Pet Friendly Holidays Dumfries and Galloway

Dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches and an abundance of wonderful woodlands make Dumfries and Galloway one of the most spectacular parts of lowland Scotland. With popular pet friendly accommodation, you'll find Dumfries and Galloway a luxurious contemporary romantic retreat for dog owners.

 

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    Castle Douglas, Scotland
    The Byre is quite simply a stunning barn conversion, which is part of a courtyard of three luxury holiday cottages converted in 2020. With their eye for detail, the owners have transformed these former farm buildings into a little bit of heaven in the most glorious of surroundings. Grobdale of Girthon is a small farm on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, where you can enjoy peace and tranquillity yet be easily accessible to all this beautiful corner of south west Scotland has to offer.

    The Byre really offers the ultimate in luxury living, from the living room with comfy sofas and cosy wood burners, and a well equipped kitchen, to the sumptuous bedrooms and modern bathrooms. Outside, nestled in the beautiful rolling Galloway Hills, there are 65 acres for you to explore and provide a tranquil escape. Without doubt, a stay at Grobdale of Girthon will want you coming back for more!

    Whilst set in a beautiful rural location, Grobdale of Girthon is only 6 miles from the picturesque town of Gatehouse of Fleet, which has a variety of excellent eating places, two very well stocked shops and a pharmacy. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle. There are also delightful beaches within a few minutes drive of the town, including Mossyard and Cardoness.

    With mountain biking, fishing, scenic coastal walks and forest trails, golf and water sports close by, there is something for everyone. A visit to Kirkcudbright is a must! Known as ’the artists’ town’, it attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.
    The properties were awarded ’Best Farmyard Cottage Getaway Dumfries and Galloway for 2023’ by SME news.
    The Byre can be booked together with The Dairy (ref UK7146) and The Croft (ref UK7147) to accommodate up to 10 guests.
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  • Ceardach, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Castle Douglas, Scotland
    Welcome to Ceardach, a charming and spacious family holiday home nestled in the quiet village of Gelston, just a mere 2 miles away from the bustling market town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway. This enchanting holiday home is the perfect destination for those seeking tranquillity, comfort, and an authentic taste of rural Scotland. As you step into Ceardach, you’ll be greeted by a sense of home away from home. This generously proportioned residence is tailor-made for a large family or a group of friends eager to embark on a memorable vacation. The ground floor is a welcoming expanse with a well-appointed kitchen/dining area offering picturesque views over open fields at the rear. Adjacent to this, a spacious living room beckons you to unwind and relax. The ground floor also features a double bedroom with an en-suite shower, a utility room for added convenience, and a downstairs toilet. Venture upstairs, and you’ll discover three more generously-sized bedrooms, each designed with your comfort in mind. The family bathroom ensures that your every need is catered to with style and grace.
    One of Ceardach’s standout features is its exquisite rear gardens. Delight in the serene beauty of the countryside, with rolling hills and fields stretching out before you. This outdoor oasis is the perfect setting for al fresco dining, or simply losing yourself in the beauty of nature. And here’s the best part – your four-legged friends are more than welcome to accompany you on your countryside adventure!
    While you savour the comforts of Ceardach, don’t forget to explore the treasures that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. The area is renowned for its lush landscapes, historical sites, and diverse activities. Head to Threave Castle, a captivating stronghold on an island in the River Dee, or visit Threave Gardens, a National Trust for Scotland property known for its impressive horticultural collection. For those with a penchant for outdoor adventure, the Galloway Forest Park is a haven for hikers, cyclists, and nature enthusiasts. In Castle Douglas, you can indulge your taste buds with a visit to its renowned food shops and farmer’s markets, earning it the nickname ‘Food Town’. The town also provides a gateway to a variety of local attractions, from the picturesque Loch Ken to the Solway Coast, which offers opportunities for birdwatching and coastal walks. Ceardach is the ideal retreat for those looking to unwind in a picturesque setting, whilst also being close to a range of activities and attractions. It’s time to experience the best that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer, and Ceardach is the perfect starting point for your adventure.
    £128
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  • Lochside House, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Welcome to Lochside House in Castle Douglas, a truly magnificent holiday let that encapsulates the essence of luxury and breathtaking beauty. Set overlooking the park and Carlingwark Loch, this large detached house is not just a holiday home; it’s an experience that promises the ’wow’ factor at every turn.
