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Dog Friendly Lake District Cottages

February 1, 2017 by Wayne

All of our dog friendly Lake District cottages allow at least one dog, except Stables 2 Cottage.

Experience the beauty of the Lake District with your dog from one of our dog friendly Lake District cottages. We’re so dog friendly that there is no additional charge to bring one dog.

The Lake District was awarded “Best Great Outdoors Destination” in The Kennel Club’s ‘Be Dog Friendly’ awards two years in a row (2014 and 2015), whilst Keswick was hailed as the most “dog friendly town in Britain”. It’s no surprise that we were in the running to become the 2017 winners of Dog Friendly Hotel / Places to Stay.

To book, check dates and rates, or find out more about one of our dog friendly cottages click on one of the Lake District cottage links at the foot of the page or here for  availability at all of our cottages.

The Lake District is sure to be a welcome holiday for you and your dog, with our fantastic luxury Lake District Dog Friendly Cottages!

We are dog lovers ourselves, so Dasher (our Labradinger) and Binsey (our boxer), both seen on this page, always come with us on our self catering adventures. We know just how important it is to find the right place so that you can all (dog included) enjoy the holiday, cottage and walks in a beautiful Lake District. Indeed, there are plenty of walks in the valleys, around the lakes and even up fell or two.

Good lake walk for dogs.There are attractive, spacious grounds around the cottages that you and your dog are free to use. Added to this, some fantastic paths lead straight from your dog friendly cottage door. One such walk will take you through open fields overlooking the Ellen Vale. On a clear day you can see the Scottish hills on the opposite side of the Solway Firth, or get up to nearby Tallentire Hill and you can see the North Western Cumbrian mountains too. Take your dog and wander freely through beautiful woods, pass over a cascading beck and you could even stop off for some rewarding refreshment at either of our local pubs. Both excellent pubs are dog friendly before 6; the Mason Arms allows dogs all evening. The Bar’n’Bistro (featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2018) is another local, popular with our guests and a CAMRA award winner for “Best Pub West Cumbria”. Dogs are allowed, but more than that- dogs are welcome in our Cottages for two! If you’re looking for luxury lake district cottages that our dog friendly then you’ve found the right place.

Dog Friendly Lake District Cottages

*Tip* If you come back with more than just the odd muddy paw, don’t forget the stream that runs through the cottage grounds- it’s a perfect dog wash!

All our luxury cottages, except Stables 2, accept 1 well behaved dog at no extra cost by prior arrangement. If you would like to bring a second dog it will be at our discretion and we would probably recommend three of the following dog friendly cottages

SALKELD Dog Friendly Lake District Cottage or DYKES Dog Friendly Lake District Cottage or PARLOUR Dog Friendly Lake District Cottage

We ask that owners do not allow their dogs on the beds or furniture in the cottages, and are not left unattended in the cottages or grounds.

Clean well maintained dog friendly cottages for couples wanting to bring their dog on their travels to the Lake District

Once you have arrived at one of our dog friendly cottages you may want to visit some of these dog friendly locations in the Lake District:

Tip- For “Lake District Dog Friendly” information and supplies, we recommend this shop- “Podgy Paws” in Keswick, perfect for dog owners-
Lake District Dog Friendly Pet Shop

Keswick, along with Cockermouth have many dog friendly cafes and pubs and are well worth a visit for their shops and visitor attractions. If you would like some more ideas for walkies, be it long or short, or wet weather alternatives, just ask us during your stay.

The Solway Coast is just a 10 minute drive away and is dog friendly all year round. Enjoying a massive expanse of beach for all to explore: fantastic views across the water to Dumfries and Galloway, stunning sunsets and of course the fells are not far. There are literally hundred of walks to suit all sorts of abilities and preferences. Our dog friendly Lake District cottages are cleaned to the highest standards; we use the latest cleaning technology to ensure that this is just so.

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