Your Guide to Pet-Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

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Your Guide to Pet-Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

As summer holidays approach, many residents of the United Kingdom think about visiting the Lake District in North West England. Some enjoy the literary history of the area, especially as it pertains to the Lake Poets such as William Wordsworth. Others like fishing in the well-stocked lakes. Still others enjoy roaming the forests, climbing the mountains, or canoeing on the lakes.

For couples or families with pets, scheduling a holiday can be difficult. If they plan to leave pets behind, they have to find accommodations for them and pay boarding fees. Because of this extra hassle and expense, some people prefer to bring their pets with them on holiday. While not all cottages in the Lake District accept animals, many of them are pet-friendly. Before paying for a cottage, pet owners must know what accommodations and fees are involved. On eBay, travellers can find holiday package deals at pet-friendly cottages in the Lake District.

About the Lake District

The Lake District encompasses the Lake District National Park and a few surrounding stretches of land. In keeping with its name, the Lake District features many lakes, as well as hills and mountains. Guests who plan to visit the Lake District for the first time may be interested in a few facts about the area, outlined in the chart below.

Points of Interest


Longest Lake


Deepest Lake


Tallest Mountain

Scafell Pike

Founding of Lake District National Park


Size of the Lake District National Park

2,292 square kilometres

The Lake District is an excellent place for holidays if travellers plan to take their pets along. Pets should be far happier in the pristine outdoors of the Lake District than they may be in the narrow streets of a large city. Many of the cottages in the Lake District welcome family pets and include pet-friendly designs like wet rooms, large entry areas, grassy plots, and fenced patios.

Howbarrow Farm Cottage

Cartmel is a small yet beautiful town situated not far from the southern edge of Windermere. Cartmel offers great local cafes and pubs such as Rogan & Co. and The Pig & Whistle. It also supplies fine dining at L'Enclume and other restaurants. The 12th-century Cartmel Priory and the Cartmel racecourse are two must-see stops for visitors.

A short distance from Cartmel, Howbarrow Farm Cottage has rustic charm blended with elegant comfort. Pets are welcome at no charge, and the surrounding farm and countryside offers guests plenty of room to run and play with their beloved furry friends. The wet room allows pets and owners to hose down on the slate floor to avoid tracking mud and grime into the cottage. The single upstairs bedroom features a king-sized bed with ample room for a couple to relax and enjoy each other's company.

Millrace Cottage

Millrace Cottage is also located near Windermere, one of the Lake District's popular lakes. Millrace Cottage stands directly beside the River Gowan and boasts scenic views of forested hills and valleys. The cottage used to be a bobbin mill and was later converted into a comfortable, stylish lodging for Lake District tourists. Floors are slate and wood, which can easily accommodate pet paws. Visitors can let their pets enjoy the fenced patio while they have tea or a meal as they take in the sunshine. The three bedrooms have enough combined sleeping space for several people, making this cottage perfect for a family or a group of friends.

Visitors staying at Millrace Cottage can walk to nearby Windermere Village for shopping and dining. They are also within walking distance of the Watermill Inn and Brewing Co., which boasts excellent food and drink. Since dogs are welcome at the Watermill Inn, they can accompany their owners for the stroll and the meal. Millrace Cottage's proximity to A591 makes it easy to drive to other towns and attractions within the Lake District. Guests can see the sights and enjoy activities during the day and return to the picturesque cottage for a relaxing evening and a good night's rest.

Slater's Rest

Slater's Rest is nestled in the Langdale Valley, a much-loved destination for people who enjoy long, scenic walks. Slater's Rest was previously a quarryman's residence and still bears significant old-world charm. However, it has been updated to include many modern conveniences, including a fully outfitted kitchen. Pets are allowed at no additional cost.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, each sleeping two children or adults. One bedroom has a magnificent view of the mountains, while the other features extra dressing space and an additional child's bed. The downstairs lounge has an open fire that guests can enjoy on cool nights.

Travellers can walk or drive to the nearby town of Chapel Stile to order hearty meals at the local pub. The general store supplies a variety of products and souvenirs. The beautiful old church in Chapel Stile attracts the attention of tourists. Further on, visitors find the town of Ambleside with a tourist information centre, more shopping, and additional historic landmarks, including a Roman fort. Ambleside's Glass House restaurant deserves a visit so that guests can sample its delicious fare.

High Gale Cottage

Visitors who would like to stay near Ambleside could reserve High Gale Cottage, situated on the slopes of Wansfell above the town. This location commands stunning vistas of Ambleside and the surrounding countryside. The cottage has modern furnishings, a beautiful stone exterior, and lush gardens. Pets have plenty of room to play while owners enjoy the spacious rooms. The cottage sleeps four people and features a sunroom and a raised patio so that guests can take full advantage of the beautiful weather and the views of the town and Lake Windermere. A wood-burning stove offers old-world comfort for chilly nights.

Ambleside provides classy shopping and dining, as well as a number of pubs and delicatessens. Guests may want to pay a visit to the local cinema or take a cruise across Lake Windermere to visit other popular Lake District towns such as Bowness and Lakeside. Fishing, water-skiing, boating, canoeing, and many other outdoor activities are within a short distance of High Gale Cottage, making it the ideal centre around which to schedule a holiday.

Wren Cottage

Draped in ivy, charming Wren Cottage is the ideal lodging for a romantic getaway. Wren Cottage was once a stone mill, and it stills stands next to shimmering Coniston Water. The location offers a private, secluded atmosphere, an escape from the bustling towns of the Lake District. Since motorcraft are not permitted on Coniston Water, the area is delightfully peaceful.

Guests can hire a sailboat for a day on the lake or spend their hours walking the countryside with their partner and their pet, enjoying hearty fare at local pubs and visiting historical landmarks and attractions. Tourists often stop by the Crown Inn or the Black Bull Inn. Other visitors may be more interested in the literary and artistic past of area, including the works of Arthur Ransome and John Ruskin.

Buying Holiday Packages and Pet Supplies on eBay

As you consider the options for a Lake District getaway, you can look for holiday packages on eBay. You can begin your search by typing in "Lake District cottages" to see if any holiday packages that accommodate pets are available. Also, before visiting the Lake District, you need to buy enough pet food and supplies to last through the holidays. eBay offers affordable prices on travel and pet supplies. Start on the eBay home page and type in a search query, such as "dog carrier" or "cat treats." Your search results page should populate within just a few seconds. If there are too many results for you to look through, apply a few of eBay's search filters to tailor your results more closely to your preferences. You can also check eBay Shops, an area of the website where sellers can post multiple products in an online shop.

You may notice a Top-rated seller seal on some listings. The seal indicates that the seller is among eBay's highly rated sellers. If you have questions about a product or policy, contact the seller by clicking "Contact Member" on the seller's profile page or by clicking "Ask a Question" on the product page.


Many families never dream of going on holiday without their pets. Cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and other pets are often beloved members of the family, and their owners may not like to leave them behind as they go on vacations. In addition, boarding the pet at home can be more expensive than bringing it along.

Many cottages in the Lake District allow guests to bring their pets. Some allow pets to stay for free, while others charge a minimal fee. Before travellers reserve a cabin or cottage, they should call ahead to check whether or not a fee is required. They should also inquire about the amount of the pet fee as well as any regulations or requirements that apply to the animals during their stay. It is also a good idea for pet owners to think ahead and shop for necessary pet supplies on eBay before they go on their trips. A pet crate, a travel-size pet bed, extra pet food, and treats are all good items to invest in before a holiday at the Lake District.

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