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.

  • 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.
    £84
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  • Smithfield House, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This spacious, detached farmhouse is situated in the village of Tarbolton and has a fabulous external games room. The property is decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. Set on a working sheep farm, it lies close to the pretty coastal towns of Ayr, Troon and Prestwick with their numerous shops, eateries and historical places of interest. The property also features a wood-fired pizza oven and a wood pellet BBQ/smoker. For walkers, the Ayrshire Coastal Path is easily accessed and has a fantastic panoramic coastline with views over the sea to the mountains of Arran. The River Ayr Way, a 40 mile ’Source to Sea’ walk is also easily accessed, making this an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast.

    The Galloway Forest Park is a short 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, as well as 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 Observatory, which is only a short drive from the property. Ayrshire offers many gardens and castles to visit, and activities such as riding, racing and golf, including the world famous Royal Troon and Turnberry courses which are both close to hand. Fishing can also be found nearby and there are plenty of opportunities for a round of golf. Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are both spectacular and it is well worth booking a tour.

    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. There are very good rail links from Ayr for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and also historic Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is an hour’s drive and is well worth a visit. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    £521
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  • Trelaw, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Ayr, Scotland
    Trelaw is a spacious detached cottage with large enclosed gardens and its very own private hot tub to relax in after a day of exploring. The owner even provides robes and slippers for your comfort and convenience. There is a private fishing loch on the owner’s land which guests are free to use, and the loch is also great for paddle boarding (bring your own boards), and quiet country walks around the farm. There is also an outside bath for your small pet, perfect for their muddy paws, and a hot/cold tap. Horse riders are well catered for as there are riding stables 2 miles away. Outdoor games are available that can be used in good weather conditions such as outdoor table tennis, swing ball, putting mat, kids slide, trike, netball hoop/stand, kids fishing net, croquet set, Quoits set, and cricket set, and there are many walking and cycling routes in the immediate area. For the little guests there are robes, a kids’ welcome pack, a child’s table & chairs, a child’s bathroom step, a cot, a high chair, and board games.
    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 offers 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 along with several children’s play areas. Auchinleck House, the former home of the renowned biographer James Boswell, where he indulged his penchant for "old laird and family ideas". The house is an 18th-century mansion and is currently managed by the Landmark Trust which has open days. Boswell Coach House is within the grounds and visitors are welcome to walk around the estate. The estate has been inhabited since the 13th century, and the remains of Auchinleck Castle and Auchinleck Old House stand on the estate. The Barony A Frame is a preserved headgear located 2 kilometres west of Auchinleck. 180 feet high, it was built in 1954 as part of the modernisation of the Barony Colliery, which opened in 1907.
    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, loch, 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.
    There is also the Glasgow School of Art designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Willow Tea Rooms, and House for Art Lovers. 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.
    The property is also close to Ayr Racecourse, Loch Doon Ospreys, TreeTop Trials on Craufordland Estate, and close to award-winning Ayrshire golf courses and garden centres with good road links. Other activities and attractions include Blackstone Clydesdale Experience, 10 miles, Hannahston Alpacas, 3 miles, Ayr’s Award Winning Farm Park, 15 miles, ten-pin bowling, and a cinema are 12 miles away in Ayr and there is an open-air pool at New Cumnock which is part of Dumfries House. The property is also a short drive to the west coast beaches of Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, Croy, Dunure, Maidens, Turnberry, and Girvan, where you can hire a boat over to the Ailsa Craig, or walk to the Turnberry Lighthouse.
    Trelaw can be booked together with Muirston farmhouse (Uk44977) to accommodate up to 14 people.
    £120
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  • Sorbie Villa, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    This beautifully presented lower conversion of a Victorian Villa is situated only 200 yards from the lovely sandy beach at Ardrossan on the southwest coast of Scotland. Adjacent is a lovely park leading to the beach, ideal for walking the dog. Ardrossan has shops, restaurants, and pubs all within walking distance. Ardrossan is 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 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. There are many pretty seaside towns to explore such as West Kilbride which is our local ’Craft Town’ just 4 miles up the road and also Largs is a great venue for seaside walks, the Yacht Haven, with great bars and restaurants and the 10-minute ferry to the island of Millport. Other places to visit are Ayr, Prestwick and Troon 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. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just over an hour’s drive and is well worth a visit.
    £84
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  • Hunter Links Cottage, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Hunter Links Cottage has just been newly furnished and carpeted as of January 2022. This coastal cottage is only seconds walk from Prestwick, winner of the Great British High Street Awards 2019/20, which is also on the doorstep of Royal Troon for the world-famous Golf Open Championship 2024 which is a big deal to not only the region, but also Scotland. Prestwick is a unique Ayrshire town with official ’awards’ almost 30 wonderful restaurants/bistros, boutiques, beauty/spa and shops and is often called the ’hub’ for neighbouring Troon and Ayr.

