Enjoy exploring mighty mountain ranges like Helvellyn or waterfalls such as Aira Force. Or why not hop on one of the dog-friendly steamers that float serenely across the length of the lake? For a bit of town life, head to nearby Penrith with its independent shops, castle and market.
Continue reading for some of our dog-friendly holiday cottages near Glenridding on Ullswater. Or browse all of our pet-friendly holiday homes.
2 Low Glenridding
For seasoned walkers, you could hardly be better placed than at 2 Low Glenridding, which sits on one of the most popular routes up Helvellyn! For a gentler holiday, you're equally well-located in the heart of Glenridding with the lakeshore and a jetty for the Ullswater Steamers just a short stroll away.
This is a cosy stonebuilt terraced cottage with a wood burner and mountain views to complete the picture!
Sleeps 4, 2 dogs
Tucked away in the stunning valley of Grisedale, less than 10 minutes from Glenridding, is Elm How, a spacious farmhouse with simply breathtaking views! Full of character, this is a cottage of wooden beams, feature fireplaces and comfy furnishings. It’s perfect for your dogs, too, with its large enclosed garden overlooking the fells. Simply ideal!
Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
The perfect pet-friendly holiday apartment! Ghyll Foot has everything you could want from a Lake District stay: gorgeous views, a tranquil location, and a welcoming feel. And, of course, it’s pet-friendly! At the bottom of Place Fell and on the coast-to-coast path, there are plenty of options for walking for you and your pup. Or why not head to Brothers Water for a lakeside stroll?
Sleeps 4, 2 dogs
Overlooking the unrivalled walking country of this area, your stay at Fellgarth will take your breath away! Found in Patterdale, just 5 minutes from Glenridding, it sits in an elevated position with views of Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Owned by the same family for over 60 years, it's a much-loved home that makes a welcoming base for you and your doggy friends.
Sleeps 7/9, 2 dogs
Woodlands Cottage (Knotts Mill)
Woodlands Cottage (Knotts Mill) in Watermillock is an absolute gem! With all accommodation on the ground floor, it has been designed with a bright, modern feel. The spacious shared lawn is perfect when your pup wants a run about or when you fancy a cup of tea in the sunshine. Then, when you’re ready to explore, you can begin on any number of walks from your doorway. Or take the 5-minute drive to Aira Force waterfall, which looks its most spectacular after heavy rain!
Sleeps 4, 1 dog
Glory in the amazing scenery and a tranquil life at Caudale Beck in Hartsop!
This former farmhouse is a characterful gem. Situated on a working farm, it’s just a 10-minute drive from Glenridding yet seems a world away from everyday life. Wake up in the morning to fell views from the bedroom windows before you head out for a day on mountains including Helvellyn and Fairfield. When you return home, enjoy a delicious dinner cooked on the wonderful AGA before settling down in front of the open fire. Bliss!
Sleeps 6, 1 dog
Looking for a budget pet-friendly holiday cottage? Then Kirksty Brow could be for you! Just up the road from Ullswater and Aira Force, this apartment is a perfect getaway for a couple or single traveller and a pooch. Unfussy yet comfortable, it makes a great base for exploring the amazing area: why not head out for day-long hikes up the high fells, explore lower-level ambles alongside the lake, or visit Penrith for some retail therapy in its independent shops?
Whatever you choose, Kirksty Brow will be waiting to welcome you back!
Sleeps 2, 1 dog
Cockley Moor Cottage
Full of historical interest, Cockley Moor Cottage is a simply gorgeous holiday home.
This cottage was previously the servants’ quarters to Cockley Moor, once the highest inhabited house in the Lake District. It has hosted the likes of author T. S. Eliot and was owned by patron of the arts Helen Sutherland.
Now it’s a comfortable, pet-friendly holiday cottage boasting spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and within a short distance of Ullswater lake. There’s even a gorgeous open fire to snuggle up in front of after a day on the fells!
Sleeps 6, 2 dogs
Old School House (Matterdale)
How do you fancy a pet-friendly pad with glorious panoramic views? Well, look no further than Old School House! Your dog will be in absolute heaven here with walks from the door, an enclosed garden to bounce around in, and a cosy wood burner to warm themselves in the evenings.
Human guests will equally appreciate all this and more! There are spacious rooms, gorgeous antique features and welcoming touches everywhere. From Matterdale, it’s also just a 10-minute drive into Glenridding!
Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
Make your way off the beaten track for a stay at Dovedale Cottage! This Grade I listed building is really special, with a panoramic outlook onto the fells, comfortable bedrooms, and a wonderful open fire.
Sitting on a working farm, you’ll get a real slice of rural Lake District life here. Enjoy the tranquillity with sheep dotted in the surrounding fields and birds singing in the trees. There’s plenty to tire out even the most energetic of dogs, too, with unrivalled fell walking opportunities up the likes of Helvellyn, High Street and Fairfield!
Sleeps 6/7, 1 dog