Coniston is a lovely place to bring your dog on holiday with you, with plenty of pet-friendly attractions and walks that you can all enjoy. A simply stunning part of the Lake District, it offers views of the spectacular central fells such as the Old Man of Coniston and Beacon Fell. There’s also, of course, the beautiful lake itself and lots of fascinating attractions: find out about Donald Campbell's tragic world record attempt or explore many of Beatrix Potter’s favourite haunts.
Take a look below for some of our pet-friendly cottages around Coniston, or browse all of our dog-friendly Lake District accommodation here.
Reflections (Lake Bank)
Looking for a luxury bolthole to treat yourself and your pooch? Reflections could be just the spot!
This pretty cottage is tucked away on a private estate just a short walk from Coniston Water. Finished to an exquisite standard, you’ll marvel at the impressive chandelier and gorgeous king-size bed with its intricate details.
There’s also a shared dog bath/shower for after those muddy walks!
Reflections (Lake Bank) sleeps 2 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
Ripplings (Lake Bank)
Sharing an estate with Reflections is the equally gorgeous Ripplings! This pet-friendly pad is slightly bigger, so is perfect for a small family looking to be close to the delights of Coniston.
There’s plenty on offer here with lots of luxury touches, original features, and beautiful secluded grounds to explore. When you’re ready to step into the wider world, you can easily enjoy a car-free holiday in the area, with a gentle footpath leading to Coniston village or mountain walks available from the door. After any particularly muddy walks, you can give your pup a rinse down in the shared dog/bath shower.
Ripplings (Lake Bank) sleeps 2/4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
Copper Beech Lodge
Step inside the magical world of Copper Beech Lodge!
Formerly the gate house of an Edwardian country estate, it’s a beautiful detached building with access to a private terraced garden and the woodland beyond. Head through the trees (little ones will enjoy hunting for fairies and other forest creatures!) until you arrive at a semi-private area of the lakeshore. It’s the perfect place for a picnic, a splash in the water for your dog, or for sitting back and simply admiring the views!
Copper Beech Lodge sleeps 6/8 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
Converted from the stables of an Edwardian country estate, Blea Brows sits in pretty woodland that welcomes many birds and other wildlife. Not only are there views to the fells, but there’s also private access to the south west shore on Coniston Water! The 5-minute dog-friendly walk will take you to a secluded swimming beach where you and your pooch can both enjoy a splash about in the water! Alternatively, why not head up Beacon Fell and to Beacon Tarn, just an hour's walk away?
Blea Brows sleeps 6 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
This is one for big family gatherings and celebrations! Set in beautiful Grizedale Forest, just a 15-minute drive from Coniston village, this former hunting lodge has an absolutely stunning setting! All the bedrooms boast spectacular views and you can literally walk straight into the magical woodland surrounding this special holiday cottage.
Your dogs will absolutely love the huge gardens, where they can run around and play catch to their heart’s content!
Grizedale Lodge sleeps 16 guests and welcomes 3 dogs.
2 Orchard Cottages
Welcome to this pretty terraced Lakeland cottage in the village of Haverthwaite, just a 10-minute drive from the southern tip of Coniston Water! Beautifully designed with bright, modern decor, this is a cottage for a truly relaxing holiday. The wood burner in the living room is the ideal spot for you and your pooch to warm your toes on a chilly evening, whilst the garden area with outside seating is perfectly set up for a morning cuppa or an evening glass of wine!
2 Orchard Cottages sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
3 Orchard Cottages
We’re not going far for the next one! Next door to number 2 is number 3 Orchard Cottages!
Part of the same terrace in Haverthwaite, this holiday home is slightly larger and packed full of style! Tastefully decorated with interesting art, it also boasts plenty of character with its stone flagged floors and exposed beams. Throw in comfy seating and a crackling wood burner and you’ve got a perfect retreat for you and your dog!
3 Orchard Cottages sleeps 5/6 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
Winderemere (Graythwaite) is one for the Beatrix Potter fans! Close to the beloved author’s previous home of Hill Top, this is the landscape that inspired many of her children's stories. It’s the perfect place for exploring the South Lakes with pretty Esthwaite Water just a short walk away, Windermere 2 miles to the east, and Coniston village just a short drive away. Bliss!
Windermere (Graythwaite) sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
Iveing Cottage North
In the pretty village of Ambleside, just 15 minutes from Coniston, is the grand Iveing Cottage North! The ideal budget cottage for large groups, this holiday home offers unfussy and spacious accommodation so everyone - people and dogs alike - has space to spread out. It’s just a short walk into Ambleside and to Windermere lake, or pop in the car and you’ll find yourself in Consiton in 15 minutes. You’re spoiled for choice here!
Iveing Cottage North sleeps up to 15 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.