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Dog-Friendly Holidays in Northumberland

Filled with beautiful scenery, unspoilt beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland and a scattering of charming market towns, Northumberland is a simply fantastic destination for an adventurous getaway with your pooch. With 1200 miles of walking routes and 80 miles of beaches, there's plenty for you and your curious canine to explore.

 

  • Haybale Barn, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    With breath-taking views from the arch windows and fabulous attention to detail throughout, this truly is a wonderful countryside retreat for families, friends, or couples to enjoy some relaxation together, spending time within an area of tranquillity but close enough to all amenities. Haybale Barn is set on a small new development of converted farm buildings and has plenty of cosy seating, high open beamed ceilings, and a large dining table to gather after cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. Downstairs you will find two double bedrooms with outstanding views, one of which has an en-suite walk-in shower room. Head upstairs where there are a further two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king size bedroom with another en-suite walk-in shower room, and a triple bedroom, each promising a delightful space to wake up to each morning. Upstairs is the main family bathroom with a modern bath and overhead rain shower. Head outside to the garden with outstanding uninterrupted views over the Cheviot Hills, a truly idyllic sun trap. Enjoy some al-fresco dining whilst watching the sunset – a view you will never forget!
    Head into Chatton: a gorgeous country village nestled in the pretty Northumbrian Valley, bordered by the Cheviots. The local hotel and restaurant serving excellent food, a well-stocked village store and Chatton art gallery compliment the quaint village atmosphere. Keen walkers are sure to be impressed by St Cuthberts Way, a 100-kilometre long-distance trail between the Scottish Borders town of Melrose and Lindisfarne off the coast of Northumberland, named after a 7th-century saint. The nearby town of Wooler is set along the last leg of the journey, so you needn’t traverse the full length. Wooler itself is just under 4 miles away and features a good range of shops, pubs, restaurants, and facilities. If you fancy something exciting, why not visit Chillingham Castle, only a short drive away, and book onto one of their ghost tours! Why not try something a little different? Discover your inner country-self and try clay pigeon shooting at Fowberry Moor Farm in Wooler, where they also offer wine tasting!
    A 20-minute drive brings you to the popular village of Bamburgh a stunningly attractive small village set on the northern stretch of the Northumberland Coast. It is without doubt dominated by its magnificently striking castle that can be seen for miles around. Why not hit the waves yourself with a trip to the Farne Islands? Take a boat trip from Seahouses and see the Medieval Pele Tower and Victorian Lighthouse, as well as the famous seabird colony. Depending on the time of year, you might catch a glimpse of the friendly seals and puffins that visit the islands’ shores. Golfers flock to Bamburgh, where the Bamburgh Castle Golf Club offers a particularly picturesque round. It’s short but tough and boasts some of the best views in the country! Haybale Barn is an ideal base for exploring the moors and coastline in this diverse friendly county where you will be sure of a really warm Northumbrian welcome. Beach 9¾ miles.
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  • The Hideaway, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    4.75
    This ideally located, ground floor holiday apartment with peaceful, enclosed garden is set close to a sandy beach in the heart of the picturesque seaside village. Beadnell is situated on the heritage coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideal for couples, families and friends. Water sports, cycling, golf, walking, fishing and riding all available close by. Visits to Alnwick with its historic cobbled streets, majestic castle and water gardens, only 12 miles. Bamburgh 5 miles, Seahouses 2 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 100 yards.
    £105
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  • Fordson, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Warenford, England
    5.00
    "Ideal base for a family holiday...set between the Cheviots and the sea"


    Tucked away in a peaceful and secluded village setting, these five comfortably furnished holiday cottages are set in an idyllic location, only 5 miles from the spectacular Bamburgh Castle and one of the longest sandy beaches in England, and within a few minutes’ drive of Seahouses, where regular boat trips depart for the Farne Islands. Between the Cheviots and the sea, there is easy touring through the beautiful countryside with its numerous castles, stately homes and NT properties. Furnished to a high standard, and close to the owners’ home, Fordson offers single-storey accommodation and Ferguson is a detached two-storey cottage. The Mill House stands as a detached converted barn, with Waren View and The Granary Cottage forming an adjoining pair. This is an ideal choice for family holidays, with use of a very pleasant lawned area by a stream. There is also shared use of the owners’ hard tennis court nearby.

