Pet-Friendly Cottages near Grasmere

Grasmere, in the popular Southern Lake District, is a delight for dog-lovers. It's perhaps best-known for its connections to William Wordsworth, who lived and is buried in the village, and the famous Grasmere Gingerbread®, which sends delicious smells wafting through the narrow streets. On top of that, it has unparalleled access to hundreds of walks on the mountains and around Grasmere lake and Rydal Water, as well as dog-friendly places to eat and attractions.

Read on for a selection of some of our pet-friendly cottages near Grasmere. Or you can take a look at all of our pet-friendly self-catering cottages.

Iveing Cottage North

Iveing Cottage North in AmblesideThis grand old house in nearby Ambleside is just perfect for a large party bringing their dogs along to join in the fun! It's a welcoming but unfussy home with easy access into Ambleside itself and just a short drive (or an enjoyable walk along the coffin route) from Grasmere. The boot room is the ideal spot for your dogs to have their own space and the nearby walks and attractions in Ambleside, Gramsere and Windermere will keep you busy for your whole stay!

Iveing Cottage North sleeps up to 15 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
Prices start at £630 for a short break.

The Hideaway

The Hideaway in WindermereThe Hideaway is a delightful stone terraced house in the heart of Windermere village, just a 20-minute drive from Grasmere. The traditional house has been brought right up-to-date with modern furniture and bright rooms. A back yard is perfect for your dog or Queen's Park is just at the top of the road if you want to stretch your legs a bit more without heading out too far. There are lots of pet-friendly eateries in Windermere, too!

The Hideaway sleeps 4/5  guests and welcomes 1 dog.
Prices start at £325 for a short break.

The Lodge, Matson Ground

The Lodge Matson Ground in WindermereThe Lodge at Matson Ground is an absolutely beautiful holiday cottage that is bound to delight anyone who stays there! Just outside the village of Bowness-on-Windermere, it is on a private estate surrounded by lovely Lake District countryside. You can easily head into Bowness, where you can hop on a pet-friendly Lake Cruise or explore the attractions. Or a short drive will take you into the heart of Grasmere.

The Lodge, Matson Ground sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
Prices start at £395 for a short break.

The Bolthole

The Bolthole in WindermereQuirky and colourful, The Bolthole is an apartment set over the upper two floors of a Victorian building in the heart of Windermere village. It's a spacious property with a stunning living area that has high ceilings and a mezzanine reading nook. There is also a games room for those rainy days or quiet evenings! From The Bolthole, you can explore the wealth of nearby walks, eateries and attractions with your dog.

The Bolthole sleeps 6 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
Prices start at £325 for a short break.


Wherever you stay in the Lake District, we hope you and your pet find the perfect self-catering holiday cottage. You can also browse all of our pet-friendly cottages and look through our pet-friendly guides to make the most of your visit. Or feel free to call us on 01768 780 571 or email for help from our friendly team.