Dog Friendly Places to Stay


Cumbria – the Lake District, arguably the most dog friendly county in the United Kingdom. This region offers an abundance of dog friendly accommodation of all types, sizes and from budget to ultimate luxury. Combine these with the beautiful landscape containing thousands of miles of footpaths and bridleways, fells, lakes and rivers and it equates to canine and human holiday delight. Here are a few places to stay in the Lake District and Cumbria that cater for humans and their essential and much loved canine companions:

Self Catering
Lakeland Cottage Company
Dog friendly self catering cottages in areas such as Cartmel, Ullswater and Coniston including a high number of 5 star gold award properties.

Five Star Dog Friendly Lake District Cottages
An exclusive collection of 4 and 5 star and Gold award Lake District cottages for the ultimate in holiday or short break for humans and their four legged friends.

Eskdale Holiday Cottages from Stay In Eskdale
An old granite barn and a eco bunkhouse set in teh stunning Eskdale Valley in the Western Lake District – dog walking heaven.

B&B’s/Guest Houses
Cuckoo Brow Inn
A dog friendly inn with rooms at Far Sawrey near Hawkshead. A fantastic place to stay with the whole family with walks directly from the inn’s door.

Rothay Garth
A bed and breakfast in Ambleside with 3 dog friendly bedrooms and a handy, large private car park for safely getting dogs in and out. They are dog owners and lovers themselves and it is jst £10 per stay per dog which is very reasonable.
P.S – Check Mac out posing on both the homepage and dog friendly page of the website!

Tebay Services Hotel
Located just off the M6 north of Kendal and before Penrith. A dog friendly hotel that is perfectly located for those exploring Cumbria and the lake District and for giving both dogs and their owners a rest on a long journey.

Damson Dene Hotel
Close to Bowness on Windermere and Lake Windermere, Damson Dene is a super dog friendly hotel set in acres of private grounds. Plenty of walks right from the hotel door and the bar serving locally sourced produce is dog friendly too.

Riverside Hotel
In the centre of Kendal, Riverside Hotel is dog friendly with four legged guests able to dine in the bar. Great walks along the River Kent and Kendal is the gateway to The Lakes. Plenty of dog friendly pubs and cafes in the town too.

Newby Bridge Hotel
An uber dog friendly hotel on the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Plenty of walks from the front door and extensive grounds and a dog friendly bar.

Applegarth Villa Hotel in Windermere
Luxury for you and your dog. A choice of 2 dog friendly suites with private hot tubs in the heart of Windermere. Walks from the doorstep, dog washing facility outside with micro fibre towels and bowls provided too.