Lake district pet friendly cottages

Pet Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

The best pet friendly cottages in the Lake District offering a genuine welcome for your pet as well as yourself, with dog friendly facilities in carefully selected locations.

See our top 12 handpicked pet friendly cottages then scroll down to browse another 1,780 lovely Lake District cottages for dogs and their owners.

Relax in top quality, dog friendly cottages with great walks from the door, in stunning Lake District locations. And to top it all off, most enjoy a nearby pet friendly Lake District Inn. (updated July 2023)

Duddon Valley | Cow Barn | Sleeps 5 | up to 2 dogs

image of a gate with the sign Cow Barn, 5 Duddon View, advertising a pet friendly lake district cottage for rent. Behind the gate are trees and lawns and in the distance the holiday cottage itself can be glimpsed.

A bright, airy and super-stylish interior for up to 5 guests, open views and a lovely dog-friendly garden, make Cow Barn the perfect setting for any family holiday to the Lakes. This  delightful cottage is located at the picturesque Duddon Valley, an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt corner of the Lake District. The River Duddon runs the length of the valley and provides magical places for picnics, paddling or wild-swimming while there is some exceptional walking amongst the crags, fells or alongside the river. The Duddon Valley really is the Lake District’s best kept secret.

With 3 spacious bedrooms, a log-burning stove, beautiful bright & modern interiors and a lovely dog-friendly garden Cow Barn provides everything you need and more for a wonderful family break in the Lakes.

 £637 – £1,167 per week  More Details & Booking >>

Ullswater | The Ullswater Retreat | sleeps 2 | up to 2 dogs

An utterly charming, sympathetically renovated, romantic period cottage overlooking Ullswater, set back half a mile from the road around the lake, and with Helvellyn behind.  This pretty pet friendly Lake District cottage is beautifully furnished and has  underfloor heating, a woodburning stove, Aga, roll top bath and is surrounded with wildlife, including red squirrels. 

£792 – £1,272 per week, Pets £20 each per week. More Details & Booking >>

Coniston | Stone ley Cottage | sleeps 6 | up to 2 dogs

A lovely pet friendly cottage just a couple of minutes south of Coniston in the southern Lake District. Recently refurbished to a high standard, it is the perfect base for enjoying the outdoors with easy access to fells and the lake. Coniston village is a 15 minutes walk. Ideal for families and friends.

Sadly this cottage is no longer available, a new pet friendly Lake District cottage is being reviewed and will be here soon!

Ireby | Barn Roost | sleeps 4 | up to 3 dogs

This charming dog friendly Lake District cottage, located in the small hamlet of Ruthwaite, near Ireby, is an ideal location for a quiet getaway. The small cottage garden at the rear is secure so ideal for pets and children. You are surrounded by calm and tranquil scenery and there’s a great dog friendly Inn just a mile away where you can enjoy a quiet meal and a drink by the fire. Great walking from the door.

£456 – £1,056 per week.
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Eden Valley | Snowdrop Cottage | sleeps 4 | up to 2 dogs

Situated at the end of a quiet country lane, about 1 mile from the village of Ravenstonedale in the southern Eden Valley. Lovely pet friendly Snowdrop Cottage offers a peaceful retreat with open fell accessed from the door, wood burning stove, large enclosed paddock at the rear and a dog friendly country pub in the village offering real ales and great food.
£240 – £410 per week. 1st dog free, second dog £15 pw. More Details & Booking >>

Coniston | Gatesgarth | sleeps 8 | up to 2 dogs

Such is the impact of this spectacular, designer luxury house that it was a major 6 page feature in Cumbria Life in 2020. With stunning interiors, Hot Tub, electric car charging, 4 ensuite bedrooms, including two accessible on the ground floor, amazing views across to Coniston Water, lovely walks from the door and great pet friendly bars and restaurants within 5 mins walk

£2,582 – £5,273 per week. Pets free. More Details & Booking >>

Bowness-on-Windermere | Fold Head House | sleeps 4 | up to 2 dogs

A charming Grade II Listed cottage in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere. Original features combine with stylish modern décor, and the house includes a wood burner, spacious garden and private parking. All the pubs and attractions of the town, plus the lake, are a short walk away.

£775 – £1,826 per week plus £20 per dog pw. More Details & Booking >>

Ambleside | Barney's Cottage | sleeps 5 | up to 2 dogs

Nestled in a quiet courtyard, just a stone’s throw from Ambleside centre, this lovingly restored pet friendly cottage provides comfortable modern living alongside original features. With a gorgeous wood burning stove and luxurious bathroom, private parking and many pet friendly pubs and facilities on your doorstep. Double, twin and single bedroom over three floors.

£564 – £1,421 per week. No extra charge for dogs. More Details & Booking >>

Graythwaite Estate, Windermere lake | Hullet Hall | sleeps 6 | up to 2 dogs

Set right on the shores of Windermere lake, this amazing pet friendly cottage has the most stunning location. The estate covers some 5,000 acres and, as well your luxuriously appointed cottage, you can enjoy a private jetty, the shared grounds, indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children’s play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake just 40 minutes walk away.

£1,542 – £3,319 per week. No extra charge for pets.
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Rosthwaite, nr Keswick | Nook Cottage | sleeps 6 | up to 2 dogs

Located in the tiny village of Rosthwaite in the stunning Borrowdale Valley and just 2 minutes walk from the Scafell Hotel’s renowned pet friendly Riverside Bar with its real ale and good food. Nook Cottage is set on a traditional Lakeland working farm and has plenty of parking, yard & enclosed garden, secure bike storage and endless walking from the door.

Sadly this cottage is no longer available for booking. A new pet friendly Lake District cottage is currently being reviewed and will be here soon!

Keswick | Friar's Roost | sleeps 6 | up to 2 dogs

This lovely traditional pet friendly cottage is situated in a quiet area near the town centre. All the pet friendly amenities of Keswick are on your doorstep – as are wonderful walks in all directions. Pet owners will appreciate the bespoke utility / boot room complete with doggy shower, accessed directly from the back door: invaluable after muddy walks in the surrounding Lake District fells. With small garden, patio area, bike store and private parking.

£809 – £1,765 per week. No extra charge for dogs.
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Keswick | Wainwright House | sleeps 6 | up to 2 dogs

This charming and spacious townhouse, clad in iconic slate, is a bright and relaxing home-from-home close to the centre of Keswick. Laid across three floors, it has delightful mountain views. Features include a wood burner, multiple bathrooms (one with feature bath), and an enclosed yard.

£763 – £1,273 per week plus £20 per dog pw.                  More Details & Booking >>

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