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.
- Crieff, ScotlandFiona’s Cottage is an immaculately-presented, semi-detached holiday home, renovated to a good standard and thoughtfully furnished for guests’ comfort and ease. Situated in the market town of Crieff in the heart of beautiful Perthshire with its lochs and glens, hills and mountains and spectacular scenery. This is the perfect location to relax and enjoy this area with friends and family. There are an abundance of cafés, restaurants, bars and local shops all within walking distance, as well as a network of local pathways and cycle tracks. There are 20 golf courses within 20 miles including the famous Gleneagles. Other attractions include lochs and river fishing (Salmon, Grayling and Trout Fishing, at cost, licence required), horse riding, mountain climbing, whisky distilleries, castles, parks and gardens to visit. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or a more energetic break, there is something for all ages to enjoy. Within easy driving are Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Loch Lomond. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.£85From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Perth, ScotlandIf you are looking for a traditional Scottish cottage in Perthshire then look no further than The Lodge Cottage; a detached, 1700s stone-built cottage with the walls to prove it. This cottage, and its host working farm, is ready and waiting to welcome you and your family to this popular tourist area.
In 2018 the property benefitted from a series of refurbishments, which all add to the welcoming feel of the place. Being all on one level, The Lodge Cottage is both accessible and homely, with modern fixtures and fittings; you are sure to feel right at home.
Who doesn’t love a south-facing garden? Not only does The Lodge Cottage have one, but there is also a view that is sure to capture your imagination as you relax and unwind. All the best plans are made in the garden and this area has lots to offer…
Crieff, 7 miles, is where you will find several amenities, including a popular delicatessen, cafés and a supermarket, as well as an array of shops. But, perhaps more appealing, is ‘The Famous Grouse whisky distillery’, at Glenturret, where you can take a tour – you might even get a taste! Several events are also held throughout the year, including ‘The Crieff Highland Games’ and autumn’s ‘Drovers’ Tryst Walking Festival’.
You will be in your element in this area if you are a fan of the outdoors, as the mountains call walkers, hikers and cyclists alike. Loch Earn is ideal for water sports and there are plenty of fishing, golfing, cycling and horse riding opportunities in the surrounding area. Speaking of horse riding, based on the farm there is an equestrian eventing facility, amongst 80 acres of wooded parkland, where you could tackle some of the 100 cross country jumps. If you prefer to stay on your own two feet then walking with the wildlife is highly recommended.
If all that outdoor activity leaves you in search of some retail therapy or a good night out, then the city of Perth is just 7 miles away. Here you will be spoilt for choice with places to wine and dine. You could even go to the theatre! A great way to experience the city is to take a boat trip on the River Tay (seasonal). This area has lots to offer, not least its many historic castles, including Scone Palace, Drummond Castle and Garden, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Hopetoun House and for fans of the TV series ‘Outlander’, there are numerous locations used in the making of the series. Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow are all easily accessible for day trips. What are you waiting for?
Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Please note: By prior arrangement with the owner, guests can bring their horse or pony, or book tuition with the renowned equestrian eventing centre, which is within walking distance.£77From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Blairgowrie, ScotlandOnce the village bakery, this delightful stone cottage retains much of its original appearance and character such as the old pine beams and has a lovely enclosed private suntrap outdoor seating area to the rear. Conveniently situated just off the village street at the centre of the Kirkmichael Path Network and with the village shop and pub/restaurant just down the street this is the perfect location to leave the car in its private parking bay, relax and enjoy village life, explore the surrounding countryside on foot or fish for trout in the river. Alternatively, being at the geographical centre of Scotland with three roads leading out of the village, it is also the perfect touring base with many popular destinations such as the Cairngorm National Park, Perthshire’s lochs and glens, Loch Ness, the Trossachs, east and west coasts and beaches, Edinburgh and more within an easy day trip.
Indoor destinations include Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, the unique House of Bruar Highland shopping complex, Dundee’s spectacular V&A museum and Discovery Point as well as many National Trust properties. Outdoor activities include golf on a wide range of courses ranging from St Andrews to the highest course in Scotland at Glenshee’s tiny 9 holes, climbing, hill walking, mountain biking on the local trails, bungee jumping, river and loch fishing, boating and winter sports at Glenshee where the chairlifts run all year from the Cairnwell Pass, Scotland’s highest road. The beautiful Victorian resort of Pitlochry is 12 miles away over the magnificent wilderness of the Moulin Moor and the traditional market town of Blairgowrie is 13 miles down the fertile Strathardle Valley. Both towns offer excellent shops, restaurants and leisure facilities including the world-famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The owners who have forty years’ experience of holiday letting live nearby and are on hand should you need advice or assistance during your stay.
