Dog-Friendly Holidays Ayrshire

Looking for a dog-friendly staycation stay in Ayrshire? Our selection of Ayrshire dog-friendly properties 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.

  • Glenapp Castle Hotel, Ayrshire

    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.

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  • 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.
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  • Island Escape, North AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
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    Situated 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.
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  • Rothiemay, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Girvan, Scotland
    A perfectly-positioned, single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottage resting in Maidens, Ayrshire. Sea views. Near amenities and beach. Off-road parking. Ground-floor living. Enclosed garden. Maybole 6.7 miles; Girvan 7.1 miles.
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  • Mains Lea, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Boasting spectacular views over Dunure Castle to the Firth of Clyde coast and across the sea to the Isle of Arran, this cosy cottage sits only yards from the beach and the picturesque fishing harbour at Dunure and is situated on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, 100 miles 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. Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous Turnberry. Culzean Castle Country Park (extending over 550 acres) has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach and the stunning Dumfries House is worth a visit. 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 seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are all close by with beautiful sandy beaches. Day trips can be taken to Arran and Cumbrae and are well worth the effort. Beach 200 yards. Pub ¼ mile.
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  • Harbour View House, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This spacious house with private hot tub is situated in the coastal town of Girvan with views over the harbour to the sea beyond. Girvan has shops, restaurants and a leisure centre with swimming pool and has great train links to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow for a day out. The magnificent Ayrshire coast is only yards away and boasts spectacular sunsets over Ailsa Craig and Arran. You can book a boat trip from Girvan harbour out to Ailsa Craig to see the nesting birds, or book a fishing trip. The Ayrshire coastal path runs along the coast and there are numerous sandy beaches to visit and coastal trails to explore.
    The area is steeped in history, with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure, Turnberry and Greenan. The world famous Turnberry Resort is close by and in addition to golf, has a fantastic spa and outdoor centre. 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 pretty seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are only a short drive away. The islands of Cumbrae and Arran are easily reached for a day out whilst day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Beach 100 yards. Pub 1 mile.
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  • Balig Cottage, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Balig Cottage is a delightful and cosy cottage, offering the most amazing views of Ailsa Craig from the garden and kitchen. You will certainly know you have arrived in Scotland once you open the door and step into the cosy living room, with its eye-catching feature wallpaper depicting a life size stag, and warm tartan walls.
    Balig Cottages is situated on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal route with stunning views and scenery, the perfect location for walkers. 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. The cottage is available all year round and is in the perfect position for access to all the local sporting estates in the local area for shooting and fishing, two kennels are also available for working dogs.
    Just a mile away from Balig Cottages, Ballantrae is a pretty village overlooked by the ruins of Ardstinchar Castle, and guests will find plenty of opportunities for fishing nearby. During the summer months the village hosts a variety of events. The seaside town of Girvan, boasting a harbour and leisure centre with a swimming pool, is only 11 miles up the coast where you can take a boat trip to the famous Ailsa Craig, a small Island upon which ‘blue hone’ micro granite is quarried to make curling stones. The island is now a bird sanctuary and home to more than 70,000 birds including gannets, guillemots and puffins.
    Inland there are a number of wonderful gardens and castles to visit, horse riding to enjoy and a choice of golf courses available. Culzean Castle, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, is spectacular and is one of Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attractions. The surrounding country park, extending over 550 acres, has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. 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 local community pub only opens at weekends in winter and please do check the location as we are 15 miles each way to the nearest town for the supermarkets for a big shop,
    please keep this in mind its a place to get way from it all not to be in the middle of town. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
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  • Glen Rosa, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This beautifully renovated, detached cottage is full of character and sits in secluded gardens with the most stunning views over the Ayrshire coast to the Isle of Arran. The garden boasts a fantastic studio from which to sit and admire the views, pick up a paintbrush or simply relax in.
    Glen Rosa nestles in the heart of Burns Country, close to the village of Alloway in an area steeped in tradition and history. Fans of the poet, Robert Burns will be able to visit many attractions, including Burns’ Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’Doon - the bridge mentioned in the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter.
    The Ayrshire Coastal Path is one of the finest coastal walks, with superb views of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde. Steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, there are plentiful beaches to explore, as well as many castle ruins.
    The quiet country lanes in the area are very popular with cyclists, and the coastline is ideal for various watersports. There are many golf courses close by, including the world famous Turnberry course, with its fantastic spa and outdoor centre, and Royal Troon is also nearby. The National Trust Culzean Castle is spectacular, as is Prince Charles’ Dumfries House, both are definitely worth a visit.
    The observatory at Dalmellington, on the edge of the Dark Sky Park, is also hugely popular with many coming to wonder at the stars. Ferry hop over to Arran, Cumbrae or Bute for the day, or from Arran take another ferry to explore the Kintyre Peninsula. Day trips can also be taken to Ireland from Cairnryan.
    The seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are all easily reached and various shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy. Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are perfect for a day out, as is Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, reached in around 45 minutes. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
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  • No 12, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Girvan, Scotland
    This cosy cottage lies a mere 100 yards from the sandy beach with superb views over Ailsa Craig and Arran. 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 Turnberry Resort is only a 5-minute drive and, in addition to golf, has a fantastic spa and outdoor centre. Take a boat trip from Girvan out to Ailsa Craig to see the nesting birds, or a fishing trip. The town also has a leisure centre with swimming pool. 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 whilst day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Beach 100 yards
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  • Ballypride, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Girvan, Scotland
    This charming two-bed cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway or some fun time away with friends. Just 200m from the lovely sandy beach, the cottage offers opportunity for great walks and stunning views of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. Ballypride is a semi-detached holiday home that sleeps four guests and two dogs. With a spacious living room and dining area you can get cosy on the massive corner sofa while enjoying Satellite TV on our 52’’ Phillips Ambilight TV with 9.1 Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System. With detachable side speakers you can place anywhere in the room for a truly cinematic experience, you’ll need some popcorn for those movies. If you fancy some fun you can fire up the Nintendo Switch and have some adventures with Mario. There are two controllers but you can bring your own if you need a four player tournament. Feel free to bring any of your own Nintendo Switch games. Alternatively, you can go old school and sit at the dining table and enjoy a game of cards, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble or chess. The two bedrooms each boast Egyptian cotton linen.

    Girvan has shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure areas. Within a 15-minute walk there is a swimming pool, amusement area, large children’s play area, boating pond (seasonal) and the harbour with links to fishing trips or boat tours. The property is handy for the train station with links to Glasgow and Ayr or you can travel one hour north and grab a ferry to the beautiful Isle of Arran, travel south for an hour and you can get a ferry to Belfast. The Ayrshire Coastal path runs through the town with numerous sandy beaches to visit and walking trails to explore.

    The area is steeped in history, with many ruined castles to discover, such as Dunure, Turnberry and Greenan. The world-famous Turnberry Resort is close by and in addition to golf it also has a fantastic spa and outdoor centre.
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