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
- 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
- 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
- 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