Dog-friendly accommodation on Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Dog on the beach re Dog-friendly accommodation on Holy Island
We’ve been asked about accommodation on Holy Island that takes dogs so many times (we don’t), that I decided to compile a list for all you four-legged-lovers out there. The truth is, the list is short if you are staying for less than a week, but if you’re staying seven days or longer, there are several good options.

THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE US.
Unfortunately Belvue Guesthouse cannot accommodate pets, so the next best thing for us to do is to tell you who does.

Dog friendly hotels/B&Bs on Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

  1. The Crown & Anchor Pub – they have one dog-friendly double room that books up quickly.
    Tel: 01289 389215
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  2. The Manor House Hotel – All of their rear-view rooms are dog/pet friendly (supplement applies). They don’t allow pets in their front-facing rooms.
    Tel: 01289 389207
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here

And that’s pretty much your lot for short stays. If you’re stuck without a place to stay on the island with your dog, you can try the Lindisfarne Inn on the A1 turning towards Holy Island. They are not on the island itself, but provide dog-friendly accommodation a short drive away (at low tide).

Dog friendly holiday lets/cottages on Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Most holiday lets require a minimum booking period of one week, though some have flexibility in low season or if business is slow. There are a lot of holiday lets on Holy Island, so this list will grow as I go through them. If you know of (or own) accommodation on the island that is pet friendly, feel free to let me know.

Owners change (and change their mind), so please also check with the cottages to ensure they are happy to take your pooch.

  1. The Hut
    Bungalow for up to 4 people, one king size and one twin bedroom.
    Takes well behaved pets. Please inform them at the time of booking.
    email: thehutholyisland@btinternet.com
  2. Wild Duck Cottage
    Cottage with two bedrooms (up to 5 people). Take dogs (supplement applies).
    Email: enquiries@duckcottageholyisland.co.uk
    Tel: 07710 621721
  3. Lee Cottage
    Cottage with one bedroom (accommodates up to 3). Pets welcome.
    Tel: 0345 498 6146
  4. Whin Sill Cottage
    Cottage with 2/3 bedrooms (one room has a sofa bed. Up to 6 people). Well behaved dogs are welcome.
    Email: maire@kennan.co.uk
    Tel: 07789 332 986
  5. Coastguard’s Cottage (English Heritage)
    Cottage sleeps six + Cot. “Dogs allowed”.
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  6. Margie’s Cottage
    Cottage with two bedrooms (up to 4 people). Well behaved pets are by prior arrangement only.
    Email: info@margiescottageholyisland.co.uk
    Tel: 07949 256450
  7. Eider Duck Cottage
    Cottage with two bedrooms (accommodation for up to 4/6 [sofa bed])
    Takes one well behaved large dog or two small ones.
    Email: enquiries@eiderduckholyisland.co.uk
    Tel: 02088 763068
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  8. The Cottage
    Cottage with two bedrooms (Master bedroom and twin)
    Dog friendly.
    Tel: 07790 501364
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  9. St Oswald’s Cottage (National Trust)
    Cottage with three bedrooms (accommodates up to 5 guests)
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  10. Glen House (National Trust)
    One bedroom house. Sleeps two. Up to two dogs welcome.
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  11. Links View House
    Four-bedroom house, accommodation for up to 8.
    Up to two dogs welcome in the kitchen.
    Email: linksviewholyisland@yahoo.co.uk
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  12. Kingsgate Cottage
    Two bedroom cottage (sleeps up to 4 people)
    Pets by arrangement
    Email: kingsgatecottage@live.co.uk
    Tel: 01289 389260
  13. Causeway House
    House with three bedrooms (King, double, twin – taking up to 6 people)
    Well behaved pets by arrangement
    Email: mark.edouglas@yahoo.co.uk
    Tel: 07840 320 235 (day) / 07834 722 603 (eve)
  14. Britannia House
    House with three bedrooms (accommodation for up to 6 people)
    One small pet by arrangement
    Email: Phil.Docherty@btinternet.com
    Tel: 07707 465 750
  15. St Coombs Farmhouse
    Farm house with three bedrooms (accommodation for six guests)
    Allows two pets
    Tel: 01665 721380
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  16. Athol Brose
    Bungalow with four bedrooms (accommodation for up to 8 persons).
    Well behaved pets by arrangement
    Email: atholbroselindisfarne@gmail.com
    Tel: 07736 491228
  17. Castlekirk Cottages
    Two 2-bedroom cottages, each with two bedrooms and accommodation for 4/6
    Well behaved pets are welcome in the Bungalows, but not in the bedrooms. Pet supplement applies.
    Email: hodgsondanny@hotmail.com
    Tel: 0797 1691 004 / 01665 833 113

Cottages/Holiday Lets on Holy Island that DO NOT take dogs/pets

To the best of my research and what I could find out, the following do not accommodate pets:

  • Eden Cottage
  • Island House
  • Fisherman’s Cottage
  • Coble Cottage
  • Martin’s Cottage
  • Hedgehop Cottage
  • White Cottage
  • Seaburn House
  • 1, St Aidan’s Cottages
  • Hothbrush Cottage
  • Captain’s Garden’s
  • Sally’s Cottage
  • The Haven
  • The Granary
  • Honeysuckle Cottage
  • Longstone Cottage
  • Next Door Cottage

Nearest Kennels to Holy Island

If you’d like to leave your dog in Kennels in the area, there are the following options:

  1. Garden Kennels
    About 15 minutes from Holy Island, postcode TD15 2PD
    Licensed dog boarding, insulated and heated. Short or long periods.
    Tel: 07887696435
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  2. Tollfield Farm Boarding Kennels & Cattery
    About 20 minutes from Holy Island, postcode: NE70 7DP
    Set on 8.5 acres in Belford, Boarding for dogs from £ 13 per day. Cats £8.00 per day.  24 hours and under £15 dogs (prices: July 2020).
    Tel: 07493 801634
    Email: lynnegilhome@hotmail.com
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here
  3. Braldannich (Kennels and Cattery), Watchlaw Farm
    In Ford, about 25 minutes from Holy Island, postcode: TD15 2TQ
    Tel: 01289 388368
    Email: info@boardingkennelsberwick.co.uk
    Location and details (Google Maps): Click here

And a reminder that we (Belvue Guesthouse) can’t take dogs either (sorry!)

I created this list to help all those who contact us and are looking for a dog-friendly holiday. If, on the other hand you are allergic, or want a pet-hair-free holiday, feel free to book with us.

Picture credit: Pauline Loroy