7 Pet-Friendly Cottages with Lake Views


If you’re visiting the Lake District with your dog (or dogs!), then one thing they love to do is splash about in a clear lake and have a jolly old time.

Most of our holiday cottages have easy access to the lakes and rivers of the national park, but why not make your stay extra special for you and your dog in a holiday home with amazing lake views? Read on for a selection of our cottages with just that.

Looking for even more inspiration? Take a look at all of our pet-friendly cottages and cottages with lake views.

1. Castlerigg Farmhouse

Castlerigg Farmhouse near Keswick in the Lake DistrictNamed for the famous stone circle, Castlerigg Farmhouse sits high above Keswick, offering a stunning panorama over Derwentwater from both the house itself and the garden. This 18th century farmhouse offers a feel of another world with its open fire, exposed beams, and large rooms. It’s also the perfect place for setting off on a number of wonderful walks.

Castlerigg Farmhouse sleeps up to 9 guests and welcomes 1 dog.

2. The Cottage at Jenkinson Place

The Cottage at Jenkinson Place in LoweswaterThis secluded cottage in the western reaches of the Lake District boasts incredible views over Loweswater. Tranquil and unspoiled, the area is full of mountain scenery and farmland.

The cottage itself is a traditional gem that has been refurbished in a modern style to make for a comfortable escape.

The Cottage at Jenkinson Place sleeps up to 4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.

3. The Hideaway, Lakeside

The Hideaway, Lakeside on Windermere in the Lake DistrictThe Hideaway, Lakeside is in a truly envious spot right on the shores of Windermere lake. This luxury pet-friendly apartment has been stylishly and thoughtfully laid out to make the most of the views, with large windows and seating on a spacious terrace. There’s also direct access to the lake shore, so your dog can paddle, splash and swim to its heart’s content (and so can you!). Or why not take advantage of The Hideaway, Lakeside's boat parking and launching and get right out onto the water?

The Hideaway, Lakeside sleeps up to 5 guests and welcomes 1 dog.

4. Dodd View

Dodd View in Bassenthwaite, the Lake DistrictElegance and class are two words that easily sum up Dodd View. This gorgeous property is an 18th century gem with an exposed stone exterior and a stylish interior. From inside the windows look out onto the extensive grounds, and when you step into those gardens, you’ll be welcomed with lovely panoramic views over Bassenthwaite Lake. The outside continues to delight with a raised garden terrace, mountain views, and visiting wildlife!

Dodd View sleeps up to 6 guests and welcomes 1 dog.

5. The Place, Loweswater

The Place in Loweswater, the Lake DistrictThe views from The Place are an absolute dream! Sitting on a hill above tranquil Loweswater, this 17th century farmhouse is a luxury retreat that both you and your dog will want to return to again and again. Explore the nooks and crannies of the original building – with features including wooden beams and slate flag floors – and relax in comfort on the stylish, modern furnishings. You’ll then want to head out to take a look around the large garden with its games barn, summer house and fire pit!

The Place, Loweswater sleeps up to 8 guests and welcomes 1 dog.

6. Copper Beech Lodge

Copper Beech Lodge near Coniston, the Lake DistrictHow about this amazing pet-friendly self-catering cottage close to Coniston? Copper Beech Lodge is a former gatehouse to an Edwardian country estate – very fancy! Your dog will love the direct access to the lake through the ground’s woodland. Here you can both splash about to your heart’s content before returning to the spacious house to warm up in front of the glorious open fire.

Copper Beech Lodge sleeps up to 8 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.

7. Bowderdale Farm Cottage

Bowderdale Farm Cottage in Wasdale, the Lake DistrictBowderdale Farm Cottage is a budget cottage in the most beautiful of surroundings! Found in the peaceful valley of Wasdale, it's encircled by mountains and has glimpses towards Wastwater, the most dramatic of the Lake District lakes and the deepest in England.

The cottage itself is part of a traditional Lakeland working farm and has connections to famous fell-runner Joss Naylor.

Bowderdale Farm Cottage sleeps up to 6 guests and welcomes 1 dog.

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