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Dog-Friendly Scottish Highlands

With stunning landscapes, majestic mountains and historic wonders, The Scottish Highlands is a truly magnificent place to visit. Whether you're looking for a cosy cottage or luxury hotel, there's a brilliant choice of dog-friendly accommodation and outdoor space for you and your pup to enjoy.

  • Sunnyside House, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Aviemore, Scotland
    5.00
    Enjoying a quiet setting with panoramic views across the extensive grounds and on towards the beautiful Cairngorm mountain range, Sunnyside House makes just the perfect base for exploring one of the most scenic and popular holiday destinations in Scotland. The house has been equipped and furnished to a high standard which will ensure you have as supremely comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible, with your every need taken care of. Robes are provided for after a soak in the hot tub and dog beds, cages and dishes are included for your four-legged friends.
    Located just a mile or so from the centre of the village of Carrbridge and only 11 miles from the vibrant town of Aviemore, both situated in the heart of The Cairngorms National Park and at the head of the Speyside Way, Sunnyside House can be used as a base to explore or to relax and unwind. Carrbridge has the usual village facilities with a larger range available in Aviemore. The area boasts a super range of shops, restaurants and bars along with a wide range of outdoor activities – skiing and snowboarding, mountain and quad biking, climbing and hill walking and a variety of water sports on nearby Loch Insh, Loch Morlich and the River Spey, zip lining and zorbing are just a few of the myriad of activities available. Take a trip on the Cairngorm Mountain funicular railway, the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre or the Highland Wildlife Park at nearby Kingussie and the Landmark Forest Adventure Park which is just a short distance from the house – a superb day of fun for all ages. Visit the lovely Spey Valley golf course and the Dalfaber Leisure Resort in Aviemore with its wonderful array of leisure activities.
    Further afield, take a trip to the beautiful west coast and the Isle of Skye or a day trip to the Orkney Islands is well worth the effort. Visit the Moray coastline peppered with little fishing villages and beautiful beaches – voted in the top 20 of the best coastline destinations in the world. This is an area with so much to offer, see and do for all ages. For the less energetic, you can sit back by the side of the wood burner or soak in the hot tub and let the stresses of everyday life slip away. So many happy and unforgettable memories will be made on your holiday in Sunnyside House. Beach 24½ miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    £200
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  • Coire Cas, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Aviemore, Scotland
    5.00
    Set on the fringes of Aviemore village, a wonderful location for enjoying the great outdoors in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, these superbly appointed and beautifully furnished properties offer a very high degree of comfort. Sitting in a quiet cul de sac, they are ideal for family gatherings. All of the four properties (refs S4401, S4402, S4615 and S4538) enjoy their own private hot tub (each for 4 people) and S4401, S4402 and S4538 have a digital, infrared sauna with music and colour system, Freeview TVs and hairdryers in all bedrooms. Aviemore is a renowned centre for outdoor pursuits – excellent climbing and hill walking, competition standard mountain bike tracks, water sports on Lochs Morlich and Insch and, of course, skiing and snow boarding in season are just some of the activities on offer. The fishing and golf are similarly excellent, with trout fishing available all year at Rothiemurchus Estate, 2 miles, or hire equipment (at cost, licence required) for salmon fishing at the River Spey (seasonal). Sled dog rides, train trips to the resort at the top of the mountain, and the Strathspey steam railway are also found here and Britain’s only freely roaming reindeer herd can be spotted against the stunning backdrop of Glenmore. Shops, good restaurants, themed bars, live music are all within ½ mile. Other great attractions in the area are The Highland Wildlife Centre with Amur tigers, wolves and polar bear, The Landmark Centre, Tree Zone; an incredible aerial adventure and Aviemore Highland Resort Leisure Centre with its own wavepool, water slides and cinema.
    £125
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  • Birch Corner, Scottish HighlandsInstant Book Overlay Image
    This wonderful detached property, with its own hot tub in a private garden, enjoys a quiet setting, yet it is only 1½ miles from the lively centre of Aviemore. Providing guests with an unforgettable holiday experience, Birch Corner offers spacious and beautifully presented holiday accommodation with your every need having been thought of.
