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Sun, sea and spa – what to expect on a staycation at Stablewood Coastal Cottages, Northumberland

These dog-friendly Northumberland cottages are just a 5-minute drive from Bamburgh Castle and offer the ultimate coastal break that the whole family will enjoy.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 16.05.2023

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A break to the captivating Northumberland Coast is guaranteed to help you feel relaxed, refreshed, and recharged and gives your whole family a chance to enjoy some quality time together.

Imagine waking up to the sound of bird song and indulging in an award-winning freshly cooked breakfast, before relaxing in a luxurious spa with a glass of fizz whilst taking in the scenic countryside views – sounds like the ultimate rural retreat, right? Introducing Stablewood Coastal Cottages.

Just under an hour’s drive from Newcastle and a 5-minute drive from Bamburgh Castle, you’ll find the idyllic village of Lucker which has everything you need right on the doorstep of Stablewood’s collection of dog-friendly cottages.

Whether you want to kick back and relax with luxurious spa treatments at Beau Monde or fancy feasting on the finest food at The Apple Inn after a full day of exploring, Lucker is the perfect exclusive coastal resort where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The self-catering cottages in Northumberland are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with luxury modern amenities providing a serene space for relaxation that feels like a home away from home.

HLN TOP TIP: Stablewood Coastal Cottages are kindly offering one of our readers a free stay for two including a spa and dining package worth over £650. Keep an eye out for the competition…


A staycation at Stablewood Coastal Cottages, Northumberland, will be one you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. From all 30 cottages (including those with hot tubs) being dog-friendly and sleeping up to eight guests to the warm and helpful team who are on hand to help you make precious family memories that’ll last a lifetime by personalising your stay through offering discounts for outdoor activities, recommending treatments, and you can even hire your very own chef in your cottage to mark a special occasion.

Cottage spotlight: Elm Cottage

Sleeps: 6 (can sleep 8 for an additional charge)

Price: from £600 (minimum two-night stay)

Dog-friendly: yes

Hot tub: yes

With a modern, open-plan lounge complete with a cosy log burner and a spacious separate dining area that leads to an outside decking area to take your meals alfresco with stunning surrounding countryside views, this cottage is perfect to entertain all your guests. And there’s plenty of space for your whole party with two ensuite bedrooms and one junior suite that’s set over two floors with its own lounge area, shower room and free-standing bath in the upper mezzanine creating a romantic tranquil space.



Beau Monde Spa 

Make the most of your staycation and treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering with a spa day at Beau Monde. This award-winning hidden gem is an oasis of serenity in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, that not many know about. Set in the heart of Lucker and within walking distance from Stablewood Coastal Cottages, Beau Monde is a peaceful escape from it all surrounded by countryside views.

From hair styling to beauty treatments to spa experiences and leisure facilities, the luxurious, family-run salon and spa is a calming and welcoming sanctuary. Think starting your day off with a glass of fizz (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere) before soaking in a hot tub and steam room and tucking into a spot of luxury afternoon tea. Finish your self-care day off with some well-needed ‘me’ time with a luxury Temple Spa treatment, leaving your mind and body in perfect, blissed-out harmony.

HLN TOP TIP: Stablewood guests get a one-hour pass for either the swimming pool or fitness suite and get 5% off services and treatments.



A full day of exploring the captivating Northumberland Coast really works up an appetite, so a visit to the cosy Apple Inn pub and The School House country kitchen – which are within walking distance of Stablewood Coastal Cottages – is a must. You’re on holiday so, of course, you want to be wined and dined with home-cooked comfort food made from the finest local produce that both eateries have to offer. Plus, they’re dog friendly too.

HLN TOP TIP: All Stablewood Coastal Cottage guests get a 5% discount on their food bill – it would be rude not to.

The Apple Inn

Rest and recharge with a feast on the best Northumbria produce at The Apple Inn, an award-winning dog-friendly, gastro pub. The cosy, rustic countryside pub offers all the best bits of a traditional alehouse, alongside real honest comfort food with a modern touch. Whether you fancy a wholesome Sunday roast with honey-roasted gammon, duck fat roasties and glazed vegetables, an indulgent meat sharing board perfect for grazing over a bottle of wine or craving a juicy sirloin steak with a side of beef dripping triple-cooked chips, there is something on the menu for everyone.


The School House

Just over the road from The Apple Inn, you’ll find the family-run country kitchen, The School House in Lucker which serves a fresh seasonal menu made from locally sourced ingredients. Set in a scenic country location with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, here you can sit back and let the team of talented chefs do the cooking for you. Start your day off right with breakfast or brunch or celebrate a special occasion with a spot of afternoon tea, The School House has a selection of dishes that the whole family will enjoy.

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