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Dog lovers from all over the country head to the Lake District every year to holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Wheelwrights are proud to include a range of pet-friendly cottages just waiting to host you and your four-legged friend. We have many luxury cottages that are an extra special treat for both you and the pooch and you’ll be spoilt for choice here in the tranquil Lake District.
Our dog-friendly holiday cottages are situated in prime locations such as Ambleside, Chapel Stile, Elterwater, Hawkshead and more. With a Wheelwright’s cottage, you can always expect the extra finishing touches that will make it feel like home. Our pet-friendly cottages are no exception, as many of them will provide everything your pet needs to feel extra cosy, like their very own bed, and food and water bowls.
Browse our selection of pet-friendly cottages in The Lakes below:
Bringing the whole brood, plus the pooch on your Lake District getaway? No problem! We have lots of large cottages that are suitable for the whole family, or all your friends, plus the dogs.
If you’re only making it away for a weekend trip with your furry friend, what better place to come and relax than the Lake District? We have many pet-friendly holiday homes that are available to book for short breaks. Not booked your pet-friendly holiday in advance? Don’t worry! Enter your preferred dates to find last-minute pet-friendly holiday cottages that are available to book today.
Bring the first, and second, loves of your life on a pet-friendly romantic break this year with Wheelwrights. We have plenty of charming, two-bed romantic holiday cottages that cater to pets, meaning that you don’t have to leave the most important member of the family behind on your couple’s getaway.
Looking for a pet-friendly Christmas break, a Valentine’s Day getaway that you can bring your pooch along to, or an Easter family stay with the dogs? Wheelwrights have you covered, as many of our pet-friendly holiday cottages are available to book for seasonal breaks. more...
What better way to experience the largest lake in England than first hand, on a lake cruise with your pet? Windermere Lake Cruises offer great value trips from multiple locations on the lake, including Bowness, Ambleside, and Lakeside, where you can stop off for a dog walk and jump back on. Fun for all the family, including the pets, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway covers 7 miles of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. With several request stops along the way, you can have a proper day out whatever season you visit.
Dogs are welcome on leads in Lowther Castle’s 130-acre gardens, which were lovingly restored in 2008 to their former 19th-century glory. There are plenty of fantastic walks to explore. More than just a grand stately home and gardens, Brockhole is the perfect place to visit from your dog-friendly cottage in The Lakes. Dogs on leads are more than welcome in the grounds, exhibition area, care terrace and orangery.
What pub could be more friendly than one with ‘Dog’ in its name? Living up to its title, The Dog and Gun in Keswick is a very dog-friendly local pub, at the heart of the community. Or head to The Mortal Man a quirky, traditional English pub that is always welcome to dogs, walkers and holidaymakers. Operating as an alehouse since 1689, famous figures like Wordsworth, Southey and Coleridge all met here in their day.
If you’re looking for a classic Lake District experience and some good old-fashioned hospitality, then head to Threlkeld Coffee Shop. The café is run by locals, who just happen to be amazing bakers. Pop in to sample outstanding coffee and cakes. Or, to try the best scone you’ve ever had with your dog by your side, look no further than Mr H’s Tearoom. Surrounded by incredible scenery, they serve tasty classics like soup, cakes and sandwiches, to give you that well-needed pick-me-up to keep exploring! Lastly, The Gather in Ennerdale is a pet-friendly, trendy, community-run café and local shop that’s definitely worth a visit from your dog-friendly cottage.
For scenic views and multiple spots for your dog to swim, try the Elterwater Waterfalls Walk. Or, head to Grizedale Tarn for a medium-length, beautiful forest walk to stretch your dog’s legs amongst breathtaking scenery. For a lakeside walk, the Windermere West Shore Walk is a classic. Its stand-out feature has to be the Victorian Wray Castle, and the pleasant grounds that surround it by the lake. For a challenge, try the stunning Derwentwater Circular. Passing through ancient woodland, and along the shores of the lake, it’s no wonder that this walk is a favourite with tourists and locals alike.
Has this guide to pet-friendly holidays in The Lakes got you ready and rearing to put on your walking boots, clip that lead on, and explore with your dog?
If you need more information about any of the pet-friendly properties on this page, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 015394 37635.