7 Gorgeous Dog Friendly Hotels in the Lake District
We love nothing more than to holiday with our dogs. As a result we are always looking for great quality places to stay. The Lake District is a very dog friendly destination, pretty towns to visit and has oodles of space. It also has the most Michelin stars per person of any place in the UK! There are many great places to eat and drink, including plenty of vegan friendly restaurants. Here are our top quality choices for dog friendly hotels in the Lake District.
Crook Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3JA
Linthwaite House is a beautiful country house hotel set in 14 acres of gardens and private woodland. Perfect for wandering with four legged friends don’t you think? The superior rooms are dog friendly and on the ground floor so convenient for trips outdoors. The hotel boasts fabulous food too, with 2 Michelin Star Simon Rogan’s Henrock on site. Priced from £250 per night, rooms have sumptuous king size beds and views of the grounds. A touch of luxury and relaxation? Yes please! Information, prices and availability here.
Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SW
The Wordsworth Hotel aims to give guests a home from home feel. Set within 2 acres of gardens, some of their 38 individually designed, high quality bedrooms and suites are dog friendly. Courtyard rooms are available, giving guests with dogs access to outdoors. You will also find award winning food and spa facilities on site. Rates start from about £129 for advance purchase room. Information, prices and availability here.
A591, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QG
Comfortable, quiet, relaxed and completely dog friendly. Ravenstone Manor is also very reasonably priced with rooms from just £79 per night on last minute deals! The hotel prides itself in being one of the dog friendliest hotels in the Lakes and has no additional charges for bringing your dogs. They are given the warmest of welcomes alongside their humans. Dogs are allowed in all areas of the hotel with you, inside and out. There is even a temperature controlled dirty paw washing station! The 19th century manor and hotel is set in three hectares of grounds which backs onto the foothills of Skiddaw. Bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and the hotel’s restaurant offers locally sourced tasty food. Information, prices and availability here.
Cragwood Country House Hotel Ambleside Road, Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LQ
Escape to Cragwood County House Hotel‘s 20 acre estate of secluded gardens and woodland. They even have a private jetty on to Lake Windermere so explore this peaceful landscape with your dog and perhaps even allow swimmers a dip! The hotel provides poop bags, bowls and treats for your stay and dogs are allowed in all rooms and areas. This excludes the dining room. You are able to book ground floor rooms with easy access to the gardens making trips outside easier. Perfect after all of that exploring, the quality hotel restaurant serves delicious seasonal and local produce. Quality rooms from about £142 (plus a £20 dog charge) . Information, prices and availability here.
Ireby, Wigton CA7 1HH
The grade 2 listed Georgian Overwater Hall is set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland making it perfect for a dog friendly stay. A homemade dog biscuit welcomes your dog on arrival in the beautifully decorated rooms and there is no extra charge for bringing your furry family. Dogs are welcome in the bar and in one of the lounge areas so you may choose to eat in your room with your dog. Alternatively, a dog sitting service is available for those wishing to venture out. Rooms from £220. Information, prices and availability here.
Market Pl, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ
With easy access to the town’s facilities the Allerdale Court Hotel is centrally based accommodation. Priced at just £95 (plus a £12 dog charge) look out for the great dinner, bed and breakfast deals, including dinner at the on site steak restaurant. Information, prices and availability here but make the hotel aware you are bringing a dog as not all of the rooms are dog friendly.
A592, Watermillock, Ullswater, Penrith CA11 0LP
Another Place is the perfect destination for active families. In a stunning 18 acres of grounds, the beautifully decorated Georgian house also has access to the lake. There are many outdoor pursuits for those wishing to swim, sail, kayak and more. Choose from 16 dog friendly rooms and 2 cottages. Enjoy the dog friendly indoor spaces and food choices in the company of your best furry friends. Prices depend on the room that you choose but expect to pay around £300 per night (plus dog charge) for a Best room.
The wonderfully dog friendly Lake District:
What a lot of wonderful dog friendly places to choose from! Please let us know your dog friendly experiences in the Lake District in the comments below. We would love to hear about them.
More dog friendly places to stay in the U.K here.