Summer vacations need not mean a couple of weeks of boredom in the local kennels for your four-legged friend, but rather an enjoyable break along the coast or in the Northumberland countryside.
We understand that some guests want to bring their dogs on holiday with them so we have a small portfolio of properties happy to accept animals.
Guests bringing pets are charged £25 to cover additional cleaning. Please note dogs are not allowed upstairs, on the furniture, or in the bedrooms.
Here are some of the best and why they work well for pets:
Dogs are given the five-star treatment at this on-the-beach property. There is a special enclosed accommodation for two dogs in the garage, and the balcony and its private steps straight onto the beach, mean your pet is never too far from being able to stretch its legs.
There is also a lovely 45-minute walk to Seahouses along the coast that will keep any lively pooch happy.
This coastal cottage has a garden with sea views and is central to the quiet fishing village of Craster – making it an ideal base for quick and easy dog walking with a cheeky drop-off at the local pub.
There is also a fabulous walk from Craster to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle along the coast.
Seafarer’s, Seahouses (Sleeps 7)
Similar to Coastguard’s Cottage, the central town location of this bolthole means you are never too far from many walking opportunities and amenities. Seahouses beach is only a minute’s walk away and you can walk up the coast to Bamburgh from this spot.
The Wood Store, Tughall Steads (Sleeps 6)
This three-bedroom barn conversion is literally steps from the open countryside and a wealth of footpaths that make dog walking a distinct pleasure. It also benefits from a small private outdoor space and access to a communal area. Beaches at Beadnell and Newton by the Sea are also just a five-minute drive away.
Check out all our pet friendly Retreats.
Coastal Retreats pooch, Monty, gives the low down on the best Northumberland doggy spots…
I am allowed on all the Northumberland beaches near the Coastal Retreats properties, so it is difficult to choose as they are all so amazing and unpopulated.
Favourite drinking spot?
There’s always a bowl of water for me outside the Joiner’s Arms in Newton by the Sea and I am more than welcome in the bar area but not the restaurant! The Ship Inn at Newton is equally accommodating. The Ocean Club in Seahouses is kind enough to let me drink outside while my owner sips a cappuccino.