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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.

  • Gardener's Cottage, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."
    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the National Trust Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.
    £56
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  • Stables Cottage, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."
    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the National Trust Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.
    £55
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  • Marwhin House, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."
    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the National Trust Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.
    £62
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  • Marwhin Cottage, Dumfries and GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."
    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the National Trust Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.
    £55
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  • Albion House, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    This spacious detached house, with large enclosed gardens, is situated in the popular traditional market town of Castle Douglas, known as Scotland’s Food Town, only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. This unspoilt area of south west Scotland offers magnificent scenery, some of the finest beaches and golf courses in Scotland, riding, fishing and water sports.
    An excellent area for walkers and cyclists with Dalbeattie 7Stanes a mere 10 minutes away. The Galloway Forest Park offers fantastic scenery and wildlife and the Galloway Hills are within easy reach. For those with young children there are also a number of great days out on the doorstep including Cream o’ Galloway, an amusement park on a working dairy farm, 15 miles, and The Cocobean Company, with childrens play area and chocolate workshop, 9 miles away.
    If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen, from the artist’s town of Kirkcudbright, the region’s infamous Spring Fling, Eden Festival, Electric Fields Festival and Knockengorroch Festival are amongst many other events that take place all year round. The Solway coast has many extensive sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore, with many traditional fishing villages and harbour ports. Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town, has art galleries, antique shops, museums and shops while Castle Douglas has many artisan food shops, galleries and independent shops. Beach 12 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.
    Just when you think this property can’t get any better, it will undergo impressive renovation from January - March 2023, including a new fitted kitchen; new bifold doors from the kitchen, a raised patio area, a brand new WC room downstairs and the removal of the current sitting area to create a large open plan living space, perfect for all of your family and friends.
    £364
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  • Ramerish Retreat, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    This fantastic conversion, formerly a stable block, is situated in a peaceful location in the heart of the Galloway Dark Sky Park, recognised as one of the twelve best stargazing sites in the world, and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest park, with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts 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 only one of four Dark Sky Parks in the western world, and when the sun sets, enthusiasts come to wonder at the universe revealed above.

    A fantastic retreat no matter where your interests lie. Walking direct from the door is a delight with many forest paths and walks to explore. Cycling on the quiet roads is a very popular pastime, and fly fishing is available on Lochanbreck Loch for rainbow trout, with day permits available, and pike fishing on nearby Loch Ken.

    The mini observatory in the garden offers an opportunity to observe the birds at the feeders with, bird identifier books on hand, and red kites can be seen soaring above. Its location in the Dark Sky Park gives the most amazing skies so sit back and star gaze, and identify the stars from the charts. For dog walkers there is a superb dog cleaning area, with heated shower, shampoo, dog treats and towels, so after a day tramping the hills it is so easy to clean your pampered pooches before they curl up in front of the cosy wood burner. There are luxury holistic treatments available (by appointment only and booking separate, contact the owner direct), including relaxing massage, facials, Indian Head Massage and Reiki.

    Nearby Loch Ken has a fantastic water sports and an adventure park where you can try your hand at canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, SUP and water skiing. The centre also offers archery, a climbing wall and zip wire.

