20 of the Best Dog Friendly Places in Scotland

20 of the Best Dog Friendly Places in Scotland

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.

Loch Ken Eco Bothies

Castle Douglas - Dumfries & Galloway

Sleeps 2-6 per bothy

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.

Birdwatchers' Cabin

Golspie - Sutherland

Sleeps 4

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.

Tigh Darach

Oban - Argyll

Sleeps 8

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.

Bannatyne Cottage

Lochgilphead - Argyll and Bute

Sleeps 4

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

Cozy Cabins in Scotland

Crieff - Perthshire

Sleeps 4-5 per cabin

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.

North Lodge and River Cabin

Banchory - Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 6

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

Barns Tower

Peebles - Scottish Borders

Sleeps 2 + 2

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


Nr Newcastleton - Scottish Borders

Sleeps 2

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.

Strathspey Lodge

Duthil - Cairngorms

Sleeps 8

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

Stables Cottage

Dumfries & Galloway - Scotland

Sleeps 8

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

No 4 Steading Cottage

Banchory - Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 7

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.

Caledonian Canal Centre

Fort Augustus - Scotland

Sleeps 2 - 4 per room

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.

Dark Skye Cottage

Isle of Skye - Highland

Sleeps 2

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

Haunn Cottages

Isle of Mull - Argyll

Sleeps 3

On the Isle of Mull’s 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.

Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Ardgay - Sutherland

Sleeps 14

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

The Saw Mill at Glen Dye

Banchory - Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 4

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

Gardener's Cottage

Crieff - Perthshire

Sleeps 4

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.

Treshnish Cottages

Isle of Mull - Argyll

Sleeps 6

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

The Wilds

Kingussie - Inverness-Shire

Sleeps 17

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.

Hobbit Hideaway

Aberlour - Moray

Sleeps 6

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

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