Top dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland

Accommodation, Pet friendly

Posted by Ruth on 26th October 2020

Northumberland dog-friendly cottages

Northumberland is one of the best destinations in the UK for a dog-friendly holiday; not only do the majority of the beaches welcome four-legged visitors all year round, but there is plenty of countryside for them to sniff around too – including Kielder Forest Park, Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines.

A dog-friendly holiday needs a dog-friendly holiday cottage, where canine guests are just as at home as visitors like you and me. There’s such a wealth of dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland, it can be hard to narrow it down, so we’ve done the hard work for you.

Whether you’re looking for cottages with direct access onto dog-friendly beaches in Northumberland, properties with wood burners so your hound can enjoy the cosiest of naps, or you want to be close to dog-friendly places to eat and drink, you can find the perfect cottage for you and your dog in our collection. We’ve picked out eight of our favourite dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland for you to take a look at:


Whinstone Cottage

Whinstone Cottage, Embleton

Sleeps 3 + 2 dogs

Just 1 mile from the beach at Embleton, this stone-built cottage offers cosy and characterful accommodation with lovely sea views. Four-legged guests will love exploring the private garden where they can stretch their legs, while you can enjoy the original period features throughout, including an antique dining table and a grandfather clock. The lounge/diner is the perfect place for relaxing in the evening, where you can light the wood burner and curl up all together.

You’ll love:

  • The huge, dog-friendly beach nearby
  • The incredible coastal views from the rear garden
  • The cosy wood burner for cosy evenings in

Whinstone Cottage


Garden View Cottage

Garden View Cottage, Beadnell

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

In the heart of the ever-popular village of Beadnell, this lovely cottage makes a brilliant base for an action-packed dog-friendly holiday in Northumberland. You’ll have all of Beadnell’s pubs, cafes and shops within walking distance, as well as the year-round dog-friendly beach close by. Inside, the cottage has plenty of room for the whole family; the kids will love sleepovers on the bunk beds, while the garden is perfect for sunbathing and letting the pups burn off some energy.

You’ll love:

  • The enclosed garden with a large lawn
  • Being within walking distance of a dog-friendly beach
  • Dining out at the nearby dog-friendly pub

Garden View Cottage


Coastguard Watch

Coastguard Watch, Seahouses

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Boasting classic and refined style with incredible waterside views on Seahouses harbourfront, this dog-friendly cottage in Northumberland is a great choice if you and your dogs like the finer things in life. Set off on long walks along the coast, before returning to your stylish abode where you can towel off sandy paws in the dog-drying room then unwind in front of the roaring wood burner.

You’ll love:

  • The mesmerising, panoramic sea views
  • Walkies on the beach nearby
  • Having a dedicated dog-drying room for towelling off sandy paws

Coastguard Watch


Beach Retreat

Beach Retreat, Low Newton-by-the-Sea

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

The setting for a brilliant coastal holiday with your dogs, this lovingly converted farm cottage enjoys incredible sea views and has a sandy beach just steps away. The coastal location is echoed in the blues and whites of the interior design, where there’s plenty of room for six people. Take on one of Northumberland’s best dog-friendly walks, Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle, or enjoy a pint in one of Northumberland’s best pubs, The Ship Inn, mere metres away.

You’ll love:

  • Having almost direct access to a dog-friendly beach
  • Being within walking distance of a great paw-friendly pub
  • The beautiful sea views, wonderful in all weathers

Beach Retreat


Maggies Den

Maggies Den, Craster

Sleeps 6 + 1 dog

With contemporary design and luxurious features, this dog-friendly cottage in Northumberland is a stylish setting for a holiday with your discerning dog. While there is no garden, the Northumberland coastline is right on your doorstep; sniff out new trails along the sea before returning to your swanky base to light the wood burner, soak up the harbour views and spend quality time together.

You’ll love:

  • Relaxing amid the stylish and bespoke interiors
  • Enjoy the beautiful views over the harbour
  • Heading out on long coastal walks straight from the front door

Maggies Den


Tidal Sands Penthouse

Tidal Sands Penthouse, Alnmouth

Sleeps 6 + 1 dog

Perfect for a holiday whatever the weather, this chic penthouse apartment has breathtaking sea views both inside and out. Stroll along the dog-friendly beach at Alnmouth or enjoy walkies along the River Aln estuary at the southern end of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Heading back to the apartment, the south-facing balcony is the perfect place to sit and enjoy those wonderful views.  

You’ll love:

  • The sleek interior with luxurious mod-cons
  • Enjoying the panoramic views from the decked balcony
  • Walkies along the dog-friendly beach close by

Tidal Sands Penthouse


The Barn at Devil's Water

The Barn at Devil’s Water, Hexham

Sleeps 10 + 2 dogs

Situated between Kielder Forest Park, the North Pennines and the Northumberland Coast, your dogs will be spoilt for choice when it comes to walkies with a stay at this modern barn conversion. There’s ample room for your pups to pad around both inside and out too, with gorgeous gardens and 20 acres of meadows surrounding the property. Keep an eye on your hounds if they like to chase things though, as friendly ducks and hens wander around the farm.

You’ll love:

  • The large gardens which your four-legged friend can explore
  • Relaxing in the stylish, open-plan accommodation with a roaring wood burner
  • Exploring the nearby North Pennines and Kielder Forest Park

The Barn at Devil's Water


Catcleugh Farmhouse

Catcleugh Farmhouse, Northumberland National Park

Sleeps 10 + 3 dogs

In the heart of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park and surrounded by nature reserves on the edge of Catcleugh Reservoir, there couldn’t be a more idyllic setting for a dog-friendly holiday cottage in Northumberland. Up to three dogs are welcome at this farmhouse, and with three wood burners they can choose their favourite one to nap in front of! With direct access to fields behind the property too, this is a cottage that everyone will enjoy a holiday in, whether human or hound.

You’ll love:

  • Tucking into the treats for both dogs and humans in the welcome hamper
  • Having direct access to walkies in the fields behind the property
  • Spending evenings stargazing in the Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Catcleugh Farmhouse


More inspiration

If Northumberland is top of the list to visit with your dog, take a look at these blogs and guides to find some more inspiration for your next holiday:


Enjoy a dog-friendly holiday in Northumberland

If you’re planning a dog-friendly holiday in Northumberland, we have a wide range of cottages that welcome four-legged guests too. From cosy cottages nestled in the national park to coastal homes with incredible sea views, you can find your perfect dog-friendly cottage in Northumberland in our collection – just click the button below.

Dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland

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