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Dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District

A dog with a view of Wastwater at Wasdale in Cumbria
Explore Cumbria's mountains and lakes on your next holiday | © National Trust Images / Joe Cornish

Plan a trip to one of our dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District and give your pooch the perfect holiday. Dotted with historic towns, sparkling lakes, craggy mountain tops and miles of walking routes, your furry friend will love exploring the great outdoors.

Two visitors and a dog in a forest beside Derwent Water, Lake District

With dog-friendly cottages nestled on the shoreline of Lake Windermere, close to the misty peaks of Scafell Pike or tucked along peaceful walking trails, it's the ideal break for dog walkers.

Go dog walking and squirrel spotting at Allan Bank, where well-behaved dogs are welcome inside the house, even muddy ones. Take in the views from Claife Viewing Station with plenty of opportunities for pooches to paddle and tasty doggy treats available in the courtyard café. Or discover the impressive waterfall and network of trails that weave to Gowbarrow summit at Aira Force. Whatever part of the Lake District you choose to explore, grab your walking boots, some Kendal Mint Cake, and set off in search of adventure.