Bakehouse Cottage can be booked together with MacDonald Cottage (CC524085) to accommodate up to six guests.£55From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Pitlochry, ScotlandLocated in Perthshire, at the western tip of the Aberfeldy Conservation Area, Dunolly Cottage nestles in a beautiful setting. Enjoying magnificent views over the River Tay and across to the hills and mountains, it lies just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Dating back to the 1890s, this Grade C listed building was originally a workshop for the champion piper and renowned bagpipe maker, Duncan MacDougall, who also built Dunolly House. In 1929, the workshop was converted in to a cottage by the Provost of Aberfeldy, to house his chauffeur. In 1970 the cottage was extended and became an annexe to the boys’ hostel for Breadalbane Academy weekly boarders. After this, it was a bunkhouse annexe to the Dunolly Outdoor Adventure Centre. Today, the cottage has been renovated and extended to provide guests with an unforgettable holiday experience, with spacious and beautifully presented accommodation with your every need having been thought of.
You can enjoy a superbly appointed and beautifully furnished luxury cottage that offers a very high degree of comfort. Particular attention has been paid to making the facilities as accessible as possible with the inclusion of a ground floor en-suite bedroom. If you plan to practice your cooking skills, you will find all you need in the well-equipped kitchen, including a range of cookery books and a dual-fuel range cooker which has two ovens and a separate grill – all you need to prepare a super dinner for your party. From the dining area, enjoy spectacular views of the River Tay and the mountains, with Ben Lawers to the west and Schiehallion lieing to the north (though hidden by the hills between). There is even a welcome pack and a bottle of bubbly to get your holiday started with a pop!
Sitting approximately 30ft above the River Tay footpath, this is the perfect location for relaxing in the garden with a glass of wine. The outdoor space has been thoughtfully designed with a patio area between the rear of the cottage and the river, and a further patio area to the side which adjoins a lawn area. When the gates are shut, the garden is fully enclosed so that small dogs or young children can play freely whilst you relax and enjoy your surroundings. By direct prior arrangement with the proprietors, your stay can be tailored to suit your needs. Pre-ordered groceries can be delivered, or if you want to relax during your stay and leave the cooking to someone else, a selection of delicious, cooked meals can also be arranged for you, ensuring that your holiday at Dunolly Cottage is a luxury break away and exceeds expectations right from the start. There is an abundance of footpaths along the riverside from the doorstep, as well as quiet lanes for cycling. Aberfeldy golf course is only a 5-minute walk away. This is a wonderful location for enjoying a last minute getaway or gathering of friends and family, in the great outdoors at the heart of highland Perthshire. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.£135From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Blairgowrie, ScotlandDalnaglar Castle is the epitome of fairytale magic, a white-washed turreted gem tucked away in the heart of Perthshire within viewing distance of the Cairngorms National Park. Surrounded by well maintained lawns with a pond, guests may wander freely in the extensive grounds. The castle sits within its own private estate, with just five cottages and the castle, with some of the best walks in Scotland passing through the grounds, and many others a short drive away. There is also a fully stocked, private loch for the castle residents to fish if you wish.
The estate is 1½ miles from the main road and accessed by a private track, the property was originally built in the 18th century as a hunting lodge and enjoys a lovely situation, perched on an elevated setting in the heart of Glenshee. An ideal size for larger parties wishing to get together for family gatherings or a special occasion with friends, the interior will delight you, with elegant furnishings, a well-stocked library, grand drawing room and comfortable, spacious bedrooms.
Dine in style in the beautiful dining room that overlooks the gardens and go over the day’s events while planning the rest of your holiday. This detached castle is just a short drive from the popular ski resort. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is easy access to the Southern Cairngorms where many Munros tempt the keen walker, while the Cateran Trail is a short drive away offering higher levels of walking. Kayakers and canoeists have an abundance of challenging rivers to explore year round. Dalnaglar Castle makes for the perfect place in which to relax after a busy day exploring, unwinding in the glorious surroundings. On the banks of the River Shee, fishing is available by prior arrangement and other activities include stalking, clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking. The enthusiastic golfer has over 100 courses in the surrounding area to choose from, and further afield the cities of Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee offer a huge variety of cultural and leisure opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 9 miles.£800From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Blairgowrie, ScotlandThis whitewashed, detached cottage with large garden is situated down a quiet lane on the outskirts of Blairgowrie, just a short walk from the local pub and within easy reach of the town’s shops and cafés.
The interior is warm and welcoming, with a soothing colour palette in all the rooms. Ideal for couples or families, the garden is fully enclosed, making it a great space for children or animals to play, while the patio area at the back of the house is a good spot to enjoy a drink on a sunny afternoon. There is a good-sized outhouse where you can store your bikes as the area has many good cycle trails.
There is plenty to do in the area, renowned for its soft fruit production - afternoon teas will often contain jam made from local berries. Take a trip to Perth via Meiklour, famed for its Beech Hedge - the tallest in the world. Just 16 miles from Blairgowrie, Perth has a wealth of cultural activities to enjoy including theatre, cinema, museums and art galleries, as well as interesting boutique shops to browse round. Walking is a popular pastime round these parts with the Angus Glens easily reached and the Cateran Trail (a circular 60-mile walk) popular with hikers of all ability levels. Golf is well catered for, with the renowned Rosemount course just a 5-minute drive away. Gleneagles and St Andrews are further afield for those who like to really test their skills.
Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached within a couple of hours for days out further afield. The slopes of Glenshee are close by and cater for many activities, including mountain biking, hang gliding and abseiling for the adventurous. Golf is also available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£57From price per night based on 7 night stay
- ScotlandThistle Lodge has been finished with quality fixtures and fittings throughout; guests will find it welcoming and well-presented at any time of year. The detached lodge benefits from the convenience of ramped access and is set all on the ground floor. With floor to ceiling glass in the open plan living space, the property offers a bright and airy ambience. Patio doors from the living area lead to a lovely decked area, and there is also a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bed room and family shower room with walk in shower. Explore the 100 acres of woodland on your doorstep, with private fishing available on the river which runs through the estate.
For the more adventurous, the area has much to offer including cycling and hill walking in the Ochil Hills, Auchterarder golf course and the championship Gleneagles course just a short drive away. There is also an equestrian centre, falconry centre and shooting school to enjoy. After a busy day, enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, a 2 Michelin star dining experience.
The Royal Burgh of Auchterarder has a 1½ mile long high street, which offers a fine selection of quality independent shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants. For those who enjoy learning of the local culture and history, there are many castles, historic houses and gardens to choose from including Stirling Castle, Doune Castle and Drummond Castle Gardens. There are three whisky distilleries and visitor attractions close by, and with Crieff, Perth and Stirling only a short drive away, you’ll never be stuck for things to do. Just over an hour away are the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you prefer to leave the car behind, the local railway station provides links to all major towns and cities. Beach 43 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£104From 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.£150From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Aberfeldy, ScotlandSaorsa is a stunning reverse-plan semi-detached holiday home sitting on the outskirts of the beautiful conservation village of Kenmore. Guests will be thrilled with the very good level of comfort and well thought-out rooms with modern contemporary finishes. On the ground floor there is a master kingsize bedroom with a stunning en-suite shower room, with French doors leading to the garden. There is a further twin bedroom with zip and link option and another kingsize bedroom both served by a stunning four piece bathroom. On the first floor there is a spectacular open plan living space with comfortable seating wrapped around a wood burner, and two sets of French doors, one leading to the balcony with views over Loch Tay, and separately to a patio to the front of the house with table and chairs, a spacious dining area and a very well-equipped kitchen breakfast bar and additional seating. The kitchen has a very good level of equipment and quality appliances and there is a separate utility room on the ground floor.
Outside the property there are gardens to the front and rear which are adjoined down the west side of the house via gated access. There is a fully enclosed landscaped garden to the rear with seating and BBQ for guests to use, in addition there is private, allocated parking for 2 cars. There is an abundance of things to do in the area with two golf courses nearby, horse riding, boating and water sports in the area, and a loch side beach which is perfect for family outings. Taymouth Castle is nearby with its beautiful gardens and riverside walks. The small town of Aberfeldy is a 10 minute drive away and has a wealth of shops including a large supermarket, butchers and bakers. Furthermore, Aberfeldy boasts various gift and craft shops, an award-winning book shop and lots of places to eat. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£219From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Perth, ScotlandWhat a lovely cottage! Within the grounds of the owner’s property, but completely detached and private, this delightful cottage, accessed by a rough track, has stunning expansive views over the fields and hills of rural Perthshire, yet is just a mile or so out of the village of Methven. Inside, the cottage has been lovingly furnished with calming colour schemes. The living room has comfy sofas and a soothing atmosphere and opens up onto the sun room at the rear, which leads to a private patio and hot tub, perfect for an evening soak in peaceful surroundings. The kitchen/dining room is well equipped with everything you need to cook up a lovely meal, and upstairs the main bedroom has a quirky element with a shower cubicle also in the room. There is a separate bathroom upstairs and a toilet downstairs. Outside, the pretty garden gives way to horse paddocks, and beyond are the rolling fields of the surrounding farm.Please note in September, the grain dryer in the adjoining barn can run for long hours.
This is great place to enjoy a varied holiday in the wonderful county of Perthshire. There is easy access to the fair city of Perth itself, with its wide selection of boutique shops, artisan cafés and restaurants. Culture lovers can take in a show at the renowned HorseCross in the centre of Perth, or in the more traditional Perth Theatre. Other recreational facilities include swimming, skating and cinema, as well as plenty of golf in the surrounding area. For golfers, Gleneagles is an easy drive.
The popular town of Crieff is a short drive away, with the Glenturret Distillery well worth a visit, or visit Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in Comrie, a great place for children and adults alike to interact with native and foreign species amongst wonderful scenery. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.£98From price per night based on 7 night stay