Dog-friendly Hotels Ayrshire
Looking for a dog friendly staycation stay in Ayrshire? Our selection of Ayrshire pet friendly hotels will give you the best options for you and your pooch to book into some luxury accommodation for that special getaway or family break.
Located on the west coast of Scotland, Ayrshire is home to captivating countryside, sandy shores and historic towns. There are plenty of fabulous dog-friendly places to stay in Ayrshire, including super snug cottages in Ballantrae, Skelmorliem Girvan, Dunure and more.
Finding a dog friendly hotel isn't hard in Ayrshire. These dog friendly rooms are the perfect destination for great walks, families travelling and an overall enjoyable stay in a great location in Scotland. So it's no wonder that Ayrshire is a popular destination for dogs and their owners.
- Ayr, ScotlandThis charming, detached gatehouse is situated quietly within the beautiful grounds of the Gilmilnscroft Estate, with formal gardens and enchanted woods, rich in flora and fauna with lovely walks, and fields with its own resident sheep. The cottage has great views of the Ayrshire countryside to the Isle of Arran beyond and is a great place to observe sunsets.
New for summer 2019 is a fully refurbished summer house, for use of both properties. Located close to the quiet village of Sorn with easy access to the River Ayr Way, with over 40 miles of walks through one of the most interesting valleys in southern Scotland with a wide range of habitats and wildlife. Dumfries House, made famous by Prince Charles’ involvement, is located approximately 3 miles away, and is a major attraction in East Ayrshire, as is Auchinleck House, home to James Boswell, a similar distance away. Also close by is the wonderful Ayrshire Coastal Path, with over 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing, a choice of golf courses and several country parks, with Culzean Castle, 45 minutes away, (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) and being Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction, with a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. The bustling cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is only a 45-minute drive and Edinburgh is 1½ hours, with good train links from Prestwick. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is approximately 1¼ hours away and the ferry links to the islands of Cumbrae, Bute and Arran are all close by. Visitors are welcome all year round, and during January and February, you can enjoy the snowdrops, snow, frost and crisp sunshine. From the 1st April to the 15th June, this is the time for the most reliable weather, with the spring bluebells, birdsong and the ornate gardens. September to November brings the autumn colour which is exceptional due to the prominence of the native beech trees. Beach 15 miles. Shop within 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse (UK5164) and The Old Stables (UK5695) can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.£60From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Millport, ScotlandSituated on the Isle of Cumbrae this spacious ground floor holiday apartment is situated only 100 yards from the waters edge. Millport sports a beautiful sandy beach, with tropical palms fronting the promenade and yachts moored out in the sheltered bay. From here you can explore the charm of a seaside town with café’s, shops and bars and bistro. A haven for wildlife, Cumbrae attracts migrant birds from around the world, and the flora of the island is equally varied with a visit to the island’s Marine Research Station with museum and aquarium a must. Millport is also the home of Europe’s smallest cathedral and Britain’s narrowest house. An ideal location for cycling, walking and golf, and the National Watersports Centre offers courses to suit all aspect of water based activities. The main Newton Bay offer sheltered anchorages and secure moorings. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.£84From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandLeave your worries at home because this 18th-century cottage is surrounded by 4 acres of unspoilt woodland, offering you peace and tranquillity. With stunning original arched windows, Cart Shed is bright and airy, with natural light flooding in. Perfect for a family getaway or holidaying with friends, the owner has thought of everything to make sure your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible with full underfloor heating. Put your feet up and cosy up around the crackling wood-burning stove whilst winding down at night with your favourite programme on the TV. With a well-equipped, stylish kitchen area, cooking for the family will feel less of a chore, and a welcome pack on arrival gives this property that added personal touch. Relax and wind down in the gorgeous Jacuzzi bath after a hard day exploring the area. For a blissful night’s sleep, the light and airy double bedroom, with sumptuous linen, soft fluffy pillows and duvet, has a door leading out on to the patio which is perfect for sitting out with your loved one and watching the sun set. With another twin bedroom with a feature stone wall and an en-suite, holidaying with friends can be that bit more private. On an evening, why not head out the local pub, situated just 1½ miles away, for a quiet drink with friends.
