Dog Friendly Cottages in Northumberland

Dog Friendly Cottages in Northumberland

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Dog Friendly Cottages in Northumberland

From coast to countryside, the county of Northumberland offers something for all explorers and their canine companion to discover. Why not escape the everyday bustle for a few days to Holy Island or the tranquil and picturesque village of Warkworth? Our dog friendly cottages in Northumberland are the perfect base for relaxing and unwinding, as well as dog walks, in the company of your four-legged friend. Northumberland has even been named as one of our favourite places for dog friendly holidays in our guide to taking your dog away on a break, and we've got plenty of pet friendly cottages for you to pick from in every corner.

Experience tranquillity in the Northumberland National Park, or head to the seaside and enjoy the dog friendly beaches and splendid coastal views from the fishing villages of the glorious Northumberland Coast - a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Seahouses and Beadnell in Northumberland both feature as a top location for dog friendly holidays in our guide to choosing the perfect staycation for your dog's breed. Wherever you decide to stay, you can rest assured that natural beauty is never too far from the doorstep of your dog friendly holiday cottage.

Our dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland are dotted all over the county, giving you plenty of choice. Looking for a secluded holiday home in the picturesque village of Otterburn with a private hot tub? Or, perhaps a coastal cottage in the traditional fishing village of Bamburgh is just what you need to relax with an enclosed garden? For the lovers of the outdoors among you, what about a detached cottage situated in the heart of Northumberland National Park? For special breaks with your four legged friends, you’ll also find an excellent choice of luxury pet friendly cottages, complete with swimming pools and tennis courts! That's before we even mention our incredible range of dog friendly accommodation, pet friendly lodges and log cabins ready for your next cosy getaway. Whichever dream property you have in mind, you’ll find it with our special offers here at Dog Friendly Cottages.

Best locations for dog friendly cottages in Northumberland

When planning a break with your pooch at one of our dog friendly cottages, Northumberland is a wonderful choice, promising much more than Northumberland National Park. So whether or not you've found your perfect dog friendly accommodation here, make sure you check out the following destinations too!

Best dog-friendly walks in Northumberland

Get tails wagging with these popular dog-friendly walking routes located around Northumberland.

1. Holy Island Circular Walk

Best for: Enjoying sea views around the historic Lindisfarne Castle

Time to complete: Two hours and a half hours

Distance: Four and a half miles

For an easygoing stroll along the coast, try the Holy Island Circular Walk. Holy Island is a popular spot for seal watching, and there’s even a dog-friendly pub along the route. Remember to check the tide times before you head out, as the island won’t be accessible at high tide.

2. Allan Banks and Staward Gorge

Best for: Spotting the local riverside wildlife

Time to complete: Four and a half hours

Distance: Five and a half miles

While not the shortest or easiest path, the Allan Banks and Staward Gorge route in Hexham is ideal for those who enjoy a full day of walking. From woodlands to riverside tracks, there’s plenty to see along the way. It’s great for dogs, who can cool down in the river on warmer days!

3. The Foxton Walk

Best for: Enjoying the peaceful countryside views

Time to complete: Around two hours

Distance: Three and a half miles

A Northumberland holiday wouldn’t be complete without a walk in the countryside. The Foxton Walk starts at the rural village of Lesbury and takes you along the scenic River Aln track. Ideal for dog walkers, and perfect for taking a picnic along to.

4. The Hethpool Wild Goat Walk

Best for: Keeping an eye out for the resident Cheviot goats!

Time to complete: One and a half hours

Distance: Two miles

The Hethpool Wild Goat Walk near Wooler is a great route for a family-friendly walk in the Northumberland countryside. Along the way, you’ll enjoy views of the nearby waterfall, as well as the local Cheviot goats!

5. The Rothbury Riverside Walk

Best for: An easy stroll along the river

Time to complete: One mile

Distance: One hour

The Rothbury Riverside Walk is an excellent route for those who just want a nice, easy stroll. The route along the River Coquet near Rothbury is particularly beautiful in the summer months, although it’s lovely throughout the year!

Best dog-friendly beaches in Northumberland

If you prefer the coast to the countryside, then here are some of the best pet-friendly beaches in Northumberland.

1. Alnmouth Beach

Location: Alnmouth

Best for: Going barefoot on the soft, golden sands

Alnmouth Beach is a long stretch of soft sands, perfect for family picnics by the sea or an easygoing sunset walk. Part of the coastal AONB, you’ll never be short on gorgeous views in Alnmouth.

2. Bamburgh Castle Beach

Location: Bamburgh

Best for: A peaceful spot to watch the waves rolling in

If you’ll be staying close to the coastal town of Bamburgh, then you’ll definitely want to make a visit to the nearby Bamburgh Castle Beach. A popular spot for surfing, you can enjoy watching the waves roll by as your dog sniffs the fresh sea air!

