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Dog Friendly Cottages In Northumberland

We are delighted to be able to offer an excellent range of dog friendly cottages in Northumberland and this page has lots of information specially written to help you choose the right location, property and region.

First of all, here is a small selection of cottages where owners can enjoy a holiday with their dogs to give you an idea of what's on offer:

dog pen at DunsdaleDunsdale House
Possibly the highest house in Northumberland and set in a truly remote location. The house sleeps 8 and has kennels outside as well as allowing dogs inside. Walks from the back door will take you straight onto Bizzle Crags or you can head on up to the Cheviot itself. To wash the dogs down you can choose from a small stream beside the house or an outside tap.

There are some pleasant walks along the Lambden Valley or under Dunsdale Crags. This is a popular pet friendly house with many repeat visitors.

Deeps dog friendly cottageThe Deeps
On the border line between Northumberland and Durham and a short walk from the historic village of Blanchland. The owners have left an adjacent field free for guests to walk their dogs. There is also a pleasant south facing conservatory. Lots of woodland walks nearby.

This house used to be owned by Rowan Atkinson and it has also been used by musicians seeking a quite retreat to practice and record their music.

Coldburn dog friendly cottage Coldburn Cottage

A former shepherd’s house, this is an old style cottage with two relatively small double bedrooms above a lounge and kitchen.

The really popular feature of the cottage is its enclosed garden where flowering cherry trees and daffodils bloom in springtime and honeysuckle comes out in the summer. The garden has long views up onto the Cheviot and there is a small stream beside the house.

Plenty of good choices for dog walking.

Hethpool Mil dog friendly cottageHethpool Mill
Within easy walking distance of Hethpool, this is a popular house with dog owners.

All the facilities you need for a great dog friendly holiday are here. From a large kitchen and entrance lobby with floor tiles through to an outside tap and river nearby.

The rooms are all of a good size and the open plan layout provides a light and airy feel to a great house.

Armstrong dog friendly cottageTuckernuck Cottage in Bamburgh
One of two Armstrong cottages originally built to house the estate workers at Bamburgh Castle at the turn of the 19th century.

Both cottages are now Grade II listed buildings.

Both Tuckernuck and Nantucket have nice gardens and the sand dunes which lead down to Bamburgh beach are just a short walk away.


Woodpecker dog friendly millWoodpecker Mill
A five star luxury house sleeping up to 6 guests and in a very special location. Between Chatton and Belford you are in the middle of the Kyloe Hills. St Cuthberts Way runs through these hills as the pilgrims head towards their destination at Lindisfarne.

You also have some great view points at Bowden Doors and also at Ros Castle.

The quiet side roads are great for cycling.


Here is a list of pages offering more detailed and specialized information:

Dog Friendly Cottages By Region/Rating Cottages Suitable For 2 Or More Dogs
Northumberland Coast Northumberland coastal cottages for 2 or more dogs
Hadrian's Wall Hadrian's Wall cottages for 2 or more dogs
North Northumberland North Northumberland cottages for 2 or more dogs
5 Star Dog Friendly Cottages North Pennines cottages for 2 or more dogs

For anyone wishing to take 3 dogs or more on holiday please visit our special page here.

To ensure a happy holiday with your dog we recommend you visit our House Rules For Dog Friendly Holidays page.

Making The Right Choice Of Dog Friendly Cottage

So what makes a good holiday cottage for you and your dogs? What should you look for? Here are a few guidelines to help you make your choice:

1. To us the important thing is that the house is rented from someone who understands dogs. Someone who understands that most dog owners are desperate to keep the house clean and tidy, to prove that their dogs can go on holiday too and that they are responsible. Find a house like this and you will return time and time again.

2. Decent secure garden. This is really important and what joy when you find that you can let your dog outside on a cold winter evening and not have to worry about it chasing the cat next door or running onto the busy road which you hadn't known was there.

Bill's three working ColliesTed on Harelaw

Photo left: Bill Elliot's 3 dogs Kale, Glen and Tweed.

Photo right: Ted on Harelaw with Cheviot in background

3. Pebbled or concrete area outside. It really helps if your dog has a non muddy area to stand outside the door as you start to clean those paws. It is so much easier to clean them on hard standing.

4. An external hose to wash them down or a stream or river to wash them in after a visit to the beach.

5. External safe area or kennels. Sometimes when you return from a river walk dogs can be very muddy. Having a kennel or secure area is so useful.

6. A non carpeted area inside. We love kitchens with tiles. The dogs can come in clean but if you have been on the beach then the chances are that there is sand still on them. So they can lie down on the tiles and dry properly whilst you open the bottle of wine which you thought about all the way home.

7. No ornaments at a low level. We have all been into houses where the ornaments just fill every table, shelf and mantlepiece. Any decent labrador will have a tail designed to knock them off!

8. Walks nearby. It helps if you can walk the dog straight from the house and it's not a question of getting in the car and driving away. This is a luxury, just leave the back door and the walk starts immediately.

Here at Northumbria Byways we have lots of holiday cottage owners more than willing to welcome families with their dogs. They understand that usually anyone willing to take dogs on holiday will ensure that everyone has a good time!