    Warenford Village serves as an excellent base from which to discover Northumberland and the Scottish border country. Just 4 miles distant lies Budle Bay, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an SSSI, with the ancient walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles) and the Duchess of Northumberland’s ornamental gardens a short drive away. Created to rival the best in Europe, the gardens are contemporary in design and include waterfalls and cascading plumes set within landscaped grounds with themed planted areas. Also sure to delight both young and old alike is a visit to neighbouring Alnwick Castle, which served as the location for the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family, it stands as the second largest inhabited castle in England after Windsor Castle, with some of its rooms open to the public and displaying a wealth of decorative and fine art.

    Within easy reach, too, is Holy Island – renowned for its medieval religious heritage, priory and picturesque castle – and also known by its Anglo-Saxon name of Lindisfarne. Accessed by a paved causeway at low tide, the island is popular with bird-watchers and nature lovers, with the north-western portion of the island being maintained as a nature reserve, where terns, plovers and seals can be observed. Whilst on the island, a trip to The Museum of Island Life will reveal former living and working conditions there, and St Aidan’s Winery tempts visitors with its sweet concoction of local Lindisfarne Mead.
    There are quiet country lanes for cycling and several excellent golf courses nearby, as well as a selection of shops in Belford (3 miles) and good inns and restaurants in which to enjoy a family meal locally – the nearest pub with restaurant being just 30 yards.

    Guests may relax in thesauna or work out in the gym, built close to the cottages. Shop/24-hr garage 1 mile.

    Fordson (MHH), Ferguson (MHI), The Granary Cottage (MKO), Waren View (MKP) and The Mill House (MLX) can be booked together to accommodate up to 30 guests.
    £80
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  • Captains Rest, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    4.00
    Captain’s Rest is an exceptional property located a stones throw from the beach and harbour at Seahouses. This delightful holiday home has been finished to a high standard, offering a sense of luxury to a group getaway; Captain’s Rest is ideal for a family gathering to enjoy Northumberland’s coastlines. The accommodation is spacious yet comfortable for all to enjoy with the master suite located in the separate annex across the garden. Externally there is parking for two cars and to the rear of the property there’s a large enclosed garden both lawned and paved making this a very enjoyable space. When you are ready to start your Northumberland adventure, you will not be disappointed with Seahouses, it is home to an array of amenities including some fantastic restaurants, cafés, and shops. There are also a range of exciting activities such as horse riding at the nearby stables, a round of golf at the towns 18-hole course or hit the waves and take part in some adrenaline pumping water sports.
    Take a boat trip to the nearby Farne Islands, home to an abundance of quirky wildlife, including puffins and seals, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch sight of the dolphins as they play in the water. Lace up your walking boots and follow the Northumberland Coast Path to explore the hidden gems of the fabulous coastline, recognized as an area of outstanding natural beauty, boasting panoramic views across the water as you pass sweeping beaches, rocky headland, quaint seaside towns and dramatic ruined castles. Further inland is the delightful market town of Alnwick, home to Alnwick Castle, famously known as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Harry Potter; take a scenic stroll through the towns beautifully maintained formal gardens or explore the fascinating history on display at Bailiffgate Museum. Wherever your adventure takes you, be sure to start it from the luxury comforts of Captain’s Rest. Beach 1 mile.
    £94
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  • Old Brewery Cottage, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Old Brewery Cottage is a Grade II listed semi-detached barn conversion which was originally built in the 1800s. It now offers tastefully furnished accommodation, adjacent to the owner’s home, ideal for exploring Hadrian’s Wall Country.
    With a picturesque Tyne Valley view, this welcoming holiday cottage is situated only a few miles from Hexham, and is ideal for exploring the Northumberland coast and the National Park. The historic market town of Hexham, dominated by its majestic abbey, offers an abundance of amenities only 12 miles east or travel an extra 20 minutes to sample the vibrant city of Newcastle or try a little retail therapy at the world renowned Metro Centre. The Cumbrian border is close by; Carlisle is only 25 miles west, therefore making it a superb base for those seeking to explore the historic charms of Northumberland coupled with the magnificent Lakeland Fells.

    Old Brewery Cottage can be booked together with Old Brewery Coach House (UK3003) to accommodate up to eight guests.
    £82
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  • The Oid StablesInstant Book Overlay Image
    The Old Stables has been renovated throughout, retaining character and charm with a lovely wood burning stove to cosy around on those cooler evenings. All on one level with great attention to detail, the cottage is on the outskirts of Rothbury around a 15-minute walk from the friendly pubs, most serving delicious food, perfect for couples or a small family, and perfect for relaxing after a day out exploring the glorious surrounding countryside.

