Information on Staying with Dogs

Dogs/pets are welcome at Coniston Cottages. All we ask is that you respect the properties, clean up after your dog and make sure they are under control.


If you would like a one on one training session with our professional trainer then please make contact with us on 015394 41114 or email at [email protected]

Biography – Chris Mancini- I offer bespoke training for your puppy or dog. With over 30 years experience I am a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers M00515. I have a diploma in Companion Animal Behavior and am a Dog Aid trainer and Assessor. Part of my membership means I have to keep up to date with science- based training methods. Please check out my website for more details. Services include Puppy and dog training classes, one to one sessions, special tailored Packages, pet gun dog workshops, scentwork, agility and hoopers.

Leaving your dog alone in a cottage should only be done if you are confident that they will settle in an unfamiliar place or in a crate. If you know your dog may find this difficult please do not leave them unsupervised. We do provide a dog sitting service which can be pre-booked. In the unlikely event that any damage is caused, you will be liable for all costs.

Throws are provided for the furniture and mats for the floor. While we do not encourage dogs on beds etc, we acknowledge that in unfamiliar places this can happen. Spare towels are available and there is a hosepipe to wash off.

Bowls, collar tags and poo bags are also available along with some tasty treats. We are able to offer some dog training by an accredited trainer of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers,) during your stay. If you are interested in this service, please call to discuss at the time of booking.

We charge £20 for up to two dogs and then £10 for each additional dog, this is payable on arrival.

Some of our cottages have gardens. The Barn and the Joiners is secure but the Buttery garden is not secure. The Little Byre and the Old Bakehouse have access to the back garden of the B&B, but we would ask that dogs are kept on a lead for their own safety as people are in and out of the gate all the time and there are local cats. Each of these cottages based at Little Arrow have access to a two-acre field opposite. Please be aware that sheep do and can get in over the wall! There is some equipment in the field which can be used at your own risk. Please make sure you pick up and close the gate securely behind you when you have finished.

Other information

There are multiple walks from the doorsteps of all the cottages, all the pubs are within easy walking distance and are all dog friendly. Most cafes and shops in and around Coniston and the area are dog friendly.

If you are unfortunate enough to need a vet there is one in Broughton, Ambleside and Ulverston that also offer out of hours’ service.

If there is anything you have forgotten or need please ask, we can usually provide something for our four legged friends!