Dog-friendly Hotels Argyll and Bute
You'll find plenty of dog friendly hotels in Argyll and Bute that let you explore the stunning scenery and glorious coastline of this beautiful area of Scotland. Whether you're hunting out the best dog friendly hotels that Argyll and Bute have to offer, or want those stunning mountain views before breakfast, our selection of the best dog friendly hotels in Argyll and Bute will meet your holiday needs.
- Ballachulish, Scotland
At the Woodlands Glencoe Estate, at the foot of mighty Glencoe, you will find a collection of pet-friendly luxury lodges with hot tubs in the heart of the Scottish highlands.£149Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Taynuilt, ScotlandCompletely renovated in 2021, this beautiful detached, single-storey holiday cottage enjoys an idyllic location, with Loch Etive to the front and the River Awe directly behind. Extremely well furnished and equipped the property has direct access onto the beach. It boasts stunning views across the sea loch to the mountains beyond from some of the rooms, and lovely views over the garden from the others. There is a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area seating eight guests. The house enjoys significant privacy with its only neighbours being seals, otters and yachts. Point Park is one of the very few properties to truly have a sea frontage, located just 5 metres from Loch Etive’s shore with direct beach access. In all rooms the bed can be made into double beds in all bedrooms if required.
The lovely little town of Taynuilt has a friendly community and offers a village grocery store, a post office, butchers, tea room, hairdressers, doctor’s surgery and a restaurant serving good food. There is also a train station, the line through Taynuilt runs from Glasgow to Oban so you can have a day in the city or head to the islands. Taynuilt’s golf course is just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage and offers 9 holes.
The bustling Victorian town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ is just 20 minutes away by carand offers shops, bars, seafood restaurants, a cinema and leisure centre. Whisky lovers can visit the Oban Distillery to learn how it’s all made. Regular boat trips leave the busy harbour bound for the Inner Hebridean Islands, including Mull, Iona and the Treshnish Isles with their comical puffins.
Enjoy leisurely forest walks, horseriding, fishing, sailing, diving and golf, or for the more adventurous, Glen Nevis, one of the Highland’s most famous glens and the location of scenes from Harry Potter and Braveheart, is only a short drive and offers stunning scenery and bracing walks. Explore famous castles, historical sites and mature gardens. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain or the Inveraray Jail. The abundant wildlife includes porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer and a wealth of seabirds. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible by car and offer popular climbing, skiing and mountain biking. All in all this is an ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shop and pub 1 mile.£128From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Shandon, ScotlandClose to Loch Lomond, this light and airy cottage style accommodation has French windows, woodburning stove and small secluded walled garden. Excellent walking and cycling. Gareloch is just down the lane with a launching slip, ideal for canoeing, windsurfing, dinghies and fishing. Loch Lomond National Park and golf course, 15 minutes. Monro’s, Cobbler 20 minutes, Ben Lomond 40 minutes. Helensburgh 10 minutes, Glasgow 45 minutes. Shop 2 miles.£64From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Appin, ScotlandSituated in Appin, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this delightful single storey holiday home boasts spacious accommodation throughout. Set in its own large grassed garden area, ideal for children and pets, this also affords ample parking. Walking, running and cycling are popular activities, and the official Glencoe to Oban cycle/walking path (Route 78) passes nearby. Cycle hire, boat hire and horse riding are also available locally. The foot ferry, 3 miles, takes visitors to the beautiful island of Lismore via a short crossing. Set almost midway between Oban and Fort William, it is an ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Golf courses can be found in Oban, Ballachulish and Fort William. Glencoe and Fort William offer mountain climbing, walking and skiing in season. Oban offers boat trips to the Islands, including Mull and Iona. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.£66From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Dunoon, ScotlandLarch Cottage is a lovely, detached property which sits on the hillside as part of 4 self-catering holiday cottages overlooking Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde and the beautiful Argyll hills to the west and North situated within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Sited close to the Argyll Forest which offers numerous forest tracks, marked walks and cycleways, all easily accessible and right on your doorstep. On the ground floor is an open plan living area with wood burner and feature glass hearth. There is a bathroom downstairs with shower and a double bedroom downstairs. Large patio doors leading out onto a deck complete with garden furniture and with magnificent views over the sea and hills beyond.
Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit while the town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Known as Argyll’s secret coast the Cowal Peninsula is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, it’s an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests.