    From the moment you step inside, you’ll be swept away by the sheer quality and elegance that defines every corner of this remarkable space. Lochside House isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a haven where comfort, style, and relaxation converge to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones. The centrepiece of this extraordinary house is the magnificent open-plan living/dining area. With patio doors that seamlessly lead onto the exquisite garden, you’ll be treated to a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living. The garden itself is a luxurious retreat, featuring a spacious Swim Spa and a separate hot tub, a haven of tranquillity and indulgence. The allure continues with a stunning garden room complete with an en-suite shower, offering a private oasis of relaxation. For those who appreciate culinary delights, the outdoor kitchen beckons with its large pizza oven and gas BBQ, a perfect setting for al fresco dining. Inside, the sleek and modern kitchen is a hub for culinary creativity, while a dedicated playroom ensures entertainment for the whole family. Lochside House offers five bedrooms, each exuding comfort and elegance. The master bedroom, located on the first floor, is a sanctuary of its own featuring a stunning en-suite, a spacious walk-in dressing room, and a balcony overlooking the park and Loch, it’s a retreat within a retreat.
    As you step outside the house, the attractions of the area await your exploration. Castle Douglas itself is a charming market town, renowned for its independent shops, galleries, and eateries. The surrounding Galloway Forest Park offers a haven for nature enthusiasts, with its sprawling landscapes, dark skies perfect for stargazing, and a range of outdoor activities including hiking and wildlife spotting. In conclusion, Lochside House is more than just a holiday let; it’s an embodiment of luxury, comfort, and natural beauty. Whether you seek relaxation in the opulent interiors or adventure in the surrounding attractions, this holiday home promises an experience that will linger in your heart and memory for years to come.
    £291
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  • Cuil Park Cottage, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cuil Park Cottage is a stylish three bedroomed cottage boasting two beautiful living rooms, two modern bathrooms and a lovely kitchen/dining room, the perfect recipe for a tranquil family holiday. All the bedrooms have outstandingly comfortable beds along with quality linen assuring you of that perfect night’s sleep. Each room has workspace and desk either in it or just outside, if you must work while enjoying this super cosy cottage there is plenty of quiet space to be found somewhere! Outside there is a large floodlit deck and a dry-stone wall barbeque as well an enclosed lawn. You are more than welcome to use the larger meadow that the garden leads onto.
    Cuil Park Cottage is the perfect location to explore this wonderful area. For those that like to explore either on foot or bike the property is located on the Threave Estate walks, taking you straight into stunning traffic free walks and paths around the Threave Estate or into Castle Douglas itself. Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town, is a 5-minute drive away and is a delightful small market town with an array of independent shops selling produce and quality gifts. There are number of cafés, pubs, and restaurants to enjoy a meal in, as well as excellent butchers and food shops for you to sample the local produce.
    This unspoilt area of south-west Scotland offers magnificent scenery and has attractions in abundance, from beautiful sandy beaches to dramatic cliff top walks along the majestic Solway Coast. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens, a National Trust property. Close to the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and central to two of the worlds famous 7Stanes mountain bike tracks with Dalbeattie and Kirroughtree, offering routes for all levels and abilities. For those with young children, there are several great days out, from some of the finest sandy beaches to farm parks, including Ernespie Farm Park just 10 minutes away whilst the Dark Sky Planetarium in Kirkcudbright is a must for young and old alike. Beach 10 miles. Scottish Letting Licence DG00095F
    £126
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  • Lime Tree Lodge, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Lime Tree Lodge is just delightful property that was built by the owners and sits in its own ground overlooking open countryside and far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. The owner’s attention to detail is evident throughout the Lodge. Flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows and doors, the interior is beautifully decorated and furnished in natural materials and fabrics. The luxury continues in the bedroom with a large luxurious kingsize bed and crisp cotton bedding and colourful accessories and a sleek, modern en-suite shower room.
    For a romantic getaway you have stumbled across the perfect property! Whilst Lime Tree Lodge enjoys the perfect rural retreat for those looking for peace and tranquillity it is only minutes by car from the small market town of Castle Douglas. For the energetic, The Byre is on a popular local circular 5-mile walk which takes you from the cottage into Castle Douglas and back along quiet country roads. In fact there is an abundance of walking and cycling routes on your doorstep. Castle Douglas is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful corner of south west Scotland. There are attractions in abundance, from beautiful sandy beaches to dramatic cliff tops. Other activities include sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by, offering something for everyone.
    Warmed by the gulf stream there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including the National Trust’s Threave Gardens. The Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and central to the world renowned 7-Stanes mountain bike tracks at Dalbeattie Forest and Kirroughtree Forest which is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers.
