The best dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland holiday cottages

The best dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland

Jemima Kirkwood 12 March 2020

"If you don't own a dog, at least one, there may not necessarily be anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life." – Roger Caras

These characterful creatures can become your best friend pretty quickly and before you know it, your day evolves around their schedule – have they been fed? Walked? Played with? But that is what being a dog owner is about, and we are yet to meet someone who doesn’t love it! Having a dog improves not just your happiness levels, but your fitness levels and your social life too with great opportunities to meet new people out and about on the daily wanders.

Whilst there are many people who like the freedom of not having a pet, many love the companionship and fun that comes from having a dog. The PDSA states that 26% of the UK adult population have a dog which is an estimated 9.9 million pets – that’s a lot of dogs! Over the years, with this increase in pet owners, it’s only made sense for businesses to accommodate the four-pawed community themselves. Leaving the dog at home no longer needs to be a necessity or a challenge now; you can just take then with you – even to a yoga class!

Today there are so many more options for people with pets to include them in their social life with pet-friendly cafes and pubs, and even the occasional bar! Beaches, parks, tourist attractions and even museums open the doors to your doggy pals, so there is no reason why the dog can’t come on holiday too.

At Cottages in Northumberland, we value all members of your family and that extends to the pooch so we are excited to share this selection of dog-friendly cottages with you today…

General doggy rules: Dogs are asked to keep out of the bedrooms and off all of the furniture, this makes things easier for the cleaner. Owners are asked to pick up after the pup in the garden and when out on walks. 

Three is never a crowd on a romantic retreat with the pooch…

Jack of the Woods – sleeps 2 

One pet welcome 🐕

This is a cosy and comfortable cottage for two within easy reach of the picturesque village of Hexham. This is the perfect spot for a romantic break and the dog will love having quality time with you, going for walks and taking trips to the beach. The cottage is located within the grounds of the owners' historic farmhouse which makes for a really pretty setting with great parkland on your doorstep. 

Your dog will love:

  • The countryside setting with lots of walking routes and parks to explore.
  • The patio area outside which makes for a nice sunbathing spot while the humans enjoy al fresco dining.
  • Searching for dog-friendly places to eat and drink in Hexham.

Hotspur Cottage – sleeps 2 

Two pets welcome 🐕 🐕 

Hotspur Cottage is a delightful cottage for two with excellent facilities and is located just outside the popular village of Rothbury, overlooking the River Coquet and the beautiful, surrounding valley. This is the perfect cottage for a romantic break with lots of attractions nearby and activities on offer which you can all enjoy, not to mention its desirable location near the Northumberland National Park. It is furnished and decorated to a high standard and offers a wonderful base for you all to explore from.

Your dog will love:

  • Arched doorway joining the living area to the enclosed garden and safe puppy play area outside
  • Wood burner stove for the quieter nights in, and plenty of space to stretch out
  • Pretty, rural location with plenty of local amenities close by, many of which are dog-friendly

Our family-friendly cottages are proud to welcome the whole pack…

Beachy Point – sleeps 6 

Two pets welcome 🐕 🐕 

This property is perfect for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a memorable holiday together in comfortable surroundings and the contemporary, open-plan design means that you and your family will have plenty of space to spread out and relax! The house is just a short walk from the local village which offers an excellent grocery store and two wonderful and welcoming, dog-friendly pub/restaurants with cosy open fires. In addition, there’s the popular Salt Water Café - cafe by day and exclusive bistro by night. You will have everything you need in this modern home.

Your dog will love:

  • Trendy open-plan living space so contact with the humans is possible throughout the day
  • Lovely, big French doors opening out onto the decked area where you can all soak up the sun
  • Dog-friendly Beadnell Beach and Bay are just 300 metres away making beach fun accessible throughout the day

Blue Barn – sleeps 6 

Three pets welcome 🐕 🐕 🐕 

Blue Barn is a beautiful barn conversion near the historic village of Bamburgh with its renowned restaurants, independent shops, local attractions and a great golf course all within easy reach. This immaculately presented property will make a perfect holiday home-from-home for families and groups of friends with three lovely bedrooms, an en-suite wet room to the master bedroom, plus a modern family bathroom. This dog-friendly Northumberland cottage is located perfectly for outdoor fun which all the family - including the dog - can enjoy.

Your dog will love:

  • Spacious open-plan living area with plenty of space to potter
  • Large doors opening onto a patio and garden making it easy to exercise
  • A short drive from the village of Bamburgh with its castles and large sandy beach – which is dog-friendly all year round

Our luxury dog-friendly holiday homes aren’t just for humans…

Bothy – sleeps 6 

Two dogs welcome 🐕 🐕 

This is a beautifully refurbished cottage providing a peaceful family getaway near the coast in Beadnell, Northumberland. It’s been tastefully furnished throughout with rustic and characterful touches which create a unique and special environment for you and your guests. The French doors open out onto your own little secret garden complete with outdoor seating and a BBQ. Nearby, you have easy access to the rest of the stunning Northumberland coastline, including; Seahouses harbour, village and beach only a short drive away.

Your dogs will love

  • Rustic open-plan living space with a wood burner for evening naps by the fire
  • Lovely garden area with rattan furniture and wall heaters, perfect for lazy evenings and cosy snuggles
  • Nearby dog-friendly Beadnell Beach and harbour providing lots of outdoor time with the humans


We hope these dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland have given you a taster of the quality holiday homes we have on offer to you. Taking the dog on holiday can relieve many stresses and keeps everyone happy, so make sure you check out our full range of dog-friendly accommodation before making your decision to leave them behind or not. Northumberland can offer a full itinerary of activities and adventures so keep it in mind for the holiday bucket list. For more ideas on places you can go with the dog, check out our dog-friendly guide to Northumberland.

Make sure you check out our full range today and plan your next break away with your fluffy friend.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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