Dog-friendly Hotels Dumfries and Galloway

Dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches and an abundance of wonderful woodlands make Dumfries and Galloway one of the most spectacular parts of lowland Scotland. With popular pet friendly hotels, you'll find Dumfries and Galloway an ideal spot for dog owners.

  • The Barn, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
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    Situated on a working farm, The Barn has been converted out of the old part of the farm steading and 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 or why not visit Laggan Outdoors, which has one of the longest zip wires in Europe. 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.
    The Barn can be booked together with The Stable (CC537233), Valley View (CC537234), Middle Byre (CC537236) and The Bothy (UK5803) to accommodate up to 22 guests.
    £77
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  • Blaeberry Cottage, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    This charming, detached holiday cottage is on a quiet country lane, situated on a working farm and is ideally located to explore the beauty of Dumfries and Galloway and Scotland’s Border Country with picturesque towns and villages set in a landscape of rolling hills, wild moorland and meandering rivers. The historic cities of Edinburgh, Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached within an hour. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches with many beautiful gardens to explore. Enjoy world-class mountain biking, walking routes, riding, fishing on the River Annan, 2 miles, and birdwatching all within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    £104
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  • Waulkmill Cottage, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    This charming semi-detached cottage, which was once the village smithy, is in the tiny hamlet of Carronbridge just two miles from the broad streets of Thornhill with its good local shops, pubs and restaurants. Very comfortable, bright and welcoming yet retaining original features such as working shutters, it provides a delightful base from which to get to know this fascinating region. The extensive grounds of Drumlanrig Castle are just two miles away, where there are lovely walks and the castle to visit. There are activities for everyone nearby, walks from the doorstep along the riverside, a playpark in the village, golf, fishing, hill walking and even panning for gold at Wanlockhead. Dumfries is 20 miles and the coast at Sandyhills around an hours drive.
    £64
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  • Holly Cottage, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Holly Cottage is an attractive semi-detached cottage located on a quiet lane on the edge of Palnackie, a popular village with a shop, award winning café and pub/restaurant. Holly Cottage has been refurbished and is beautifully decorated throughout. The attractive living/dining room with has comfortable sofas and a cosy wood burner is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring. The bedrooms are just as inviting with sumptuous super kingsize zip and link beds guaranteeing a peaceful night’s sleep.
    Palnackie sits on the Urr Estuary and was once a busy working harbour and probably most famous in recent years for the ’World Flounder Tramping’. Only 3 miles from Holly Cottage is the small town of Dalbeattie and the area surrounding is hugely popular with walkers and cyclists of all ages. The world famous 7Stanes mountain trails at Dalbeattie Forest offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and attracts riders from across the UK and beyond. With its dramatic clifftops, sandy beaches and forests, walking is a delight with many beautiful walks from the doorstep. A particularly lovely walk is the walk to Almorness Point and its lovely beach, well worth a visit.
    This delightful corner of South West Scotland will tempt all ages to return time and again. Warmed by the gulf stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens National Trust. Enjoy a drive from Dalbeattie along the Solway Coast with its extensive sandy beaches, rocky coves, traditional fishing villages and harbour ports, such as Kippford and Rockcliffe. Castle Douglas is close by, where you will find larger supermarkets and some wonderful unique shops, and Kirkcudbright just a little further afield, also has a variety of delightful little shops as well as the harbour where you can see the fishing boats returning. The area is well recognised for its clear skies as one of the twelve best stargazing sites in the world and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK so return to Holly Cottage after a day exploring and sit in the garden on a clear night and enjoy the spectacle.
    £75
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  • Oor Wee Hoose, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Oor Wee Hoose has been lovingly upgraded by the owners in 2021 and is a delightful townhouse in the centre of this quiet little village. Stylishly furnished throughout and complimented by lovely Farrow & Ball colours, Oor Wee Hoose is warm and inviting and the perfect base to explore the area.
    The living room has comfortable sofas and a large TV where you can sit and relax of an evening and the kitchen has everything you will need to cook up your favourite meals. Outside there is a delightful and private garden to the rear, fully enclosed, so perfect for the little one or your four legged friends.
    A stay at Oor Wee Hoose with certainly add to your enjoyment for a perfect holiday in this wonderful corner of South West Scotland, known as “The Machars”. Whithorn itself has shops, a pub and a restaurant and is fast becoming a centre of artists and craftspeople, hosting an annual Arts & Crafts Trail which showcases a wide range of work at various venues throughout the town if you are lucky enough to be staying at the Oor Wee Hoose.
    The Isle of Whithorn, a short 5-minute drive away, is an attractive little harbour village where you can sail, fish or just sit and relax in the tea room or pub overlooking the harbour. Visit Wigtown, which has officially been designated as Scotland’s National Book Town with a wide range of book related businesses, a book lovers haven. The larger town of Newton Stewart, known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, also has many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, Oor Wee Hoose is ideally placed to enjoy your stay whether it be a relaxing or action-packed adventure.
    Enjoy the rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf stream and there are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world-renowned Logan Botanical Gardens. The area boasts many pretty little ports like Sandhead and Portpatrick, or visit Scotland’s most southerly point, the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway Nature Reserve, where thousands of seabird’s nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. The area is also perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists. Beach 4 miles. Shop 352 yards.
    £75
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  • The Byre, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Castle Douglas, Scotland
    The Byre is a fantastic barn conversion in a beautiful rural location with open views over the adjoining farmland. Converted by the owner, the attention to detail throughout is evident from the moment you walk in. The stunning light-filled open plan living, kitchen, dining has vaulted ceilings and wall to wall glass doors opening onto the wrap around patio area. When the weather is fine there is no better place to sit and relax just taking in the views and on chillier evenings enjoy the heat from the patio heater while marvelling at the dark starry skies. Another impressive feature of The Byre is the staircase with glass balustrade which leads up to the impressive galleried first floor with twin beds and en-suite toilet. The quality continues in the ground floor bedrooms with sumptuous beds and bedding ensuring a restful night’s sleep and with modern en-suite shower room and separate bathroom if you don’t want to venture far The Byre has it all and more for you to enjoy a memorable holiday.