    This property can be booked together with The Byre (UK35594) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
    £110
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  • The Stables, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Castle Douglas, Scotland
    The Stables at Drumlane Farm is a lovely semi-detached cottage converted in 2015 from the old steading and would most likely have housed the horses on the farm in years gone by. Beautifully presented, it is a real home from home with its cosy and welcoming rooms and lovely outside space with your very own private hot tub where you can relax after a day exploring perhaps with a glass of wine and just taking in the breathtaking dark starry skies. Whether you choose to stay at The Stables or The Dairy, with the owner’s attention to detail you really are in for a treat.
    The Stables is set quietly on a working farm amidst the most glorious countryside nestling between the Galloway Hills and forests to the north and the sweeping beaches of the Solway Firth to the south, and only a short drive to the historic market town of Castle Douglas with its array of small unique shops selling local produce and quality gifts and some excellent restaurants and cafés. If you want to explore more of this beautiful area then you couldn’t be better placed than at The Stables as attractions are plentiful, from beautiful sandy beaches to dramatic cliff tops.
    With sailing, swimming, horse riding, fishing, golf and water sports all close by, there is something for everyone. On your doorstep is the Red Kite Feeding Station where the red kites are fed daily at 2pm, it really is a fantastic sight to watch. There are many beautiful gardens to visit including National Trust Threave Garden. The Stables is set on the fringes of the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and central to two of the 7Stanes, at Kirroughtree Forest and Dalbeattie Forest; it is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Kirroughtree has some of the best technical single track mountain bike trails in Scotland. Beach 17 miles. Pub and restaurant 3½ miles.
    The Stables (ref UK41958) can be booked together with The Dairy (ref UK41957) to accommodate up to 9 guests.
    £111
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  • The Coop, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Castle Douglas, Scotland
    The Coop, known as a hideaway, is a beautiful and real home from home ground floor flat centrally located in the lovely little market town of Castle Douglas. This delightful and cosy property is elegantly decorated throughout from the stunning open plan living/dining/kitchen areas to the two bedrooms with co-ordinating furniture and sumptuous beds and bedding. The quality continues in the modern shower room. The Coop has a quiet little area outside the rear door with seating and the perfect place to enjoy a BBQ when the weather is fine and a further area laid to lawn at the bottom of the gardens.
    The Coop is within a few minutes’ walk of a kids playpark just across the road and opposite the Coop is the main carpark for the town where you are welcome to park free of charge. Of course you are also only minutes from the main street of the town. Castle Douglas is known as the ‘Food Town’, you can enjoy a wander round this delightful small market town with an array of independent shops selling wonderful produce and quality gifts.
    On your doorstep and only a short drive from The Coop is the glorious Solway coast with many fine sandy beaches, dramatic cliff-top walks, and wonderful coastal scenery. Fishing opportunities abound whether it be sea, coarse or game. There is a large choice of further outdoor activities in the area including bird watching, cycling, golf, hill walking, sailing, shooting, stalking, wildlife trails and woodland walks. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including the National Trust’s Threave Gardens nearby. Castle Douglas is close to the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and central to five of the “7stanes”, mountain biking trails. The Coop welcomes you back after a day exploring the stunning scenery. Beach 12½ miles. Pub and restaurant 175 yards.
    £106
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  • Trefoil Treat, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Trefoil Treat is a lovely little semi-detached cottage set on the edge of the small village of Rhonehouse close to Castle Douglas in this beautiful corner of Dumfries and Galloway. Trefoil Treat, originally three cottages, has been completely refurbished in 2022 and offers a relaxing and cosy hideaway where you can just sit back and relax.
    Accessed through large wooden gates, Trefoil Treat has a open plan living/dining on the ground floor as well as a galley kitchen which has everything you will need to cook up a meal. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and shower room. The large hallway on the first floor is the perfect place to sit quietly, perhaps with a book, where you can enjoy the open views beyond Trefoil Treat.
    Rhonehouse is a quiet little village around 2 miles from the market town of Castle Douglas. This small, delightful market town offers an array of independent shops selling produce and quality gifts and many lovely cafés, pubs and restaurants to enjoy a meal in, as well as excellent butchers and food shops for you to sample the local produce. On a fine day for the more energetic you can walk into Castle Douglas along quiet country lanes where you will pass NTS Threave Gardens a wonderful and beautiful garden and definitely worth a visit. Indeed there are an abundance of walking and cycling routes on your doorstep around quiet country lanes. You are ideally placed at Trefoil Treat for exploring this beautiful corner of south west Scotland. There are attractions in abundance, from beautiful sandy beaches to dramatic cliff tops. With sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by, there is something for everyone.