    Just a few minutes’ walk to its premier restaurant and ’Scotland’s beer garden of the year 2019/20’. As well as the beautiful sandy beach and promenade with stunning views towards Arran, Prestwick has a wide range of amenities including cafés, restaurants, boutique shops, a swimming pool and 3 championship golf courses (including ‘the home of the First Open’). The location is great for the ferry and for island hopping. Also Royal Troon Open venue and spectacular new Dundonald Links clubhouse open to the public, both only 10 minutes’ drive away. For walkers, easy access to the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the River Ayr Way, a 40-mile Source to Sea walk, making this the ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast. There are many National Trust historical sites, stunning gardens and castles to visit including the home to Robert the Bruce’s Well, also just 45 minutes’ drive to Culzean Castle and Turnberry, 30 minutes’ drive to Dumfries House. Prestwick airport 5 minutes’ drive.
    The islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are easily reached for a wonderful day out, while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Very good rail links from Prestwick and Ayr to for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and historic Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park only an hour’s drive away.
    For those craving inland walks and trails, the Galloway Forrest Park ‘Dark Sky Park’ is under 40 minutes drive 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 as well as a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. Beach 400 yards. Pub 114 yards.
    £71
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    This cosy ground floor apartment is situated only 100 yards from the promenade and beautiful sandy beach in the seaside town of Troon and is ideally located to explore the beauty of South West Scotland. Troon has a wide range of amenities including shopping, restaurants, recreational facilities, Promenade and Yacht Marina, and is home to the world famous Royal Troon golf course. For walkers, the Ayrshire coastal path is easily accessed with a fantastic panoramic coastline, boasting beautiful views over the sea and across to the mountains of Arran. Ayrshire offers many gardens and castles to visit, alongside activities such as riding, racing and golf, including the world famous Royal Troon and Turnberry courses, both close by.

    Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are both spectacular and it is well worth booking a tour. 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. There are very good rail links from Troon for a trip to the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just under an hour’s drive away and is well worth a visit.

    The Galloway Forest Park is just a short 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, filled with 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.
    £93
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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.
    £71
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  • Helena, AyrshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Ayr, Scotland
    Helena is quite simply beautiful! Extended and refurbished in 2021, Helena enjoys an enviable position overlooking St Nicholas Golf Course with sea views beyond over Prestwick’s picturesque coastline; A golfer’s paradise no less.

    The owner’s attention to detail can be seen throughout the property. The sitting room to the front has a cosy multi-fuel stove and you can sit and relax on the fitted seating into the bay window watching the world go by. The large and modern kitchen/dining room is the ideal place to enjoy a family meal, or just relax in the delightful garden room to the rear of the property, where on a fine day, open up the bi-fold doors to enjoy the garden too. Upstairs is just as impressive; the master bedroom commands the most fantastic views over the Golf Course and beyond with uninterrupted views over the sea to Arran. There is full MESH Wi-Fi system across the house and garden with multi-user and multi-streaming capability.

    For the golfing enthusiast the golf course is quite honestly just a step away whilst the sweeping promenade is just a short walk. Helena is also convenient for access to Prestwick’s thriving town centre with its wide-ranging amenities. For walkers, the Ayrshire Coastal Path is easily accessed and has a fantastic panoramic coastline with views over the sea to the mountains of Arran. The River Ayr Way, a 40 mile ’Source to Sea’ walk is also easily accessed, making this an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast.

    There are also many historical sites and Castles to visit and a must should be to include Culzean Castle,National Trust for Scotland, and Dumfries House, both with stunning gardens. 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. There are very good rail links from Ayr for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and also historic Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is an hour’s drive and is well worth a visit. For those craving inland walks and trails, the Galloway Forest Park is a short 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, as well as 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.
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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.
    £112
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