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.

  • South Steading, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Skelmorlie, Scotland
    South Steading is located on a small farm, on the outskirts of West Kilbride; Scotland’s first accredited Craft Town. It’s been lovingly converted by the owners, with views overlooking the surrounding countryside, you can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings whilst having village amenities only a short 5 min drive away.

    Converted by the owners, South Steadings is rich in character with traditional stone floors. All on one level, the barn offers a high standard of comfort throughout and is a great choice at any time of the year. Ideal for couples or families, there are three bedrooms with welcoming cosy beds, a king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower room, a double room and a twin served by a stylish family bathroom with bath & shower over. The large open plan living/kitchen/diner is a great social space with a log burner to keep you warm whatever the weather!
    Perfect for families, there’s a large enclosed garden with Hot Tub, log cabin, plenty of toys/books to occupy the kids plus a travel cot & highchair available. Storage space for outdoor gear, bikes and kayaks in private barn storage. Dogs are most welcome who will also enjoy the enclosed garden, with an outside tap, ideal for giving them a bath or cool down!
    Just 2 miles from South Steading, is the pretty seaside town of West Kilbride with fantastic views across the water to Arran and surrounding islands. Designated Scotland’s first Craft Town, visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village where they will find a range of cafes, mini galleries, a dedicated craft centre, pubs and gift shops. Also offering the more practical elements for your holiday such as a post office, small supermarkets and a railway station.
    Ayrshire is famous worldwide for golf and offers world class championship courses at Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick. The West Kilbride Golf Club offers a championship links course located in Seamill, 3 miles from the farm.
    Largs and Ardrossan are popular seaside towns, 8 miles and 7 miles away respectively, where there are watersports offered. Sandy beaches in Seamill. The Firth of Clyde has excellent sailing with yachting clubs and marinas at Ardrossan,Largs, Inverkip and Troon. There are also good opportunities for hill walking and mountain biking, field sports including horse riding, shooting and fishing. Visitors will enjoy visiting the historic castles at Portencross, Hunterston and Law Castle and enjoy the views from the local Tarbert Hill and Law Hill.
    Ferries from Ardrossan a short distance from the barn take you to isle of Arran and short ferry hop from Largs to the small island of Cumbrae to visit the only town on the island, Millport for an icecream or enjoy a cycle, 11miles around the whole island.
    £126
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    Set outside the charming Village of Darve, these two lovely properties The Hayloft (ref UK7384) and Chaff House (ref UK7385) are located in rural Ayrshire, providing a superb location for outdoor enthusiasts. The accommodation sits adjacent to and has direct off-road access to Whitelee Forest and Windfarm, the UKs largest Windfarm with more than 130 kms of trails to explore on foot, by cycle or by horse. Horse riding and interactive animal sessions with the resident goats, alpacas, donkey, tiny ponies, and other animals can be booked separately with the on-site owners.
    Dumfries House, Dean Castle Country Park, and Ayrshire’s Number 1 tourist attraction Culzean Castle are popular days out. The Galloway Forest Park is only a 30-minute drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park with three hundred square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored.
    The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland and a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe Deer, wild goats, and many birds of prey.
    The park 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 Sky Observatory and is only a short drive from the properties.
    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, riding, racing and a choice of golf course.
    The Hayloft can be booked together with Chaff House (UK7385) to accommodate up to 6 guests.
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  • Muirston Farmhouse, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Muirston Farmhouse is situated in the Ayrshire countryside on a working beef and sheep farm, yet private and relaxing. Situated just 16 miles from Royal Troon Golf Course and a short drive from Dundonald Links, Gailes, all Prestwick, Ayr Golf courses and the award winning Trump Turnberry. There is a Cotswold Eco Log Burning hot tub at the front of the property and the farmhouse has fantastic elevated views over the rolling fields to the sea and Arran beyond but still within an easy drive to local amenities. With four bedrooms there is plenty of space for guests to spread out and a large kitchen and dining room to enjoy a meal together after a day exploring. The bathroom with shower over bath was refurbished in 2024. Ayrshire also known as ‘Burns’ Country’ is steeped in tradition and history. Visit Burns Cottage, The Burns Memorial Museum, and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam o Shanter. Ayrshire’s famous golf courses are all within a short drive. Children will be well entertained at the award winning Ayr Farm Park and the local beach parks, soft play areas, cinema, ten pin bowling and Craufordland Treetop Trials.
    The area is steeped in history with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure, Turnberry, and Greenan. A visit and tour to Culzean Castle, designed by Robert Adams and truly one of his masterpieces, is one not to be missed with its dramatic clifftop location. Also worth a visit is the 18th-century Dumfries House, part of the Prince’s Foundation which is home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. The 2000-acre estate has been beautifully designed with stunning walks throughout the grounds and is only a short drive away. Auchinleck House, home to the Boswell family is also a few miles away. Trelaw is also close to Ayrshire’s popular wedding venues.