    Aviemore nestles in the heart of The Cairngorms National Park at the head of the Speyside Way and boasts a wonderful range of shops, restaurants and bars. The area also offers a very wide range of outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, mountain and quad biking, zip lining, climbing, hill walking plus a variety of watersports on nearby Loch Insh, Loch Morlich and the River Spey, to name just a few of the myriad of activities available. Take a trip on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Landmark Centre in nearby Carrbridge or take a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park at nearby Kingussie, all of which are within easy reach. About 12 miles from Kingussie, lies the Ardverikie Estate, which has been the setting for films including the BBC TV’s drama series ’Monarch of the Glen’, as well as the location for movies such as ’The Missionary’ and ’Mrs Brown’.
    Another visitor attraction for all the family to enjoy, not far from Kingussie, is the Highland Folk Museum, which offers an insight into Highland life in a living history setting. All in all, this is a fantastic base for exploring the many delights that this area has to offer, and there is so much to see and do for all ages. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    £158
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  • Caledonia Apartment, HighlandInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Offering secluded elegance in the heart of the Cairngorms, this two-bedroom ground floor luxury apartment allows you to escape to a world of tranquillity. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty and with a myriad of outdoor activities and a number of restaurants and pubs close by, this new-build retreat promises an unforgettable getaway for up to four guests.
    Step into a realm of modern opulence as you enter this meticulously designed luxury apartment. The spacious open-plan living area exudes an air of grandeur, adorned with contemporary furnishings with tasteful accents. The apartment has a large hall with the bedrooms off to the right, the family bathroom straight ahead and the open plan kitchen, dining and living area all to the left. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, while the second bedroom offers a serene ambience for a restful night’s sleep, with both bedrooms looking onto a field. A private patio awaits outside the kitchen, providing the perfect spot to revel in the surrounding beauty and create cherished memories.
    The Cairngorms National Park is right on the doorstep, embracing nature’s wonder and offering a diverse range of activities such as hiking, wildlife spotting, and even skiing in the winter months. Scotland has a well-known heritage with whisky so why not immerse yourself in a whisky distillery tour of renowned distilleries, where you can learn about the craft of whisky-making and sample some of the finest spirits? Golf lovers can tee off at the nearby Carrbridge Golf Club, an enchanting course nestled amidst the Highlands’ verdant panoramas, catering to players of all levels.
    Aviemore is a beautiful town in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, known for its stunning natural scenery and outdoor activities. The Rothiemurchus Estate is a beautiful area of woodland and wildlife that’s perfect for hiking, cycling, and wildlife spotting. You can take guided walks through the forest, go mountain biking, or simply enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings. Aviemore also has a range of shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore. You can enjoy a traditional Scottish meal at the many local pubs and restaurants or grab a coffee and a snack at a traditional café. Overall, Aviemore is a fantastic destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its stunning natural scenery, fascinating wildlife, and range of outdoor activities, it’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
    This ground-floor luxury apartment is a sanctuary of indulgence, where refined living meets untamed wilderness. Whether you seek a peaceful escape or thrilling adventures, this charming village and its breathtaking surroundings promise an experience like no other. Embrace the essence of Scotland and create lasting memories in this exclusive retreat.
    £94
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  • Drovers Apartment, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    "Tomatin is a Highland village equidistant from the charming city of Inverness, and the outdoor capital of Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. The village itself has an award-winning whisky distillery and the forward-thinking and truly fabulous licensed Strathdearn Community Shop, cafe and complex. Situated just off the A9, yet nestled in a secluded spot, this lovely apartment is great for those looking for peace and quiet, but still able to venture out and explore easily.
    Tomatin is nestled within the area of Strathdearn and a pick up point for day trips to Skye which makes a great day out. Follow the River Findhorn up the Strath to its upper reaches in the Monadhliath Mountains. This range is little-known and deserted, it can be your own Highland backyard with many amazing walks to undertake, including the Four Munros. The Monadhliath mountain range spreads south into the Cairngorms National Park, which is very close to Drovers Apartment. Within 10 minutes’ you can be in the National Park, and in only 20 minutes’ you can be in the main centre of Aviemore, hopping off point for many activities including hiking, biking and skiing.
