Dog-friendly Hotels Ayrshire
Looking for a dog friendly staycation stay in Ayrshire? Our selection of Ayrshire pet friendly hotels will give you the best options for you and your pooch to book into some luxury accommodation for that special getaway or family break.
Located on the west coast of Scotland, Ayrshire is home to captivating countryside, sandy shores and historic towns. There are plenty of fabulous dog-friendly places to stay in Ayrshire, including super snug cottages in Ballantrae, Skelmorliem Girvan, Dunure and more.
Finding a dog friendly hotel isn't hard in Ayrshire. These dog friendly rooms are the perfect destination for great walks, families travelling and an overall enjoyable stay in a great location in Scotland. So it's no wonder that Ayrshire is a popular destination for dogs and their owners.
- Girvan, Scotland
As you sweep up the long tree-clad drive and glimpse the amazing facade of dog-friendly Glenapp Castle you will immediately be entranced by the magic of the place. With turrets towers and crenellations it is a fine example of Scottish baronial style.£325Price per night from
- Troon, Scotland
The gem of the Ayrshire coast, with views of Royal Troon’s 18th hole, Marine Troon has recently been refurbished into a luxury dog-friendly hotel with an all day bar and restaurant.£224Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Ayr, ScotlandThis charming, detached gatehouse is situated quietly within the beautiful grounds of the Gilmilnscroft Estate, with formal gardens and enchanted woods, rich in flora and fauna with lovely walks, and fields with its own resident sheep. The cottage has great views of the Ayrshire countryside to the Isle of Arran beyond and is a great place to observe sunsets.
New for summer 2019 is a fully refurbished summer house, for use of both properties. Located close to the quiet village of Sorn with easy access to the River Ayr Way, with over 40 miles of walks through one of the most interesting valleys in southern Scotland with a wide range of habitats and wildlife. Dumfries House, made famous by Prince Charles’ involvement, is located approximately 3 miles away, and is a major attraction in East Ayrshire, as is Auchinleck House, home to James Boswell, a similar distance away. Also close by is the wonderful Ayrshire Coastal Path, with over 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing, a choice of golf courses and several country parks, with Culzean Castle, 45 minutes away, (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) and being Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction, with a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. The bustling cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is only a 45-minute drive and Edinburgh is 1½ hours, with good train links from Prestwick. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is approximately 1¼ hours away and the ferry links to the islands of Cumbrae, Bute and Arran are all close by. Visitors are welcome all year round, and during January and February, you can enjoy the snowdrops, snow, frost and crisp sunshine. From the 1st April to the 15th June, this is the time for the most reliable weather, with the spring bluebells, birdsong and the ornate gardens. September to November brings the autumn colour which is exceptional due to the prominence of the native beech trees. Beach 15 miles. Shop within 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse (UK5164) and The Old Stables (UK5695) can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.£66Price per night from
- Ayr, ScotlandLocated in rural Ayrshire, the detached, single-storey cottage provides a superb location for the outdoor enthusiast. The Galloway Forest Park is only a 15-minute drive away, and is Britain’s largest forest park with 97000 hectares of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs, ancient woodland and a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. It has also been awarded the status of one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the western world and when the sun sets enthusiasts come to wonder at the universe revealed above. Dalmellington is home to the Scottish Dark Observatory and is only a short drive from the property.
The seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are all close by with beautiful sandy beaches and stunning views towards the Isle of Arran. Day trips can be taken to Arran and Cumbrae and are well worth the effort. Ayrshire is home to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk with one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals and is a haven for bird watchers. Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, horse riding, racing and a choice of golf courses, with the world famous Turnberry close to hand. Culzean Castle, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Ayrshire is also known as ’Burns Country’, and is steeped in the history of Robert Burns. Visit Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, and Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Guests also have free use of the spa and thermal suite at Lochside Hotel, on request between 7am-9pm. This includes use of a spa treatments, sauna, steam room and vitality pool. Golf can also be pre-booked on the hotel’s 9-hole golf course. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.£92Price per night from
- Girvan, ScotlandSituated in the scenic village of Colmonell with fantastic walking and cycling from the door, The Lodge is ideally located to explore the stunning Ayrshire coastline. For walkers of all abilities, the Ayrshire Coastal Path is close by and provides 100 miles of walking along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals and is a haven for bird watchers.
Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular, as is Dumfries House, and both are well worth a visit. The islands of Arran and Cumbrae are easily accessed and make for a lovely day out while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. The seaside town of Girvan with harbour and leisure centre with swimming pool is only a 20-minute drive and boat trips can be taken out to Ailsa Craig to see the varied birdlife. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Beach 5 miles. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 500 yards.
The Lodge can be booked together with Riverview (CC539047), Hillview (UK5349) and Sea Haven to accommodate up to 6 guests.£88Price per night from
- Millport, ScotlandSituated on the Isle of Cumbrae this spacious ground floor holiday apartment is situated only 100 yards from the waters edge. Millport sports a beautiful sandy beach, with tropical palms fronting the promenade and yachts moored out in the sheltered bay. From here you can explore the charm of a seaside town with café’s, shops and bars and bistro. A haven for wildlife, Cumbrae attracts migrant birds from around the world, and the flora of the island is equally varied with a visit to the island’s Marine Research Station with museum and aquarium a must. Millport is also the home of Europe’s smallest cathedral and Britain’s narrowest house. An ideal location for cycling, walking and golf, and the National Watersports Centre offers courses to suit all aspect of water based activities. The main Newton Bay offer sheltered anchorages and secure moorings. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.£61Price per night from
- Dunure, ScotlandWith spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, this is a quirky, spacious end-terraced holiday cottage. The small enclosed garden is a suntrap. Originally built for local fishermen part of the cottage is over 250 years old, it sits yards from Dunure beach and harbour on the 100-mile Ayrshire Coastal Path, one of the finest panoramic coastlines. Enjoy walking, cycling, visiting gardens and castles, riding, bird watching, fishing, racing, and golf at Troon and Turnberry. Robert Burns country with many attractions is a few miles away. Culzean Castle Country Park has wooded trails along the beach. Cafe, gift shop and pub 300 yards away, shop and takeaways 4 miles away.£64Price per night from
- Dundonald, ScotlandThis spacious cottage is situated in the quiet village of Dundonald with a shop, pub and several eating establishments. It lies close to the seaside towns of Troon and Ayr, and is ideally located to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. Both towns have a wide range of amenities including shopping, restaurants, recreational facilities, promenade and yacht marina. Troon is also home to the world famous Royal Troon golf course. Located close to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, the area is ideal for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Explore the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae with ferries also close by to Dunoon. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is only 40 minutes, the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow only 30 minutes, and Edinburgh only 45 minutes beyond, with rail links to both easily reached.£62Price per night from
- Main St, ScotlandRiverview is beautifully placed to enjoy this wonderful scenic area. Converted in 1998 from the former village shop, it offers high quality semi-detached holiday accommodation, all on one level. There is a wonderful view across the valley of the River Stinchar, with the picturesque ruins of Craignell Castle and the surrounding hills. The Ayrshire and Galloway coasts are very accessible with the most magical seascapes looking towards Arran and Ailsa Craig. There are beautiful beaches to enjoy and some outstanding gardens, and a visit to Culzean Castle is a must. Colmonell is the perfect holiday location for the outdoor enthusiast, with golf, cycling and walking in abundance.
Riverview can be booked together with Hillview (UK5349) and The Lodge (UK11776) to accommodate up to 6 guests.£51Price per night from
- Cumnock, ScotlandDetached traditional stone cottage near Cumnock in Ayrshire. Fully refurbished. Good walking and cycling. Pets welcome. Cumnock 9 miles. Ayr 23 miles.£45Price per night from