Argyll’s secret coast is packed with places to visit and things to do, and sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its natural beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat. Abundant with wildlife with deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels, pine martins and even, if you’re very lucky, basking sharks while you are out and about. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. A short drive takes you to Portavadie with its 5 star Marina and the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the Islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. Beach 400 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Larch Cottage can be booked together with Birch Cottage (UK523105), Rowan Cottage (CC523089) and Alder Cottage (CC523090).£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Campbeltown, ScotlandWith wonderful views across the rolling countryside and the sea to Northern Ireland, this detached farmhouse on a working sheep and arable farm is in a wonderful location for exploring the Mull of Kintyre. Known for its unspoilt beauty, and sometimes blustery conditions, the Kintyre Peninsula boasts five superb golf courses, miles of stunning white sandy beaches, historic sites and castle ruins. The Kintyre Way runs along the rocky coastline, making it extremely popular with walkers and cyclists, whilst an abundance of wildlife allows dolphins, otters, seals and a myriad of birdlife to be spotted. Machrihanish beach is known for some of the best wind surfing in the UK, and for enthusiasts, equipment hire and tuition are available locally. The magical islands of Islay, Jura, Gigha and Arran are all easily accessible by ferry from nearby ferry ports and make for some truly memorable days out. Campbeltown Heritage Centre offers the opportunity to have a look at the town’s history and the people that lived and worked here, or choose from one of the three distilleries to sample a wee dram of whisky! Campbeltown also has a variety of shops, leisure centre, cinema and a good selection of bars and restaurants. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Dunoon, ScotlandThis stunning detached house with landscaped gardens, sits at the water’s edge and boasts fantastic views over Holy Loch and the Firth of Clyde to the hills beyond. The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views, and a wood burner to keep you warm on chilly nights. The spacious en-suite master bedroom boasts a private balcony, perfect for enjoying the far reaching views. This is the perfect tranquil location to relax in and escape from the trials of everyday life, and to explore the spectacular scenery and history of the area.
The deep glens and narrow sea lochs are typical of the west coast, and there you can find a huge selection of Scottish wildlife: red deer, roe deer, buzzards and golden eagles to name but a few. The area is also full of history, where standing stones, burial cairns and rock carvings abound.
The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. There is an abundance of outdoor activities on offer with sailing, sea fishing, windsurfing, fast speed RIB boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and much more. Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. Located within the Loch Lomond National Park, the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.£170From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Dunoon, ScotlandThis charming Category B listed holiday cottage is situated only yards from Loch Long and boasts stunning views over the open water. Nestled in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Raglan Cottage is the perfect escape for guests wishing to relish the peace and quiet. Sited next to the Argyll Forest, which offers numerous forest tracks, marked walks and cycleways, all easily accessible and right on your doorstep, this terraced holiday cottage is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore this delectable location. The cottage has the additional benefit of the water’s shore only 25 yards away, where guests can walk enjoy a walk with loved ones, fish for their tea, launch a kayak or just rest on the rocks and take in the extensive views.
Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit and the incredible Pucks Glen are well worth a visit, while the town of Dunoon is within easy reach (there is a bus directly from Ardentinny) and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula or walk one of Scotland’s Great Trails - the Cowal Way.
Known as Argyll’s Secret Coast, the Cowal Peninsula is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, it’s an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within Scotland’s first National Park, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests.
Argyll’s Secret Coast is packed with places to visit and things to do. Many sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its natural beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat.
Abundant in wildlife, including deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and even, if you’re very lucky, poises and basking sharks while you are out and about, this beautiful location offers much for the nature lover. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. A short drive takes you to Portavadie, with its new marina and the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the Islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, The local inn is a 5-minute walk with a great deck, good food and a beautiful outlook.£71From price per night based on 7 night stay
- ScotlandSituated on the most accessible of the west coast islands and straddling the Highland Line, this spacious, detached, country house with large deck and its own hot tub, boasts stunning views over the open water and lies in a rural location, just a few yards from the shoreline. Most rooms enjoy sea views, the 6 bedrooms each have a TV, and some have a DVD player. Chandlers is full of elegance and charm and enjoys a cosy snug area with comfy sofas and a bar, which can be stocked to your requirements. The music room has a grand piano, guitars and amps for budding musicians, while the impressive dining room can easily seat 20.
A popular destination for fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, and is only 3 miles away. Relax as you explore the gently, undulating hills, catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. For such a compact island, Bute offers varied landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife to spot including feral goats, buzzards and roe deer. Scalpsie Bay which is set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals.
There are many historical sites to visit including the standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age Fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute, and is open to the public along with its beautiful gardens, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig.
There are many events throughout the year, including the famous annual Jazz Festival, the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals; whatever your interest it can be found on the Isle of Bute.
Catch the ferry for the 5-minute trip to Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula and explore Argyll’s Secret Coast where you have easy access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, or head north to Inverary and beyond. Take the ferry from Portavadie over to Jura and Islay, and Tarbert where you can explore Kintyre. The house is licensed for weddings and many extras can be arranged such as catering, prior to arrival direct with the owner. Beach 40 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.There is also a loch/sea just 40 yards from the property.£545From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Rothesay, ScotlandSet on the most accessible of west coast islands, this ground floor apartment boasts views and lies mere yards from the shoreline. Bute offers a varied landscape of rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands and the
sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife including feral goats, buzzards and roe deer; Scalpsie Bay, set against the backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals. Many historical sites to visit including standing stones at Ettrick Bay, chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.£38From price per night based on 7 night stay