Dog-friendly Scotland

Explore Scotland's dog-friendly destinations for an ideal holiday with your four-legged friend. Whether it's a quaint hotel, cosy cottage, B&B, or a charming country house, find the perfect spot for a short break with your pooch. Discover stunning Scottish landscapes and create lasting memories on your next adventure.

  • Inverspey, BanffshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Buckie, Scotland
    Inverspey is a detached bungalow, set in its own grounds, enjoying uninterrupted views across open farmland to the hills and sea beyond. The interior of the cottage has been completely renovated throughout to an exceptionally high standard. The large living/dining room has deep leather sofa suites and a superb cylindrical wood burner set in the corner of the room. Floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors open onto the large decked area and lawned garden, where there is a barbecue, gas fire pit and outdoor dining furniture. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped, with high quality built-in units. A corridor leads down to the spacious bedrooms, one of which has a zip and link kingsize bed and an en-suite shower room with a large, walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a kingsize bed and a superb en-suite wet room complete with a deep double-ended feature bath. Outside you will find the beautiful garden which extend around the property. A particular feature is a second decked area with outdoor furniture, known as the ’Prosecco deck’, a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the distant sea views whilst planning the next day’s excursion or activity. Inverspey is ideal for couples and families looking for an indulgent and luxurious holiday in a wonderful location.

    Inverspey lies on the Spey Bay Trail and on the edge of Spey Bay, a beautiful hamlet that leads directly onto the bay and the River Spey. The immediate area is renowned for its wildlife with the National Scottish Dolphin and Whale Centre just a few yards from the cottage, where you can learn about the amazing bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife that are regularly seen close by, including seals, osprey, minke whale and even rare sea eagles. The centre also runs bat watching tours and the opportunity to explore the UK’s largest surviving ice house. Spey Bay is home to the largest shingle beach in Scotland. There are wonderful walks direct from the cottage along River Spey, renowned for its salmon fishing (permits available locally, in season). The Spey Bay golf course is just a few minutes’ walk away; this lovely coastal links course is open to visitors and there are discounts available for guests, who can also visit the club house, which serves meals and also has a bar. The Malt Whisky Trail is situated over nine locations in Speyside and is well worth a visit. There are numerous sporting activities locally, including sailing, kayaking, fishing, golf, cycling and hill-walking, as well as plenty of interesting places to visit within a short drive. Beach 500 yards. Shop 6 miles, and restaurant 300 yards.
    £278
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  • Dunultach Cottage, TarbertInstant Book Overlay Image
    3.90
    With stunning views over the loch and the Paps of Jura this beautifully presented cottage provides a tranquil retreat from which to explore Kintyre and the islands. It is located within easy reach of Tarbert, the gateway to Kintyre, which offers local shops, pubs and restaurants. Local events include the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Yacht Race, Tarbert Music Festival and Tarbert fair. The Kintyre Peninsula is renowned for its rugged beauty and beautiful beaches with The Kintyre Way, a series of walks criss-crossing the peninsula, stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Machrihanish in the south.

