The Lake District is Best for Dog Walking!


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!

Dog walking in the Lake DistrictIt'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!

Dogs over Ennerdale in the Lake DistrictTake a look at our dog-friendly guides:

And for more dog-friendly fun...!

We have a huge selection of dog-friendly cottages to choose from, but here are some of our most welcoming for pampered pooches!

North Mill, Cockermouth

Paddock and River at North Mill in CockermouthSleeps 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!

Johnby Hall Barn, Greystoke

Johnby Hall Barn in GreystokeSleeps 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.

High Winder Cottages, Ullswater

Views from High Winder near UllswaterSleeps 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.

Reflections (Lake Bank), Coniston

Reflections (Lake Bank) in ConistonSleeps 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!

Bisoi, Braithwaite

Dog bed at Bisoi in BraithwaiteSleeps 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!

Far Moor End, Ennerdale

For Moor End in EnnerdaleSleeps 16, 3 dogs

Far Moor End is a spacious farmhouse and barn conversion perfect for large groups and their pets. With 22 acres of private grounds including woodland, two paddocks, a wildflower meadow, and three ponds, there's plenty of space for everyone to spread out!

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 We are open from 8.30am to 9.00pm, 7 days a week, for all your doggy needs!