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The top cottages in Northumberland for dogs

Ruth King 21 May 2024

As a dedicated dog owner, you’d be barking mad not to visit Northumberland with your pup. Not only are the vast majority of beaches dog-friendly all year round, you’ve got the Northumberland National Park to explore too, so you can enjoy the very best unspoilt coast, countryside and National Trust properties.

Whether you’ve got four legs or two, that fresh air can really tire you out so you’ll both need somewhere extra-special to sit, stay and lie down. With so many amazing dog-friendly properties to choose from, we’ve pawed through our full collection to choose our favourite cottages in Northumberland where dogs are welcome with open paws.You can also take a look at our complete guide as to why Northumberland is perfect for your pup and get even more inspiration.

Whether you’re looking for a seaside cottage or the peace and quiet of the national park, we’re sure this selection of dog-friendly stays in Northumberland will set tails wagging. Fetch the full collection of dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland by clicking on the button below; you'd be barking mad not to.


Starling Cottage | Spittal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed

Montage of lounge/diner, bedroom, courtyard, and exterior of Starling Cottage

Sleeps: 2 dogs + 4 humans

Why we love it: Set in a lovely coastal village close to the English/Scottish border, Starling Cottage has the best of Northumberland on your doorstep. Visit Berwick-upon-Tweed, explore the coast or head inland to the National Park. Then return to your cosy home to relax on the enclosed patio while your four-legged family member dozes at your feet.

Why guests love it: “Area is very nice. Beach is brilliant and lots of dog walks around. Pubs are within walking distance and the very friendly locals made us welcome.” – Sandra.

What’s nearby? The incredible dog-friendly beach is less than 0.5 miles away, perfect for fresh morning walks while the sun comes up.


Grove House | Bamburgh

Montage of lounge | kitchen table and woodburner | exterior | garden and conservatory at Grove House

Sleeps: 2 dogs + 8 humans

Why we love it: Bring the whole pack together at this large 19th-century home called Grove House, which has views towards the imposing Bamburgh Castle in Bamburgh. When you’re tired out from walking on the coast, you can indulge yourself at the Ocean Club, which has a 20-metre swimming pool, a spa and sauna and beauty treatments.

Why guests love it: “The sun room was the perfect spot to enjoy a drink whilst the dogs dried off from the beach before retiring to the warmth and comfort of the spacious lounge.” – Tina.

What’s nearby? The vast, dog-friendly beach at Bamburgh is less than half a mile away, as is Bamburgh Castle where dogs are welcome to explore the grounds.


Cove Cottage | Seahouses

Montage of garden and conservatory | kitchen | front visage | twin bedroom at Cove House

Sleeps: 1 dog + 5 humans

Why we love it: Enjoy views over open fields and towards the sea from this lovely cottage. The enclosed garden at Cove Cottage is perfect for your four-legged friend to sniff some new scents while you relax in the conservatory after a day of adventures.

Why guests love it: “The house was clean and well presented, the garden was very dog friendly and the outside seating area lovely.” – Lian

What’s nearby? The huge dog-friendly beach, which extends along the coast all the way up to Bamburgh, is less than a mile away. Or take a trip to the Farne Islands from Seahouses harbour, also less than a mile away – salty sea dogs are warmly welcome on board.


Beachy Point | Beadnell

Lounge/diner with high ceiling | deck with picnic bench | Garedn furniture on deck | double bedroom at Beachy Point

Sleeps: 2 dogs + 6 humans

Why we love it: This modern beach home called Beachy Point is super stylish, with hard flooring throughout the ground floor making sweeping up sandy paws and breeze. There’s a wood burner for warming up after windswept walks; we’re sure your pup will find the best spot to doze in front of it!

Why guests love it: “The owner has thought of everything and more. Even the dogs have everything they need.” – Kathryn

What’s nearby?  Beadnell Beach, dog-friendly all year round, is around 300 metres away plus there’s lots of pubs in Beadnell that welcome four-pawed guests too.


Ravenslaw House | Alnwick

Exterior with pointy tower | dining room with grand piano | large reception room with staircase | large lounge with fireplace at Ravenslaw House

Sleeps: 2 dogs + 18 humans

Why we love it: Close to the centre of town and only a short hop from the A1, this characterful mansion house called Ravenslaw House in Alnwick is in an ideal location for a family gathering or a friends' reunion, and for exploring the whole of Northumberland. Fire up the BBQ in the enclosed garden in the summer, or retreat inside with games, books and DVDs if the weather turns bad or play the piano for your fellow guests. 

Why guests love it: “The location was perfect and within easy reach of the coast and some lovely dog walks for our two four-legged friends.” – Ian

What’s nearby? Alnwick is home to lots of dog-friendly pubs, while many stunning walks can be enjoyed in the Northumberland Coast National Landscape, 5 miles away.


Panhaven | Amble

Lounge with TV and woodburner | double bed with breakfast | green space opposite property | courtyard garden with outdoor furniture at Panhaven

Sleeps: 1 dog + 4 humans

Why we love it: This lovely apartment called Panhaven has everything you need from a seaside getaway: luxuriate in the two king-size beds, enjoy coffee in the enclosed courtyard while your pup stretches his legs and then set off to explore the town’s sights just a short walk away.

Why guests love it: “Wonderful location and the beaches are lovely. Meg the dog loved her morning walk chasing the rabbits.” – Denise

What’s nearby? Amble Links beach is around 1 mile away from the property and is dog-friendly all year round. Or visit Warkworth Castle, 2 miles away, which welcomes four-legged guests on leads.


Bridge View House | Rothbury

Dining room with fireplace | front visage of property | lounge with fireplace | double bedroom at Bridge View House

Sleeps: 1 dog + 4 humans

Why we love it: On the fringes of the Northumberland National Park, this charming stone cottage called Bridge View House is in a peaceful village location with loads to see and do nearby. Relax on the sofa after a lung-busting countryside walk while your hound has a doze on the carpet.

Why guests love it: “Great location especially for dog owners, being so close to river.” – Elaine 

What’s nearby? Walk just 150 metres from the cottage for walkies in Rothbury Park and along the River Coquet, or head 1 mile to the National Trust’s Cragside where your pup’s welcome to sniff rabbits in the gardens and woodland as long as he’s on a lead.


Bridge End Cottage | Northumberland National Park

Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining table and couch | garden and patio | front visage of property | double bedroom at Bridge End Cottage

Sleeps: 1 dog + 5 humans

Why we love it: At Bridge End Cottage in Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park, you can sit in the large garden and stargaze in the evening; your pup can watch out for the dog star too! If it gets chilly, come indoors and fire up the wood burner.  

Why guests love it: “The garden is large and private which is ideal for dogs or kids.” – Mark

What’s nearby? As well as miles upon miles of national park to roam, the pub next door welcomes four-legged visitors in the garden and bar – perfect for a refreshing post-walk pint of beer and bowl of water.


Stay at a self-catering dog-friendly cottage in Northumberland

A cosy cottage by the coast, a countryside home with room to roam or a townhouse close to all the action – our dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland offer the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday with your four-legged best friend. Browse our full collection of dog-friendly Northumberland cottages and start planning your Northumberland retreat today.

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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