    The Byre provides the perfect rural retreat for those looking for peace and tranquillity yet is only minutes by car from the small market town of Castle Douglas. For the energetic, The Byre is on a popular local circular 5-mile walk which takes you from the cottage into Castle Douglas and back along quiet country roads. In fact there are an abundance of walking and cycling routes on your doorstep. Castle Douglas is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful corner of south west Scotland. There are attractions in abundance, from beautiful sandy beaches to dramatic cliff tops. With sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by, there is something for everyone. Warmed by the Gulf Stream there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including the National Trust’s Threave Gardens. Close to the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and central to five of the 7 Stanes, at Dalbeattie Forest and Kirroughtree Forest it is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers.
    This property can be booked together with Lime Tree Lodge (UK42849) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
    £196
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  • Terraughtie Cottage East, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Terraughtie Cottage East is a delightful semi-detached cottage set along an unclassified road, on the outskirts of Dumfries, offering a lovely countryside location yet close enough for a lovely walk or cycle into town, around the local countryside or on the nearby cycle pathways. Terraughtie Cottage East has been completely renovated and modernised throughout in 2020 and offers the perfect and most comfortable home from home. There is a cosy wood burner in the sitting room just perfect for those chillier nights, and new and modern bathrooms and kitchen. The large gardens are the ideal playground for kids with plenty of space for them to enjoy whilst the adults relax. What better way to relax?
    Only a few minutes’ walk from Terraughtie Cottage East is Kilnford Kitchen and Farm Shop. Before enjoying a bite to eat take a stroll through the nature trail where you can see belted Galloway cows or partake in a spot of bird watching from the bird hide. There is a secret garden where younger members of the family will love exploring. The farm shop stocks everything from gifts and flowers to takeaway meals. There is even an adventure playground for the children.
    If fishing is your passion you can walk/cycle easily to Auldernauk Fishery from Terraughtie Cottage East, a most attractive and well stocked three acre fly-only loch holding good sized rainbow, blue, brown and tiger trout! A quiet and friendly family-owned fishery run by anglers.
    If you can tear yourself away for a day sightseeing, the area is renowned for its rugged beauty from beautiful sandy beaches, cliff top walks and forest trails. The world renowned 7stanes mountain biking routes are also within easy reach. The area is well recognised for its clear skies as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world, with the Galloway Forest Park being the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Pub and restaurant within 2½ miles. Shop within ¼ mile. Beach 17½ miles.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.
    £96
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  • Coachman, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Revealing a fascinating glimpse into its ancient stables heritage, Coachman sits at the heart of the courtyard within a rural idyll, binding a classically Grade II listed exterior with rustic interiors. It features original wood panelled walls and chimneys and two bathrooms. The living room boasts original features from the turn of the century, including original oak panelling, and lovely fireplace. Streaming light from the window and door glass panels also provides views of the woodlands, framed by abundant hydrangea blooms. Indian-blue velvet sofas with gold accents and a highly curated selection of fine arts provide a boutique feel. The kitchen has been restored from its original form, and you’ll find fascinating nooks and crannies for storage within the original range which has stood in its place since the 1900s.
    The window at the sink provides glimpses into the ’pleasure ground’, an area at Dunskey that is dedicated to our botanical walled garden, the vegetable garden, and the maze. The historic cobblestone courtyard at Coachman is one of its most charming features which will encourage you to linger in this enclosed outdoor space for reading and lounging in the sun. Just a few steps away is the lovely and utterly private walled garden. Upstairs, the master bedroom showcases a handpainted mural that is guaranteed to get hearts swooning. Super kingsize bed, eclectic artworks, and mid-century inspired furnishings ensure a comfortable stay. The bathroom provides a large walk-in shower and a full bath, and of course, always stocked with Dunskey’s own bath amenities. The second bedroom boasts an impressive wardrobe that will rival one of Marie Antoinette. Indeed, antique crowns and canopy over the two single beds will delight anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of living like lords and ladies on their own private estate. The owner lives at the property location and will be able to advise on interesting places to visit in the area. Beach 1 mile. Shop 5 miles, Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    £140
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  • Garrarie Cottage, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    This detached country cottage, renovated in 2020/2021 is situated on a working farm and boasts stunning views over to the Mull of Galloway and over towards the Isle of Man. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches, which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream. The cottage is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills.
    There are many beautiful gardens to visit, including the renowned Logan Botanical Gardens, which is a paradise to behold. You can also explore quaint villages such as Sandhead, Port William, Portpatrick, The Isle of Whithorn and the Mull of Galloway, home to the RSPB nature reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest on the cliff face during spring and summer.
    The cottage is a short drive from Wigtown, which is famous for being Scotland’s National Book Town, a book lovers haven. This is also a great destination for cycling, fishing and golfing with St Medans 9 hole golf course and beach just 1½ miles down the road. This is a fantastic area for walkers, whether you are interested in clifftop, beach, hills or forest walks. There is easy access to The Galloway Forest Park, with its tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland, as well as a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. The park has also been awarded the status of one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the western world and when the sun sets, enthusiasts come to wonder at the universe revealed above. Dalmellington, at the far end of the park, is home to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory.
    The town of Stranraer, only 30 minutes away, offers a selection of shops and restaurants; a short distance further is Cairnryan, where the ferry can be taken for a day trip to Ireland. Beach 2 miles. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 6 miles.
    £64
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  • 4 Mote View, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    No 2 Mote View, built in 2021, is a luxury semi-detached bungalow perfect for a family break in one of the most popular small villages by the sea in stunning Southwest Scotland. Finished to the highest standard and oozing quality and comfort from the moment you walk through the door, it guarantees a spectacular holiday.

