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10 Dog Friendly Cosy Cottages with Fireplaces in the Lake District

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A cosy cottage in the Lake District is the perfect place to staycation with your pooch this winter. Each lake and valley has its own distinct charm and there is plenty to explore whichever part you visit.

A winter break in the Lake District offers plenty of opportunities for crisp morning walks, snowy views and boat trips on the lakes. After a day of exploring with your pooch, we think retiring to a cosy cottage with an open fire is the best way to end the day! We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite dog friendly cosy cottages with fireplaces to suit all needs.

Make sure to check the T&C’s of each property and also the latest Government Guidance before booking.

Low Kiln Hill

Bassenthwaite

Low Kiln Hill is a lovely four bedroom cottage in Bassenthwaite, a short drive from Keswick. This property allows up for up to eight guests and four dogs.

This idyllic property boasts a large garden with stunning views across to Skiddaw. Ideal for the adults to enjoy the scenery whilst the pooches tire themselves out running round the garden!

When the temperature starts to drop, you and your group can snuggle up in the spacious living room by the log burning fire.

Lamb Cottage

Windermere

Lamb Cottage is a cosy dog friendly home near Windermere which has space for four humans and one dog.

Built from local stone, this cosy cottage has a lovely wood burning stove in the living area and plenty of books to choose from for a cosy night in! We can just picture ourselves snuggling up on the sofa when it starts to get chilly outside.

Windermere itself has so much to offer. You can check out England’s largest lake, go on some stunning walks, or even do some watersports if you and your pooch are feeling adventurous!

Swallowdale

Matterdale

This chic cottage near Ullswater is the ideal place to cosy up after a day of exploring near the lakes. Swallowdale has space for two humans and one well behaved pooch.

Combining both character and modern features, this cottage has the best of both worlds. The wood burner in the living room will keep you and your pup nice and toasty after a day of exploring.

This cottage is attached to the owner’s farmhouse, so you really are tucked away in peace and tranquillity. Only a short walk to the fells and a pub within 10 minutes walk, you’re still conveniently located to local amenities.

Low Brow Barn

Ambleside

This beautiful cottage in Ambleside is a wonderful spot to staycation with your furry companion. Low Brow Barn is from the 17th century and although looks rustic on the outside, the interior is spacious and contemporary.

Catering for up to four humans and two dogs, this roomy cottage has all of the home comforts that you might need. Our favourite thing about this property is the exposed beams which are just gorgeous! The living room has a smart TV, so you can settle in for the night by the wood burning stove and watch your favourite movie.

Barbondale

Kirkby Lonsdale

This adorable detached pod-shaped cottage is situated just on the outskirts of the Lake District. With space for two humans and one dog, this charming studio space has everything you need for a long weekend break.

Offering stunning views of the surrounding moorlands, Barbondale is the perfect place for a couple on a romantic weekend. With a hot tub and woodburning stove, you’ll be warm in no time on a cold winter’s day. This cosy cottage is the perfect place to retreat after a long day of exploring the nearby Lakes or Yorkshire Dales.

There is also an outdoor decking area where you can enjoy a cup of tea on those cold crips mornings. We’re sure that the gorgeous country views will keep you out there longer than intended!

Gatesgarth

Coniston Water

Gatesgarth near Coniston Water certainly has the wow factor! This luxurious conversion boasts four bedrooms and can sleep up to eight humans and two dogs.

Designed by award winning architects Ben Cunliffe, attention to detail has been considered right down to a tee. With stunning floor to ceiling windows looking out to the countryside, a hot tub, indoor and outdoor dining tables; you won’t know where to begin spending your time in this incredible property!

The first floor sitting area has a wood burning stove by the panoramic windows. We would just adore being snuggled up here and enjoying those beautiful views. Gatesgarth is perfect for those looking for a lavish stay with their family or friends and of course, their pups!

1 Leesrigg Cottages

Cumbria

Leesrigg Cottages is just on the outskirts of the Lake District. Sleeping up to four humans and two dogs, this pretty property is ideally located for trips to and from the lakes.

Neurally decorated throughout, this lovely property has all the creature comforts that you may need. The beautiful wood burner is the centrepiece of the living room, so you and your furry friend can keep cosy in the colder weather. This property is situated only a 10 minute drive to the Lake District and has plentiful outdoor space for your pooch to run around.

Grassholme

Hawkshead

This gorgeous stone built cottage has beautiful views over Lake Windermere. Sleeping up to four humans and two dogs, Grassholme is located near picturesque Hawkshead.

Hawkshead was once home to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. We just know that there will be plenty of history to sniff out and explore here! With cobbled alleyways and whitewashed houses, we think this property is perfectly located for charming walks with your dog.

After you’ve finished exploring the nearby village, you can snuggle up by the woodburning stove and watch a movie on the huge wall-mounted tv. Or you can even take a dip in the shared estate’s indoor heated swimming pool!

Birch House

Newby Bridge

This cosy cottage for two humans and one dog is nestled in the tranquil village of Backbarrow. After a day of adventuring with your furry friend, the incredible woodburning stove at Birch House will be waiting for your return to keep you warm.

The kitchen island looks like the perfect place to start your day with a coffee and some breakfast. Afterwards, why not rustle up a picnic in the kitchen to take with you on your day out on the Lakes!

Ivy Cottage

Priest Hutton

Last but not least, this charming 19th-century cottage in Priest Hutton is the perfect space for four humans and one dog. Ivy Cottage is situated in an ideal location to access the Lakes, Yorkshire and surrounding villages.

The beautiful stone wall in the living area is a lovely reminder that you’re out in the countryside on an escape from reality. With a roaring fireplace and secret garden, you can let your pooch run wild then snuggle up and plan your adventure for the following day.

With walks, cycle paths, fishing and riding all within driving distance, there’s something for everyone whilst staying at this quaint little home.

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  1. We were meant to visit the lakes this year but had to cancel due to lockdown! Hopefully we will get to rebook, I love laying in front of a cosy fired 🙂

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