    Inverness is the gateway to the Highlands, all roads in this part of Scotland leave the city, so being only 20 minutes’ away means you can set off in any direction to explore more of the Scottish Highlands. The NC500 starts/finishes in Inverness, Loch Ness is just outside of the city, and it is only a couple of hours across to the west coast of Scotland where you’ll find the Isle of Skye and Ben Nevis.
    For those who enjoy fishing, there is fly fishing available on the nearby Findhorn River (enquire locally for permits or guides), alternatively there are many other lochs and rivers within a short driving distance. Tomatin is a favourite with cyclists and is route 7 on the National Cycling path. Nature is in abundance and a keen location for bird watchers.
    Drovers Apartment offers a very high standard of accommodation, in an excellent village location with much to explore close by. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 10 miles."
    £76
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  • Battanropie Lodge, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Battanropie Lodge is an outstanding holiday property with so much space for a family or group of six. It is located in a favourite spot in the Cairngorms National Park in lovely Carrbridge. The village has a couple of fantastic cafés and a couple of bars and restaurants too. Plus there is an 18-hole golf course in the village, which is very little played. Just a short walk from the house is a brilliant woodland walk to take the dogs on, and it offers a great chance to spot rare British wildlife including the ptarmigan, red squirrel and even an osprey if you are lucky.
    Battanropie Lodge is a large house set within its own enclosed grounds, perfect for the dogs to roam and explore. The rear of the garden runs down to the river and is fenced off and there is plenty of outdoor seating space on the rear patio. Inside the property there is a spacious open plan living space with a great wood burner and loads of light coming in from dual aspect windows. The spacious kitchen area has a fabulous Aga for cooking, and the utility room attached to the kitchen has a large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and door to the garden and there is also a separate toilet on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three large bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and enjoys views towards the river and woodland, the second double bedroom also enjoys the same great views, while the third bedroom has twin beds and there is also a family bathroom which has a walk-in shower as well as a bath.
    You can explore something different every day from Carrbridge when you venture further afield. The Cairngorm Mountains are to the south east, and the gateway from Aviemore is a classic day trip. Loch Garten and the Abernethy Forest, where BBC Winterwatch was recently filmed, are close by to the east. The north east offers the great Spey valley, with numerous world-class fly fishing opportunities, as well as countless distilleries to nip into for a wee dram or two. The north offers the bright lights of charming Inverness and the Moray Firth with huge sandy beaches not far away at Nairn and further north of Inverness at Rosemarkie on the Black Isle. To the west you have more wild country, different from the Cairngorms but showing the vast wilderness of the Scottish Highlands nonetheless. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
    £96
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  • 3 Croftside, Scottish HighlandsInstant Book Overlay Image
    A large detached property resting in the town of Aviemore, Scotland. Ground-floor bedroom. Pet-friendly. WiFi. Woodburning stove. Boat of Garten 5.3 miles; Inverness 29.2 miles.
    £106
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  • 1 Dalbuaick Farm Cottage, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    1 Dalbuiack Farm Cottage is set on a working farm with livestock around the property for guests to see. The property has been presented to a very high standard, as the owner has your comfort and enjoyment in mind.
    A large living room has plenty of seating for all, centered around the warming wood burner. A family sized kitchen with large dining table is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty meal or play a board game in the evening. There is a ground floor twin bedroom with separate shower room, ideal for less mobile members of the group, and upstairs, two kingsize bedrooms share a generous bathroom. Outside the enclosed garden is surrounded by open farmland, where there is often livestock in the fields, so dogs must always be kept on leads. A separate games room is great to challenge your table tennis skills, whilst a relaxing soak in the hot tub underneath the stars is a perfect way to end the day.
    Located just a mile or so from the centre of the village of Carrbridge and only 11 miles from the vibrant town of Aviemore, both situated in the heart of The Cairngorms National Park, and at the head of the Speyside Way, 1 Dalbuiack Farm Cottage can be used as a base to explore or to relax and unwind. Carrbridge has the usual village facilities with a larger range available in Aviemore. The area boasts a super range of shops, restaurants and bars along with a wide range of outdoor activities – skiing and snowboarding, mountain and quad biking, climbing and hill walking, and a variety of water sports on nearby Loch Insh, Loch Morlich and the River Spey. Zip lining and zorbing are just a few of the myriad of activities available.
