Pet Friendly Holidays Perth and Kinross
With stunning scenery featuring beautiful moors, lochs, waterfalls and woodlands, Perthshire is an amazing place to explore with your pooch. Perfect for adventurous doggie walks and countryside strolls, there's plenty for you and your canine to see and do before you find sanctuary in cosy dog friendly holiday cottages.
- Stanley, Scotland
Dog-friendly Ballathie House Hotel in Scotland is a superb four-star country house hotel located in the heart of Scotland in Perthshire.£94Price per night from
- Ruthven, ScotlandSet on a working arable and cattle farm, within the owner’s 2000-acre estate in the Vale of Strathmore, these four welcoming and spacious holiday cottages have been restored to a very high standard. The most recent addition to the collection, Kingfisher Cottage (UK38211) is a renovated, detached, single-storey luxury cottage, tucked way down a farm track. With two stylish bedrooms and beautiful quality furnishings throughout, the high ceilinged open plan living room/kitchen features an eyecatching wood burner flanked by full length picture windows, making the most of the view for the ultimate relaxing experience. Islabank Farmhouse (ref SAAP) is a traditional, characterful, comfortable farmhouse which is ideal for families. Curlew Cottage (ref SYYJ) is a charming, beautifully converted, detached, single-storey property and a haven for wildlife. Still part of the farm but located 4 miles away is Osprey Cottage (ref UZQ), a delightful, light and sunny, single-storey detached cottage.
Set amongst beautiful farmland and fruit-growing country, they make an excellent choice for relaxing breaks in the heart of rural Perthshire. The estate makes an ideal base for exploring central Scotland, Edinburgh, Perth, St Andrews and the Highlands. Glamis Castle is a few miles away. Outdoor activities (golf, skiing, fishing, riding, cycling) are readily available. Shops and pub 3 miles.
Kingfisher Cottage (UK38211), Islabank Farmhouse (SAAP), Curlew Cottage (SYYJ) and Osprey Cottage (UZQ, 4 miles away) can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.£71From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Comrie, ScotlandSurrounded by farmland, beautiful scenery and wildlife, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday property is set in the heart of the scenic West Strathearn area of Perthshire and only three miles from the pretty village of Comrie. This spacious cottage offers sumptuous accommodation and is perfect for couples who want to relax in this majestic setting.
The hills and glens of Perthshire make it the ideal location for riding, cycling, fishing and walking, and you are surrounded by some of the finest golf courses in Scotland including the famous Gleneagles. Explore Drummond Castle and its beautiful gardens, the famous Grouse Distillery, and Perth, Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are just a short drive away. Glasgow and Edinburgh are just over an hour’s drive away. After a day exploring, put your feet up and relax in front of the wood burner and enjoy the view.
This property can be booked with Ben Hennie (CC524068) to accommodate four guests.£51From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Pitlochry, ScotlandKarelia Lodge offers bright and spacious holiday accommodation all on one level in the heart of highland Perthshire, with stunning views over the River Tay and surrounding countryside. Situated on a working farm, this is a great year-round location for a rural escape for couples, friends or a family to relax and explore this most picturesque area. From your door there are miles of footpaths and cycle tracks on quiet roads and through the countryside to follow.
There is much to do in this wonderful Highland area, just 3 miles along the road at the end of Loch Tay is the pretty conservation village of Kenmore, where guests can enjoy riverside walks, water sports, take a boat trip on the Loch or stop off at one of the several excellent places to eat. Kenmore hosts events throughout the year, and in January has a ceremony to mark the opening of the salmon fishing season, and a firework display at New Year.
Aberfeldy is less than 10 minutes’ drive away and is well worth visiting, with a good selection of quality places to eat, local independent shops and a supermarket, galleries, book shops, an Art Deco cinema and a whisky distillery.