3. Druridge Bay

Location: Druridge

Best for: Letting the dogs run wild among the dunes

Druridge Bay is a sandy stretch of coastline, popular with windsurfers. Backed by big grassy dunes, they’re perfect for letting the dogs run and tire themselves out! A few miles along the coast, you’ll find a dog-friendly pub to refuel at.

4. Cresswell Beach

Location: Ashington

Best for: Escaping the crowds and finding a quiet haven

If you’re someone who loves discovering quiet, hidden gems while away, then Cresswell Beach near Ashington is for you. This soft, sandy coastline is rarely busy, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous views in total peace and quiet.

5. Newton Haven Beach

Location: Alnwick

Best for: Bringing your wetsuit along for a refreshing beach swim

If you find it impossible to visit the beach without having a good swim, then Newton Haven Beach near Alnwick is certainly worth a visit. It’s also great for keen birdwatchers so make sure to keep an eye out for the resident wildlife!

Things to do in Northumberland

There's plenty of great dog-friendly attractions in Northumberland. Here's a few of our favourites.

1. Kielder Forest Park

Location: Hexham

Best for: Immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Northumberland

One of England’s largest forests, Kielder Forest Park is home to a number of fantastic woodland and lakeside walks. An absolute haven for wildlife, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot the local ospreys and otters in their natural habitat. The main 26-mile path is accessible for all, including dog-walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 

Kielder Forest also features as a pace to visit in our guide: Colour Therapy Holidays, which helps find the perfect break for you and your dog using the psychology of colour in the autumn.

2. Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Location: Belford

Best for: Picturesque walks with the pooch

The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve near Belford spans a huge 8,750 acres along the Northumbrian coastline. First founded to protect the migrating birdlife, it’s now a popular walking destination for visitors and locals alike. Keep an eye out for the cute grey seals as you enjoy the many walking routes in this scenic area.

3. The Alnwick Garden

Location: Alnwick

Best for: Being amazed at the incredible variety of plants and flowers

On sunny days, head over to The Alnwick Garden to marvel at its gorgeous flower displays. The rose garden, which is home to over 300 rose plants, smells absolutely incredible during the summer months. You can even take a tour around the Poison Garden - where you’ll discover over 100 toxic plants!

4. Hadrian’s Wall

Location: Brampton

Best for: Discovering a slice of Northumberland history

For budding historians, a visit to Northumberland would not be complete without a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Built back in 128AD (that’s 1,982 years ago!), this stone-built wall was a defensive fortification for the Roman Empire. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can take a walk along its historic national trail near Brampton.

5. Simonside

Location: Rothbury

Best for: A picturesque hike with your furry friend!

If you’ve packed your walking boots, then you’ll definitely want to explore the undisturbed beauty of the Simonside Hills near Rothbury. Steeped in history, you’ll discover Bronze Age swords and ancient cairns as you navigate your way along the heather-laden ridge.

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Frequent questions

  • What are the best dog friendly cottages in Northumberland?

    We love <a href=''>this stunning bungalow in Morpeth</a>, a two bedroom cottage located near Northumberland National Park with modern but cosy furnishings. But to be honest, you can't go wrong with any of our Northumberland dog friendly cottages!

  • How do I pick dog friendly accommodation?

    When choosing dog friendly cottages in Northumberland, consider factors such as pet policies, available amenities for pets, proximity to dog-friendly beaches and attractions, countryside walks and parks, and reviews from previous guests with pets. Always communicate with the accommodation provider beforehand to ensure they meet your pet's needs and adhere to any specific requirements or restrictions. For example, if you need a spacious cottage with room for your four legged friend to make lots of noise, choose a detached holiday cottage with an enclosed garden and a pet friendly washing machine for all those muddy paw prints on towels and dog hair on blankets.

  • Where are the best places to stay in Northumberland National Park?

    The best places to stay in Northumberland National Park often include charming villages such as Rothbury, Bellingham, and Wooler, which offer a range of accommodation options and easy access to the park's stunning landscapes. Additionally, the town of Hexham, just outside the park's southern boundary, also serves as a great base with its amenities and historical local attractions. We've got dog friendly cottages in Northumberland all over the county, so you won't have to look far to find one you want!

  • What facilities should I look for when choosing dog friendly cottages in Northumberland?

    When selecting dog friendly cottages in Northumberland, look for facilities such as secure and enclosed gardens for your pet to play safely, nearby access to dog-friendly walking trails and parks, pet-friendly amenities, and any specific rules or policies regarding pets. Additionally, consider accommodations with easy-to-clean flooring and provisions for dogs' comfort, such as dog beds or bowls. If you're lucky enough to find somewhere with a pet friendly washing machine, it'll make clearing your clothes of pet hair a breeze!

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