Our favourite dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District and Cumbria

If you're looking for a holiday that’s both dog-friendly and beautiful, look no further than the Lake District. This stunning region is home to rocky hills, pristine lakes, and charming villages. And best of all, there are plenty of dog-friendly cottages to choose from! Take a look at some of our favourite cottages in the Lake District that welcome dogs with open arms. So pack your bags and head on over for a holiday you and your four-legged friend will never forget

Written by Jem Brownlee


Bullghyll is a charming cottage just ten or so miles to the east of The Lake District, making it the perfect base for exploring all that this stunning region has to offer. The house has been renovated by architect Georgina Rose, and has been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, with plenty of cosy seating areas where you can curl up with a good book. There are also plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy, including a garden with a BBQ area – perfect for al fresco dining on warmer days. And, of course, your dog will love exploring the field behind the property where you may even spot some ponies grazing.

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Brownber House

This is the perfect place to come and enjoy all that rural Cumbria has to offer, with plenty of dog-friendly walks right on your doorstep. The house has been lovingly renovated to provide a spacious and sociable kitchen and dining area, where you can cook up a storm or order in some superb home-cooked food from the owners’ commercial kitchen. There are plenty of dog-friendly pubs in the area, so you can enjoy a pint or two after a day exploring the great outdoors. The Dales and The Lakes are both within reach, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to getting out and about. And if you fancy a lazy day by the fire, there’s plenty of space to stretch out and relax.

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Top Lodge Cottage

If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, this is definitely the spot. It’s quiet and remote, so you can really unwind and relax. There are some lovely walks in the area - perfect for exploring with your dog. And when you’re ready to call it a day, there’s nothing better than soaking in the roll top bath. Just be sure to stock up on food and supplies before you arrive, as it’s a bit of a hike to the nearest town.

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Crookwath Cottage

Sat squarely in miles of countryside, Crookwath Cottage is pleasantly secluded, enjoying the vastness of the open skies, and the sweeping rise and fall of each mountain tucked behind the other. Take long walks with your beside-itself-dog, outpacing you on every stroll you take. This is a place to wind down, look at the breathtaking views, and let out tremendous sighs by the fire (in tandem with your hound). There are over 600 books in the library, a fully equipped kitchen, and walks every which way you go. Take it slow, get lost in literature, eat well, and forget your troubles awhile, all with your most faithful friend.

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Written by Jem Brownlee

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