    Take a trip on the Cairngorm Mountain funicular railway, the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre or the Highland Wildlife Park at nearby Kingussie and the Landmark Forest Adventure Park which is just a short distance from the house – a superb day of fun for all ages. Visit the lovely Spey Valley golf course and the Dalfaber Leisure Resort in Aviemore with its wonderful array of leisure activities. Further afield, take a trip to the beautiful west coast and the Isle of Skye, or a day trip to the Orkney Islands is well worth the effort. Visit the Moray coastline peppered with little fishing villages and beautiful beaches – voted in the top 20 of the best coastline destinations in the world. This is an area with so much to offer, see and do for all ages. For the less energetic, you can sit back by the side of the wood burner or soak in the hot tub and let the stresses of everyday life slip away.
    So many happy and unforgettable memories will be made on your holiday in 1 Dalbuiack farm cottage. Beach 24 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    £146
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  • Tom's Lodge, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Aviemore, Scotland
    Tom’s Lodge is a fantastic ecologically friendly lodge set within the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Boasting some of the finest views of the Cairngorm mountain range, the lodge is nestled on the edge of a forest, between Boat of Garten and Carrbridge. Finished to a luxury standard both inside and out, which includes Scandinavian designed furniture, a superb kitchen with top of the range appliances, sumptuous beds and the ultimate in luxury - your very own hot tub with a view to take your breath away. Tom’s Lodge has everything you need for your luxury holiday.
    Stepping into the lodge, you will immediately be pulled to the outstanding view from the south facing glass wall. The spacious living area is perfect for entertaining with gorgeous leather sofas, dining table and wood burner. Tom’s Lodge has been cleverly built in such a way that a heating system is not required. Fully insulated with sheep’s wool, the clay walls retain the heat from the wood burner and natural sunlight from the south facing glass room wall.
    Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a kingsize bed, a second living room and a balcony from which to admire the views. The living room has flexible living space, with two sofas that can be converted into comfortable single beds. There are also two additional kingsize bedrooms and a further twin bedroom. All bedrooms have Smart TVs, memory foam mattresses, duck down duvets and quality bed linen to ensure a good night’s sleep.
    Your four legged friends are also welcome at Tom’s Lodge. There is a fully fenced garden for them to play in, with walks directly from the house as well as bathrobes supplied to snuggle up in when they come home. Tom’s Lodge is ideal for the less mobile, with two ground floor bedrooms along with a downstairs wet room. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
    £248
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  • Bonnie Doon, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Aviemore, Scotland
    Bonnie Doon is a delightful, semi-detached, one-bedroom, well-located modern cottage within 10min easy walking distance of Aviemore centre via pedestrian path. It is tucked away in a quiet cul de sac and has the Strathspey Steam Railway line to the back of the property and an outlook to the mountains at the front of the property. The rear garden is a good size and reasonably private with barbecue facilities and a bike post. Bonnie Doon has a well-equipped kitchen, Smart TV and good-sized bathroom. There is a travel cot available for couples with an infant, and your dog is very welcome too!
    Bonnie Doon really is the ideal base for couples who enjoy relaxing, cycling, walking and snowsports. It is a brilliant all year-round holidayvenue and a cosy base to return to after a day in the outdoors. Aviemore isset in the hub for the stunning Cairngorms National Park, and you are ideally located for setting off to the mountains where a host of adventure awaits you whether you visit in the summer or winter. Hiking, mountain biking and fishing are popular in the summer, and come winter you can pursue the best skiing, snowboarding and winter walking in the UK. Being in Aviemore means you have extensive amenities and also gives you a great opportunity to explore other places in the area. Visit the charming neighbouring villages of Carrbridge, Boat of Garten and Nethy Bridge, and continue to see the Speyside distilleries. You could also explore this area on foot by walking the Speyside Way, or hopping on and off the steam railway.
    £74
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