Pet Friendly Holidays 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.
- Catton, EnglandNestled perfectly in the Northumberland countryside, Staward is a detached log cabin, adjacent to the owners’ home, and offers a stunning holiday location with views for miles. Perfect for families, friends or couples wishing to enjoy a peaceful romantic break, the cabin has been finished to a very good standard and offers practical facilities, as well as the touches of a private balcony and hot tub. It is well-designed for the less mobile guests too, with the accommodation being on one level with spacious, airy and light rooms. The kitchen and living room are open-plan and have fabulous views that look right across the countryside. It has a double bedroom and also a bedroom with full size twin beds that are comfortable and cosy. The shower room has been well-finished with a large shower cubicle that is also accessible for people with a wheelchair and has a heated towel rail for extra comfort. Staward can also be adapted for disabled access and for guests with any difficulty with mobility.
Situated in the rural village of Catton which lies at the beginning of the East Allen Valley, this log cabin is tucked away down, in a sheltered hollow with fields rising up on both sides, and leads to beautiful heather-covered fells. It is ideal for guests who enjoy walking, rambling, horse riding and cycling, with numerous well-established public footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead straight from the front door and out through the owners’ grounds, leading guests through some of the most picturesque landscapes and scenery that the county has to offer. There is also the facility for guests to bring their horses and use the paddock that is directly opposite the cabin and this can be arranged with prior agreement from the owner. Guests will be able to choose from walks of varying lengths along the river valley, through woodland, fields and open countryside. Visit and explore some of the most popular locations in the area, which include Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park, Kielder Reservoir, Corbridge and Hexham. There are also many opportunities to explore a Roman settlement or discover Roman finds at nearby Vindolanda and Housesteads. The bustling market town of Hexham is only 10 miles away and here, guests will be able to enjoy shopping facilities, pubs, restaurants and bistros. Also, take a trip to the famous Hexham Racecourse for a day at the races or even a historical trip to the abbey. Respite facilities available. The nearest shop and pub are 1 mile away in Allendale.£88From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Waren Mill, EnglandIn an enviable position on the Heritage coastline with stunning views over Budle Bay and Holy Island, this modern, well-equipped ground floor apartment within historic Waren Mill is an ideal base from which to explore the castles and beaches of the Northumberland coastline. Bamburgh (imposing castle, long sandy beach) and Seahouses (working harbour, shops, seasonal boat trips), a short drive. The Maltings has the bonus of two idyllic jetty cottages looking directly over the bay - ideal for dining, a retreat or to watch the many unusual birds that visit Budle Bay which can also be used as a secure storage for cycles/equipment. Many fabulous walks, cycle routes in the area. Alnwick Castle, gardens within 30-minute drive. Golf, riding, sea fishing, watersports nearby. Access to A1 to explore further afield - Berwick and Metro Centre an hour’s drive. Shops 1½ miles.£65From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandThese two lodges, each with a hot tub on the decking, offer differently-styled accommodation for groups of eight. Ideal for holidays or visiting the two large wedding venues nearby in Otterburn. Leafy Run (ref W44043) is a contemporary-style lodge with a hot tub and a peaceful decked area. Reiver’s Rest (ref UKC3402) was completely renovated in 2018, with a private hot tub on the raised south-facing decking and backs onto the woodland in the top corner of the park, with walks from the door. With a fully renovated restaurant on site, the lodges are less than a mile from the centre of the village of Otterburn, on the very edge of the Northumberland National Park. The park is just inside the Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park, the largest in Europe, ideal for stargazers and astronomers. The village has a mill shop, and the shop/café sells local produce. A highly acclaimed wedding venue, Le Petit Château is easily accessed only a mile away and guests can enjoy staying in the lodges and having some downtime after the wedding. The long wooded drive up to the park sets the scene for your break away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
A perfect base for couples or families to explore the Northumberland National Park, Kielder Forest, observatory, and the Scottish Borders. Situated 16 miles from the border counties, outdoor enthusiasts will love this location which is a favourite with walkers and adventure seekers. Bellingham is close by and has a choice of tea rooms, pubs, and village shops. A day trip to Alnwick, with its famous castle, and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, which is peppered with castles and beaches, make for fine days out. Hadrian’s Wall is only a few miles away and is steeped in history, with Roman forts and museums along the way. Hexham and Rothbury are easily accessible and have plenty of pubs and shops. Beach 35 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub ¾ mile, and restaurant on-site.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.£129From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Consett, EnglandAll on one level, with panoramic views over the countryside, guests will find Jasmine Cottage warm and welcoming. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area with dining table and 4 chairs, is light and spacious, and has windows looking out over the horses in the field opposite. Customers are welcome to bring their own dog to stay. It should be noted that the owners have their own pets on site (very friendly); a lovely golden retriever, two cats, and 4 horses and 4 sheep.
