Dog Friendly Hotels in the Lake District

With ample countryside for walkies and magnificent scenery for miles around, it’s no wonder the Lakes have become such a great location for dog owners to take their pooches. Our selection of dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District National Park means it’s super easy to book your next getaway too. And, once you are there, you’ll be spoiled for choice with dog-friendly walks up Scafell Pike, pet-friendly pubs, and plenty of attractions for all ages.

Choose anything from relaxing hotel spa breaks to luxury country house hotels, that are all just waiting to welcome you and your furry friends with open arms! From popular names like the Cragwood Country House Hotel to pet-friendly hotels like Rothay Manor Hotel, spa hotels and even the Lake District Hotel with ground floor rooms and lovely landscaped gardens, there really is something for everyone.

Book a pet-friendly hotel with a central location and wake up to stunning lake views every morning. Many of our dog-friendly rooms overlook Lake Windermere too. Relax in the evening with your pooch in the hotel’s bar area and dining room. Or sit back in your own private hot tub surrounded by a stunning location and views. Our dog-friendly rooms come with little extras especially for your dog, like doggie treats and their own dog bed to snuggle up in.

The best thing about the Lakes is that you’ll have plenty of walks to embark on within easy access to your hotel. So, pack your walking boots and plenty of dog treats, then head out to discover enchanting woodland, breathtaking fells, and vast green fields with your four-legged friends. Another great thing about dog-friendly holidays in the Lakes is the number of towns and villages which are ideal for a mixture of adventure, excellent food and a little retail therapy!

Pet Friendly Hotels in the Lake District

  • Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays, an IHG Hotel

    Portsmouth

    From: £821

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Holiday Inn Portsmouth, an IHG Hotel

    Portsmouth

    From: £1029

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Pilot Boat Inn, Isle of Wight

    Isle of Wight

    From: £513

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Stattons Boutique Hotel

    Portsmouth

    From: £704

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Harrow Lodge Hotel

    Isle of Wight

    From: £360

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

    Portsmouth

    From: £945

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Royal Hotel

    Isle of Wight

    From: £630

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Somerset House Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

    Portsmouth

    From: £790

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

    Portsmouth

    From: £890

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY

Best locations in the Lake District

From thriving market towns to historic villages, you’ll find dog-friendly hotels scattered all over – with plenty of dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes too. Never visited before or just not sure where to go? Here are our must-visit spots:

  • Dean
  • Windermere
  • Bowness
  • Bowness-on-Windermere

Frequently asked questions for dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District

What are the best dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District?

There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District but some of the most popular include The Swan Hotel and Spa, The Ro Hotel Windermere and The Ambleside Inn.

What are some of the best dog-friendly hotels with a swimming pool in the Lake District?

If you’re looking for a hotel with a swimming pool, we recommend Windermere Manor Hotel, Hillthwaite Hotel or the Glenridding Hotel.

Which dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District are good for views?

Haweswater Hotel and Damson Dene Hotel both have incredible views in the Lake District.

What can I expect in a dog-friendly room?

This depends on the hotel you choose but usually dogs get a dog bed, water bowls and treats and owners will be right at home with en-suite accommodation, comfy double beds and tea and coffee making facilities.

How much does a dog-friendly hotel cost in the Lake District?

Again, this depends on the hotel you choose but if you have a budget in mind we can tailor our recommendations.

Things to do in the Lake District

Hawkshead Grammar School Museum

Step back in time at the Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, where you can explore the rich history of education in the picturesque village of Hawkshead. Discover the fascinating exhibits, admire the historic schoolroom, and learn about the famous former student, William Wordsworth.

Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NT. Postcode: LA22 0NT

Esthwaite Water

Escape to the tranquil beauty of Esthwaite Water, a stunning lake nestled in the heart of the Lake District. Perfect for fishing, boating, and scenic walks, it offers a peaceful retreat for nature lovers. Discover the inspiration behind Beatrix Potter's tales and immerse yourself in the enchanting surroundings.

Address: Esthwaite Water, Near Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QF. Postcode: LA22 0QF

Inspiration

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