There’s no doubt the Lake District is a great place and it's perfect for bringing your dog away on holiday.

There’s plenty of space for man’s best friend to run around and explore. With dappled woods, vast forests, gently rolling valleys and high fells and not forgetting the abundant supply of rivers and lakes, one thing is certain, your furry four legged friend won’t tire of exploring this beautiful place.

Being dog lovers ourselves we understand better than most that our four-legged friends really are part of the family and as such many owners like to take their dog with them on holiday.

With this in mind The Forest Side welcomes well-behaved dogs in six of our rooms, all of which are situated in the hotel’s north wing. The hotel’s furry friends also have the freedom to explore the 43 acres of woodland in our grounds.

Every doggy visitor receives their very own welcome pack, which includes a personalised welcome letter, a dog bed, two dog bowls (water and food) and a selection of tasty treats to help them settle in.

Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to provide a list of walks right from the hotel door, to help you make the most of your walkies…

One thing is guaranteed as soon as you step outside you will be spoilt for choice… with routes around Grasmere, Rydal, Loughrigg, as well as the Langdales and further afield.

Now you really have no excuse not to bring your best friend away with you – so that you can both enjoy the Lakes to their fullest!

Please note there is a restriction of two dogs per room as a maximum. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the lounge/restaurant areas of the hotel. Please note we make no charge for service dogs. You can also rest assured that our bedrooms are cleaned to an exceptionally high standard so if you’re not a dog person you won’t even know there’s been one staying.


Love Exploring?

Love Exploring?

Love the Lake District and don’t want to leave your best friend at home? Now you don’t have to, your furry friend can explore all this area has to offer too…