    With walks and cycling from the door, you feel like you are in the countryside yet only a three-minute drive from the centre of this pretty little market town. Rothbury has plenty of pubs, cafés, restaurants, and a few independent shops, as well as an award-winning butcher, riverside and play park for the children. Parking in Rothbury is free and available in most of the small town.

    The Simonside Hills are ideal for the serious walkers, or a gentle stroll along the River Coquet is perfect for those wanting a more relaxing holiday. Rothbury is set along the River Coquet where you can fish for salmon and trout. The golf course is very close should you be a keen golfer. Cragside House (National Trust) is nearby and packed full of quirky inventions with stunning gardens in spring and summer.

    A few miles drive over the moor will take you to Alnwick, with its famous castle and gardens which is open to the public and was used in some Harry Potter and Downton Abbey scene; explore the cobbled streets and cafés stopping off for lunch. Northumberland Heritage Coastline makes for a wonderful day out where you can explore up and down the coastline taking in historic castles and beautiful unspoilt golden beaches. A day trip over to the Northumberland National Park is well worth the effort in any season, and Kielder Water Riverside has plenty of stopping-off picnic areas for the family easily reached from your location in Rothbury. Beach 17 miles.
    £63
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  • Bernicia House, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    The popular village of North Sunderland reveals Bernicia House, a stunning detached abode only a stone’s throw from local amenities and the golden Northumberland Coast. Whether you are joining friends or bringing along the family, this retreat is a breath of fresh air, a calm, serene place to base your holiday and build some memories.
    The living rooms are comfortably designed, one on the ground floor opening onto the beautiful conservatory/games room. The other has been carefully thought out on the first floor so the outstanding views straight over to the coast and open countryside can be enjoyed through the floor to ceiling glass windows. Retire here after a long day on the beach and watch the horses graze whilst the sun sets behind them. The kitchen overlooks the gardens and has everything needed to cook up a hearty meal for the whole family to enjoy. There’s also a utility room which houses the washer/dryer and tumble dryer. The bedrooms are effortlessly presented with one situated on the ground floor, with a well-equipped en-suite. The upper level being home to a variety of bedroom styles to suit every guest including a twin room and a family bathroom. There is a large garage which makes a great storage room for water sports equipment, bikes, and anything else you may need it for. This honeypot location benefits from pretty gardens to the front and rear of the property, with a grand patio area and furniture where you can unwind under the sun, pop the barbecue on and enjoy some al fresco dining.
    Straight opposite the property is Slate Hall Riding Centre, take advantage of a stroll along the golden sands with one of the horses or ponies on offer - what a wonderful way to end a holiday to remember at Bernicia House! Seahouses offers a wide array of tearooms, restaurants, pubs and shops within walking distance. Boat trips run from the nearby harbour to the Farne Islands, famous for their nesting seabirds and grey seal colonies.
    The picture postcard village of Bamburgh, dominated by its majestic castle, is only 2 miles north, where there is a wide expanse of golden, and often empty sandy beaches. The tidal island of Lindisfarne, locally known as Holy Island, can be seen from the beach and is accessible via a causeway twice daily. A further 2 miles up the coastline brings you to Waren Mill, which is steeped in history. Once an important port, its harbour has long since disappeared, silted up beneath the sands of the estuary. Budle Bay is a bird sanctuary and at low tide a vast expanse of mud flats is home to thousands of sea and land birds, making this location a haven for bird watchers. The historic market town of Alnwick, with its own castle, offers many facilities, just a short drive inland. Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction with its grand cascade waterfall and a restaurant within the largest treehouse in Europe! Beach 800 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.
    £145
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  • Number 29, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Number 29 is a perfect base for exploring this exceptionally pretty area of Northumberland. Sleeping up to four people on one level, this comfortable ground floor apartment is ideal for a couple or a small family, walkers are particularly attracted to this area with walks from the door into the gorgeous countryside. The owners have added nice little touches, such as Out of Eden toiletries in the bathroom, and cleaning products in the kitchen. The dining area has a table with four chairs, whilst the bedroom area has plenty of storage with two double wardrobes.
    It is said that "Postman Pats’s Greendale" is based on Wooler, being the gateway to the Cheviots. With a lovely sitting area to admire the view, the garden is an ideal place to relax and enjoy some down time. Wooler is on the edge of the National Park and is only 15 miles to Berwick on Tweed, with a beautiful beach and plenty of shops and history. All of the Scottish Borders are easily explored from here, with Coldstream only 14 miles and Kelso a little further. Edinburgh is only 90 minutes away.

