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.

 

 

  • High Trodigal, MachrihanishInstant Book Overlay Image
    Machrihanish, Scotland
    This stunning natural stone and turf roofed, single-storey, detached holiday cottage is built into the hillside, reflecting an ancient neolithic design with views westwards over the Atlantic Ocean and Inner Hebrides and eastwards to Arran. This unique property is less than a mile from the world-famous Machrihanish Golf Course. Glasgow is only 30 minutes flying time from Machrihanish Airport, which in turn is 10 minutes driving time from the property. The Machrihanish Bird and Wildlife Observatory is located at Gauldrons Beach and fantastic for watching migratory birds, otters and other wildlife. Campbeltown is one of a handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a whisky producing region, and is home to the Campbeltown Single Malt, once proclaiming itself the whisky capital of the world with. The area now boasts three whisky distilleries and a gin distillery as well as a cinema, museum, heritage centre and a working harbour, with an acclaimed music festival in August. The town is well-served, with supermarkets, independently owned shops, and excellent hotels and restaurants offering the finest local produce. The surrounding area is well-known for its fine beaches, unspoilt countryside and scenic walks, with the addition of the Kintyre Way, making this an ideal location from which to explore the Kintyre Peninsula. Lying just off the west coast of Kintyre, the Isle of Gigha offers a pleasant day trip. Within a short distance, there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Jura and Arran. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, water sports and 3 other golf courses. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
    £169
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  • Beech Cottage, CairndowInstant Book Overlay Image
    St Catherines, Scotland
    This cosy cottage benefits from a stunning location directly on the Lochside, with loch views from the sitting room, main bedroom and front garden. It is a cosy and comfortable home, but not contemporary in style.

    Sitting in quiet isolation with Loch Fyne only 20 yards from the door, Beech Cottage is a detached, compact holiday cottage that has magnificent views across the loch and to the historic town of Inveraray which boasts a spectacular castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, and to Dunderave Castle.

    Accessed by a rough track, this cottage lies in an area of Argyll with stunning beauty, fantastic walking and the opportunity for water-based activities. The area abounds with nature and there are seals, otters, porpoises and many sea birds that can be seen from the cottage. There are also many local sight-seeing activities, from visiting historic castles to stunning famous gardens and forests. It is also a great launch pad to visit much of Argyll’s famous scenery, lochs, mountains and coast. There are many wonderful restaurants locally, including the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, 5 miles, the Creggan’s Inn, 5 miles and The George Inn, Inveraray. Loch Lomond National Park is close by to explore with walking, cycle paths, fishing and loch cruises. Benmore Botanic Gardens, 18 miles, provides stunning biophilic colour.

    The cottage is also an Eco-friendly home, using an electric boiler and central heating system and we encourage the use of only environmentally friendly cleaning products which are provided. Energy use is from renewable sources only so that we minimise the cottage’s impact on the environment. This is a remote part of Scotland, which is part of its appeal, but there are no supermarket or other amenities within immediate reach. The nearest small town is Inveraray which is a 25-30 minute drive and has a small supermarket.
    £86
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  • Dalvuie Beag, Argyll and ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Dalvuie Beag is a small, traditional detached West Highland holiday farmhouse situated in a peaceful location beneath the slopes of Ben Lora. Surrounded by fields with views of distant mountains and close to the sea, lochs and beaches, the farm has a small herd of cattle and flock of sheep with conservation of rich natural history a priority. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    £54
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  • Seaview Cottage, Argyll And ButeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Situated on the most accessible of the west coast islands and straddling the Highland Line, this spacious apartment boasts stunning views over the open water and lies in a rural location, just a few yards from the shoreline. 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.
    Seaview Cottage (UK4769) is perfect for a couple’s getaway, offering a comfortable double bedroom with an additional sofa bed for flexible sleeping. The cottage also boasts a private garden with enclosed seaview patio and bubbling hot tub for cosy evenings under the stars.
    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 including wild goats, buzzards and roe deer. Scalpsie Bay, set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is home to 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, 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 held 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. Beach 50 yards.
    £218
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    Welcome to the epitome of holiday indulgence on the shores of Loch Lomond, situated in the Loch Lomond Castle Estate. This charming cosy chalet, which forms Loch Lomond Sanctuary Lodges, is a gem nestled within the Lomond Castle Estate and promises an unforgettable escape for discerning families and groups in search of a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A row of four lodges, one bedroom lodge, three two-bedroom lodges and the Kingfisher sleeping six guests. Book all four lodges great for groups of friends or family get-togethers.
    Step into this haven of comfort, and you are greeted by a carefully curated space that seamlessly blends elegance with modern amenities. The chalet boasts a cosy living room, two separate bedrooms, and a bathroom adorned with a shower and complimentary toiletries. The fully-equipped kitchen is a culinary haven, offering a stovetop, refrigerator, kitchenware, and an oven for those inspired to create memorable meals. Picture yourself on the decking, or down on the shores of Loch Lomond, where you can unwind and soak in the serenity of your surroundings.
    Enjoy the breathtaking views or hire a boat to take you over to the other side of the Loch where you can go hiking and explore The Trossachs. Inside your lodge, a flat-screen Smart TV beckons for cosy evenings, while the chalet’s private entrance ensures a sense of exclusivity throughout your stay. Loch Lomond Sanctuary Lodges stand as a testament to a new era of elegant self-catering accommodation, where the manicured lawns of the Lomond Castle Estate meet the picturesque banks of Loch Lomond.
    These purpose-built lodges have been recently refurbished to perfection, promising a holiday experience that transcends the ordinary. Conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the shores of Loch Lomond, the lodges provide easy access to the enchanting waters and are within strolling distance of the acclaimed Duck Bay Restaurant and Cameron House. Whether you seek adventure on the loch, fine dining, or simply a serene retreat, these lodges offer an ideal base to explore the wonders of this famous Scottish landscape.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.
    £104
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