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4 luxury dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland to book for 2024

Start 2024 the right way with a relaxing retreat to Lucker.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 16.12.2023

Want to escape the January blues? How about a relaxing rural retreat to one of these luxury dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland?

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 before relaxing in a luxurious spa with a glass of fizz and indulging in an award-winning Sunday roast, whilst taking in scenic countryside views – sounds like the ultimate rural retreat, right? Introducing Stablewood Coastal Cottages.

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

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.

Stablewood Coastal Cottages

ELM COTTAGE

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

Price: from £548 (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 sit and have your morning coffee 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.

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Stablewood Coastal Cottages

THE OLD MILL COTTAGE

Sleeps: 6

Price: from £558 (minimum two-night stay)

Dog-friendly: yes

Hot tub: yes

Escape to this Grade II listed gem, a former flour mill turned luxury self-catering haven. Welcomed with a hamper featuring a bottle of wine, and local biscuits, the cottage sleeps up to six across three en-suite bedrooms.

Modern amenities blend seamlessly with charming wood beams. Enjoy the open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area with a wood-burning stove and a spacious smart TV. Relax in a king-size bedroom with patio access and explore the village’s attractions that are just a stone’s throw away.

Stablewood Coastal Cottages

ASH COTTAGE

Sleeps: 6

Price: from £548 (minimum two-night stay)

Dog-friendly: yes

Hot tub: yes

Stablewood Coastal Cottages has recently unveiled Southside Farm Cottages, a captivating complex featuring four sympathetically converted original farm dwellings and two new stone cottages with slate roofs.

Nestled on the outskirts of Northumberland’s Lucker village, just a 5-minute stroll from the vibrant village centre, Ash Cottage boasts two bedrooms, a junior suite, en-suite facilities, and a unique mezzanine level for added tranquillity. With private parking, central heating, log burners, and a hot tub with scenic rear views, these cottages promise an unforgettable escape.

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Stablewood Coastal Cottages

OAK COTTAGE

Sleeps: 4

Price: from £415 (minimum two-night stay)

Dog-friendly: yes

Hot tub: yes

Oak Cottage, is within Stablewood Coastal Cottages’ new Southside Farm complex. Nestled on the outskirts of Lucker, just three miles from Bamburgh and the Northumberland coastline, Oak Cottage offers a tranquil escape with two bedrooms, scenic countryside views, and a cosy log fire.

Enjoy the convenience of private parking and a fenced dog-friendly garden with a hot tub at Oak Cottage and experience a stay with the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort.

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THE STABLEWOOD COASTAL COTTAGES RESORT

The Apple Inn Lucker

The Apple Inn 

Rest and recharge with a feast of the best Northumbrian 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.

From a wholesome Sunday roast with honey-roasted gammon, duck fat roasties and glazed vegetables to an indulgent meat-sharing board perfect for grazing over a bottle of wine, there is something on the menu for everyone.

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

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Beau Monde Salon and Spa Lucker

Beau Monde

Nestled in the heart of Northumberland, Beau Monde is not just a spa – it’s a hidden gem where serenity meets award-winning luxury. Just a stroll away from Stablewood Coastal Cottages in Lucker, this family-run haven offers everything from hair styling to spa experiences.

Imagine kicking off your day with a glass of fizz, soaking in a hot tub, indulging in afternoon tea, and wrapping it up with a rejuvenating Temple Spa treatment.

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.

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