Dog Friendly Cottages in Northumberland

Northumberland has established a well-earned reputation as an excellent holiday destination for pet-friendly holidays, with its rugged coastline, charming countryside and tempting local pubs. With many of the region's attractions also welcoming dogs, Northumberland is well worth considering when planning your next UK get-away. 

We currently offer more than 200 self-catering properties across Northumberland that also accept pets. Many properties also include special extra touches or welcome packs, so be sure to check the useful information below to secure your ideal dog-friendly holiday home. 

  • Many of our pet-friendly holiday cottages have enclosed gardens or outdoor spaces – ideal for letting your dog safely relax outside.
  • Some allow pets free of charge. These include The Hollies (411592), Rose Cottage (GD1865), and The Cottage at Seahouses (88711).
  • Some cottages welcome two or more pets. This information can be found in individual property descriptions. 
  • Skears Cottage (NB602) can accept up to five dogs.
  • It is possible for you to hire dog crates at some of our properties. Check out the individual property descriptions for more information.
  • Some of our owners provide welcome packs for your dogs including treats, poo bags and water bowls. Cottages that provide these packs will indicate this in their property description.

Your Guide to Visiting Northumberland With Pets

Northumberland is home to a host of fascinating places to visit that also allow dogs including Dunstanburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and Warkworth Castle. The famous Barter Books in Alnwick for example, is a popular destination for hunting rare books, or simply enjoying a relaxing read. The bookshop also has a cosy café with a dedicated pet-section, so you can enjoy a refreshing coffee and a good book, while your dog curls up for a nice snooze - or a good read if it's especially clever!   


Dogs are also welcome on the boat tours to the Farne Islands from Seahouses Harbour, however they are not allowed on the National Trust Islands. Be sure to plan your journey beforehand to ensure that you and your dog can get the most out of your trip.

Most of Northumberland’s beaches are pet-friendly, however there are some areas with restrictions where dogs should be always kept on a leash, or where beaches do not allow dogs at specific times of the year:

  • Amble Little Shore, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and Tynemouth have restrictions between May and September.
  • To protect nesting shorebirds, the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve has introduced a special dog zoning scheme between May and September 2021. During this period dogs are banned from the Wide Opens extending to Ross Back Sands south and north to the Beacons and Black Law.
  • These restrictions are also in place for the western section of Budle Bay. Dogs will still be allowed to be exercised off their leads at the North Shore on Holy Island, however they will have to always remain on a short lead when elsewhere on the reserve.
  • A small area in the middle of Beadnell Bay has a seasonal restriction for breeding during the summer months. Signs clearly mark the area, informing you when to put your dog on a lead.

Northumberland is an enchanting place to visit full of mysterious secluded beaches and quaint towns and villages just waiting to offer you a warm welcome. With so much to offer that will also appeal to your trusty dog, a pet-friendly holiday cottage can be the ideal base to explore everything Northumbria has to offer. Take a moment to browse our pet-friendly cottages and get ready to step into an adventure!
 


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