There are ample opportunities for walker of all abilities with the 7 Munros circuit within 10 miles, including Ben Lawers (Perthshire’s highest mountain) and Schiehallion. Follow mountain biking trails through the forest, or enjoy white water rafting on the River Tay, bungee jumping and horse riding, all available close by. Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with numerous 9 and 18-hole courses in the area. The lodge is in an ideal location for exploring further afield, including Perth, Stirling, Pitlochry, Oban and Glencoe, all within a comfortable driving distance, as are the ski slopes at Aviemore and Glenshee
By prior arrangement the owner can provide crafting and knitting experience packages (at cost), or arrange for a sewing machine in the lodge for your own use. The River Tay is one of the finest angling rivers in Scotland. After a busy day exploring, Karelia Lodge offers a peaceful place to return to. Enjoy a barbecue on the large decked area or watch the stars in the evening. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.£94From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Crieff, ScotlandCraigdarroch Cottage is a quaint, newly refurbished coachman’s cottage which dates back some 100 years. It is located in St Fillans in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. St Fillans is a picturesque village in a tranquil location set on the banks of Loch Earn. The cottage is perfectly positioned for exploring the National Park and the Southern Highlands. Walking, biking, golfing, fishing, and water sports are among the many activities available. Several walks can be taken directly from the cottage; you can stroll along the old railway or venture into the surrounding mountains, both of which give you a stunning view of Loch Earn. There are ospreys on the loch and red squirrels in the nearby area, as well as deer and other wildlife. After a day in the Scottish countryside, you can relax in front of the wood burning stove in the cosy cottage with its loch view.
Offering a fantastic open plan living area with a kitchen, cooker island with breakfast bar, dining table and comfortable sofas surrounding the wood burner. The bedroom is cosy and comfortable guaranteeing a good night’s sleep after a day of exploring this beautiful part of Scotland. A new decking has been built which can be reached by climbing approximately 30 steps and affords a stunning view down the loch. There is a dedicated parking space opposite the property. St Fillans Village Store is located a few minutes’ walk from the cottage where you can buy groceries and newspapers. It also has a cafe providing snacks, coffee, ice cream and cakes. You can purchase fishing permits here for Loch Earn. There are two hotels in the village which offer evening meals if you feel like dining out, and a bar service; both are dog friendly.
St Fillans has its own 9-hole golf course (voted the best 9-hole course in Scotland), each hole is challenging, and the scenery is breath-taking. There are many golf courses to choose from the vicinity including the prestigious Gleneagles. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, and Stirling can all be reached by car within 1 hour 15 minutes.£91From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Crieff, ScotlandSet in a quiet and private location surrounded by woodland and beautiful countryside, these two holiday homes are in an idyllic location for couples to relax, unwind and enjoy this most picturesque area of Strathearn. The Old Stables at Westerton (ref UK12764) is a delightful stone cottage with a large private garden. The cottage, which is set in a cobbled courtyard, has been stables over the years and later a laundry for the estate. It has now been renovated to provide a welcoming cottage, maintaining original features, character and charm of the building. All on one level, the cottage is accessed by the utility room and is a good place to keep outdoor clothing, leading into the open plan living area. French doors lead from the living area to your garden which is perfect for al fresco dining or relaxing with a book and glass of wine whilst admiring the spectacular scenery.
Westerton Lodge (ref SRRH) enjoys an idyllic and tranquil woodland setting with a large private garden. This detached Victorian cottage makes the ideal getaway, providing spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation.
Strathearn, 4½ miles away, is a hub for many outdoor activities and an ideal location with mountain bike trails or tackling one of the many Munros or Corbetts in central Scotland. There are water sports on Loch Earn, loch and river fishing and 20 golf courses within 15 miles, including the championship Gleneagles, perfect for golfers. The Victorian tourist town of Crieff is only 2 miles away and a good location for refreshments with quality places to eat and lots of cafés with home baking. There is a deli which specialises in local produce if you are planning to eat in and there are some interesting independent shops, galleries and craft shops. Crieff is an ideal all year round location to visit and holds regular events and activities including a monthly farmers market, Highland games, traditional Scottish music festival and the very popular Drovers Tryst Walking Festival. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 guests.£64From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Blairgowrie, ScotlandWaterloo Farm House is a traditional, stone-built, C-listed, detached cottage with a generous sized garden, providing a wonderful place for couples, friends and families to relax and enjoy this excellent property. Set in the quiet hamlet of Waterloo, it is believed that the original properties in the area were built for the soldiers returning from the Napoleonic Wars or for the widows of soldiers who did not return from the famous battle. It is thought that Waterloo Farm House was built around 1815 and in recent times was a berry farm but is no longer a working farm.