    Close to the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and for the more adventurous cyclist amongst you can try your hand on the 7Stanes mountain bike tracks at Dalbeattie or Mabie Forest. For those with young children, there are a number of great days out, from some of the finest sandy beaches to farm parks, including Ernespie Farm Park just a 10 minute car journey. A wander round the lovely harbour town of Kirkcudbright is also a must, where you can visit Broughton House, home of the artist E A Hornel, and stroll down to the harbour where you can watch the fishing boats returning. Beach 11 miles.
    £54
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  • Craigvar House, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Craigvar House is a late Georgian townhouse situated in a quiet and pretty area of the small Galloway market town of Castle Douglas. Retaining internally many of its period features and character, furnished with eco-friendly antiques, the house offers you the surroundings of an earlier, slower, more gracious age, yet has all today’s amenities and conveniences that we expect and enjoy. Craigvar welcomes you.
    The house makes an ideal holiday base for exploring the rich history and countryside of Galloway and for comfortable relaxation in sumptuous surroundings. It is situated just a stone’s throw from Carlingwark Loch and its Lochside Park where there are fine countryside walks and a play area for children. Yet Craigvar House is just a few minutes’ walk from Castle Douglas’s wide range of amenities, including an array of independent shops selling produce and quality gifts, a theatre, swimming pool, library, golf course, pubs, and plentiful opportunities for eating out.
    Craigvar House offers spacious, well-equipped accommodation. Leading off the attractive hallway are the drawing-room and dining-room, and a small boot and coat room. At the rear of the ground floor is the kitchen, off which is situated the ground floor shower room. The rear entrance leads onto the pretty, fully fenced, dog-secure garden. The staircase leads to a half-landing off which is a cloakroom and a double bedroom furnished with a kingsize bed. The stairs then lead up to the first floor landing off which are two large double bedrooms overlooking gardens opposite. One bedroom has a kingsize bed, the other has two single beds. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom, the first with shower, the second with bath and shower. There is a small study at the end of the landing. On the second floor is a small sitting-room with comfortable sofa and chairs, providing a quiet space separate from the main reception rooms. Leading off it is a walk-in cupboard, really useful for storing those pesky suitcases.
    From Craigvar House the Solway coast is within a short drive, giving access to safe sandy beaches, dramatic cliff-top walks, and wonderful coastal scenery. Fishing opportunities abound whether it be sea, coarse or game. There is a large choice of further outdoor activities in the area including bird watching, cycling, golf, hill walking, sailing, shooting, stalking, wildlife trails and woodland walks. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including the National Trust’s Threave Gardens nearby. Castle Douglas is close to the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and central to five of the “7stanes” - mountain biking heaven. Beach 13 miles.
    £71
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  • Bramble Cottage, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bramble Cottage is a delightful holiday cottage set quietly in the lovely small village of St John’s Town of Dalry, locally referred to as Dalry! Decorated beautifully throughout and with spacious, bright and airy rooms Bramble Cottage is a real home from home and is ideal for a family or indeed for a group of friends to meet up and enjoy not only the Cottage but the stunning surrounding area. A particular feature of Bramble Cottage is the large sitting room with patio doors which you can fling open on a fine day and make the most of the amazing panoramic views over the Ken Valley with the Galloway Hills in the distance. Not to be left out the large and extremely well-equipped kitchen/dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a home cooked meal discussing your adventures of the day! With three large bedrooms with quality beds and bedding you are sure to be guaranteed a good night’s sleep!
    Dalry is a small village with a local convenience store and an excellent pub and restaurant (booking advised). Set amidst some of the most stunning countryside from Bramble Cottage you have access to wonderful walking, the Southern Upland Way, a coast-to-coast path, passes through Dalry. With many quiet country lanes, cycling is ever popular and for the adventurous cyclists there are several of the world famous 7stanes mountain bike tracks within easy reach. The area is well recognised for its clear skies and is one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world, and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. At Bramble Cottage there is a lovely garden where you can sit outside and enjoy a spot of star gazing.
    Why not take a short drive into the bustling market town of Castle Douglas, where you will find many independent little shops selling anything from delicious cakes and artisan food to jewellery and clothes. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from too. This unspoilt area of Southwest Scotland offers magnificent scenery, fine sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore. There are also many traditional fishing villages and harbour ports where you can wander round.
    £98
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