Dog-friendly Cottages Highlands
With spellbinding landscapes and paw-inspiring scenery, the Scottish Highlands is a magnificent natural playground which begs to be explored by both doggies and their human companions. You and your pooch can embark on an adventure through the mountains, snoop out the mysterious lochs, or stroll along the captivating coastline.
- Wick, ScotlandLochside Cottage will not fail to impress, the recently added conservatory off the main living room, is the perfect addition, where you can sit and watch the wild dear roam over the fields. You enter this spacious, detached bungalow via a practical storm porch, which is ideal for drying off your wet clothing, or your four legged friend, after a walk. There is a formal dining room, three bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and en-suite shower room. There are two further bedrooms, with views over the Loch, both of which are serviced by the family bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and offers views over the adjoining land. The living room has a wood burner for those chilly evenings, and is open plan with the conservatory. Outside, there is a large, enclosed garden and private parking.
There are numerous places of interest, and a range of sporting activities in the area. The nearby village of Lybster has an interesting past, built at the height of the 19th-century herring boom. With its pretty harbour and beach, it is well worth a visit. This coast has some of the most outstanding beaches to be found anywhere. Fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and wildlife watching are all enjoyed locally, and puffins, seals, dolphins and whales are seen around these coastal waters. Beach 6½ miles. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 6½ miles.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wick, ScotlandNorthfork Cottage is situated between Wick and John O’Groats, and enjoys a lovely position overlooking Sinclair’s Bay.
The sea view from the cottage is amazing and endlessly interesting. Beyond the paddocks in the foreground surrounding the cottage the Ackergill Links with Wick golf course is clearly visible. Beyond the dunes Reiss Sands stretches for nearly 3 miles along the shore of Sinclair’s Bay. Also, in view is Ackergill Tower, the remains of Castle Sinclair Birnigoe and Noss Head lighthouse. You’ll be mesmerised by the view throughout your entire stay.
Only a few miles out of Wick in Quoys of Reiss, you’re under a mile walk to Reiss Sands beach and the first tree of Wick golf club. This house would suit those wanting to be playing some high-quality links golf.
There are so many fascinating places to visit near to Northfork Cottage and the owner is incredibly well informed as well as willing to help direct you to both well-known sights and hidden gems.
Places you have to visit whilst staying at Northfork Cottage though include: John O’Groats, Duncansby Head, The Castle of Mey and Orkney. Orkney is only a short hop across the Pentland Firth, and as the owner will point out, by looking at Sinclair’s Bay you can tell if the crossing to Orkney will be good or best avoided.
The accommodation is geared up for the amazing view. Entering through the front door there’s a useful utility room. You then enjoy the open plan living/dining/kitchen. The living area has a fantastic large window in front of which you can sit in two comfortable chairs simply watching the amazing view. It’s honestly mesmerising! There’s also a Smart TV that rivals the size of the enormous window, so when you want to shift gaze, you have an excellent screen on which to fix.
There’s a double bedroom at the back of the cottage with a view out over paddocks to the interior of Caithness. There’s also a second living room come reading room that has a single futon for flexible sleeping arrangements. The accommodation is complete with a shower room.
It’s a great spot enjoy amazing views. And the owner is incredibly helpful to ensure you get the most out of your time visiting Caithness. Beach ¾ mile.£39From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandSit back and enjoy the views from this perfectly located luxury lodge. Set in over 100 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with woodland walks. Tucked away in Fife’s stunning countryside and yet just five-minute drive from St Andrews.
This spacious lodge can be found towards the rear of a small and peaceful park. Boosting of uninterrupted views and spacious surrounds. Ideal for a short break at any time of year. The Retreat can sleep up to six guests, with its very comfortable master bedroom, with dressing area and ensuite, the twin room, followed by the relaxing snug room with a sofa bed (converting to a double bed). There is a fully equipped, modern kitchen with family dining area. The open plan living room is bright and spacious and leads out to the decking area with garden furniture for enjoying the peace and quiet. This luxury lodge has been built throughout to a high-quality standard and decorated with plush furnishings and finishes. The lodge has a ramp access - ideal for prams and those with mobility needs.
St. Andrews may be known principally for its championship golf courses, but this charming and historic town is also a wonderful place for holidays. It has a lovely old-world atmosphere that comes from its old university and medieval buildings. In amongst the cobbled streets and narrow alley ways of the medieval town centre are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Discover the St. Andrew’s Castle, Cathedral, and adjacent Church of St. Regulus, and climb the steps in the tower for magnificent views over the town.