This beautiful cottage has been completely rebuilt internally to provide a modern layout and was just completed in summer 2019, yet still maintains its original charm and character. The welcoming and bright living/dining room has large, comfortable sofas, attractive lighting and a wood burner ensuring this space is a cosy hub for guests to gather. Leading off from the living/dining room is the kitchen, equipped with quality appliances, and a breakfast area. There are stereo ceiling speakers in all rooms providing a shared sound system throughout the house or independent music from your Bluetooth enabled device in your own room if you prefer. The back door leads to a small patio where guests can enjoy breakfast or a morning coffee. There is a large enclosed lawned garden at the front of the property with a patio and garden furniture, ideal for an impromptu barbecue.
Waterloo Farm House is in a great location for exploring this picturesque area which you can do on foot or by bike and there are lots of footpaths and quiet lanes directly from the doorstep. The village of Bankfoot is just 1 mile away, with a pavement all the way from the cottage and is very handy for a local store or one of the two local small hotels with bars. The attractive town of Dunkeld is only 5 miles away and makes a great day out with its historic cathedral and buildings, and a good selection of quality restaurants, coffee shops, delis, interesting independent shops, galleries and walks along the River Tay. Birnam is close by and is one of the best preserved historic towns in Scotland. The Arts Centre is home to the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Garden which is well worth a visit. Walk along the riverside and discover magnificent old trees in the Birnam Wood which was mentioned in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The bustling city of Perth is only 10 miles away and is packed with places to eat and drink and has a theatre, museum, swimming pool and a great selection of shops including high street names and local boutiques. The railway stations at both Perth and Dunkeld have frequent services to Inverness and Aviemore, or you could be in the centre of Edinburgh in just over an hour without the stress of finding parking. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£156From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Pitlochry, ScotlandBegin your adventure in Highland Perthshire with a stay at West Tomnafeannag Cottage, the latest luxury offering from Mid Balchandy holiday cottages. Set in an elevated, peaceful, south-facing position with panoramic views of the Strathtay hills, it’s perfect for couples seeking the ultimate hideaway in the beautiful Perthshire landscape. The owner lives adjacent and their passion is to give guests an authentic, memorable and unique holiday to treasure.
This single-storey, semi-detached cottage is situated at the top of a rough farm track and provides stylish and cosy accommodation for two guests. Luxury and comfort are combined with contemporary design accents, comprising a fully fitted kitchen area with integrated appliances within the spacious living/dining room, a modern bathroom with deep bath, separate shower and underfloor heating, and a beautifully appointed bedroom with a supreme quality Hypnos bed. A wood burner and digital electric heating make this a snug Highland retreat whatever the weather.
Enjoy your breakfast outside and soak up the spectacular views as you plan your next adventure, or step down into the cottage’s dry-stone walled garden, a real sun-trap, where you’ll enjoy the fragrant plants as you relax on comfortable zero-gravity reclining chairs. The long summer evenings are also the perfect time to enjoy a barbecue while you unwind and take in the beautiful sunsets framed by the darkening hills.
The cultural hub of Pitlochry is just 2½ miles away with its famous Festival Theatre, vibrant live music venues, a thriving cafe community, the famous Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Ladder, distilleries, castles, golf courses, stately homes and award-winning restaurants. West Tomnafeannag Cottage is truly a year-round outdoor leisure destination with an abundance of walking trails, cycle routes and winter skiing at Glenshee, where spectacular views are guaranteed. Why not enjoy the fantastic scenery of Highland Perthshire on two wheels? Explore the great rides on your doorstep, take a picnic or cycle an old drove road south for tea and cake in Dunkeld.
Two pedal-assisted (electric) bikes can be booked on a daily basis at a cost of £50 each, to include helmets, water bottles and back packs including snacks. With a range of up to 50 miles (before recharging), guests can enjoy the stunning roads and byways right on the doorstep. On super-comfortable electric bikes, fitted with all-terrain tyres, you could explore the drove road from here to Dunkeld, passing hidden lochs where ospreys fish for trout, ride through woods and up mountain tracks, spot where the local beavers have been building their dams and marvel at the spectacular views. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a curated spin accompanied by the owner - perhaps a visit to Loch Tummel and the Queens View for cake and coffee, or a daily 10-mile circuit in the adjacent hills on quiet roads - on an ebike a hill is a pleasure!