    With the owner’s attention to detail throughout, the modern living room has a built-in electric fire, subtle décor and comfortable sofas for you to curl up on and the modern and fully fitted kitchen with large bench table has everything you would need to cook up a delicious meal. The quality continues throughout the bedrooms with sumptuous beds and bedding with ultra-modern en-suite and family bathroom. There are Smart TVs in all the bedrooms as well as hairdryers and hair straighteners- nothing has been missed for a memorable holiday here at No 2 Mote View.

    Outside is just as memorable, with an enclosed and child and dog friendly garden with rattan furniture and a gas BBQ. Sandhead is one of the most popular small villages along this stunning coastline and from No 2 Mote View you are only a 2-minute walk from the long sandy beach as well as a locally renowned restaurant and pub serving fabulous food, as well as a small convenience store. This beautiful corner of Southwest Scotland boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches, with challenging walks in the uplands of the Galloway Hills to gentle seaside trails, as well as rolling moors and dramatic cliff-top walks. Well worth a visit is The Mull of Galloway, with its grass topped visitor centre - Scotland’s most southerly point, with amazing views of Ireland, England, the Isle of Man and Scotland! Lucky visitors may spot seals and minke whales and will most certainly see a host of seabirds.

    Portpatrick is a short drive away and is another delightful little village where you can sit and watch the boats coming and going from the harbour or for the more adventurous walk part of the Southern Upland Way from here. There are many beautiful gardens to visit only a short drive away, including Castle Kennedy Gardens and the world-renowned Logan Botanic Gardens with is many exotic trees and plants and The Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, is a delight. This property can be booked together with 4 Mote View (UK37497) to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    £88
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