Review – The Lancrigg, Lake District

If you’ve visited the Lake District, chances are that you’ve heard of the bustling village of Grasmere, arguably the most popular village in Cumbria. Recognised as the home of poet William Wordsworth, boasting a stunning mirror-like lake, countless dog friendly cafes and restaurants and of course the best gingerbread in the world!

Yet just a 15 minute walk from the centre of the village (or 2 minutes by car), Lancrigg feels a million miles away from the busy village centre. This country house hotel is perfectly nestled in 30 acres of private gardens and even has its own woodland. We received such a lovely warm welcome from the manager Katrina and it’s fair to say that as soon as we arrived we felt instantly relaxed, taking in the stunning views along the Easedale valley from the hotel.

Lancrigg welcomes dogs in 8 of its bedrooms; 4 of which are in the main house, with the other 4 housed in the newly refurbished barn rooms just a few steps away from the main building. All bedrooms and areas of the hotel have undergone refurbishments over the past few years but we loved that the hotel still maintains all of its original character.

We stayed in one of the new barn rooms called ‘Sequoia’, which was absolutely perfect with Poppy and Maple in tow. With direct access to the vast grounds, our own table and chairs right outside the door for a morning coffee, yet only steps away from the dog friendly communal areas of the main building, we felt like we had the best of both worlds. Even better, no long list of dog rules to abide by – a big plus in our eyes.

Probably the thing I loved most about Lancrigg was the wonderful communal areas in the main building. It’s easy to stay in a hotel and feel like you need to be cooped up in your room when you’re travelling with dogs, but this absolutely wasn’t the case during our stay here. All of our time in the evenings was spent either in the friendly bar, sharing stories from our day with other guests over dinner, or lounging by the fire with a glass of wine.

The lounge in particular was an absolutely stunning room, boasting a huge floor to ceiling bay window with views over the surrounding fells and cosy armchairs around the fire.

Overall, we absolutely loved our weekend at Lancrigg. Not only is it incredibly well placed for exploring the Lake District, but the rooms, the dog friendly welcome and the lovely staff all made it a weekend to remember. We wouldn’t hesitate in returning again.

Thanks for reading,

Cara, Andy, Poppy and Maple x

This post is a collaboration with Lancrigg and we enjoyed a complimentary 2 night stay in return for an honest review.

You can book your own luxury dog friendly stay with Lancrigg direct on their website here or via