaway can accommodate two dogs and six humans, making it the perfect spot for a family holiday. Set off on the four-mile loop around the lake or visit the local Kirkstile Inn, just two miles away. For lazy days there’s a picnic area overlooking the lake or a cosy sitting room with open fire.

The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria

Milbeck Towers, Keswick 

With its spacious rooms and spectacular views, Millbeck Towers makes the perfect retreat for a grand gathering. Dine in style next to an open fire or explore the large garden with its becks and ponds. Beyond the garden lies some excellent dog walking country, so there’s no need to leave the four-legged friends at home.