Situated in the owner’s grounds, yet quietly nestled away, this semi-detached bungalow is 4 miles from the popular village of Lanchester, 3 miles from Consett for supermarkets and pubs and just 11 miles away from the city of Durham. The perfect spot for a quiet break, the village of Lanchester offers a super selection of places to eat, including three local pubs, an Italian restaurant and fish and chip shop. The very well regarded Knitsley Farm Shop is also only a little over 2 miles away and has a fabulous selection of local food and drink, and is definitely worth the trip.
Ideal for guests who enjoy walking and cycling. There are numerous established public footpaths, walks and cycle paths close by, and the nearest cycle path is the C2C. The beautiful hills and valleys of Teesdale and Weardale are both between 20 and 30 minutes’ drive away, and walkers will find themselves surrounded by some of the most scenic countryside that County Durham has to offer. Hadrian’s Wall can be reached within an hour’s drive too and offers a more historic trail for walkers to take. The Derwent Valley Railway Path leads east towards the outskirts of Durham and is very popular with cyclists, whilst the Waskerley Way leads west and on into the vast open spaces of Weardale.
Jasmine Cottage has a sheltered area with a bar to lock bikes onto, so cycling enthusiasts will be able to bring their bikes and explore to their hearts content. The perfect base for guests wanting to enjoy a spot of history and culture, the cathedral city of Durham offers plenty of attractions to enjoy at all times of year. Also ideal for parents wanting to visit children, family members or friends who are studying at Durham University. Guests will be able to visit Beamish Living Museum, Gateshead and the Metro Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne the popular market town of Corbridge with its riverside walks and Hexham and its abbey. The beautiful Northumberland coast and castles, historic houses are within reach. Perfect for guests wanting to enjoy the Kynren Spectacular that takes place from July-September each year in Bishop Aukland.£59From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Warkworth, EnglandSet in Amble’s town centre, ROK House is set back off the road only a few hundred yards from the local amenities and only a short walk to the harbour in this small friendly fishing town. Built in 1935, refurbished in 2018, this terraced home offers the perfect base for families looking to explore Northumberland. The living room has a 49" Smart TV with Freeview and is a great area to relax in. ROK House also has a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area to enjoy those family meals or lazy mornings at the large breakfast bar. The open plan living space even has large bi-fold doors opening onto the rear sitting-out area bringing the outside in. ROK House is a super base to relax in after a day exploring the surrounding area.
Amble has a friendly port with a working harbour, marina and small beach, and you can also find some small pod style shops, popular on a Sunday when the busy market takes place. Around the harbour are some small fish restaurants as well as two fish and chip shops and an Italian style ice cream shop with a fantastic range of ice cream. Boat trips are available here to Coquet Island to see the RSPB bird sanctuary. The historic village of Warkworth is only 2 miles away and makes a lovely walk along the river admiring the view of Warkworth Castle which often holds events through the year. There are pubs, bespoke shops and further opportunities to explore all with free parking, it is a popular place to visit. A few minutes drive from here is the town of Alnwick with its cobbled streets and famous castle which has featured in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. Alnwick Gardens, with its spectacular grand cascade waterfall and the worlds largest treehouse restaurant should not be missed. Amble is on the edge an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along the Heritage Coast with some of the most unspoilt beaches and picturesque villages in England, with plenty of walking and cycle paths, and fishing can also be found nearby. Amble is a great location for exploring the whole of this unspoilt county with all the amenities you need on your doorstep. The train station in Alnmouth is only 5 miles away, where you can hop on a train to Newcastle, Edinburgh, Durham or York should you wish to make the most of the area and see some of the lovely architecture and shops in these vibrant cities Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hexham, EnglandNestled 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.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Warkworth, EnglandA contemporary and stylish three bedroomed property, Bede’s Rest lies in the heart of the small vibrant town of Amble in Northumberland. Bede’s Rest is within walking distance to the beach, and yards from all of Amble’s popular attractions and amenities.
