For a luxury, dog friendly glamping stay in Northumberland, Woodland Chase really needs to be on your radar. This hidden gem is part of Old Felton Farm, and is just a 4 minute drive from Felton and the A1, and yet you feel miles away from reality. Woodland Chase Glamping offers luxury cabin stays in one of their two cabins, which are converted hen houses one of which is dog friendly, or their spectacular treehouse.
I recently had a brilliant weekend here with Arthur, and would recommend it to anyone looking for this type of trip. We stayed in Crofter’s Cabin, which is the dog friendly one, but it compromises on literally nothing. Both cabins look very similar on the website, so I think only one is dog friendly due to the added cleaning they may require rather than because of any features the other has.
Booking Woodland Chase
The booking process is really easy via their website, but if you have any queries you could also message them on Instagram and the owner Jill is really quick at getting back to you – she’s lovely.
The minimum stay is three nights, and for this you get the cabin, complete with en suite bathroom filled with White Company toiletries, robes and slippers, a welcome hamper that includes treats, dog treats, Turnbulls bacon, farm eggs, a bottle of prosecco, and condiments.
There is parking on site, well away from the main road so it’s really secure, and there are dedicated spaces for each cabin. The family farm and nearby lodge are a short walking distance in case you need anything.
Crofter’s Cabin at Woodland Chase Glamping
The kitchen is also fully equipped, including multiple tea choices, coffee, sugar and sweetener, salt and pepper, herbs for cooking, oil, butter and milk. I find with glamping these are the sorts of things I take just in case they aren’t there but they’ve thought of literally everything I took very little with me compared to my usual glamping trips.
The cabin itself is absolutely stunning, with beautiful furnishings inside including a log burner which would be so cosy in the winter, a bookshelf filled with books, maps, local guides and a Bose speaker. There is good wifi throughout the cabin too.
Outside is just as beautiful, with two rocking chairs on the porch, citronella candles to keep the bugs away, and everything you need for the fire pit and to light the outdoor wood fired hot tub. It’s one of the most peaceful places to enjoy your morning coffee first thing on either the porch or the tree swing.
I actually spent most of the time sitting out there on the porch, even later on when it cooled off I just grabbed a blanket from the box inside and sat out there. If you did want to be in the sun there are deck chairs propped against the wall outside.
The garden also has a bench, and it’s fully enclosed with a fairy lit fence which is just so ideal if you have a dog, Arthur wandered about for the whole weekend and you don’t worry about leaving the front door open. This is a huge plus for dog owners, as so many glamping facilities don’t have that enclosed space outside so you need to have them on a lead or inside. Arthur loved the freedom.
As it was summer I didn’t make any hot food while we were there, instead we had a picnic on the porch by filling the tray with bits and bobs to pick at throughout the evening. Along with a bottle of wine it was absolutely gorgeous, very refreshing and relaxed with the music playing from the speaker inside. If you did want to make something, there is everything you could need (except a microwave).
The outdoor hot tub is of course one of the best things about the cabin. They provide you with enough wood and fire starters for at least one use of the tub, and you can get more from the log store at one of the car parks for a small fee. It took a good few hours to heat up to the right temperature, so I’d get it going as soon as you arrive to be able to use it your first evening.
The next day reheating it didn’t take anywhere near as much time, you just top it up. They will pre heat the hot tub and get the fire going for you for a fee if you’d rather it was ready to jump in as soon as you arrive. Again, sitting in there with a glass of wine or fizz, sheltered from view of everyone is just good for the soul.
One thing to mention is that towels are provided per person, as well a robes, so if you want a dedicated towel for outside and the hot tub you could take your own as an extra.
Things to do near Woodland Chase Glamping
Located near to Felton means in just a very short drive, or about a 20 minute walk you can be at the pretty little village on the river. There is the famous Running Fox cafe where you could enjoy breakfast or lunch, coffee and cake – dogs aren’t allowed inside but they can be outside on the terrace. The Northumberland Arms is also here if you want a drink at the pub or a meal.
Nearby Northumberland towns include Morpeth, which is great for pottering the shops, Amble and Warkworth with the harbour and castle to enjoy, Alnwick with the famous Alnwick Castle and Garden, and Alnmouth.
This is where we went for a morning, a walk along Alnmouth beach which is dog friendly year round, followed by a stroll up into the town for lunch at the Red Lion pub. There is a big beach side car park with an attendant, and it’s £3.50 for the day, you can come and go anytime once you have a ticket.
Alnmouth may be small but it’s very cute, with little seaside gift shops, ice cream and a couple of pubs and tearooms to visit for refreshment. The Red Lion has a big beer garden, and they were serving up pizzas from their pizza oven, so that’s what we had for lunch.
Once it got too hot we made our way back to Crofter’s Cabin for a glass of prosecco that had been in the fridge all day, and a dip in the hot tub. Even if you’re visiting in summer when the nights are still light so late on, don’t forget to get the fire pit going, there’s everything you need to make smores. On the shelf in the kitchen you’ll find a jar of chocolate digestives and marshmallows.
Northumberland has so much to offer beyond what I’ve mentioned nearby. You could visit Cragside or Wallington Hall, go on a hike up towards the Cheviots, or to Linhope Spout waterfall. You could also drive further North up the coast to towns like Craster, Seahouses and Bamburgh. There really are unlimited opportunities for days out to enjoy, using Woodland Chase as your base.
Final Thoughts on Woodland Chase Glamping
I absolutely loved our stay here, it was one of the Northumberland glamping options I really wasn’t ready to leave and could have easily spent a week relaxing up there. Jill and her family do an absolutely brilliant job of catering for everything you could possibly need during your stay. I’m already browsing the calendar for a winter visit, I can imagine on the dark nights with the log burner on and the fairy lights it would be absolutely magical.
For more information on Woodland Chase Glamping, and to book your own stay visit their website here. I’ve also been sharing plenty more photos and reels over on my own Instagram, as well as my highlights of the full weekend saved too.
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