    The Galloway Forest Park is only a 30-minute drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs, and ancient woodland, and a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats, and many birds of prey. The park 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. Muirston has access to the owners private course fishing loch and can also be used for paddle boarding. Horse riding, Blackstone Clydesdale Experience, Hannahston Alpaca’s and golf are also close by. There is plenty of country walks and cycling in the local area.
    The pretty seaside towns of Prestwick and Troon are also close by and there are very good rail links for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and also historic Edinburgh. The islands of Cumbrae, Arran, and Bute are all easily reached for a day out while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just over an hour’s drive and is well worth a visit.
    Muirston can be booked together with Trelaw (UK41532) to accommodate up to 14 people.
    £111
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  • Woodlands Lodge, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    This light and airy lodge has a wraparound deck, perfect for relaxing after a day’s exploring. Situated in the south of Ayrshire countryside within the Lagganhouse Country Park, with children’s play area and swimming pool, which can be bookable in 45-minute sessions for private use, makes it a perfect break for young families. Only a couple of miles away from the town of Ballantrae, situated on the Ayrshire coastal path, has a small harbour, long stretch of beach and a local pub with food and drink. The village has a shop, small supermarket, post office, thrift shop and a petrol station.
    The town of Girvan is only 10-minutes away and boat trips can be taken out to Ailsa Craig to watch the nesting birds or for fishing trips. The town also has shops and a leisure centre with swimming pool. Ayrshire, also known as "Burns’ Country," is steeped in tradition and history. Visit Burns Cottage, The Burns Memorial Museum, and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter. The area is steeped in history with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure, Turnberry and Greenan. A visit and tour to Culzean Castle, designed by Robert Adams and truly one of his masterpieces, is one not to be missed with its dramatic clifftop location. Also worth a visit is the 18th century Dumfries House, part of the Princes Foundation which is home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. The 2000-acre estate has been beautifully designed with stunning walks throughout the grounds.
    The pretty seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are also close by and rail links for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and also historic Edinburgh. The islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are all easily reached for a day out while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan.
    £69
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  • River View, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Girvan, Scotland
    Surrounded by beautiful scenery and away from the beaten track, Riverside Cottage in Barr offers a haven for wildlife and a welcome retreat to those seeking to unwind. There are many walking trails locally, of differing lengths and terrains, perfect for those out for a stroll or more challenging hikes for keen walkers and ramblers. The area has recently been awarded status as a UNESCO Biosphere and celebrates an environment that is wild and challenging, yet rich in diversity with flora and fauna to delight the naturalist, a haven for wildlife. For cyclists, the area lies on the Ayrshire Alps, a challenging 80-mile cycle route through great scenery, lovely villages and quiet roads. The town of Girvan is only a 15-minute drive away and boat trips can be taken out to Ailsa Craig to watch the nesting birds or for fishing trips. The town also has shops and a leisure centre with a swimming pool.
    Ayrshire is steeped in history, with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure, Turnberry and Greenan Castle and all lie on the Ayrshire coastal path, a 100-mile coastal walk with a superb background of the mountains of the Isle of Arran. Also known as ‘Burns’ Country’, is steeped in tradition and history. Visit Burns Cottage, The Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter. A visit and tour of Culzean Castle Estate are one not to be missed with its dramatic clifftop location, as is a trip to the 18th-century Dumfries House, home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. The 2000-acre estate has been beautifully designed with stunning walks throughout the grounds. The islands of Cumbrae, Bute and Arran are easily reached for a day out and are well worth the effort.
    £173
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  • Miners Cottage, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Situated in the coastal town of Girvan on the west coast of Scotland, Miner’s Cottage is just minutes from the town’s sandy beach which has the most amazing views over the sea to Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. The sunsets are something to behold and the beach is large and sandy. The town of Girvan has shops, restaurants, and a leisure centre with swimming pool, children’s play area and golf course. If you fancy something a bit different, you can book a boat trip from Girvan harbour out to Ailsa Craig to see the nesting birds or book a fishing trip. Girvan also has great train links to the towns of Ayr and Stranraer and onwards to the city of Glasgow - perfect for a day out if you want to leave the car behind. Situated on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, with over 100 miles of coastline to walk, the area has a stunning 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.
    The world famous Turnberry Golf Course and resort is only a 5-minute drive away where you can enjoy a round of golf, fine dining or indulge in the stunning spa. There is also a lovely spa at Pebbles where day spas can be booked, which is again only a 5-minute drive from Girvan. Turnberry beach is a beautiful sandy beach where you can walk along to the Turnberry lighthouse for a coffee or a spot of lunch or continue on to the pretty harbour village of Maidens where you can walk along the beach and up into the National Trust Culzean Castle estate with its dramatic clifftop walks, swan pond and beautiful gardens. Ayrshire, also known as ‘Burns’ Country’ is steeped in tradition and history. Visit Burns Cottage, The Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem, Tam o’ Shanter. The area is steeped in history with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure and Greenan.
