Dog-Friendly Holidays Argyll and Bute

You'll find plenty of dog-friendly hotels & cottages 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 a cottage with stunning mountain views before breakfast, our selection of dog-friendly stays in Argyll and Bute will meet your holiday needs.

 

 

  • Point Park, TaynuiltInstant Book Overlay Image
    Taynuilt, Scotland
    4.75
    Completely 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.
    £330
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  • Gareside Lodge, ShandonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Shandon, Scotland
    5.00
    Close 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.
    £64
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  • Larch, Argyll And ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Dunoon, Scotland
    Larch 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).
    £74
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  • Auchendennan - A’dennan Farm CottageInstant Book Overlay Image
    "Stunning cottages in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park..."


    Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, these stunning holiday properties have been lovingly restored and furnished to provide wonderful retreats.
    Auchendennan Farm Cottage (SLLX) is a single-storey holiday cottage; within the house there is a large family sauna which can be used as an ideal way to unwind. Outside on the sun decking, there is a sunken hot tub which is large enough for all the family and powerful enough to give tired muscles a proper massage. Rose Cottage (SRRG) is a single-storey conversion adjoining the owner’s farmhouse. Combining modern and traditional furnishings, the property boasts a superb hot tub and external sun decked area for relaxing and unwinding. Burnbeag (SVVE) is a stunning, detached cottage to the rear of the steadings and has a stream running through its private enclosed garden, which has a decked area and hot tub. Courtyard Studio (SVVD) is a single-storey barn conversion set in the courtyard, behind the main house. Chestnut Cottage (SXXO), Willow Cottage (SXXP), Primrose Cottage (SXXQ) and Ivy Cottage (SXXR) are all pretty single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottages, with open-plan living areas and a cosy, wood-burning stove.
    In summer, Loch Lomond’s ancient oak woods ring with birdsong. Look out for redstarts, pied flycatchers and wood warblers. Ospreys are summer visitors to the loch and nearby Lake of Menteith. In the high country of Breadalbane, golden eagles may be seen soaring over mountain slopes richly carpeted in alpine plants. Watch out for porpoises and seals and glimpse Loch Lomond’s herd of fallow deer as they bound through the trees. Loch Lomond and Loch Earn are some of Scotland’s prime venues for sailing and water-skiing, while the rivers Balvaig and Teith are popular with canoeists. The Teith is also a great salmon river and one of many places popular with anglers. For golfing enthusiasts, the famous courses of Loch Lomond are just a short distance from the property, with an abundance of courses for all standards within easy reach.
    Walking is a popular pursuit, from gentle low-level strolls to strenuous mountain climbs. Ben Lomond, Ben Lui, Ben Ime and Ben Vorlich are among the 21 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). The West Highland Way stretches from the edge of Glasgow to Fort William, hugging the banks of Loch Lomond and passing through the spectacular mountain scenery of Strathfillan. There are great opportunities for cycling on and off road on National Cycle Network Route 7, which passes through the National Park from Balloch to Killin. Cameron House, the 5 star golf/spa resort is just minutes from the property where one can enjoy fine dining, day spa packages and championship golf. Lomond Shores, again a short distance from the property, offers designer shopping, loch cruises and an aquarium. The cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by car boasting award winning restaurants, theatres, galleries and concert venues, designer shopping as well as many tourist attractions including the breath-taking Edinburgh Castle. Shops 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Auchendennan Farm Cottage (SLLX) can be booked together with Rose Cottage (SRRG) to accommodate up to 10 guests.
    £266
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  • High Ranachan, Argyll And ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    With 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.
    £112
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  • Baileyfield, Argyll And ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    This 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.
    £178
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  • Raglan Cottage, Argyll And ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    This 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. 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 a large front deck overlooking the water’s shore only 3m away from the end of the garden. Guests can, fish for their tea (rods in the cottage) launch a kayak or just rest on the pebble beach and watch for our resident porpoises and seals playing in the Loch. Or you could take a walk along to the local Ardentinny pub and bistro for a warm welcome, and on a fine day grab a table on their beautiful Lochside deck - booking advised for food.
    Ardentinny’s sandy beach where the Cowal hills and forest tumble down to the shore is a short stroll from the cottage’s front door and opens into some spectacular trails.
    Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit and the incredible Pucks Glen is a must-see for those who love a mystical landscape of gorges and waterfalls. Whilst 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 when in Dunoon check out the Queens Hall and Burgh Hall for excellent music gigs and entertainment and also try Dunoon’s little cinema for a night at the movies Take a Wreckspeditions or Waverley paddle steamer cruise and explore Loch Long and Kyles of Bute.
    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 dolphins and porpoises, 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.
    £120
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  • Chandlers, Argyll and ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Situated 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.
    £448
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  • Corrie Massan, Argyll and ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Accessed by an untarmaced but well graded road and situated on a working farm, in a quiet glen within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this spacious, detached cottage has been renovated to a very good standard. It has stunning views over the hills and glens, with numerous walks available throughout the estate.
    The property provides a location to relax 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, with 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. An abundance of outdoor activities are on offer with sailing, sea and river fishing, windsurfing, fast speed RIB boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting, deer stalking and more. Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit.
    Located within the 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.
    £80
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  • Stonefield Farm Cottage, Argyll and ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Welcome to Stonefield Farm Cottage, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Glen Massan in Argyll and Bute. This charming holiday let is surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, offering guests a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
    Glen Massan is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. As you step outside Stonefield Farm Cottage, you’ll find yourself immersed in a landscape of rolling hills, dense forests, and meandering rivers. The possibilities for exploration are endless, with a myriad of walking and hiking trails that cater to all levels of fitness. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll to take in the stunning views or a more challenging hike to conquer the peaks, Glen Massan has it all.
    For those who appreciate wildlife, the area is a haven for birdwatching and spotting local fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for red deer, golden eagles, and perhaps even a glimpse of the elusive pine marten. The Glen Massan Forest is home to diverse ecosystems, providing a rich tapestry of natural wonders waiting to be discovered. Fishing enthusiasts will delight in the abundance of opportunities to cast their lines into the clear waters of the nearby lochs and rivers. The serenity of the surroundings enhances the fishing experience, making it a peaceful and rewarding pastime for guests of all skill levels.
    As the day comes to a close, the starry night skies over Glen Massan offer a mesmerizing spectacle. With minimal light pollution, this region is a perfect spot for stargazing. Imagine ending your evenings with a blanket of stars overhead, creating a magical ambiance that complements the tranquillity of Stonefield Farm Cottage. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, Stonefield Farm Cottage in Glen Massan, Argyll and Bute, provides the ideal base for an unforgettable holiday in the heart of Scotland’s natural beauty.
    £40
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