Dog-friendly log cabins Lake District
If you let your dog plan their perfect getaway, there’s a good chance they’ll book a holiday lodge in the heart of the Lake District. Home to England’s highest mountain, largest lake and (quite possibly) the most charming pet-friendly cottages, this national park welcomes nearly 16 million satisfied holidaymakers every year, making it one of the most visited destinations in the UK.
As far as our four-legged friends are concerned, the Lake District is one large playground. From splashing through Lake Windermere to bounding down Scafell Pike, to them, every inch of this national park is an adventure waiting to happen, and the way to make the most of it is with a luxury log cabin.
Dog-friendly lodges and log cabins take you one step closer to nature, meaning you and your pooch can genuinely immerse yourselves in the Lake District National Park. Just picture opening your front door, onto miles of bright green hills, and soft blue sunlight, dancing across a peaceful lake. Imagine opening your window each morning to the sound of birdsong, and some of the freshest air in Britain. For stunning views and tranquil walks, peace, quiet and tranquillity, nothing beats a dog-friendly holiday in the Lake District.
The perfect place to take a stroll
Nothing gets your pooch more excited than the word ‘walk’. As much as you might love the great outdoors, it’s got nothing on how our four-legged friends get at the thought of bounding down bright green hills and splashing through woodland streams.
Almost nowhere does walking routes as well as the Lake District. To many, the national park is a series of gorgeous strolls and world-class views. To find one, all you’ll need to do is step outside, pick a direction and enjoy the incredible sights along the way.
However, if you’re after a Snaptrip favourite, we recommend Orrest Head. Famous for being the first fell climbed by the avid hillwalker and guidebook author, Alfred Wainwright, this short stroll through Bowness on Windermere can be completed in just over an hour. Yet, you’ll still manage to see the park’s most stunning spots.
Home of the best walk in Britain
If your dog’s got a little extra energy to burn off, why not take a crack at one of the area’s many mountain strolls. Cumbria boasts the ten tallest mountains in England (that’s right, all ten!). With all those peaks comes dozens of spectacular hikes for any pooch whose grown restless strolling down streets in the city.
At 978 metres, Scafell Pike has the highest, and most famous, peak in England. With dozens of routes to the top, almost every walker can tick this magnificent mountain off their to-do list. However, our top pick is the walk up Helvellyn. This is England’s third-highest peak and was officially voted ‘Britain’s best walk’. While relatively tricky, it serves up stunning sights of everything the Lake District does best - water, wildlife and wondrous hills.
Britain’s best dog-friendly restaurants
The Lake District isn’t just for sightseers; it’s a haven for foodies too. Thanks to its rich and fertile land, Cumbria is home to a world-renowned range of incredible local produce. The lakes provide the perfect place to grow gorgeous organic vegetables and rear fell bred lamb. Not to mention, there’ll be more than enough Cumberland sausage and Kendal mint cake to go round.
Wherever you stay in the Lake District, you’ll be near an array of award-winning restaurants, and dog-friendly pubs! You and your four-legged friends can pick between historic inns serving hearty meals or Michelin star restaurants offering fine dining.
Accommodation for every adventure
A lot of the time, booking breaks where your dog is welcome means sacrificing on quality. Well, with us, nothing could be further from the truth. Our luxurious accommodation combines the rustic romance of being immersed in nature, with all the modern amenities of an indulgent holiday lodge.
Whichever part of the Lake District you’re heading for, and however many hounds you’re bringing along for the ride, we’ll make sure you find the perfect place to stay, with all the amenities you’re craving.
Maybe you fancy adding a little decadence to your getaway, with a soothing outdoor hot tub? Or how about feeling extra cosy, with a log cabin and an open fire, nestled in the hills of Keswick? Perhaps you’re after spicing up your Instagram feed, with the spectacular mountain views of a holiday lodge near Scafell Pike? Whatever your holiday dreams may be, dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Lake District are here to make them come true.