Northumberland is a historic Northern English county and one of England's most remote regions. If you are looking for peace and seclusion, you will love Northumberland.
It is home to the most castles in the world, a variety of wildlife, tiny towns and picturesque villages, as well as the Northumberland National Park. Northumberland has scenic hiking trails and climbing spots too.
With all of these sights and activities, Northumberland should be on your list of destinations to visit for a getaway with your friends, family and even your dogs!
So, if you're looking for luxury dog-friendly cottages, Northumberland has you covered. Let's take a look at some of the best places to stay in this area with your dog.
Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In Northumberland
This stylish cottage is situated in the Northumberland National Park and is close to the Scottish borders, making it the perfect countryside getaway.
Forest Edge is a semi-detached cottage with plenty of sleeping space for 4 guests and is welcome to two dogs. It is a self-catering accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and has a spacious lounge area for socialising.
Cosy up by the wood burner on cold days or sit out in the secluded garden on warm days. As it is located in the National Park, you will have access to numerous walking routes and activities that both you and your furry friends can enjoy.
2. Toms Hideout
Toms Hideout is a bespoke and very stylishly decorated home that sleeps five guests and one dog. It has stunning sea views and is in the heart of the Northumberland coastal village of Craster.
It is luxurious, with ample space for your whole family or group of friends. Craster is known for its delicious food and after you have explored this picturesque village you can cosy up by the wood burner in the evening.
Visit dog-friendly beaches in Longhoughton Steel or go birdwatching in Newton Haven; this seaside property has everything right on its doorstep.
This two-story property features bedrooms, bathrooms and amazing views. It is the perfect place for those who love being close to the beach and want a peaceful time away from everyday life.
It is a reverse-level property with bedrooms on the ground floor and an open-plan living, kitchen and dining space on the second floor. The property has large floor-to-ceiling windows that show panoramic views of the beautiful countryside.
Go north of the property, and you will find yourself in the Holy Island area, which is known for its fascinating history and medieval religious heritage.
This modern barn-style home is perfect for large groups or big families. This property truly is a spacious haven to get away and relax. It sleeps 10 people and welcomes two dogs.
It has an adjoining barn house located on a farm in Hexham in the Northumberland countryside. Take a stroll around the farm with your pooch or dine al fresco in the garden. You can even access on-site cookery and gardening courses that the owners give.
With so many opportunities for relaxation on-site, visit the surrounding areas like Housesteads Roman Fort and learn about its fascinating history.
This is the kind of place you can enjoy with your whole family, so be sure to visit it next time you are planning your family vacation.
5. Grove House
Grove House is a true example of traditional cottage living. Situated in the Northumberland coastal town of Bamburgh, it has a lot of country charm.
If you are looking to spend your days at the beach doing water activities like bodyboarding, kite surfing or diving, you will be just 9 miles away from Beadnell Beach. The property also has amazing views of Bamburgh Castle, which you and your dog can visit to learn about its history.
Grove House is perfect for large families or groups as it is available to 8 people and 2 dogs. It boasts a beautiful mix of modern and traditional styles with a spacious and fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace in the dining room and a lovely secluded garden.
This large Northumberland coastal, dog-friendly cottage sleeps 8 guests and two dogs. Perfect for all ages, this cottage was designed to appeal to all generations.
It has three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open plan living, kitchen and dining area that was made for socialising with your whole family. It has double-height ceilings and large windows that look out into the beautifully maintained garden.
It even has a hot tub that will be perfect for relaxing at the end of the day's activities.
This contemporary-styled cottage is one of those places where a relaxing time is inevitable. Not only is there more than enough space for four people, but there is also enough space for two furry friends.
This cottage has an open living space, a fully equipped kitchen, two patios, skylights that bring in the natural light, and two spacious bedrooms, with the main having an en-suite. On colder days and evenings, you are welcome to keep warm by the wood burner in the living room. While on the warmer days, you and your pooch can spend your days lazing in the sun.
You will be central to walking routes as well as the National Park, where you can do so many dog-friendly activities.
The second property in the same location as The Barn At Devil's Water, this one sleeps six and is welcome to only one four-legged friend. It's a converted barn that is now the comfiest place to visit with your family and friends.
It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. As this property is on a working farm, you are guaranteed loads of outdoor space that everyone, including your dog, will enjoy!
