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Dog Friendly Hotels Lake District

Searching for dog friendly hotels in the Lake District? Armathwaite Hall Hotel is the place for you.  We understand very well that dogs are a big part of the family and we welcome V.I.P’s (Very Important Pooches) at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa.

Dog Friendly Hotel Rooms

We know it can be difficult finding a dog friendly hotel that also offers a luxurious guest experience.  However, we love dogs so much that we have a selected number of dog friendly hotel bedrooms that are especially suitable for bringing your faithful friend. These rooms are on the ground floor and open out onto our patio areas and gardens.

Our pet-friendly hotel rooms accommodate a maximum of two dogs, at a cost of just £25.00 per dog, per night which includes a comfortable dog bed, cushion, treats and waste bags.

To avoid disappointment, we request that you contact the hotel directly to check the availability of our dog friendly rooms before making a reservation.

Dog Friendly Lounge

In addition to our dog friendly hotel rooms, we also welcome well-behaved dogs in the Hall Lounge from 10.00am until 7.00pm, so everyone can relax together. We even have a doggy hairdryer available if your pet gets wet after a Lakeland walk!

We also offer a special food menu for our Very Important Pooches, including a hot, freshly prepared dinner and healthy dry food options.

View our Canine Cuisine menu here.


Before booking our dog friendly Lake District Hotel:

In the interests of hygiene and the comfort of other guests, we would appreciate it if you could kindly adhere to the following guidelines when visiting this pet friendly hotel in the Lake District:

  • Please let us know, at the time of booking, if you will be bringing your dog with you.
  • We kindly ask that dogs are not left unattended for long periods of time in hotel bedrooms.
  • Clean, well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the Hall lounge only, from 10.00am to 7.00pm.
  • There are some lovely walks from the hotel to exercise your dog. In the interests of safety for your dog and local farm and wildlife, please keep your dog on a lead.
  • Dog waste bags are provided to help keep the hotel grounds and car park clean when walking your dog.
  • Finally, please note that the dog owner is responsible for any charges incurred following the unfortunate circumstance of any damage sustained or industrial cleaning requirements.

Planning a trip to a dog friendly hotel in the Lake District?

Dogs are a fantastic addition to the Lake District and there is so much to explore in the towns, tarns and mountains that dominate our beloved region. However, if you are planning to bring your pooch to the Lakes, there are a few factors you should consider in terms of both the environment and the hotel you stay in.


Every year, people try to force their dogs up some of the biggest mountains in the Lake District. While some dogs are working breeds well accustomed to exercise, others may not enjoy long walks and the hazards of hillwalking. If you are choosing a dog friendly hotel to take advantage of the nearby walks, why not try easier walks such as Sale Fell rather than Scafell Pike? Make sure your pup is properly protected against the elements – doggy boots and other pieces of equipment may be necessary.


We are no strangers to rainfall here in the Lake District, so it is always wise to come prepared whatever the forecast. A wet pooch can take a long time to dry, so always bring a towel with you. When looking for a dog friendly hotel in the Lake District, consider one that offers a doggy hairdryer like we do, so you can get your pet warm and dry quickly.

Can you protect your dog from the cold?

Dogs in the Lake District are often exposed to harsh temperatures, especially when taken  up into the mountains. If you are bringing your dog for a walk and it has a short coat, it is always worth bringing some extra weather protection – just in case.

Can you keep your dog on a lead?

With lots of wildlife around, it is often necessary to keep your dog on a leader when walking in more populated areas of the Lake District. Even in ‘wild’ areas, it may still be a good idea to keep your dog on the lead to avoid accidental wildlife attacks, slips or even falls.

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