Cart Shed provides a relaxing base from which to explore Ayrshire, which offers unspoilt scenery and a varying coastline with the Ayrshire Coastal Path within easy reach, one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Alternatively, why not take a stroll down the River Ayr Way with your loved ones in tow. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.£66From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Skelmorlie, ScotlandSituated near all amenities in the lively seaside town of Largs this apartment offers a cosy retreat after a day exploring the beauty of the surrounding area. Largs boasts an attractive promenade with scenic views, plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés, and is home to the famous Nardini’s ice cream parlour with its 1930’s art deco ambience.
The town is perfectly situated for exploring neighbouring islands; the Cumbrae ferry leaves from the town and there is easy access to ferries to Dunoon, for exploring the Cowal Peninsula, the Isle of Arran and Bute. The world’s last sea-going paddle steamer, The Waverley, makes regular excursions from Largs.
Ayrshire offers a varying coastline, with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, a variety of wildlife to enjoy and is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers. There are gardens and castles to visit, from Kelburn Castle Estate at Largs with its spectacular graffiti façade to Culzean Country Park, an historic stately home, all with gardens and a network of wooded trails.
There is also riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses including the world-famous Turnberry. Robert Burns, The National Bard, was born in Ayrshire and there are sites celebrating Burns and the county’s maritime, mining and agricultural heritage.
The town has good train and bus links to Glasgow and other parts of Ayrshire and good bus links to towns north of Largs along the Clyde Estuary with its scenic views and shipbuilding history. Beach 250 yards.£49From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Skelmorlie, ScotlandLocated on Scotland’s West Coast this cosy cottage has fantastic sea views over the Firth of Clyde and is ideally situated to explore the beauty of the Ayrshire coastline, with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. An ideal location for cyclists and walkers with Skelmorlie heralding the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile-long coastal walk. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit along with the opportunity to ride, fish, and golf. Culzean Castle Country Park, extending for over 550-acres has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach and Dumfries House, home to the world’s largest Chippendale collection, are both well worth a visit. The bustling seaside town of Largs is a short drive, with shops, restaurants and promenade. Explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute or catch a ferry to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, which gives you great access to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. There are great train links from nearby Wemyss Bay to the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh for a great day out in the city. The property has a restaurant 100 metres away and is a 10-15 minute walk away (Wemyss Bay) from other cafés, takeaways (Chinese, fish and chips and pizza/kebab) and a dog-friendly pub/café within the train station to Glasgow, which is also the ferry terminal to Rothsay on the Isle of Bute. There is also a children and dog friendly village pub within Skelmorlie, although it is a bit up the hill.£69From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandHunter Links Cottage has just been newly furnished and carpeted as of January 2022. This coastal cottage is only seconds walk from Prestwick, winner of the Great British High Street Awards 2019/20, which is also on the doorstep of Royal Troon for the world-famous Golf Open Championship 2024 which is a big deal to not only the region, but also Scotland. Prestwick is a unique Ayrshire town with official ’awards’ almost 30 wonderful restaurants/bistros, boutiques, beauty/spa and shops and is often called the ’hub’ for neighbouring Troon and Ayr.
Just a few minutes’ walk to its premier restaurant and ’Scotland’s beer garden of the year 2019/20’. As well as the beautiful sandy beach and promenade with stunning views towards Arran, Prestwick has a wide range of amenities including cafés, restaurants, boutique shops, a swimming pool and 3 championship golf courses (including ‘the home of the First Open’). The location is great for the ferry and for island hopping. Also Royal Troon Open venue and spectacular new Dundonald Links clubhouse open to the public, both only 10 minutes’ drive away. For walkers, easy access to the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the River Ayr Way, a 40-mile Source to Sea walk, making this the ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast. There are many National Trust historical sites, stunning gardens and castles to visit including the home to Robert the Bruce’s Well, also just 45 minutes’ drive to Culzean Castle and Turnberry, 30 minutes’ drive to Dumfries House. Prestwick airport 5 minutes’ drive.
The islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are easily reached for a wonderful day out, while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Very good rail links from Prestwick and Ayr to for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and historic Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park only an hour’s drive away.
For those craving inland walks and trails, the Galloway Forrest Park ‘Dark Sky Park’ is under 40 minutes drive and is Britain’s largest forest 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. Beach 400 yards. Pub 114 yards.£76From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandThis cosy ground floor apartment is situated only 100 yards from the promenade and beautiful sandy beach in the seaside town of Troon and is ideally located to explore the beauty of South West Scotland. Troon has a wide range of amenities including shopping, restaurants, recreational facilities, Promenade and Yacht Marina, and is home to the world famous Royal Troon golf course. For walkers, the Ayrshire coastal path is easily accessed with a fantastic panoramic coastline, boasting beautiful views over the sea and across to the mountains of Arran. Ayrshire offers many gardens and castles to visit, alongside activities such as riding, racing and golf, including the world famous Royal Troon and Turnberry courses, both close by.
Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are both spectacular and it is well worth booking a tour. The islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are all easily reached for a day out, while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. There are very good rail links from Troon for a trip to the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just under an hour’s drive away and is well worth a visit.
The Galloway Forest Park is just a short drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park, with three hundred square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland, filled with 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.£93From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandLocated in rural Ayrshire this charming cottage boasts stunning views over the Ayrshire countryside and is a perfect location for the outdoor enthusiast.
The seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are all close by with beautiful sandy beaches and stunning views towards the Isle of Arran. Day trips can be taken to Arran and Cumbrae and are well worth the effort. Ayrshire is home to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile-long coastal walk with one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals and is a haven for bird watchers.
Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses, with the world-famous Turnberry close to hand. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Ayrshire is also known as ’Burns’ Country’ and is steeped in tradition and history. Visit Burns Cottage, The Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’ Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter Dumfries House is just a short drive away, this 18th-century stately home is set in 2000 acres, with the architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale. The New Cumnock Swimming Pool is unique in Scotland, being the only heated, open-air, freshwater swimming pool. It was opened in 2017 by Prince Charles who gave his patronage to ensure that it wasn’t demolished. The Galloway Forest Park is only a 30-minute drive away and is Britain’s largest forest 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 and 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. Beach 12 miles.£91From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Girvan, ScotlandThis fantastic detached coastal cottage lies 10 yards from the shore and has the most amazing views over the sea to Ailsa Craig, the Kintyre Coastline and Arran. The nearby town of Girvan has shops, restaurants, leisure centre with swimming pool and has great train links to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow for a day out. You can book a boat trip from Girvan harbour out to Ailsa Craig to see the nesting birds or book a fishing trip. The area is steeped in history, with many ruined castles to explore, such as Dunure, Turnberry and Greenan. The world-famous Turnberry Resort is close by and in addition to golf, has a fantastic spa and outdoor centre. A visit and tour of Culzean Castle, designed by Robert Adams and truly one of his masterpieces, is one not to be missed with its dramatic clifftop location, as is a trip to the 18th century Dumfries House, part of the Princes Foundation and home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. The 2000-acre estate has been beautifully designed with stunning walks throughout the grounds. The pretty seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are only a short drive and there is rail links for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. The islands of Cumbrae and Arran are easily reached for a day out whilst day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan.£82From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ayr, ScotlandHelena is quite simply beautiful! Extended and refurbished in 2021, Helena enjoys an enviable position overlooking St Nicholas Golf Course with sea views beyond over Prestwick’s picturesque coastline; A golfer’s paradise no less.
The owner’s attention to detail can be seen throughout the property. The sitting room to the front has a cosy multi-fuel stove and you can sit and relax on the fitted seating into the bay window watching the world go by. The large and modern kitchen/dining room is the ideal place to enjoy a family meal, or just relax in the delightful garden room to the rear of the property, where on a fine day, open up the bi-fold doors to enjoy the garden too. Upstairs is just as impressive; the master bedroom commands the most fantastic views over the Golf Course and beyond with uninterrupted views over the sea to Arran. There is full MESH Wi-Fi system across the house and garden with multi-user and multi-streaming capability.
For the golfing enthusiast the golf course is quite honestly just a step away whilst the sweeping promenade is just a short walk. Helena is also convenient for access to Prestwick’s thriving town centre with its wide-ranging amenities. For walkers, the Ayrshire Coastal Path is easily accessed and has a fantastic panoramic coastline with views over the sea to the mountains of Arran. The River Ayr Way, a 40 mile ’Source to Sea’ walk is also easily accessed, making this an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast.
There are also many historical sites and Castles to visit and a must should be to include Culzean Castle,National Trust for Scotland, and Dumfries House, both with stunning gardens. The islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are all easily reached for a day out, while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. There are very good rail links from Ayr for a trip to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow and also historic Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is an hour’s drive and is well worth a visit. For those craving inland walks and trails, the Galloway Forest Park is a short drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park with three hundred 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 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.£126From price per night based on 7 night stay