You will receive a welcome package when checking in as well as the chance to book an on-site cookery and gardening course with the owners.
If you want to explore the surrounding areas, you have Housesteads Roman, Hadrian's Wall and the National Park close by. The town of Hexham is also near, where you can visit shops and eateries.
If you want to stay fit while on holiday, this holiday cottage is for you. It offers plenty of space for taking walks and cycling and has a small gym in the house.
This L-shaped cottage is available all year round and is made for socialising. It has an open plan living, kitchen and dining space, with large bi-fold doors that open out to the garden. Having a seamless indoor/outdoor living space makes this holiday cottage all the more special.
It not only has a separate summer house in the garden but the gym is also equipped with a sauna which is a bonus for those who are interested in its advantages. There is also a hot tub on the property, which is perfect for relaxing your body after a full day of either working out or taking part in outdoor activities.
The Riverbank is close to areas such as Chopwell Woodland Park and the North Pennines if you are looking to take your fitness outside by exploring the outstanding natural beauty of the countryside.
10. Coastguard Watch
Coastguard Watch is one of those very unassuming holiday cottages where the front of the cottage does not indicate the spectacular sea views from the inside.
It is located in Seahouses Harbour and is a large three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage that sleeps six people and two dogs. It has an open-plan dining and living space with a private outdoor courtyard.
You are also within walking distance of Seahouses village and harbour as well as dog-friendly beaches where you and your dog can have fun in the sun.
11. Ravenslaw House
Ravenslaw House is a true depiction of a traditional-style countryside manor. It is decorated with this theme and is in the centre of large grounds that your dog can roam free on.
Although it is so traditional in style, it still comes with more modern amenities such as a hot tub and a sauna. It also has a beautifully maintained back garden where you can enjoy your afternoon tea in the sun, as you would if you were the lord or lady of the manor!
You will be within walking distance of Alnwick Castle, which has been made famous by its appearance in the Harry Potter films!
You can also take a walk with your dog on the dog-friendly beach close by, or hike through Northumberland National Park.
This is the best choice if you are looking for a holiday destination for your whole family as it sleeps 18 people and two dogs. Expect to make memories that will last a lifetime in this holiday home!
12. Aspen House
This holiday cottage is the epitome of luxury of Northumberland coastal living. It has a beautiful, well-manicured lawn and a large private balcony for outside breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8 with space for two dogs. Go on long walks through the Cheviot Hills in the Northumberland National Park or visit Alnwick Castle. There is both a table tennis table on the property and a beautiful garden to play in with your dogs.
While the adults cook dinner in the fully equipped kitchen after a long day visiting these surrounding areas or the golden beaches close by, the children can gather in the living area to watch their favourite film on the smart TV, staying warm by the wood burner.
13. Beeswing Lodge
This beautifully decorated cottage is in a deer park, close to Alnwick Castle and Alnmouth, where both you and your dogs can enjoy walks by the castles and the beach.
Beeswing Lodge is a beautifully decorated cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms that has space for 4 people and two canines. It has a large open place kitchen, lounge and dining area.
If you are looking to lounge around while watching the wildlife and blue skies, this cottage has a large, well-maintained garden that you and your doggy friend can spend time in.
Are all of the cottages in the National Park?
Not all of the dog-friendly cottages mentioned are in the Northumberland National Park. Most are within walking or driving distance from the park but are within the Northumberland coastal area.
What do you need to know before bringing your dog?
- Canines should never be left alone at the property.
- If your pet defames the lawn or any part of the property, the dog owner must repair it immediately.
- Pets are not allowed on the furniture inside of the homes.
- All hair needs to be cleaned from surfaces before leaving the property.
- It is the owner's responsibility to bring the dog's bed or basket with them.
- Make sure that your dog is well trained. This will ensure that no unwanted accidents or incidents will occur.
What to do before booking a cottage
- Research the area and its surroundings. This way, you can plan and book activities beforehand.
- Check what the weather is like for the time you will be there. This way, you can pack clothes and book excursions accordingly.
Visiting a picturesque village within the Northumberland coastal area will always be a good choice as the cottages here are available throughout the year and are within walking distance of many sights and activities.
Go via the sand dunes from village to village, go to the Northumberland National Park or stay indoors while at these dog-friendly holiday cottages.
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