Dog-friendly Ross & Cromarty

Sat in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Ross and Cromarty is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery Scotland has to offer. The majestic mountain range and rolling hills share the captivating landscape with a scattering of lochs and moors, which are simply begging to be explored by you and your canine companion.
  • Garden Cottage, HighlandsInstant Book Overlay Image
    Garden Cottage is a delightful country cottage, situated in a quiet no through lane that leads directly down to a stunning sandy beach. It has been fully refurbished in 2018 and is attached to the owner’s traditional stone farmhouse, set in 16 acres and surrounded by fields, with horses and sheep grazing close by. Whilst rurally situated, it is just 1 mile from the thriving small town of Tain with all its facilities and amenities. This charming rose-clad cottage really does offer the best of both worlds.

    The cottage is beautifully presented throughout. The main living area is open-plan, and this lovely room looks out across the garden and has plenty of comfortable seating and a large dining table at one end. The fully fitted kitchen at the other end is extremely well-equipped and the bedrooms are attractively presented. As well as the cottage garden with sitting-out area, there is a further fully fenced paddock/field for visitor’s sole use. This provides an ideal space for dogs as well as a children’s games/play area.

    There are superb beach and forest walks direct from the property, and just 100 yards away is a stunning sandy beach which is completely unspoilt and invariably deserted. Tain Golf Course is situated on the periphery of the grounds, and the cottage is within easy walking distance of the club house, which is open to visitors. The thriving small town of Tain, Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh, is built predominantly of mellow sandstone, and has a number of supermarkets as well as a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops.

    For those who enjoy a ’wee dram’, Glenmorangie, Dalmore and Balblair distilleries are all close by and open to the public. The pretty seaboard villages of Balintore, Shandwick and Portmahomack are just a 10-minute drive away, and there are numerous sandy beaches within a short drive. Golfers are spoilt for choice with Tain, Alness and Golspie courses within close proximity, and the renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is also nearby, which is ranked 5th in the world.

    Wildlife is abundant in the area with deer, otters, seals, dolphins and a wide variety of interesting and unusual birds all seen in the locality. The region is justly famed for its wild beauty and there is plenty to explore in every direction. The cottage is also close to the renowned North Coast 500 route. The area is known for its archaeological sites, and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    £67
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  • Braemar Cottage, Ross and CromartyInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cosy, semi-detached cottage in the quiet, coastal hamlet of Inver, near Tain. Fabulous walks beside the sea. Warm and well-equipped. WiFi. Pet-friendly. Ideal base for touring. Tain 6 miles.
    £101
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  • 3 Dunrobin Street, Ross and CromartyInstant Book Overlay Image
    A fantastic mid-terrace cottage close to the high street in Tain, Scottish Highlands. Pet-friendly. Enclosed garden. Close to amenities. Inverness 35.5 miles.
    £69
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  • Taigh Fiodha, Ross And CromartyInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Self-catering Log Cabin near to Tain and Balintore in the Scottish Highlands. This Scandinavian, dog friendly log cabin sleeps up to 6 guests.
    This recently constructed Scandinavian pine log cabin is situated 10 minutes’ walk from the beautiful sandy beaches of the Seaboard Villages of Shandwick, Balintore and Hilton.
    The lodge offers stunning views West to Ben Wyvis and North to the hills and mountains of East Sutherland.
    This recently constructed Scandinavian pine log cabin is situated 10 minutes’ walk from the beautiful sandy beaches of the Seaboard Villages of Shandwick, Balintore and Hilton.
    With just a 40 minute drive from the city of Inverness, ’Taigh Fiodha’ (Gaelic for wooden house) gives an ideal base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. Beach ¾ mile.
    £62
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  • East Tarrel Cottage, Ross And CromartyInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Tarrel, Portmahomack, this charming holiday cottage offers a serene escape for travellers seeking tranquillity and natural beauty. Boasting three beautiful bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms, this retreat comfortably accommodates families or groups of friends looking for a relaxing getaway.
    Upon entering, guests are greeted by a warm and inviting ambiance, enhanced by the crackling wood burner that promises snug evenings after adventurous days exploring the region. The spacious living/ dining area is a beautiful space with a huge bay window taking in the views, comfy sofas beside the wood burner and extendable dining table, making it the perfect space to relax after a day of exploring your surroundings. The three double bedrooms are all beautifully decorated with luxurious bedding and towels. On the ground floor there is a family bathroom, whilst upstairs there is a modern shower room. There is a well-equipped kitchen providing everything you require for your family holiday. Step outside onto the cottage’s grounds and behold the breathtaking views of the sprawling countryside, where rolling hills meet the distant horizon, creating an idyllic backdrop for morning coffees or evening stargazing sessions. This pet friendly haven welcomes furry companions, ensuring that every member of the family can revel in the holiday experience.
    Nearby walking trails provide ample opportunities for leisurely strolls with your four-legged friends, allowing you to soak in the fresh air and stunning vistas together. For those seeking exploration, Tarrel and its surroundings offer a plethora of attractions and activities. Portmahomack itself is a quaint coastal village, offering a charming beach where you can enjoy leisurely walks or engage in water activities like kayaking or paddle boarding. History enthusiasts will be delighted by the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre, where ancient Pictish heritage comes to life through exhibits and archaeological discoveries. The Tarbat Ness Lighthouse stands proudly nearby, offering panoramic views of the coastline and the North Sea. Food aficionados can indulge in local cuisine at nearby restaurants, savouring fresh seafood delicacies or traditional Scottish dishes. For golf lovers there is a golf course at nearby Tain and a 20-minute drive to The Royal Dornoch. Whether you’re seeking relaxation amidst nature’s beauty, historical discoveries, or exciting outdoor activities, this holiday cottage in Tarrel, Portmahomack, offers a perfect haven to create cherished memories with loved ones. Beach 2 miles.
    £89
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