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As pet owners ourselves (see our meet the team section on our about page) we understand that your four-legged friend is very much part of the family.
Bring them with you for a tour of the very best the Lakes has to offer this Christmas season…
The Lake District is so dog friendly that it has been awarded ‘Best Great Outdoors Destination’ by the Kennel Club, a ‘pawsome’ achievement, I’m sure you’ll agree.
This is why we have a selection of pet friendly retreats offered to you at no extra charge.
A 5 minutes walk into the village. In the elevated old Fisherbeck part of Ambleside welcoming up to 4 adults, and your four-legged friends
Up to 4 guests2 bedroomsFrom £123 per person per weekPet Friendly
Perfectly placed Bolthole in the centre of lively Ambleside, sleeping two and pet friendly, this cosy, cottage style apartment enjoys a super handy location...
Up to 2 guests1 bedroomFrom £220 per person per weekPet Friendly
Offering a winning combination of space and comfort and ticks all the boxes in terms of your holiday home wish list
Up to 6 guests3 bedroomsFrom £107 per person per weekPet Friendly
Located within a five-minute walk of the village centre, you'll find the magnificent Cartmel Priory, Racecourse, & Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop
Up to 6 guests3 bedroomsFrom £117 per person per weekPet Friendly
Cartmel, Windermere and Bowness
The perfect family retreat in a fantastic location. Sleeping a party of 8, with a view of the Bridge House in the heart of Ambleside.
Up to 8 guests4 bedroomsFrom £96 per person per weekPet Friendly
The Courtyard enjoys a wonderful, elevated position on the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell, just two miles from Ambleside.
Up to 2 guests1 bedroomFrom £218 per person per weekPet Friendly
A self-catered cottage in the heart of popular Ambleside, having a central location that will appeal to walkers and families alike.
A perfect pretty bolthole for two. With walks from the door, traditional pubs, and almost everywhere nearby is pet friendly!
What a find Blue Hill is! For up to 4 adults, two private parking spaces and there’s no need to leave your pet at home as it's welcomed here
On the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge, just strides away from the famous Chesters by The River and the ever-popular Talbot Bar
Up to 4 guests2 bedroomsFrom £148 per person per weekPet Friendly
Sitting close to the shores of Rydal Water 1 Cote Howe is the perfect base for your Lakeland self-catering holiday, any time of the year
Up to 6 guests3 bedroomsFrom £110 per person per weekPet Friendly
Just a short distance from Ambleside and Hawkshead, Kirkley Bank offers superb value accommodation for a family group
Up to 6 guests3 bedroomsFrom £97 per person per weekPet Friendly
Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston
Situated right on the banks of the River Rothay and a mere 5 minutes level walk from the village centre, Middlebeck is a superb bolthole for a couple at any...
Up to 2 guests1 bedroomFrom £253 per person per weekPet Friendly
A sophisticated, contemporary retreat sitting at the end of a row of traditional terraced cottages in the very heart of Windermere
Up to 6 guests3 bedroomsFrom £103 per person per week
Windermere and Bowness
Enjoying an excellent location beside Blue Hill Wood on Wansfell making this a superb choice for an outdoorsy and adventure holiday.
Up to 6 guests3 bedroomsFrom £101 per person per weekPet Friendly
A beautifully placed 16th Century Lakeland country cottage. Just minutes from Hawkshead. A perfect choice for a hassle-free family holiday.
Up to 8 guests4 bedroomsFrom £109 per person per weekPet Friendly
The perfect getaway for an outdoorsy group in an enviable location, nestling in the shadow of Rydal Mount, directly under Nab Scar
Up to 8 guests4 bedroomsFrom £161 per person per weekPet Friendly
Peace, tranquillity, and glorious views in every direction; the spacious social living area lends itself perfectly to special gatherings
Up to 8 guests4 bedroomsFrom £111 per person per weekPet Friendly
Hawkshead & Coniston
A quintessential Lakeland Country House retreat located in the heart of Beatrix Potter territory just outside the pretty village of Hawkshead
Up to 10 guests5 bedroomsFrom £125 per person per weekPet Friendly
Victory Cottage is neatly nestled just off the main square of picturesque Hawkshead’s car-free centre within a cluster of similar, traditional properties.
Up to 5 guests3 bedroomsFrom £110 per person per weekPet Friendly
Just south of the village of Coniston at Old Brown Howe. Occupying an idyllic location just 50 yards from the shores of Coniston Water
Up to 4 guests2 bedroomsFrom £151 per person per weekPet Friendly
A pretty whitewashed Lakeland cottage in a super handy location within a minute’s walk of all the outdoorsy village has to offer
Up to 4 guests2 bedroomsFrom £130 per person per weekPet Friendly
Perfect for small group holidays, with thoughtful design and modern renovation providing a fantastic living area lots of open space
Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere and Bowness
A comfortable base for exploring the central and southern fells with lake access directly on Lake Windermere, perfect for adventures
Up to 6 guests3 bedroomsFrom £109 per person per week
If you’re looking to wrap up your Christmas shopping while you are here, you will be spoilt for choice. The Lake District’s towns are brimming with independent shops selling unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Festive markets and twinkling lights add to the picturesque charm of the towns and villages.
A 2-day event
This traditional Lake District village really sparkles and you’re sure to find eclectic treats from the abundance of indoor and outdoor stalls.
The welcome is sure to be as warm as the chestnuts roasting!
With street entertainment adding to the fantastic atmosphere, this Fayre offers local charities the opportunity to sell their products and raise their profiles… win win all round.
Promising plenty of festive cheer.
With brass bands, choirs and packed stalls offering local produce you are sure to pick up a treat… or two!
Who wouldn’t want to share the Lake District with their four legged friend? Don’t leave your pooch at home, choose our pet friendly cottages
A chance for you to come to the Lakes and make wonderful memories while spending quality time with loved ones.
Have we just added your new favourite Lake District holiday home? Take a look at the latest additions to the Lakeland Retreats family
Whether fittings, location, character, or a combination of all three, the following offer a way to move through the Lakes in sophistication
Wake in the Lake District to the sound of babbling rivers or lapping waves. Step from your doorstep into a landscape forged by ice and water
Looking for quality time as a couple? The Lake District is full of romantic getaways, walks, views, places to picnic, wine & dine
If you want direct access to the fells, a chance to explore the Lakes from the doorstep of your retreat then we’ve got you covered!
Want to really escape to the country? Carve out your own little piece of Lake District heaven in our most remote properties
Not living in the country doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the best bits of the lifestyle. Escape to live the simple country life.
Because we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the Lake District, we'll find a retreat to fit your budget
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