Dogs & Horses

Dogs at Brunton

Two well-behaved dogs are allowed, by prior arrangement in the back of Brunton House (uncarpeted downstairs rooms only – see back door, boot room and drying room on the floor plan) and in the uncarpeted living areas of Stable Cottage.

Party Leaders/Principle Guests are responsible for ensuring dogs access the above areas only and do not enter carpeted bedrooms or climb on any items of furniture.

During your stay/before you leave please clear up any dog hair in the house, and all dog poo in the garden/on any mown grass estate areas. We reserve the right to pass on the cost of professional cleaning and rental loss should dog hair be found outside of the designated areas, on carpets or furniture.

There are great walks all over the estate. Please ensure that dogs are kept under close control or on leads and remove dog poo from tracks into long grass. Please see leaflet “Taking Your Dog to the Coast” in our information files for excellent advice regarding dog walking in Northumberland, including advice on livestock and ground nesting birds on beaches. We have a particularly sensitive bird breeding site on our nearest beach on Beadnell Bay – in spring please keep dogs away from these nesting terns.

We are a dog-friendly working farm with livestock and machinery. Dogs must not be allowed to roam unsupervised and must always be kept under close control. We hope farmworkers and gamekeepers moving around in the early hours of the morning/ late at night will not disturb your dogs.

Additional dogs may be allowed, again with our prior permission, to stay in the Stables.


The Fallodon Estate and local beaches offer tremendous space and opportunities for riding. Bring your horses and revel in cantering through the surf.

You are welcome to bring your horse to Brunton by prior arrangement. Brunton has its own stables, with grazing available close by.  Rates apply. All visiting horses must hold a valid equine passport, be in an established worming regime prior to arrival and have an up to date equine influenza vaccination. You will need to bring your own feed and water buckets and hay-nets. Stables and grazing must be tidy and cleared of poo at the time of your departure. Tack is not permitted in the holiday properties, secure storage can be provided if required. Parking is available for lorries and trailers.

Please be aware that we are a working farm with livestock and machinery, and that the East Coast mainline runs through the wider estate.

We will do our best to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe stay with us, but accept no liability for any events, damage, loss or injury, during your stay. Public liability insurance is required for horse and rider.

There is also a livery yard on the estate at Fallodon Mill, close by, which can offer short term livery for horses.

To hire horses, contact Kimmerston Riding Centre –  01668 216 283 – who will take you riding in the Cheviot hills or along the Northumberland beaches.