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20 of the Best Dog Friendly Places in Scotland

Published: 18th July 2019

Scotland is surely the perfect place to take a dog on holiday. Wild, rugged countryside with nothing but the occasional eagle and whiskey distillery as far as the eye can see. We've chosen 20 of the most wonderfully stylish yet cosy places to stay in Scotland - your dog is guaranteed to love them just as much as you.



Remember these are just 20 of our favourite dog friendly cottages in England - Don't forget to check out our full Dog Friendly collection here.

Barns Tower

Barns Tower

Peebles - Scottish Borders

You and your dog can live like kings in this medieval fairytale tower, set near a 14th century castle in the Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 2 + 2

From 85/night

No 4 Steading Cottage

No 4 Steading Cottage

Banchory - Aberdeenshire

Head into the wilderness at No 4 Steading Cottage, located in the 30,000 acre private estate of Glen Dye on the border of the Scottish Highlands. Doggy paradise.

Sleeps 7

From 128/night

Caledonian Canal Centre

Caledonian Canal Centre

Fort Augustus - Scotland

Bring your dog along for a stay at the cosy Caledonian Canal Centre in Fort Augustus - a perfect base to explore the great lochs of Scotland.

Sleeps 2 - 4 per room

From 50/night

Dark Skye Cottage

Dark Skye Cottage

Isle of Skye - Highland

Dark Skye Cottage is the perfect getaway on Scotlands Isle of Skye offering spectacular views, unrivalled luxury and some superb dog walks.

Sleeps 2

From 107/night

Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Ardgay - Sutherland

A grand Scottish manor house, refurbished by Laura Ashley and set in 100 square kilometres of breathtaking Highlands scenery. Your dog will thank you.

Sleeps 14

From 1749/night

The Saw Mill at Glen Dye

The Saw Mill at Glen Dye

Banchory - Aberdeenshire

Dogs are welcome at this converted 1800s forester's cabin and 1955 Airstream set in secluded luxury, deep in Scottish woodland.

Sleeps 4

From 225/night

Gardener's Cottage

Gardener's Cottage

Crieff - Perthshire

A romantic, country cottage in the grounds of an ancient Scottish castle, with stunning rural views across secluded landscapes. With hiking trails a-plenty, it makes an ideal holiday for four legged friends too.

Sleeps 4

From 145/night

Treshnish Cottages

Treshnish Cottages

Isle of Mull - Argyll

This charming and dog-friendly cosy cottage surrounded by rugged coastal scenery with wonderful sea views, perfect for romantic breaks and family trips.

Sleeps 6

From 56/night

The Wilds

The Wilds

Kingussie - Inverness-Shire

Alpine style home in the Cairngorms National Park with accommodation for up to seventeen guests, set in two acres. Dogs are actively encouraged to come and be part of your adventures.

Sleeps 17

From 407/night

Stables Cottage

Stables Cottage

Dumfries & Galloway - Scotland

A charming homely cottage slotted in the middle of Scotlands most beautiful countryside. With miles of open, sandy coastline on your doorstep, this is a perfect rural retreat for both people and dogs.

Sleeps 8

From 85/night

Strathspey Lodge

Strathspey Lodge

Duthil - Cairngorms

An ultra-smart interior and fine views of the Cairngorms combine at the immaculate yet dog-friendly Strathspey Lodge.

Sleeps 8

From 171/night

Tigh Darach

Tigh Darach

Oban - Argyll

An amazing place for a family holiday with dogs very much included - Tigh Darach is a a well-equipped, warm and comfortable self-catered family house in the Scottish Highlands with incredible views of the Sound of Mull.

Sleeps 8

From 200/night

Hobbit Hideaway

Hobbit Hideaway

Aberlour - Moray

For those who want to stay in a truly unique eco-home then head to Hobbit Hideaway in Scotlands Speyside. You'll receive a lovely welcome pack on arrival, with a little something for the dog too.

Sleeps 6

From 120/night

Birdwatchers' Cabin

Birdwatchers' Cabin

Golspie - Sutherland

You and your dog can keep an eye on the Scottish wildlife from the comfort of this cosy and stylish cabin. Perfectly tranquil and peaceful with beautiful loch-side walks and a local whiskey distillery.

Sleeps 4

From 160/night



Remember these are just 20 of our favourite dog friendly cottages in England - Don't forget to check out our full Dog Friendly collection here.

Bannatyne Cottage

Bannatyne Cottage

Lochgilphead - Argyll and Bute

Escape to Bannatyne Cottage, a neat, cosy and dog-friendly former lock-keeper's dwelling on Scotland's Crinan Canal.

Sleeps 4

From 105/night

Cozy Cabins in Scotland

Cozy Cabins in Scotland

Crieff - Perthshire

Comfy, cosy chalet style accommodation offering a delightful rural stay in the pretty Crieff area of Scotland. Dogs are welcome and there're miles of hikes to enjoy, plus several lovely country pubs for some well-earned refreshments.

Sleeps 4-5 per cabin

From 70/night

Haunn Cottages

Haunn Cottages

Isle of Mull - Argyll

On the Isle of Mulls serene west coast, the romantic Haunn Cottages offer tranquility, cosiness and stunning sea views. There are miles of countryside and coast for you and the dog to explore.

Sleeps 3

From 43/night

Loch Ken Eco Bothies

Loch Ken Eco Bothies

Castle Douglas - Dumfries & Galloway

Take your dog on the glamping trip of a lifetime at these high end, off-grid pods with woodfired hot tubs right on the shores of Loch Ken.

Sleeps 2-6 per bothy

From 87/night

Alpnhaus

Alpnhaus

Nr Newcastleton - Scottish Borders

With stunning views of the hills in this remote Scottish location, you will feel fully refreshed at Alpnhaus - a cosy Austrian-style chalet for two with private hot tub. Dogs stay for free.

Sleeps 2

From 260/night

North Lodge and River Cabin

North Lodge and River Cabin

Banchory - Aberdeenshire

Lovingly renovated remote cabin and lodge nestled in charming Aberdeenshire woodland with hot tub and accommodation for six - plus a dog.

Sleeps 6

From 128/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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