    The towns of Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, known as the ’food town’, and Kirkcudbright, the ’artists town’, are all within a short drive. Gatehouse of Fleet offers a range of places to eat and drink, and there are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre, Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, which is host to one of Europe’s longest zip wires. Kirkcudbright attracts visitors throughout the year who are drawn by its pretty working harbour, as well as its historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular ’Tattoo’, an event not to be missed. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.
    £94
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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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  • Cuil Park Cottage, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cuil Park Cottage is a stylish three bedroomed cottage boasting two beautiful living rooms, two modern bathrooms and a lovely kitchen/dining room, the perfect recipe for a tranquil family holiday. All the bedrooms have outstandingly comfortable beds along with quality linen assuring you of that perfect night’s sleep. Each room has workspace and desk either in it or just outside, if you must work while enjoying this super cosy cottage there is plenty of quiet space to be found somewhere! Outside there is a large floodlit deck and a dry-stone wall barbeque as well an enclosed lawn. You are more than welcome to use the larger meadow that the garden leads onto.
    Cuil Park Cottage is the perfect location to explore this wonderful area. For those that like to explore either on foot or bike the property is located on the Threave Estate walks, taking you straight into stunning traffic free walks and paths around the Threave Estate or into Castle Douglas itself. Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town, is a 5-minute drive away and is a delightful small market town with an array of independent shops selling produce and quality gifts. There are number of cafés, pubs, and restaurants to enjoy a meal in, as well as excellent butchers and food shops for you to sample the local produce.
    This unspoilt area of south-west Scotland offers magnificent scenery and has attractions in abundance, from beautiful sandy beaches to dramatic cliff top walks along the majestic Solway Coast. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens, a National Trust property. Close to the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and central to two of the worlds famous 7Stanes mountain bike tracks with Dalbeattie and Kirroughtree, offering routes for all levels and abilities. For those with young children, there are several great days out, from some of the finest sandy beaches to farm parks, including Ernespie Farm Park just 10 minutes away whilst the Dark Sky Planetarium in Kirkcudbright is a must for young and old alike. Beach 10 miles. Scottish Letting Licence DG00095F
    £141
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  • Lochside House, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Welcome to Lochside House in Castle Douglas, a truly magnificent holiday let that encapsulates the essence of luxury and breathtaking beauty. Set overlooking the park and Carlingwark Loch, this large detached house is not just a holiday home; it’s an experience that promises the ’wow’ factor at every turn.
    From the moment you step inside, you’ll be swept away by the sheer quality and elegance that defines every corner of this remarkable space. Lochside House isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a haven where comfort, style, and relaxation converge to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones. The centrepiece of this extraordinary house is the magnificent open-plan living/dining area. With patio doors that seamlessly lead onto the exquisite garden, you’ll be treated to a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living. The garden itself is a luxurious retreat, featuring a spacious Swim Spa and a separate hot tub, a haven of tranquillity and indulgence. The allure continues with a stunning garden room complete with an en-suite shower, offering a private oasis of relaxation. For those who appreciate culinary delights, the outdoor kitchen beckons with its large pizza oven and gas BBQ, a perfect setting for al fresco dining. Inside, the sleek and modern kitchen is a hub for culinary creativity, while a dedicated playroom ensures entertainment for the whole family. Lochside House offers five bedrooms, each exuding comfort and elegance. The master bedroom, located on the first floor, is a sanctuary of its own featuring a stunning en-suite, a spacious walk-in dressing room, and a balcony overlooking the park and Loch, it’s a retreat within a retreat.
    As you step outside the house, the attractions of the area await your exploration. Castle Douglas itself is a charming market town, renowned for its independent shops, galleries, and eateries. The surrounding Galloway Forest Park offers a haven for nature enthusiasts, with its sprawling landscapes, dark skies perfect for stargazing, and a range of outdoor activities including hiking and wildlife spotting. In conclusion, Lochside House is more than just a holiday let; it’s an embodiment of luxury, comfort, and natural beauty. Whether you seek relaxation in the opulent interiors or adventure in the surrounding attractions, this holiday home promises an experience that will linger in your heart and memory for years to come.
    £291
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  • Ceardach, Dumfries And GallowayInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Castle Douglas, Scotland
    Welcome to Ceardach, a charming and spacious family holiday home nestled in the quiet village of Gelston, just a mere 2 miles away from the bustling market town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway. This enchanting holiday home is the perfect destination for those seeking tranquillity, comfort, and an authentic taste of rural Scotland. As you step into Ceardach, you’ll be greeted by a sense of home away from home. This generously proportioned residence is tailor-made for a large family or a group of friends eager to embark on a memorable vacation. The ground floor is a welcoming expanse with a well-appointed kitchen/dining area offering picturesque views over open fields at the rear. Adjacent to this, a spacious living room beckons you to unwind and relax. The ground floor also features a double bedroom with an en-suite shower, a utility room for added convenience, and a downstairs toilet. Venture upstairs, and you’ll discover three more generously-sized bedrooms, each designed with your comfort in mind. The family bathroom ensures that your every need is catered to with style and grace.
    One of Ceardach’s standout features is its exquisite rear gardens. Delight in the serene beauty of the countryside, with rolling hills and fields stretching out before you. This outdoor oasis is the perfect setting for al fresco dining, or simply losing yourself in the beauty of nature. And here’s the best part – your four-legged friends are more than welcome to accompany you on your countryside adventure!
    While you savour the comforts of Ceardach, don’t forget to explore the treasures that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. The area is renowned for its lush landscapes, historical sites, and diverse activities. Head to Threave Castle, a captivating stronghold on an island in the River Dee, or visit Threave Gardens, a National Trust for Scotland property known for its impressive horticultural collection. For those with a penchant for outdoor adventure, the Galloway Forest Park is a haven for hikers, cyclists, and nature enthusiasts. In Castle Douglas, you can indulge your taste buds with a visit to its renowned food shops and farmer’s markets, earning it the nickname ‘Food Town’. The town also provides a gateway to a variety of local attractions, from the picturesque Loch Ken to the Solway Coast, which offers opportunities for birdwatching and coastal walks. Ceardach is the ideal retreat for those looking to unwind in a picturesque setting, whilst also being close to a range of activities and attractions. It’s time to experience the best that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer, and Ceardach is the perfect starting point for your adventure.
    £128
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