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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.
    £133
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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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  • St Ebba Lodge, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Nestled away in Northumberland along a country lane and with views across open fields, Vindomora Country Lodges are an ideal place to enjoy a super holiday. There are nine lodges (refs UK10383, UK10384, UK10385, UK10386, UK10388, UKC4416, UK33743, UK36147 and UK12633) which are all on one level and finished to a high standard. Each lodge boasts a super, open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The living area is spacious and comfortable with a wood burner and views out across the fields. The furnishings are of an excellent standard and the kitchens are fully fitted with all appliances including gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The family bathrooms all boast a great shower, heated towel rail and ample storage space for toiletries. Coria Lodge (ref UKC4416) has been adapted to accomodate wheelchair users, with disabled parking, extra wide ramp access, widened doorways, raised electrical sockets and hoist facilities. The low level entry bathroom has a large shower with bi-folding doors allowing wheelchair access, a grab rail and raised toilet. Each detached lodge also offers a private, 6-seater hot tub (Coria Lodge, ref UKC4416, has a hoist rail system installed) and garden area with garden furniture for sitting out and enjoying the location. These properties are for families and couple bookings only, bookings for party purposes such as stag or hen parties are not accepted.
    Perfectly situated near to the banks of the River Derwent with a boat house and fishing permits available for a small fee, guests who enjoy river fishing will be spoilt for choice. Also just a few hundred yards from the Derwent Walkway as well as a variety of established public footpaths, walks and cycling routes, there is no better base for enjoying and exploring the local area. Then leading further out into County Durham, Northumberland, the Northumberland National Park and the stunning North Pennines. Only half a mile from the village of Ebchester, there are plenty of amenities and facilities right on the doorstep. A local village pub, excellent restaurants and a village shop are at the heart of this thriving community and within easy walking distance from the lodges. Golf lovers will be able to book a place on the famous Slaley Hall course just 15 miles away or the closer course at Consett which is just 3 miles away. The cathedral city of Durham, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is only 15 miles away and well worth a visit.
    Officially located in Northumberland yet also on the border of County Durham, there are plenty of places to visit and explore within an easy radius. Steeped in history, the county of Northumberland is home to the historic Hadrian’s Wall which spans 73 miles from coast to coast and is now recognised as a World Heritage Site. The market town of Hexham is a 15 mile drive away and offers plenty of facilities and amenities including a leisure centre, bowling alley, supermarkets, shops and a farmers market, as well as the historic attractions including Hexham Abbey and Hexham Old Gaol. The pretty town of Corbridge lies just 10 miles away and boasts a cobbled street centre surrounded by quaint tea shops, cafés and boutiques. Beach 24 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 46 guests.
    £109
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    Nestled away in Northumberland along a country lane and with views across open fields, Vindomora Country Lodges are an ideal place to enjoy a super holiday. There are nine lodges (refs UK10383, UK10384, UK10385, UK10386, UK10388, UKC4416, UK33743, UK36147 and UK12633) which are all on one level and finished to a high standard. Each lodge boasts a super, open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The living area is spacious and comfortable with a wood burner and views out across the fields. The furnishings are of an excellent standard and the kitchens are fully fitted with all appliances including gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The family bathrooms all boast a great shower, heated towel rail and ample storage space for toiletries. Coria Lodge (ref UKC4416) has been adapted to accomodate wheelchair users, with disabled parking, extra wide ramp access, widened doorways, raised electrical sockets and hoist facilities. The low level entry bathroom has a large shower with bi-folding doors allowing wheelchair access, a grab rail and raised toilet. Each detached lodge also offers a private, 6-seater hot tub (Coria Lodge, ref UKC4416, has a hoist rail system installed) and garden area with garden furniture for sitting out and enjoying the location. These properties are for families and couple bookings only, bookings for party purposes such as stag or hen parties are not accepted.
    Perfectly situated near to the banks of the River Derwent with a boat house and fishing permits available for a small fee, guests who enjoy river fishing will be spoilt for choice. Also just a few hundred yards from the Derwent Walkway as well as a variety of established public footpaths, walks and cycling routes, there is no better base for enjoying and exploring the local area. Then leading further out into County Durham, Northumberland, the Northumberland National Park and the stunning North Pennines. Only half a mile from the village of Ebchester, there are plenty of amenities and facilities right on the doorstep. A local village pub, excellent restaurants and a village shop are at the heart of this thriving community and within easy walking distance from the lodges. Golf lovers will be able to book a place on the famous Slaley Hall course just 15 miles away or the closer course at Consett which is just 3 miles away. The cathedral city of Durham, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is only 15 miles away and well worth a visit.
