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 holiday. The area is peppered with historic towns, lakes and rivers, and miles of walking routes. You’ll find it hard to drag your furry friend away.

With cottages sitting on the shoreline of Lake Windermere, or close to Scafell Pike, it's the perfect break for dog walkers. Grab your walking boots, some Kendal Mint Cake, and set off in search of adventure.

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

Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead 

Once a market garden, where tourists would row across the lake for strawberries, this two-bedroom, pet-friendly cottage is brimming with original features. From the slate floors, exposed beams to the old range in the lounge, it's a characterful lakeside retreat. Sleeping four humans and two dogs it's perfect for small families or groups of friends.

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 lakeside cottage. High Strawberry Gardens comes with the use of a jetty, where you can moor a boat or 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.

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 covered. This tranquil, pet-friendly 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 extensive exterior of Tanner Brow, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria

Tanner Brow, Hawkshead 

Tanner Brow makes the perfect base to explore the Lakes from. 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 brick exterior of Bank Wood, nr Penrith, Cumbria

Bank Wood, nr Penrith 

With views of rolling parkland from the apartment, you'll 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 whitewashed exterior of Watergate Farm, nr Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria

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, for lazy days, there’s a picnic area overlooking the lake and a cosy sitting room with an 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, pet-friendly 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.

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