10 Dog Friendly Cottages with Hot Tubs in the Lake District

Dog-friendly Cottages with Hot Tubs, Lake District

Dubbed the “loveliest spot that man hath ever found” by William Wordsworth, the Lake District lures dog walkers, adventure seekers and poets into its rolling landscape of valleys and peaks. Castaway by paddle, scale the mountains, or simply kick back and soak up the sights and sounds of nature. After a day in the Great Outdoors, nothing beats kicking off your walking boots and soaking in a hot tub, especially one where you can gaze out to the hills and feel a million miles away from the rest of the world. Here are 10 dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs in the Lake District where you can do just that.

1: Coniston Cottage, Coniston, Cumbria

Coniston Cottage, Coniston, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 12 + 1 dog

Lap up the wow factor at this stunning 17th-century abode set in stunning countryside just outside the village of Coniston. Whether you want to try paddle boarding, sailing or step out into the peaks, this is the perfect place to gather and soak up sensational views. Sliding doors open to a wrap-around terrace boasting panoramas across Coniston Water, while the kitchen is fitted with locally quarried slate worktops from the Old Man of Coniston itself. While the interior is endowed with every modern comfort, the outdoors steals the limelight for those summer evenings, with its glass-fronted slate terrace, outdoor seating area in the woods, fire pit and a footbridge to magical garden with a hot tub and outside shower.

2: Keswick Retreat, Threlkeld, Cumbria

Keswick Retreat, Threlkeld, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog

Slip into your private hot tub and gaze up to the lofty peak of Blencathra – one of the most northerly hills in the Lake District National Park. Whether you choose to climb its six fell tops or simply marvel at it from below, this contemporary pod on a working sheep farm is an idyllic location to ponder the picture-postcard scenery. Choose to relax and fix your eyes on the fells from your bed, don your walking boots and take your four-legged friend for a stroll, or try a range of water sports in nearby Keswick or Derwentwater. 

3: Bam Lodge, Windermere, Cumbria

Bam Lodge, Windermere, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Nestled in acres of tranquil woodland with lakeland fell views, this contemporary lodge is part of Applethwaite Hall, just a mile outside Windermere. A ground-floor apartment with bi-fold doors opens to a private, enclosed patio courtyard where you spark up the BBQ and dine alfresco, dip in the hot tub or huddle around the fire pit under starry skies. When you’re not making yourself at home in your designer dog-friendly apartment, step out into Windermere and find your wild side in the territory of Swallows and Amazons.

4: Souterstead, Torver, Cumbria

Souterstead, Torver, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Boasting beams and slate floors throughout, and a water supply from a natural stream, this 18th-century farmhouse close to Coniston has been updated into a contemporary home with a period feel. With underfloor heated slate flooring, a bespoke kitchen, woodburner and sumptuous beds, you might be tempted to hunker inside. But step through the French doors to witness the countryside panoramas from the garden and hot tub, and go one step further to discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of the southern Lake District

5: Fellside Lodge, Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria

Fellside Lodge, Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Wrapping designer living and modern creature comforts into a charming country cottage, Fellside Lodge is a cosy and contemporary pet-weolcoming dwelling on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere. After a day of adventures in the Lake District with your dog, discard your walking boots in the utility room, wash off your four-legged friends in the motorised professional dog bath, and then choose between the free-standing bath and hot tub to unwind and soak your muscles. Whether you choose to retreat to the snug with a book, gaze at the peaks from the patio, or rustle up a family feast in the stylish kitchen/ diner, there’s everything you need to relax before your next excursion. 

6: Grove House, Witherslack, Cumbria

Grove House, Witherslack, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 12 + 2 dogs

The ideal base for a group adventure, Grove House is tucked away in an incredible location where you can enjoy a private slice of the Lake District. With exclusive access to 14 acres of land along with the main house, annexe and neighbouring barn, you can get away in absolute peace and quiet with your nearest dearest, and lace up your walking boots to explore Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve, climbing through woodland and limestone to the summit and revel in views across Morecambe Bay. Back at your dog-friendly retreat, you can soak in the hot tub, gather in the farmhouse and plan your next adventure over a bottle of wine around the log burner. 

7: Hullet Hall, Finsthwaite, Cumbria

Hullet Hall, Finsthwaite, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Bang on the shore of Lake Windermere, you can’t beat the location of this traditional cottage nestled in the idyllic Graythwaite Estate. If you can drag yourself away from the magical views, your private jetty, Pimms at the picnic table and cosy moments around the log burner, there are 5000 acres of grounds to discover. It’s just a 30-minutes walk to the central courtyard with its indoor swimming pool, hot tub, children’s play area and table tennis room. Beyond the estate lies the village of Hawkshead, and all the delights of the Lakes – whether you want to scale Scafell Pike, take a boat cruise from Bowness Bay or test your nerve on the high ropes course at Grizedale Forest

8: The Lodge, Bouth, Cumbria

The Lodge, Bouth, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog

Looking for a secluded location where you can feel enveloped by the beauty of the Lake District? Bag this detached stone cottage that offers a cosy and contemporary style, with a woodburner, an open-plan living area and views across the river to Gummer’s How. Relax on the elevated patio and soak up the scenery, sink into the hot tub, or stroll into Newby Bridge for a pint in the traditional country inn. Stride out with your dog on an abundance of walking trails, explore cycle routes from the doorstep, or explore a little further to the Lake District fells, Grizedale Forest, Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. A perfect little dog-friendly holiday home in the Lakes.

9: Troutbeck Lodge, Troutbeck, Cumbria

Troutbeck Lodge, Troutbeck, Cumbria, dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Relish the tranquility of the Troutbeck Valley in a holiday lodge beside the mountain beck, yet with all the facilities at your fingertips to make a stay with your dog a breeze. After a day of adventures with your pooch in Ambleside, Ullswater and Windermere, unwind in your sunken hot tub beside the riverbank and gaze out to the rolling scenery of Limefitt Park from the decking or sitting area. With a host of creature comforts and everything your need on site including a play park and restaurant, it’s the perfect location for family fun, with easy access to other attractions including Grizedale Forest Park, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House and the Lakeside Aquarium. 

10: Greta Mill, Keswick, Cumbria

Greta Mill, Keswick, Cumbria, Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs, Lake District

Sleeps 8 + 2 dogs

Slip into this timeless destination in a period property that’s been decked out into a luxury home away from home. Explore the Lakes from the heart of Keswick, then flop in a squishy sofa in front of the fire, bask on the sun-trap patio or bubble in the hot tub and enjoy breathtaking views. Whether you’ve been scaling Skiddaw or cruising on Derwentwater, Greta Mill is the ideal base for friends and families with dogs to enjoy the magic of the North Lakes. 

Find your summer holiday cottage with a hot tub in the Lake District

The Lake District is the perfect destination to spend summer days on the water and in the mountains, then come home to a retreat where you can soak your muscles in a hot tub with a view. Use our Hot Tub filter to search for your perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage in the Lakes. 

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