As you all may know, I love to travel and I love my dogs. Whenever possible we try and go on dog-friendly holidays. Our dogs are not just animals, they are my children. I could not live without them in my life and they deserve a good holiday as much as we do.
Today we are planning our trip to the lake district. I love the lakes and we are super lucky that two of our best friends live there. We get to go often. I thought it would be fun to show you my top picks for dog-friendly holiday cottages in the lakes.
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I like that Good life Lake district cottages are all home away from home properties. They are packed with everything you could need and more. Making sure you have an amazing time without worrying about what you need to pack.
We are travelling with our three friends and of course our two pups Millie and Mylo. This will be a mountain biking and hiking trip. Mylo will come mountain biking with us. He is a Dalmatian and loves nothing more than being a trial dog. Millie has mild hip dysplasia. We monitor her fitness. So she will be coming on nice strolls and pub visits. Luckily there are hundreds of biking routes in the lakes no matter where we stay, we will have quick access to fun biking and hiking.
My must-have checklist,
- Must have Three bedroom (two couples and one single travelling)
- multiple bathrooms ( always handy with lots of people)
- allows two dogs
- Enclosed garden for dogs
- Full kitchen for cooking meals
- log burner or open fire (love a cosy fire at this time of year)
- Local biking and walks
- Wifi- I have to work
- access to a pub (for meals and a wander)
Outgate, near Hawkshead - HawksheadThis barn conversion is stunning. It sleeps 5, which is perfect for us. Lots of room. The decor is divine and so rustic with a modern edge. I know I would love this. I think the others would be quite taken with the fact this one has a lift. You don't see that very often do you? It really checks all the must-haves off my list and more. This is a classic upside down house making use of the beautiful lake district views. There is even an enclosed garden perfect for letting the dogs have a run. Knifefold also offers bike storage and It has parking for two cars. This one is also good as it is in a rural setting. Our dogs are used to the noise-free highland. I like to make holidays as peaceful for them as possible.
Clappersgate - AmblesideThis cottage is exactly what I think off, when I think of cottages in the lake district. This is actually a grade 2 listed property with lots of exposed wooden beams. Wayside is in the central lakes great access to all of the biking and hiking trails. it has been recently refurbished to a high standard whilst still keeping that old country charm. this sleeps 6, This almost ticks all the boxes, except there is no garden. This is not a complete deal breaker for us as we can easily walk the dogs around the block.
Last but not least.
Little Langdale - LangdaleI think this one could be the winner. It is not only stunning and full of character But it is set in an acre of gardens. This one sleeps 6. I love the cosy living room with log burner. There is a lovely terrace to have your morning coffee on. I really like the mix of modern and traditional this property has. Oh my goodness go and take a look at the bathrooms they are gorgeous. I love the finish. I am always a sucker for nice slate. There are also three parking spaces. which is good, if we decided to take three cars.
Hacket Forge has all the boxes ticked and more. To be honest the garden space for the dogs to run and play is really selling this. I think this one is perfect for them.
Which would you choose?