    A visit and tour to Culzean Castle, designed by Robert Adams and truly one of his masterpieces, is one not to be missed with its dramatic clifftop location. Also worth a visit is the 18th-century Dumfries House, part of the Prince’s Foundation which is home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. The 2000-acre estate has been beautifully designed with stunning walks throughout the grounds. The Galloway Forest Park is only a 40-minute drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland and a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. The park 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. Glentrool (the nearest visitor centre) is one of the Scottish forestry commission’s 7-Stanes cycle routes. The pretty seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are also close by and the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are all easily reached for a day out while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just over an hour’s drive and is well worth a visit. Beach less than 1 mile..
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  • Pinclanty Cottage, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    The rooms in this property are both bright and cosy. It has the benefit of a downstairs bedroom, two separate bathrooms and a utility room and boot room for those wet coats and wet dogs. There is a delightful sitting out area at the front of the house overlooking the garden, the river, and rolling hills of the valley.
    Walk straight from the door and explore the many miles of countryside and attractions in South Ayrshire and Galloway.
    The town of Girvan is only 20 minutes away where boat trips can be taken out to Ailsa Craig to watch the nesting birds or for fishing trips. The town also has shops and a leisure centre with swimming pool. Girvan is also situated on the Ayrshire Coastal path with its stunning 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. Ayrshire is also known as ‘Burns’ Country’, is steeped in tradition and history. Visit The Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter.
    The area is steeped in history with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure, Turnberry and Greenan. A visit and tour to Culzean Castle, designed by Robert Adams and truly one of his masterpieces, is one not to be missed with its dramatic clifftop location. Also worth a visit is the 18th-century Dumfries House, part of the Princes Foundation which is home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. The 2000-acre estate has been beautifully designed with stunning walks throughout the grounds.
    The Galloway Forest Park is only a 15-minute drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland and a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats, and many birds of prey. The park 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.
    Beach 5 miles.
    £156
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  • Fiddlers Rest, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This first floor apartment is located in the charming village of Ballantrae, only a 100 yards from the beach and harbour. Ballantrae has a local shop a short stroll away. Situated on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a fantastic 100 mile walking route set along the beautiful Ayrshire coast, with views to the mountains of Arran and 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. Fly fishing may be available by prior arrangement.
    Heading north, the seaside town of Girvan with its harbour and leisure centre with a swimming pool, is only a 15-minute drive away and boat trips can be taken out to Ailsa Craig to see the varied birdlife. The towns of Ayr, Troon and Prestwick are all good for a day out, with plentiful restaurants, shops and bars. Heading further up the coast, ferries can be taken over to the islands of Cumbrae, Bute and Arran. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible for a day out. Further south, you will find Stranraer situated at the head of Loch Ryan. The town has an array of shops and there are plenty of places to dine out. There are many castles and gardens to visit as well as lovely harbour villages including Portpatrick and Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly point at the Mull of Galloway.
    £115
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  • Blackside Cottage, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Located in rural Ayrshire this charming cottage boasts stunning views over the Ayrshire countryside and is a perfect location for the outdoor enthusiast.
    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, 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 tradition and history. Visit Burns Cottage, The Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter Dumfries House is just a short drive away, this 18th-century stately home is set in 2000 acres, with the architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale. The New Cumnock Swimming Pool is unique in Scotland, being the only heated, open-air, freshwater swimming pool. It was opened in 2017 by Prince Charles who gave his patronage to ensure that it wasn’t demolished. The Galloway Forest Park is only a 30-minute drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored.
    The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland and a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. The park 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. Beach 12 miles.
    £109
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  • Rowan Muir, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This all on one level cottage situated on a working farm has enclosed private gardens with its own private hot tub and external games room.
    The magnificent Ayrshire coastline and countryside is a paradise for walkers, bikers and hikers, with numerous coastal trails and country tracks to explore. The Ayrshire Coastal Path runs along this coastline and is very popular with walkers. The area is steeped in history, with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure, Turnberry and Greenan.
    A visit and tour of Culzean Castle, designed by Robert Adams and truly one of his masterpieces, is one not to be missed with its dramatic clifftop location, as is a trip to the 18th century Dumfries House, part of the Princes Foundation and home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. The 2000-acre estate has been beautifully designed with stunning walks throughout the grounds.
    The world-famous Royal Troon golf course is only a 5-minute drive. The pretty seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are only a short drive and there are very good rail links for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. The islands of Cumbrae and Arran are easily reached for a day out. Beach 3 miles. Pub 1½ miles and shop 2¾ miles.
    £118
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