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.
- 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.£54From price per night based on 7 night stay
- 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.£84From price per night based on 7 night stay
- 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.£91From price per night based on 7 night stay
- 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.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandLeave your worries at home because this 18th-century cottage is surrounded by 4 acres of unspoilt woodland, offering you peace and tranquillity. With stunning original arched windows, Cart Shed is bright and airy, with natural light flooding in. Perfect for a family getaway or holidaying with friends, the owner has thought of everything to make sure your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible with full underfloor heating. Put your feet up and cosy up around the crackling wood-burning stove whilst winding down at night with your favourite programme on the TV. With a well-equipped, stylish kitchen area, cooking for the family will feel less of a chore, and a welcome pack on arrival gives this property that added personal touch. Relax and wind down in the gorgeous Jacuzzi bath after a hard day exploring the area. For a blissful night’s sleep, the light and airy double bedroom, with sumptuous linen, soft fluffy pillows and duvet, has a door leading out on to the patio which is perfect for sitting out with your loved one and watching the sun set. With another twin bedroom with a feature stone wall and an en-suite, holidaying with friends can be that bit more private. On an evening, why not head out the local pub, situated just 1½ miles away, for a quiet drink with friends.
Cart Shed provides a relaxing base from which to explore Ayrshire, which offers unspoilt scenery and a varying coastline with the Ayrshire Coastal Path within easy reach, one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Alternatively, why not take a stroll down the River Ayr Way with your loved ones in tow. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.£66From price per night based on 7 night stay
- 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.£38From price per night based on 7 night stay
- 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.£51From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandThis 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.£111From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandSituated in the coastal town of Saltcoats Apartment 1 is ground floor, one bedroomed apartment that is centrally located close to shops and facilities.
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 the heart of ’Burns’ Country’, 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.
Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, whilst a short drive leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are perfect for a day out, as is Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, with ferry links to the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae all within easy reach. Beach 1 mile.
Apartment 1 can be booked with Apartment 2 (UK36918), Apartment 3 (UK36919) and Apartment 4 (UK36920) to accommodate up to 14 guests£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandHunter 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.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay