Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update
We are expecting self-catering holidays to resume on the 4th July 2020. We await confirmation from the government on the 15 June. In the meantime we are taking bookings from the 4th July for all our cottages. If, due to local lock-downs affecting our properties or you as a guest, you are unable to take you holiday we will:
- Offer you alternative dates, up to 31 December 2021 without charge but with the price reflecting the seasonal rates or
- Provide you with a full refund.
We hope this will provide you with the confidence to book a holiday in the Lakes, knowing that you will not loose out financially if you, or ourselves have to cancel.
Cleaning & Change-overs
Cleaning between guests will be undertaken according to the guidelines set out by Visit Britain and in conjunction with other self-catering professional bodies. The details are still being finalised and we expect their publication in mid-June.
Choose from our selection of five pet-friendly Melbecks Cottages near Bassenthwaite in the northern Lake District. All of our holiday cottages welcome pets – we just vary the number of dogs each property accommodates according to its size. Melbecks is situated at the foot of Skiddaw and just 1 mile from Bassenthwaite, and just 7 miles from Keswick. Our self-catering cottages sleep between 2 and 6, providing combined accommodation for 20 people.
At Melbecks we look forward to welcoming you and your dog(s). The Lake District is a great place to bring your dog and we can provide advice on where you can walk your dog locally, on and off the lead.
Our Melbecks Cottages Summarised
- Uldale – sleeps 6/7 people and up to 3 dogs
- Skiddaw – sleeps 4 people and up to 2 dogs
- Dash – sleeps 4 people and up to 2 dogs
- Dodd – sleeps 4 people and up to 2 dogs
- Randel – sleeps 2 people and 1 – 2 dogs
If you don’t find the cottage you are looking for here, then try our sister website that has many more cottages and farmhouses, click here for dog-friendly Lake District cottages. They have a selection of pet-friendly holiday cottages in Keswick, Borrowdale and the surrounding villages of Braithwaite, Bassenthwaite.
Our Bassenthwaite cottages have also accommodated Guinea Pigs, Cats, Rabbits and Parrots. If you have a particular request then please do get in touch with us.
Bassenthwaite is a working village situated on the old coaching route between Keswick and Carlisle. It is approximately 8 miles from Keswick & Cockermouth and 1 mile from Bassenthwaite Lake. It has a thriving local community, with several working farms in the village itself. There is a seasonal camp shop at the Trafford’s Caravan Park. The village pub is the Sun Inn and is pet-friendly. A small stream runs through the village, alongside which is a small children’s playground. There is a village green where the local children play football and other games.