Accommodation

Bring your dog for a fantastic holiday in the Lake District National Park; close to spectacular fells, forests and dog-friendly beaches.  Most pubs/cafes and tourist activities are dog-friendly.  Choose either a comfortable apartment with lovely views in a quiet village or Glamping in a tipi on a beautiful, quiet campsite by the coast.

You can tailor your stay with a choice of training sessions from 2 hours to 20 hours. So you can make the training the main focus of your break or simply a part of a lovely trip to the Lakes.

Stay in a Tipi:

Why not try a wonderful, relaxing holiday in a tipi? Fully equipped for a hassle free, comfortable and cosy glamping experience.  Each Tipi has a wood burning stove installed which provides plenty of warmth during your stay. The setting is truly beautiful.  Watch the sun set over spectacular coastal views.

This experience would include the unique option of specialist one to one training for you and your pooch or a Bronze Plus Family Fun experience for up to 4 people (a minimum age of 13.) If fewer people book they will have a longer experience. This experience includes full tuition and individual supervision throughout the session. Includes extra cuddle time with your team (photos, videos etc.) and individual sponsorship certificates for you chosen rescue dogs.

Consider the fun you can have with your dog/s when staying for a few days in a large 21foot Tipi. These are designed for up to 6 people but I would suggest up to 4 for more comfort.

Whilst we offer the dog training it is important that your dog is house trained and even better crate trained.  They must not be left unsupervised in the tipi.

The tipis are situated at Harbour Lights Camp site in the South West Lake District on the coast so miles of sandy beaches and sand dunes. You will have awesome views of nearby fells and Black Combe, the Duddon Estuary and Hodbarrow Nature Reserve fresh water lagoon.  Water sports can be booked on the lagoon.

Larger groups can be accommodated we have 2 21foot Tipis plus other tents/pods can be hired.

Where is the Tipi located?

Our tipis are located on Harbour Lights Campsite, in Port Haverigg. For more information for the campsite, please click the buttons above.

Moor Moss Lane, Haverigg, Millom

Cumbria

LA18 4FE

Is the Tipi waterproof?

Yes. The canvas is waterproof they also have a rain catcher attached to the poles at the top of the Tipi if it should rain the rain flows down the poles then collects in the rain catcher and is drained off at the back of the lining. However, even in Summer night times can be cool and you should always bring a good sleeping bag and warm clothing.

Is it cold in the Tipi?

The structure of the Tipi and lining means that Tipis are as comfy and warm in winter and offer a cool shelter in the summer as possible. We also provide a wood burning stove. Providing the perfect Lake District camping experience. However even in Summer night times can be cool and you should always bring a good sleeping bag.

Is there a fire in the Tipi?

Yes, we provide a wood burning stove, lighting instructions, fire lighters, kindling, logs a poke, safety gloves, a fire extinguisher and a carbon monoxide detector.

Is it suitable for pets?

A large dog crate will be provided. Any dogs may not be left alone in the tipi unless they are in the crate. It is preferable the dog isn’t left unsupervised at all. No other pets are permitted. We allow a maximum of tow dogs which can share a crate. For special requests please contact Sonia@lakedistrictdogtraining.co.uk.

What is included in the Tipi?

  • Woodburning Stove
  • Camp beds for 4
  • Lighting
  • Plates, dishes, cups and cutlery for 4
  • Sharp knives
  • Tin Opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Chopping Board
  • Colander
  • Bowl
  • Wine Glasses
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Potato Peeler
  • Gas cooker
  • Pans, Kettle and Kitchen utensils
  • Outdoor fire bowl
  • Washing-up bowl and bucket
  • Sweeping & Cleaning supplies
  • Water carrier
  • Cafetiere
  • Cool box
  • Grater

What do we need to bring?

Sleeping bags, pillows, towels, tea towels, clothes, and toiletries. It is sensible to bring clothing for all weather conditions whatever time of year you book your holiday. At least one good torch would be handy for any night-time trips to the loo. Any equipment you dog will need, including food, must be provided by yourselves. Maps of the area and insect repellent can be useful too.

What is the weather like?

The Lake District has some glorious weather. But it also rains and it can change between the two very quickly. It is sensible to bring clothing for all weather conditions whatever time of year you book your holiday. There is still plenty to do in the Lake District even if it rains so you can still enjoy a fun packed or peaceful holiday whatever Grandmother nature chooses to bless you with. For up-to-date weather forecasts see www.bbcweather.co.uk.

What is there to do?

The Lake District offers a huge variety of activities suitable for all age groups. Whether you are searching for inner karma, fun days out for little kids or big kids, culture or shop-til-you drop experiences you can find it all in the majestic Lake District.

Is there mobile phone reception?

While some providers have adequate coverage, it is unlikely you will have a consistent signal.

What are the facilities like?

Shops, pubs, cafes are within walking distance.
For more information on the facilities, please use the button links above this FAQ.

Stay in an Apartment:

Dog friendly self catering (Continental Breakfast Provided) accommodation in the English Lake District.

Part of the original bank in the village, this splendid holiday property, situated within the Lake District National Park, has been divided to form two self contained apartments.  An enclosed garden to the rear gives spectacular views of Black Combe.

Short breaks or weekly bookings are available with an especial welcome to your dog or horse.

An ideal location to experience dog sledding or horse trail riding.

Holistic therapies are available on site, pamper yourself or your pet.

Helping to improve your partnership with your horse or dog is our speciality.

Bankroom Apartment:

  • Sleeps up to 5.
  • Living/dining room with double bed.
  • Kitchen.
  • 1 double bed with additional single bunk above in a separate room.
  • Shower Room and Toilet.

The main room has a very high ornate ceiling, tastefully decorated to show off the plasterwork. Part of this room is screened off to form a double bedroom area, whilst the dining table converts to for a table tennis table.

 

Key Features:

  • Dog friendly – Well behaved dogs are welcome. £10 fee for each dog, and must never be left unattended unless in a crate and crate trained.
  • Enclosed Garden – There is a great view of Black Combe and open farmland.

Combe View Apartment:

  • Sleeps up to two people.
  • Double bed.
  • En-Suite bathroom with bath and over-head shower.
  • Kitchen with sitting room.

Spectacular, sandy beaches.  The nearest beach is within walking distance of approximately one  mile.  Other sandy beaches include Silecroft, Haverigg and Drigg.  All are great for exercising your dog, bathing and family beach games or the more extreme sport of sand-yachting.  We also use the beaches for our husky dog sledding.

Other activities you can do include:

  • 20 Minutes travel to Wastwater and surrounds voted as Britains Best View.
  • 30 Minutes Travel to the famous waters of Coniston and Windermere for boating activities.
  • 10 Minutes away from the ‘Little Ratty’ narrow guage steam railway and Muncaster Castle and Gardens.  Mountain and Electric Bike Hire.
  • 10 Minutes from the unique Cumbria Heavy Horse Centre and Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre.
  • 15 Minutes to the water sport centre at Haverigg.