If you’re bringing you favourite four-legged dog pal on holiday with you to the Lake District, then you’ll be looking for the perfect pet-friendly holiday cottage.
An enclosed garden can be a great addition to your holiday home: somewhere for your furry friend to run around when you’re zonked after a day walking the fells or exploring local attractions.
Note: Although the gardens at the below cottages are enclosed, we cannot guarantee they will be fully secure for your dog. You should keep an eye on your pooch at all times, and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions before your stay.
Iona Cottage’s garden is ideal if your dog loves a good game of fetch. The large lawn offers plenty of space to throw a ball while you could perhaps enjoy the BBQ or a hot cup of tea on the patio.
Iona Cottage sleeps 4 and welcomes 2 dogs
Location: Bampton Grange
If what your dog loves most in life is lots of space for plenty of zoomies, then Lily Hall might just be the place for you. This luxury holiday cottage has an absolutely ginormous garden surrounded by trees, shrubs, and amazing mountain views.
Copper Beech Lodge
Copper Beech Lodge in Coniston is an absolute delight for both you and your dog. It has plenty of outside space to enjoy, including an enclosed terrace and an enclosed woodland garden with a rocky outcrop. The grounds continue, though, with shared woodland paths that lead right on to a quiet shared section of Coniston Water's shore!
This cosy whitewashed end-terrace house sits just on the western edge of the Lake District in Lamplugh. The tranquil village location overlooks the mountains and the lush garden is surrounded by mature trees, includes a good-size lawn, and benefits from a lovely seating area.
Lund Cottage sleeps 5 and welcomes 2 dogs
Irt Valley View
The mature garden at Irt Valley view is an absolute delight with bird feeders, outside seating, shrubs, and plenty of trees. It’s accessed from the lounge via French windows, so you can even keep an eye on your dog from the comfort and warmth of a deep sofa! If you fancy stretching your legs, why not explore the private woodland, which leads down to the River Irt?
Irt Valley View sleeps 6 and welcomes 2 dogs
There’s plenty to keep both dogs and humans interested in the garden at Copeland Cottage! The sloped lawned area has plenty of space and includes shrubs and established trees, while several patios offer a choice of seating. The garden is also surrounded by fields and you may be lucky enough to spot some fascinating wildlife!
The wraparound garden at Bridgeway has plenty of space for everyone to spread out! There are shrubs and trees for your dog to have a sniff at, while the views will inspire the human members of your party. The sheltered patio also provides a great place for two- and four-legged friends to enjoy a bit of sunbathing in the right weather!
Bridgeway sleeps 8 and welcomes 2 dogs
Little Braithwaite Farmhouse
The garden at Little Braithwaite Farmhouse is the perfect place for soaking up views of Skiddaw or for enjoying the relaxing sounds of the river that flows at the bottom. Your pup will thank you for a stay here, too, especially after they’ve had a good splash in the water!
If you’re planning a big gathering, then you want to make sure all the dogs are welcome too! This sizeable house in the quiet Western Lake District has a sizeable garden to match. As well as established trees, long grasses, and a lawn, there’s also a bridge that crosses a small stream into a ‘secret’ garden!
Croft House sleeps 12 and welcomes 3 dogs
Little Winder is part of a collection of cottages sitting high above beautiful Ullswater. Apart from plenty of glorious walks available directly from the front door, there’s also a really handy paddock in the grounds. It’s shared between the cottages and is spacious enough for multiple dogs to have a run around in if they’re friendly and enjoy making new friends!
The Lodge, Matson Ground
Thanks to its position on a quiet private estate just outside Windermere, you can be sure of a peaceful stay at The Lodge. The tranquillity continues in the garden, too: it wraps around the cottage and is surrounded by trees. There’s even a patio where you can enjoy a drink while your pooch sniffs around to their heart’s content!
We know how important it is that your holiday cottage is perfect for both you and your dog! We have a great range of pet-friendly self-catering accommodation across the Lake District and Cumbria and hope that you find your perfect place to stay!