Park up in your designated gated car park before heading inside this beautiful dwelling and being welcomed into the light and airy hallway. You will find a sleek fitted kitchen to the back of the property where delicious meals can be whipped up using the excellent appliances. Dine in the pretty dining room, whether a romantic meal for two or a gathering with friends, and afterwards on a summer evening, take some drinks out into your enclosed courtyard where outdoor seating and a fire pit awaits; perfect for al fresco dining. Gather in the lounge after a fun filled day and enjoy the relaxed ambience with stylish décor and comfortable seating, perfect for watching a film or playing games with the family. Retire to one of the three lovely bedrooms to prepare for another action-packed day. Freshen up in one of the two excellent bathrooms where you can enjoy a soak in the tub or a refreshing shower, whatever you prefer.
Amble is known as ‘the friendliest port’ and the locals embrace this. The harbour is home to a busy Sunday market popular with locals and visitors, and here you can also peruse the cute pod-style shopping outlets. The harbour area has two great fish and chip shops, and a couple of more upmarket restaurants specialising in fresh fish. Boat trips to Coquet Island can also be taken here. From the harbour, the views towards Warkworth Castle are lovely on a clear day and you can walk to Warkworth from Amble along past the marina and river. Nearby Warkworth is a pretty, picture postcard village dominated by its castle which sits at the top of the village. The local pubs and cafés are all well worth a visit too.
Amble is close to the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching along the beautiful coastline to Berwick-upon-Tweed, with miles of golden beaches and castles. Be sure to visit Holy Island during your stay. The historic town of Alnwick is only 10 miles away, where you can visit the Duke of Northumberland’s home at Alnwick Castle, more famed for featuring in the Harry Potter films as well as a Downton Abbey Christmas edition.
Northumberland is also home to a magnificent Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park. Travel west to Hadrian’s Wall towards Corbridge, easily reachable from Amble. Golf can also be found nearby. Beach 250 yards. Shop 700 yards, pub and restaurant 175 yards.£61From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Consett, EnglandRowley Stone Cottages lie within almost 20 acres of land in a small rural hamlet in the midst of rolling countryside, yet close to local facilities. Thought to date back to the 1600s, they were once the dairy, cowsheds and hay barn for Mansfield Farm. After a £1.2 million conversion, they have been beautifully restored with great attention to detail to provide four wonderful holiday cottages. All offer open plan living spaces with a living flame fire and wall mounted Smart TV, and the kitchen area is superbly equipped. The cottages sit within a secure gated development and have private parking and a 9am-5pm on-site concierge service to assist less mobile guests. On arrival, guests will be welcomed within the reception area, and a generous welcome pack awaits, as well as fluffy robes and slippers.
Wagtail Cottage (UK33096) is a semi-detached, ground floor cottage with two ground floor double bedrooms and a shower room with a double walk-in shower. Please be aware that the property isnt suitable for those with wheelchairs or scooters due to the width of the door frames and age of the property. Swallow Cottage (UK33159) is an attractive first floor, loft-style cottage with vaulted ceilings and Velux windows throughout. It has two double bedrooms, which can be interconnecting if required, and the shower room has a large walk-in shower. Barn Owl Cottage (UK33172) is a stunning semi-detached, two-storey property. Its ground floor double bedroom has a separate shower room, whilst the fabulous mezzanine master suite has a glass balcony overlooking the living area, a freestanding slipper bath and an en-suite toilet. Peewit Cottage (UK33161) is a detached property with two double bedrooms, bathroom with a double walk-in shower.
Within the courtyard, each property has its own indoor spa suite, where you can immerse yourself in your bubbling hot tub either in privacy or open up the large door to the open air and night sky. There is a small breakfast bar and stools for drinks, hangers for your bath robes and even a dog cage to house your furry friend while you soak. To the rear is a fabulous communal patio area, perfect for warm evenings, with stunning views out across the open countryside. It has a variety of tables and seating with ample room to sit separately or socialise. A fabulous pergola provides a covered area with comfortable seating. The spa theme extends to the patio area with a relaxing sauna (available after September) by arrangement.
