Our VisitEngland 4* self catering holiday cottages are both dog friendly. We are dog owners ourselves and enjoy local dog walks and visiting different places in the Northumberland area whenever time permits as there is plenty to see and do. We accept up to two dogs in our pet-friendly cottages and include a few extras for guests who may forget dog bowls, towels or treats – we always make pets welcome and dogs who stay with us very much enjoy posing for the camera!
Staycations in the UK are becoming very popular and many guests are looking for dog-friendly holiday accommodation, cottages that welcome their pets. Northumberland is a perfect location for dog friendly cottage holidays with its sandy beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall Country and the stunning Northumberland National Park. There are lots of lovely dog walks in Northumberland which are sure to be enjoyed by guests as much as their pets. Many guests take their dogs to Kielder Water and Beamish Museum as these popular places are also dog-friendly. Both cottages, Drakestone Cottage and Stanegate Cottage are well located for visiting award-winning Northumberland.
Northumberland is also a very dog-friendly county – many pubs, cafes and restaurants welcome dogs as well as muddy boots. As well as being well suited for pets, it is also popular with families. Many parents bring their children and dogs each year for a self-catering cottage holiday. There are many different types of accommodation in Northumbria to choose from – lodges, cottages, cabins, clamping, shepherd’s huts and caravans to suit the needs of the family and dog. Wherever you decide to stay, you will find dog friendly Northumberland cottages perfect for a short-break or longer holiday in the North East of England. People in Northumberland with rental properties are very friendly and will welcome couples, families and dogs to their accommodation.
Our Dog friendly self catering holiday cottage accommodation in Northumberland
Drakestone Cottage – dog friendly cottage in Northumberland
This cottage sleeps up to four guests and welcomes up to one or two dogs. Drakestone Cottage is situated in the village of Harbottle not far from Rothbury in the Northumberland National Park. There are two dog-friendly pubs within a two-mile radius. Drakestone Cottage is ideally located for visiting the North east coast with its many castles (where dogs are welcome on most of the beaches all year around), The Cheviot Hills, Kielder Water, National Trust’s Cragside and Wallington Hall. Both Cragside and Wallington Hall welcome dogs in their grounds. There are public buses that go between Harbottle and Rothbury and these welcome dogs on them too. Rothbury is a lovely market town with a wide range of amenities including a vet if your pet is ill. The majestic Bamburgh Castle is now dog friendly and is worth a visit – the views across to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne are amazing from this castle and beach, an area of outstanding natural beauty where dogs can be walked all year around. Don’t forget to walk with your dogs from Dunstanburgh Castle to Craster, famous for its kippers. Drakestone Cottage is near Alwinton, the gateway to The Cheviot Hills which is a perfect place to walk the dog before returning to the cosy cottage later in the day.
Stanegate Cottage – pet friendly cottage in Northumberland
This cottage sleeps up to five guests and one or two dogs. There is a safety gate at the bottom of the stairs to help guests with dogs keep their pets in the kitchen area, especially at night. Stanegate Cottage is situated in the village of Fourstones in Hadrian’s Wall Country on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. The cottage gets its name from the old Roman word for ‘stone road’, The Stanegate – this is the road that runs through Fourstones beside the cottage, the old military road. The pet-friendly cottage is only 4 miles from the market town of Hexham (a wide range of amenities including a vet if your dog is ill) and is within easy reach of the cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle by car, train or bus. Dogs are typically welcome on public transport in Northumberland – there is a bus number AD122 which visits all of the Hadrian’s Wall attractions such as Vindolanda, Housesteads, Birdoswald, Chesters and The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre which is also next to The Twice Brewed pub, a dog friendly public house and restaurant with great views of Steel Rigg. All of the English Heritage attractions welcome dogs on their holidays in the grounds but due to the archaeological excavations, Vindolanda does not allow visitors to bring a dog with them. Stanegate Cottage is about 40 minutes from Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, a lovely location for dog walking along the beach or promenade, or visiting Tynemouth Priory which is English Heritage and dog-welcoming. Heading further north, there is a lovely dog-walk to Blyth where you will find fantastic fish ‘n’ chips and ice cream.