Goosemire Cottages Blog

Pet friendly lake district cottages

Date: 10th November 2011
Filed under: Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: cottages that allow cats, pet friendly cottages, pets go free, the lake district is heaven for dogs

A beloved pet is a large part of family life, so why should it be put in a kennel when the family go on holiday?

Sending a pet to a kennel whilst you are on holiday can be inconvenient should there not be a kennel local to where you live, expensive and many owners hate the thought of having to leave their dog or pet when they go away. Taking a dog abroad has its problems with quarantining etc but if the holiday is in the UK, why not take your pet? It is now far easier to take your pet away with you without compromising on the choice of holiday.

Self catering holidays are an ideal type of holiday when taking a pet away. A self catering property has the space for the dog as many are like home from homes, which therefore makes it easier when feeding and storing pet and dog food for example. The Lake District is heaven for dogs with endless walking routes and for the owners, the spectacular scenery coupled with an excellent range of properties to stay in. Not all Lake District self catering cottages allow dogs, so asking prior to booking is essential. Goosemire Cottages have lake district cottages dog friendly where pets stay for free which means by taking your pet with you, you are saving on expensive kennel fees. After all, it is reported that there are around 27 million pets in the UK with 43% of UK households having at least one pet.

Over the years Goosemire Cottages has received some unusual requests regarding accommodation for pets. This ranges from snakes to horses. Although the majority of owners who do allow pets will only take dogs, they do however have a small handful of cottages that will allow cats, rabbits or exotic birds. For pet allergy suffers there are also cottages available which have a strict no pets policy.

It is not always appropriate or right to take a pet on holiday should the destination, type of accommodation or the activities on the holiday are not suitable for a pet. The Lake District on the other hand is one destination with a great choice of Lake District cottages and other self catering properties to stay in that both family and Fido with enjoy equally. This kind of holiday is a real get away and brings even more enjoyment for families.

Within the Lake District there are a number of different terrains so a self catering property can be found to suit any age of both dog or owner from the flatter east side to the rugged western Lake District.

Fortunately most of the properties on Goosemire Cottages portfolio that do allow pets are set in beautiful countryside, or in small villages which means that walks start from the door. Also more and more country pubs are allowing well behaved dogs, as long as they do not monopolise the hearth infront of the roaring log fire.