A pet-sitting company called TrustedHousesitters has conducted social media research on the most popular dog walking locations in the UK and the Lake District has come out on top!
It's no surprise to us that dog owners love to take their pooches out on the fells and around the waters of the beautiful Lake District. There are plenty of options whether you want a flat, easy walk or a hike that takes in several peaks! Our home of Keswick even won the Kennel Club's 2016 award for most dog-friendly town!
If you're looking for a self-catering holiday cottage that's perfect for you and your pet, why not take a look at our dog-friendly properties?
We have lots of useful guides for making the most of your dog-friendly holiday, and the Lake District is very welcoming to dog owners and their pooches. But please keep the national park clean and safe by picking up after your dog and keeping them on a lead, especially when passing through farm land!
Take a look at our dog-friendly guides:
- The best dog walks in the Lake District
- Dog-friendly pubs
- Top 10 dog-friendly places to eat in Keswick
- 10 of the best dog-friendly attractions in the Lake District
And for more dog-friendly fun...!
- The Dog Blog
- Lake District Agricultural Shows (Enter your dog into one of the dog-judging competitions!)
- Scruffs Dog Show
We have a huge selection of dog-friendly cottages to choose from, but here are some of our most welcoming for pampered pooches!
Sleeps 2, 2 dogs
With its own paddock, a private stretch of river running alongside, and a doggy welcome pack including throws, balls, and bags, North Mill is a pooch's paradise!
Sleeps 2/5, 4 dogs
Sleeping up to four dogs at no extra charge, Johnby Hall Barn is a characterful property in the grounds of a 14th century manor house. The walled orchard and surrounding woodland are perfect for a runaround.
Sleeps up to 20 people and 8 dogs across four cottages
The four properties at High Winder sit above Ullswater and boast wonderful views over the countryside. They can be rented separately or together for large groups and include a shared paddock that dogs will love stretching their legs in. If your pooches need longer walks, you can set out right from the front doors.
Sleeps 2, 2 dogs
Reflections is a luxurious bolthole converted from a previous farmhouse. The private estate is a wonderful place to explore with your four-legged friends and, when you get a bit muddy, there is a dog bath/shower available. It even has warm water so you can really treat your pup!
Sleeps 8, 2 dog
There'll be no sleeping in a corner for your dog at Bisoi! The office can be converted into a palatial bedroom for up to two dogs with dog bed, feeding unit and blankets provided!
Sleeps 16, 3 dogs
Esk View is a spacious house in a stunning location in front of the Eskdale fells. With an open fire, enclosed garden, eight bedrooms, and breathtaking views, it makes a great base for up to 16 guests and three dogs.
If you're ready to book your pet-friendly stay, or want to find out more about staying in the Lake District with your dog, give us a call on 017687 80571 or email email@example.com. We are open from 8.30am to 9.00pm, 7 days a week, for all your doggy needs!