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We are very happy to give your dogs a warm welcome at Olde Blue Bell Cottages – our lake District Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages. It’s a fabulous area for dogs – beautiful walks from the door of the cottages, and the local village pub is dog friendly, as are many others.

We are also only 10 minutes from the coast where your dogs can run free over a vast shoreline area with stunning views, and splash in the water or swim if they fancy. Snuggle blankets are provided so after the walks are over, you can cuddle up with you dogs, or they can have a cosy area of their own.

Ideal Lake District Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

All 3 holiday cottages have fully enclosed gated gardens that are safe and secure for your pets. We can provide stairgates for the house too, if that helps. Both Olde Blue Bell Cottage and The Coach House have gardens that are accessed immediately from the front door of the cottage, so you can have the door open and the dogs can be outside or join you inside if they wish. From Olde Blue Bell Barn, you access the garden from the side of the property, there is no connecting door directly from the cottage into the garden.

We provide maps for the local area and highlight walks across varying landscapes. One of the walks in the village takes you up the hill of Heversham Head, providing dramatic views of the Lakeland fells, with the river snaking down through the glacial plain and then out into the estuary at Arnside. It’s stunning all year round, but my favourite views include snow on the fells and sunset over the estuary. There is also fabulous woodland at Beetham, and the whole of the Lakeland fells for plenty of variety.

We are lucky enough to have plenty of pet-friendly pubs in the area. Check out The Albion at Arnside and The Ship at Sandside for starters, where water bowls and treats are provided, as well as a warm welcome. And, of course, there is the newly refurbished pub in the village – Heversham Hotel. We accept up to 2 dogs per booking at a charge of £10 per dog. If you wish to bring more than 2 dogs, please contact us directly to see if this can be arranged. Thank you.

  • Enclosed secure gardens
  • Walks from the door
  • Snuggle blankets provided
  • Dog friendly village pub
  • One off £10 fee per dog


Doggy Guests at Olde Blue Bell Cottages

COVID-19 Update 

Good news, from the 4th of July Olde Blue Bell Cottages we will be reopening it's doors to customers.  We are excited to welcome guests once again, and are introducing new protocols for cleaning and check-in to ensure your health and well-being.

If you would any questions answered prior to booking, please contact me direct on 07717171283 or

We look forward to welcoming you back to Olde Blue Bell Cottages and the lovely Lake District for your holidays.


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