    It is an ideal location for exploring the local area including the the village of Skipness with its castle and seafood cabin, the village of Carradale, Campbeltown and Machrihanish with its world-famous golf course and the Mull of Kintyre. Ferries to the islands of Islay, Gigha, Jura and Arran are easily accessed as is the ferry to Ireland from Campbeltown. The ferry to Portavadie, with its stylish marina is only 11 miles away and gives access to the Cowal Peninsula and Dunoon. Wildlife is abundant with red squirrel, sika and roe deer, feral goats and a large variety of birdlife, including red grouse, hen harriers, buzzards and eagles. Machrihanish is also home to the Seabird and Wildlife Observatory. Seals and otters are seen regularly, and whale watching tours are available from Campbeltown in the summer months.
    £76
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  • The Stable, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
    5.00
    Suitable for two adults and two children aged between 3-14, or couples, as its name suggests, The Stable originally housed the working Clydesdale’s on the farm. Still a working farm, The Stable has now been converted into a comfortable holiday cottage, refurbished in 2018, nestled in the Girthon Valley and surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway, with great walks, both woodland and coastal. Galloway has 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages. The area also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream O’ Galloway at Sandgreen or the CocoaBean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm. The cottage is only a few minute’s drive from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    The Stable can be booked together with Middle Byre (CC537236), Valley View (CC537234), The Barn (CC537235) and The Bothy (UK5803) to accommodate up to 22 guests.
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  • Valley View, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
    5.00
    Situated on a working farm, Valley View is suitable for two adults and two children and was originally the stables housing the working Clydesdale’s on the farm, refurbished in 2018. Nestled in the Girthon Valley and surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway, with great walks, both woodland and coastal. Galloway has 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages. The area also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream O’ Galloway at Sandgreen, CocoaBean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm.. There are many exciting and beautiful cycle paths straight from your door or try the world famous 7Stanes challenge. There is an abundance of local lochs and rivers if fishing is preferred! There is something for everyone in this beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland. The cottage is only a few minutes drive from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    Valley View can be booked together with The Stable (CC537233), Middle Byre (CC537236), The Barn (CC537235) and The Bothy (UK5803) to accommodate up to 22 guests.
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  • Wavecrest, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    5.00
    Wavecrest has been upgraded in 2019 and is a comfortable detached bungalow with the most stunning views over the Solway Firth. Open the door into the newly fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar opening onto the cosy living room and dining area, where you can sit and enjoy breakfast with those most magical views, the perfect start to your day. From the living room there is a conservatory where you can relax and enjoy the garden and the sound of the sea.
    The coastal village of Southerness has undoubtedly some of the most outstanding views of the Solway Firth to the English Lake District. Explore the beach and the striking white landmark of the Lighthouse, built in 1749, or challenge yourself on the championship golf course.
    From Wavecrest you have an ideal base in which to explore beautiful Dumfries and Galloway from its beaches, right on your doorstep, to coves, cliff top walks and forest trails. With countless historic sites throughout the region and many fun filled activities, there is something to suit all ages, while enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way.
    Return after a day’s sightseeing to the peace and tranquillity of Wavecrest. Beach 20 yards. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
    £63
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  • Seashell Cottage, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    1.50
    This charming former fisherman’s cottage, with enclosed garden, is set in the heart of Fishertown which forms part of the lively town of Nairn. Located on the Moray Coast, Nairn boasts a sandy beach which is just a few minutes’ walk from the holiday cottage. A toy cupboard provides amusement at the cottage. Seashell Cottage is ideally situated to enjoy the variety of facilities the town has to offer including a links golf course, fishing and boat trips to see the bottlenose dolphins. Cawdor and Brodie Castle are nearby along with numerous distilleries - take the Whisky Trail on Speyside. Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield and Inverness, the Highland capital are all within a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
    £49
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  • Tigh Na Bruiach, HighlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    Auldearn, Scotland
    5.00
    Enjoying a peaceful yet central setting within the pretty village of Auldearn, this semi-detached, traditional holiday property has been furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Just three miles from the seaside village of Nairn with its long sweeping sandy beaches and local amenities, Tigh Na Bruiach (Gaelic for ‘House on the Hill’) makes a super holiday base for exploring this wonderful part of the Northern Highlands. Visit Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Inverness, and Loch Ness, all within a very easy drive. Brodie and Cawdor Castles are just a short distance and well worth a visit. You can meander along the Moray Coast and visit some of the beautiful, unspoilt beaches and hopefully catch sight of the dolphins, seals and large variety of birdlife this area is renowned for. Take a trip along the Malt Whisky Trail – the only one of its kind in the world! Further afield, go to the scenic West Coast, Fort William or the enigmatic Orkney Islands. Golf, mountain biking, kayaking, hill walking and photography are some of the many activities available.
    £50
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  • Gullieside Cottage, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    This charming detached, single-storey cottage, with a beautiful garden, is situated only yards from the shore in the small hamlet of Kirkandrews. It is surrounded by stunning views over open countryside and only a couple of miles from the village of Borgue, with a local pub and restaurant. The nearest supermarket is 7½ miles away which offers a reliable delivery service.
    Gullieside Cottage is situated only a short drive from the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright, locally known as the artists town, with many festivals throughout the year, including Scottish nights, classic car rallies, historic walks, a medieval fayre, a jazz festival and a spectacular Tattoo, as well as a good selection of pubs and restaurants. There is a large variety of outdoor pursuits on offer, including fishing, horse riding in Galloway Forest Park, cycling, golf and water sports. Threave Garden and Estate, owned by the National Trust, proves to be a popular visitor attraction. Dumfries is approximately 33 miles east and Castle Douglas, 16 miles, making this a wonderful base to tour South West Scotland. Beach 150 yards. Shop 7½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    £81
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  • Cornucopia, PortreeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Portree, Scotland
    5.00
    Overlooking the entrance to the harbour this cottage style property is one of three in a beautifully restored 19th century listed mill conversion. Offering magnificent views over the sea to the Isle of Raasay, the accommodation has been lovingly refurbished and is designed to provide all you will need for a comfortable holiday in this beautiful isle. Superbly positioned to enjoy the abundance that Skye has to offer, yet within a 5 minute walk is the centre of Portree with shops, fine restaurants, pubs and amenities. Shops and pubs 500 yards.
    £58
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  • Springburn Cottage, Isle of SkyeInstant Book Overlay Image
    Springburn Cottage is a detached, rural, architect-designed property set within the township of Fasach, near to the owner’s home. Both the cottage and the location offer an ideal escape from busy day-to-day life and provides stunning open views of the glen towards The Minch and outer isles. Glendale is nearby and offers seasonal cafes and a number of specialist craft studios. A lovely walking area with local fishing from the rocks. Neist Point Lighthouse is only 4 miles away. The island has so much to offer to the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels from The Black Cuillin for the experienced climber to low-level walking. Boat trips are available for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies and other pursuits include fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. Dunvegan is also only a short drive away where you will find the pristine coral beaches, Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, MacLeod’s Tables and Portree, which is the island’s capital for shopping, restaurants and a cinema in the Aros visitor centre. Beach 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub 7 miles and restaurant 1 mile.
    £76
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