Shops 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
West Tomnafeannag Cottage can be booked together with Mid Balchandy Cottage (SSAB) and The Bothy (UKC1651) to accommodate up to 8 guests.£106From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Crieff, ScotlandDiscover the most perfect location for a romantic escape surrounded by spectacular scenery. Quietly nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home, The Indie House is an immaculately presented loft apartment and is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in the countryside for a couple or small families, where you can leave the stresses of everyday life behind. Furnished to a good standard you will find a contemporary, cosy and inviting holiday apartment, at any time of the year. Both bedrooms have large comfortable beds with super views over the countryside to wake up to and fluffy towels, robes and slippers are provided for your comfort. The open plan living area with a comfortable sofa is just the spot in which to relax and plan your next day’s adventures.
The popular Victorian tourist town of Crieff is only 3 miles away and is home to the oldest working whisky distillery which also boasts a Michelin Star restaurant. The town has a good selection of places to eat, an excellent deli and café selling local produce, craft shops, galleries and supermarkets. There are regular events throughout the year including the Crieff Highland Games and the autumn Drovers Walking Festival.
This area provides outdoor activities for all levels of skill. If you prefer more strenuous activities, then mountains such as Ben Vorlich, Ben Chonzie and Ben Lawers provide some excellent walking, with water sports available on Loch Earn, as well as mountain biking. For a less energetic day there are beautiful riverside walks along the banks of the River Earn and Turret. Those interested in golf can enjoy a range of courses in the surrounding area.
This area is steeped in history with tales of the outlaws and the Jacobite rebellion, an historic castle and monuments to visit in the area. If you have been following the TV series ‘Outlander’, Drummond Castle gardens are within 5 miles as are plenty of the locations used in the series, including Doune Castle and Hopetoun House all within driving distance.
After spending your day exploring, The Indie House provides you with a welcoming home to return to; relax in the hot tub and with little light pollution it a great place to star gaze. Stirling, Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily accessible for day trips making The Indie House an ideal location for exploring central Scotland. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
The Indie House can be booked with Bracken Hill Cottage (UK7143) to accommodate up to 12 guests.£103From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Aberfeldy, ScotlandIn a splendid location in highland Perthshire, Frith View overlooks the lochan and deer park. This is the perfect location for friends and family to spend time together and explore this area of natural beauty. It is a spacious and bright contemporary detached lodge furnished to an excellent standard. The living areas have floor to ceiling windows so you can take advantage of the ever changing views. Patio doors lead to the private decked area and is ideal for watching the stars at night. The country park, which comprises of several holiday lodges and is accessed via a rough track, covers 35 acres with a lochan that is a haven for wildlife all year round. A great location for exploring the great outdoors there are activities to suit all. For the energetic, there are seven munros to climb within 10 miles, including Ben Lawers, Perthshire’s highest mountain. Schiehallion, Dun Beag and Dun Coillich can be seen from Frith View. It is also ideal countryside for cycling and mountain biking in the forests.
For a day out, and only 5 miles along the road at the end of Loch Tay, is the pretty conservation village of Kenmore where guests can enjoy riverside walks, participate in water sports, take a boat trip on the loch or discover several excellent places to eat. The Croft na Caber Centre, which is a reconstruction of an Iron Age stilt dwelling built over the water is one of the most renowned watersports centres in Scotland. The village hosts regular events, each January there is a ceremony to mark the opening of the salmon fishing season, as the Tay is one of the finest angling rivers, and there is a firework display at New Year. Aberfeldy is only a 20 minutes drive with local interesting independent shops, a supermarket, galleries, eating places, a community run cinema and an award-winning book shop. The famous Dewar’s Whisky Distillery offers tour and sampling and there are riverside walks and white water rafting for the more adventurous. A Highland safari takes you up into the mountains to see local wildlife including deer, peregrine falcons, ospreys and golden eagles. This area has many historic buildings, castles and gardens which you can visit to discover the rich history of the area. Shop 9 miles, pub and restaurant 8 miles.£76From price per night based on 7 night stay