    Northumberland is such a diverse and friendly county with the beautiful Heritage Coast only 15 miles away to Bamburgh where you can follow the trail and take in the history making a lovely day trip. Holy Island Causeway is only 14 miles where the Lindisfarne Gospels were kept (check the tides). The location really is ideal for exploring in all directions of Northumberland and Scotland’s Border counties. Wooler itself has that country feeling while still having a market town buzz, combining home comforts with countryside. You can be hiking the Cheviot Hills in the morning and having a local beer on an evening. St Cuthbert’s Way walk passes via Wooler, a 62-mile route follows the ancient pilgrimage route, followed by St Cuthbert and many other monks between Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in north Northumberland. Beach 15 miles. Pub, shop and restaurant 176 yards.
    £52
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  • Cowslip Cottage, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cowslip Cottage oozes character and charm. With high beamed ceilings, a wonderful dual aspect wood burner and exposed brick and stone, this is an idyllic retreat for couples or a small family.
    Located in the pretty village of Felton, it is just a 7-minute stroll from a beautiful country pub/restaurant and an award-winning café. The cosy ambience in the open aspect living area with exposed stone walls and dropped beams is reflected throughout the cottage from the moment you open the front door. On relaxing evenings in, you can enjoy the fire, set in an open brick feature fireplace from the homely living area or whilst dining in the kitchen area with seating for four. Set all on one level, the cottage has two bright and airy bedrooms, one with a super kingsize zip and link bed, both with luxury mattresses and bedding, perfect for a great night’s sleep. Through the French doors in the living room, you will find a fully enclosed, south facing lawned garden with seating, ideal for relaxing after a day of exploring Northumberland, or for enjoying your morning cup of tea. The fully fitted, well-equipped kitchen provides a lovely space should you wish to cook whilst staying here in Cowslip Cottage. A generous welcome hamper is provided to get you started on your first evening after your travels. It includes some food and treats for you, some treats for your dog(s), a starter pack of fuel for the wood burner, some complimentary toiletries and cleaning essentials. A highchair and travel cot are provided and additional baby facilities may be available on request.
    Felton is in an ideal location, not too far from the A1, making venturing out very easy in all directions. Head over to the stunning Northumberland Heritage Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with miles of golden beaches, peppered with historic castles, or head west over to Hadrian’s Wall area where you can spend time walking some of the ancient wall. Or perhaps stop off at one of the Roman Forts. Felton is only a few minutes from Alnwick, home still to the Duke of Northumberland who resides in part of the majestic castle. Some scenes from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey were filmed within the castle walls. Discover the cobbled streets, with a great choice of pubs and cafes. Northumberland is reputedly the friendliest county in England where you can be assured of a really warm welcome.
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  • Kia Ora Cottage, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Kia Ora Cottage is a south-facing, stone built, semi-detached, single-storey property on a small private development just a short stroll from the high street in Seahouses. It aptly named after the warm and welcoming Maori greeting, Kia Ora meaning hello, goodbye, welcome and good health.
    The welcoming living room has a sofa and reclining chair, and a lovely bay window, the perfect place to snuggle up with a book, while a 55" Smart TV provides streaming for entertainment. A well-equipped kitchen provides for all culinary needs, and three large bedrooms (each with TV), give flexible sleeping options and ample storage; one has a door opening out onto the pretty garden. Outside is a beautiful rear enclosed, lawned garden benefitting from unobstructed sun for most of the day in summer, and two linked decking areas creating an ample outside seating/ eating area, ideal for your fish and chips supper.
    Kia Ora Cottage has Corporate Membership of the Ocean Club in Seahouses, which is located adjacent to the Seafield Caravan Park. All guests are allowed to enter the club and use the restaurant as often as they wish without an entry fee. If you wish to use the swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa or other facilities, there is a charge of £9 per adult/£5 per child. This charge applies whilst using any of these facilities on site, but if you leave the building and return a few hours later you would have to repay the entry fee. Dogs are allowed into the restaurant only through the door to the left and within that specific area. It is a first class club with excellent facilities and service and ideal for those rainy days. Access to the Club is through the main Seafield car park; after entering turn right after 100 yards and through the barrier. On foot, you can access that area through a number of pathways along the Main Street between the shops.
    Kia Ora Cottage offers an idyllic coastal retreat from which to explore the 20 miles of Heritage coastline designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
    £86
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