    Officially located in Northumberland yet also on the border of County Durham, there are plenty of places to visit and explore within an easy radius. Steeped in history, the county of Northumberland is home to the historic Hadrian’s Wall which spans 73 miles from coast to coast and is now recognised as a World Heritage Site. The market town of Hexham is a 15 mile drive away and offers plenty of facilities and amenities including a leisure centre, bowling alley, supermarkets, shops and a farmers market, as well as the historic attractions including Hexham Abbey and Hexham Old Gaol. The pretty town of Corbridge lies just 10 miles away and boasts a cobbled street centre surrounded by quaint tea shops, cafés and boutiques. Beach 24 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 46 guests.
    £114
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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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  • Willow Cottage, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Willow Cottage is a perfect retreat for couples with views from the rear over open countryside. Set in the picturesque landscape of Northumberland in the small village of Stannington close to the historic town of Morpeth. This modern detached holiday home is perfect for couples and designed all on the ground floor. The large open plan living area is bright and airy and a delightful place to sit. The modern kitchen area is perfect for cooking up breakfasts and cosy meals in. Situated to the rear of the owner’s grounds, Willow Cottage offers a private seating area that overlooks the fields to the rear, an ideal setting for relaxation.
    Only 100 yards away, guests can explore the local farm shop, featuring a delightful café and offering a variety of locally sourced produce, including award-winning sausages. Visitors can enjoy interacting with the on-site animals and picking up fresh eggs for breakfast—a delightful experience for all ages. The historic town of Morpeth, just 4½ miles, offers a charming mix of shops, cafés, and pubs, along with a pretty Edwardian shopping centre and leisure centre. A short drive of 24 miles leads to Alnwick Castle, where guests can explore Harry Potter tributes and the Duke of Northumberland’s home. Further up the coast, you will discover picturesque fishing villages, golden beaches, and medieval castles await.
    Newcastle Airport is conveniently close, situated only 9½ miles away, and with easy access to the A1 and the pretty town of Morpeth, makes it the ideal base for exploring the diverse and award-winning county of Northumberland, which boasts a captivating landscape of moors, hills, and valleys, catering to a wide range of interests and age groups. The local shop is just 100 yards away, with a pub 1¾ miles away and a restaurant a quarter of a mile from the cottage
    £68
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  • No 2 Railway Cuttings, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    No 2 Railway Cuttings, one of a pair next to each other melds traditional with contemporary to make it the perfect location for those wishing to get away and unwind. This elegant stone-built, semi-detached, single-storey cottage is situated at Falstone Station. Along with the owner’s home it is one of only a few cottages at this location, which was once part of the former Border Counties Railway line. The line has long gone but reminders of the route that linked England with Scotland are still there. It is only 520 yards from the local pub serving real ale and good food. Opposite the pub is a small tearoom/shop in the pretty village of Falstone. The cottage has one double and one twin bedroom and sleeps four people in an elegant style. The underfloor heating will keep you comfortable whatever the time of year. The décor is contemporary and comfortable with a kitchen area that has everything you’ll need to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.
    Railway Cuttings is situated inside the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Its lack of light pollution makes it one of the best areas in Britain to enjoy the sky at night. Use binoculars to marvel at the Milky Way; enjoy the Northern Lights or perhaps you’ll be lucky and glimpse a spectacular meteor shower. For those who want to make the most of their ’Dark Sky’ stay, a visit to the Kielder Observatory is a must but book ahead to guarantee a time that suits you best. One of the big attractions of holidaying in this area of rural Northumberland is the range of activities so close at hand. Its close proximity to Kielder Water makes it a must-visit for walkers, sailors and cyclists. Nearby Leaplish has a swimming pool and spa open to visitors, and the on-site pub and restaurant is handy for those wishing to make a day of it. And for those who just want to enjoy the countryside, its south facing views overlook the North Tyne river and the nearby rolling hills. The historic town of Hexham is only 25 miles and Bellingham have lots of useful amenities such as a bank, post office and shops, and is only 9 miles away. The Northumberland Heritage Coast makes a great day out and is within easy driving distance so you can experience all parts of this unspoilt, diverse county. Shop, pub and restaurant 520 yards.
    No 2 Railway Cuttings can be booked together with Railways Cuttings (ref UK3211) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
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