Out and about, the rolling countryside offers a wealth of bridleways, public footpaths and also the iconic C2C cycle route running along the adjacent railway line. Nearby, visit the Derwent Waterside Park, a great place for walking, cycling, fishing and sailing. The properties are well situated just off the A68, making it easy for journeys to Scotland, and the perfect base to explore the north of England, with easy access to both coast and country.
Historic Durham, with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips, the market town of Barnard Castle, with its 12th-century castle, and medieval Raby Castle are all a short drive away. Beamish Open Air Museum is just 13 miles away, whilst Newcastle and Gateshead offer an array of museums and art galleries along with excellent shopping 18 miles away. The breathtaking scenery of the Northumberland National Park is within half an hour’s drive, as is Hadrian’s Wall. A little further afield are Alnwick Castle and Gardens, while the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland are around an hour’s drive. Shops and restaurants 3 miles, pub half a mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.£106From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bellingham, EnglandThe Studio at Westfield is a perfect retreat for couples or a small family, ideally located in the centre of Bellingham and within easy walking distance of the pubs, cafés, and shops.
This contemporary studio takes its inspiration from the Scandanavian style; its high beamed ceilings and design features give it a lovely light and airy feel. French doors lead outside to a enclosed lawned garden with patio that catches the sun, making it perfect for sitting out and relaxing.
Set on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the largest Dark Sky Park in Europe, the location is ideal for visiting this unspoilt area of the beautiful county of Northumberland. Kielder Forest and park welcomes water enthusiasts and adventure seekers, whether cycling, walking, or just enjoying the breath taking scenery, you can stop off at one of the visitor centres along the water’s edge.
The Scottish Carter Bar is only 18 miles away making the Scottish Borders easily accessible should you decide to visit Scotland while you are here. Otterburn is only 9 miles away, with an mill shop with plenty of outdoor bargain wear. A trip over to the heritage coast Area of Natural Beauty makes for a lovely day out, also steeped in history with plenty of castles and miles of sandy beaches. Northumberland is a diverse county voted the ’best county to holiday’ in the 2018 Visit Britain Tourism Awards.
Beach 30 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant is 530 yards.£69From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Berwick-upon-Tweed, EnglandSet amidst rolling countryside just outside the quaint village of Ancroft near Berwick Upon Tweed, is this charming shepherd’s hut, The Foxglove. Resting in a secluded spot with an abundance of wonderful wildlife, The Foxglove is an idyllic hideaway for a couple or family desiring a rural escape, enjoying tranquil skies and nights around the fire.
The Foxglove features a small galley kitchen area with an electric two ring hob, a microwave combination oven, under-counter fridge, toaster and kettle, and a DAB radio. There is an extendable dining table for up to four guests. A large, raised deck with ramp access has been designed to support the needs of mobility impaired guests, and just off the kitchen is a wet room with electric shower, basin and WC. For the cooler months the hut is super-insulated and has electric tubular heating.
Two dogs are welcome and there are kennels on site if required. Horses are welcome with prior notice. There is grazing and stabling available on site at additional cost. Foxglove sits alongside three further huts, Cow Parsley, Teasel and The Beach Hut, each sleeping up to four guests which are ideal for larger parties who wish to holiday together.
Ancroft is a very small rural village, it sits just 5 miles from the popular Berwick Upon Tweed, take a stroll to one of four beautiful beaches, offering water sporting opportunities, breath-taking scenery, and plenty of family excitement. Enjoy a relaxing game of golf, or enrich yourself with the history of Berwick Castle, involved in many Anglo-Saxon wars, there’s plenty to uncover. Take a scenic stroll along the River Tweed before enjoying lunch in one of the many eateries on offer or take a trip to nearby Duns to discover its award-winning butcher and delicatessen, alongside being an exciting hub for racing enthusiasts with its Jim Clark Museum and the Jim Clark Rally.
Here you are within easy reach of Bamburgh, an attractive small village set on the Northern stretch of the Northumberland Coast. It is dominated by its magnificently striking castle that can be seen for miles around. There is much to do in the village alongside the castle and its amazing history, there are impressive stretches of pure golden sandy beaches, many tea rooms and restaurants, and a museum dedicated to Grace Darling. This chocolate-box shepherd’s hut is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple looking for a peaceful getaway or a family looking to explore this gorgeous part of Northumberland.
This property can be booked together with Teasel (UK38671), The Beach Hut (UK38672) and Cow Parsley (UK38673) to accommodate up to 16 guests.£52From price per night based on 7 night stay