Dog Friendly Cottages Northumberland
For lovers of the great outdoors, there’s no better place to be than Northumberland. Separated from Scotland by Hadrian’s Wall, not only is Northumberland the most sparsely populated county in England, but more than a quarter is taken up by its award-winning national park. Miles of vast, open space and hardly anyone to share it with, makes this northern county a private garden paradise, perfect for pet-friendly holidays.
What’s more, scattered amongst the county’s gorgeous, green hills are hundreds of ancient treasures for you and your pooch to explore. Thanks to its border with Scotland, Northumberland has witnessed countless battles. Over the centuries, kingdom after kingdom left its mark on the countryside, with everything from Roman forts and Anglian castles to Norman strongholds and medieval barracks. Almost all of which allow dogs to come on in and take a tour.England’s clearest skies and cleanest air
If you’re looking to explore Northumberland’s countryside, there’s no debating where you should start. Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest are, in many eyes, some of the best dog-walking spots. Known for having some of the cleanest air in Britain, during the day, a walk here is a great way to clear your head and get some fresh air.
If you’re a fan of an after-dinner stroll, when the sun goes down, these parks boast some of the clearest skies in the UK. For those visiting from the city, prepare to be staggered by the number of stars you’ll see. The word infinite is hard to grasp until you’ve looked up in Northumberland National Park.World-class walking routes
Of course, we can’t talk about Northumberland’s dog walking routes without mentioning the mother of them all. The 73-mile coast-to-coast stretch of stunning scenery that is Hadrian’s Wall. You and your pooch can explore almost 2,000 years of history, discovering the remains of forts, turrets, towers and towns, while passing through countless picturesque villages along the way.
If that only whets your appetite for world-class walking routes, we recommend following it up with a trip to the mysterious and mystical Holy Island. An island, a picturesque fishing village and our vote for the best walking route in Northumberland, this mysterious National Trust spot oozes magic. To make sure you see the best parts of the island, we recommend a circular four-mile route, starting from the car park at the north side of the village.Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
While it’s most famous for its almost endless countryside, Northumberland has no less to offer when you journey towards the sea. Recognised worldwide as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Northumberland Coast is home to dozens of stunning beaches, our favourite is pet-friendly Bamburgh Beach.
If you’re looking to treat your pooch to something extra special, then set aside an afternoon to spend here. Boasting one of the most atmospheric walks in the country, the dunes of Bamburgh have the foamy waters of the North Sea on one side and a gorgeous medieval castle on the other. All of which our four-legged friends are free to explore! Castle staff will even provide treats for your pooch to make sure they have the perfect day.Northumberland has space for every kind of cottage
Scattered across the gorgeous Northumberland countryside, amongst the medieval castles and world-class walking routes, are some of the best pet-friendly properties in Britain. With enough space to fit every kind of cottage, Northumberland is the place where even your most extravagant holiday dreams can come true.
Whatever add-ons and amenities you want your holiday home to include, you’ll find them here in Northumberland. After an extra slice of luxury? How about having a hot tub in your enclosed garden? Fancy a rustic style cottage? Why not go for a delightful stone-built property on a working farm. From cosy ground floor flats to multi-storey mansions, Northumberland has it all.