From cosy countryside boltholes to rustic barns and period holiday homes, we have a fabulous collection of pet-friendly cottages in Wasdale. The western Lake District is a fantastic setting for a staycation with all the family - including your beloved dogs. Discover England’s deepest lake and highest mountain here! Wasdale is one of the most remote and quiet valleys of the Western lakes and enjoys some of the regions finest walking - your pets will love running over lofty fells and open fields. We’ve rounded up our top 10 pet-friendly cottages in Wasdale to inspire your next holiday.
Surrounded by fields and enjoying magnificent views over the Wasdale fells, this warm and peaceful home for 2 is a wonderful Wasdale escape. Originally an old school building, Betty’s Cottage is tucked away on a quiet lane, moments away from Irton Church. Follow trails from the door through the countryside and all the way down to the coast! The dogs will love burning off some energy over the sand dunes!
Sleeps 2, 1 pet welcome
Picture the pups stretched out in front of the crackling log burner whilst you curl up on a snug fireside armchair with a glass of wine and a good book. Featuring oak ceiling beams, antiques, exposed stone walls and mountain views, this is idyllic for couples and families. Walk along the banks of the River Irt or head out along the high fells.
Sleeps 4, 1 pet welcome
Enjoy splendid isolation at this remote farmhouse in Wasdale. With its rustic charm and hidden valley setting, this is the perfect spot for pooches and owners alike! Follow footpaths from the barn, up the fell side to Nether Wasdale Common, Scafell and beyond. Walking paradise and we're sure your dogs will give their woof of approval!
Sleeps 4, 3 pets welcome
A cosy, comfortable, ground-floor apartment surrounded by breathtaking scenery. A short, stone's-throw away from Wastwater, a dog-friendly pub just a couple of miles away, and with unlimited walking from the doorstep, The Screes is a perfect, pet-friendly Lake District retreat.
Sleeps 4, 2 pets welcome
Oozing chocolate box charm, this delightful home has a tranquil setting in Santon Bridge. Follow a leafy footpath down to the River Irt or enjoy a cup of tea with a slice of cake at the woodland tea room next door. Your nearest pub is a 5 minute walk away and serves amazing local ales. The cottage is full of wish list features for a fabulous pet-friendly holiday in Wasdale - a wood burning stove, stunning views and even a piano for some musical entertainment!
Sleeps 4/6, 2 pets welcome
Tucked away in Wasdale, this picturesque country cottage dates back to the 18th century and is all traditional. Picture windows look out over the iconic Wastwater Screes and you can enjoy a leisurely walk with the dogs to Wastwater lake via a scenic footpath. You and your pups will never want to leave once you check in here!
Sleeps 5/7, 2 pets welcome
Dating back to the 17th century, this award winning stone built cottage is on the edge of Gosforth Village with a pub moments away. Enjoy fresh, homemade cakes on arrival as you settle in to this cosy home from home. The atmospheric living area leads out to a colourful, dog safe, garden!
Sleeps 5, 2 pets welcome
This interesting barn conversion is over 300 years old and full of curiosities! White, exposed stone walls contrast beautifully with oak panels and sumptuous sofas. Set in the friendly village of Gosforth, enjoy fabulous dog walking routes along hundreds of footpaths and bridleways leading through the Wasdale valley.
Sleeps 6, 1 pet welcome
An ideal family holiday home, this light, stylish property is on the outskirts of Gosforth and perfectly based to explore the Western Lake District. Within half an hour, you can be at the foot of Scafell Pike - excellent hiking for 4 legged friends and owners alike! Or, you may prefer gentle rambles around Wastwater - the clear, starry skies at night are breathtaking.
Sleeps 6, 2 pets welcome
This spacious holiday home has a wonderful setting overlooking the tranquil hamlet of Nether Wasdale. There is a large outdoor hot tub to unwind and take in the vista from while the pups entertain themselves running around the large, enclosed garden. There are two dog-friendly pubs within a minute’s walk from the house too - one of which has its own micro brewery!
Sleeps 10, 2 pets welcome
You can view all our pet-friendly cottages throughout the Lake District and you may also like our Eskdale pet-friendly cottages. Have a look at our review of the Wasdale Head Inn and our favourite easy walk around the valley. We also have our guide to the Top 10 things to do in Wasdale.