Best friend has four legs? Great, we're a dog-friendly holiday cottage!

Don’t leave your furry friend at home!


We’re animal lovers and love being able to take our pet on holiday with us, and we want our guests to be able to enjoy Homildon and the Northumberland countryside with their loyal companion alongside. That’s why Homildon is a pet-friendly holiday cottage.

Dog friendly holiday cottage - Photo Iain Lees [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Beautiful scenery all year round! (Pic: Iain Lees [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

Homildon is the perfect place to have a staycation with your dog (or dogs!). The cottage is located at the end of a quiet lane just on the border of the National Park with many footpaths and bridleways leading into the moors. The number of passing dog-walkers heading into the Park will tell you how great the Cheviot Hills are to walk (or run) with your dogs – and so peaceful you may not see another soul all day.

Humbleton Hill provides a great leg stretching walk not far from the cottage. The beaches of Northumberland’s coast are also popular for dog walking – they are huge, open expanses with shallow surf to run and play!

Northumberland holiday garden

Our back garden

But you won’t even need to strike out into the hills or drive to the coast to give your pet some fresh air and exercise. Our large garden provides a great place to supervise your dogs or play with one of the throwing toys provided.

We aim to please our four legged guests as much as our two legged ones. As a dog-friendly cottage, we provide a doggy welcome pack including a fleece blanket and microfibre towel per dog, treats, throwing toys, food/water bowls, and one large and one small plastic dog beds.

You can buy pet food supplies locally at the Co-op and garden centre. Our local butcher T R Johnson even sells his own blend of frozen dog mince, and no doubt would be able to rustle up a nice meaty bone!

Many of the local pubs allow dogs, including the Black Bull in Wooler, so after a hard day’s walking you can all retire to the pub for a restorative drink before heading back to your dinner slow-cooking in the AGA.

About Homildon Cottage

On the very border of the Northumberland National Park, Homildon Cottage is a traditional but fully modernised cottage dating back to the early 1800s. Sleeping up to eight, it offers seclusion and tranquility while being only 15-20 minutes walk from Wooler – the “Gateway to the Cheviots”.

If you haven’t visited before, why not read our reviews from previous guests, or you could whet your appetite with pictures of the house.

A well-equipped kitchen with cherry red AGA provides a perfect place to share a convivial meal or sample the local treats from the welcome basket while the comfy sitting room – with vaulted ceiling and vintage wood burning stove – offers a welcoming space to stretch out and relax. The house lies out of sight at the end of a short dead-end track – ensuring the only passing ‘traffic’ is the occasional walker or farmer. A large rear garden is a peaceful haven looking out onto historic Humbleton Hill and the Northumberland National Park is less than a minute’s walk away.

This video was taken at the end of our garden on New Year’s Day 2018:


We only ask that our four-legged guests are flea-treated, bring their own cushion/soft bed if required, and respect the local landowners by staying on the lead in livestock fields and around nesting birds.

If your furry friend isn’t a dog, get in touch. We will try to accommodate other pets if possible, so please enquire.