This is a coastal town with access to a wide sandy beach where you can stroll or indulge in some seal spotting which can often be seen off this coast. Whether you are looking to tee off, bask in the royal history or explore the local wildlife St. Andrews is definitely the place for you. Also, part of Fife’s Coastal Path. Beach 5 miles.£216From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandNewburgh C Listed Townhouse, which is set over three floors, has enjoyed a whole new makeover and pampering in 2021. Now with its high-end finishes and tasteful decoration throughout, you will enjoy staying in this warm and welcoming house with its sumptuous quality furnishings and homely feel.
Perched on the south side of the Firth of Tay, the townhouse has views out to the Firth from the upper bedrooms, where visitors can access the start of the Fife Coastal Path. The elevated living room has north and south facing windows plus a cosy open fire to sit by on a cool day. The ground floor comprises of a kitchen/dining room with views and access out to the courtyard. The south-facing private garden is laid with stone and surrounded by beautiful plants and alpines. Up one step from the ground floor is the shower room and then carry-on up a rounded turret staircase to the next level.
The first floor comprises of the living room, an adult-size bunk bed room, and separate toilet. The top floor includes a king-size and twin room. Each of these rooms have windows on both sides of the property to allow sunlight to filter in. The property also has space for 2 cars with off-road parking and a utility room in the garden area for extra storage, and an under-counter full freezer.
No need to use the kitchen when the village has its own distillery! Just a 10-minute walk away and you will find yourself at the award winning Lindores Abbey Distillery. Live music, whisky tasting, gin, distillery tours, beautiful cheese boards are just a few of the features! East Port café and Jamesfield Farm shop are also local. 5 minutes’ drive away to the next village over and you can get excellent food from Abernethy’s Crees Inn pub or Clootie McToot Dumplings Café.
Situated in North Fife and on the border of Perthshire there are dozens of beautiful walks, coastal paths and hills to explore. Walk through the enchanted forest and under a waterfall at Maspie Den then on to Falkland Palace.
Shops and pubs ½ mile.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandWest cottage is situated just outside the village of Freuchie between the historic county town of Cupar and a larger new town of Glenrothes.
This charming ‘home away from home’ is the ideal base to explore the wonders of the beautiful Kingdom of Fife. This 3-bedroom cottage is ideal for families, couples and small groups and will sleep 6 people comfortably across 3 double bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a family bathroom off the main hall serving the rest of the property. The spacious living space includes a living/dining room and a second garden living room with a sunny western position. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and everything you’ll need for the few meals you’ll likely be preparing due to the number of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes nearby. There is parking for 3 cars and a lovely garden area outside.
The space outside is a wonderful spot to enjoy the world going by, the view and a flavour of the peace and quiet that only such tranquil areas can offer. Situated not far from the main North/South arterial motorway, the M90, West Cottage is exceptionally well located, allowing relatively easy access to county’s many attractions. Glasgow to the west will take just over an hour, Edinburgh and Dundee will take less than an hour as will the famous St Andrews with one of the UK’s finest beaches and of course the Home of Golf.£91From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandTucked away down a quiet lane in the historic city of St Andrews, Isabel’s House is the perfect location for couples and families. It lies within walking distance to places to eat and drink in the centre of town and about a mile to golf courses and beaches. Ideal for couples, friends and families to spend time together, Isabel’s House is a welcoming town house with the added benefit of a pretty front garden with garden furniture to enjoy.
The centre of St Andrews is one of the most historic cities in Scotland with medieval streets, ancient buildings and a variety of attractions to visit and explore. St Rules Tower at the cathedral offers panoramic view over the city and the coast. It is packed with quality places to eat and drink, independent shops and high street stores. Discover this attractive city on foot through the old wynds and lanes and stop off for an ice cream or afternoon tea along the way. The Old Course is just over a mile away and there are over 30 golf clubs in the area, making Isabel’s House the ideal location for guests who enjoy a round of golf on their holidays.
For guests visiting family who are based at St Andrews University or attending one of the graduation ceremonies, Isabel’s House is ideally located. The Fife Coastal Route takes you on walks to picturesque fishing villages, white sandy beaches and secluded coves for spectacular coastal views. To explore further afield and within easy driving distance, Dundee is only 14 miles, Perth 25 miles and the vibrant capital city of Edinburgh is only 40 miles. If you prefer to explore Edinburgh without having to find parking there is a regular train service from Leuchars Station and you can be in the city centre in under an hour.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandWhat a fantastic little bungalow, perfect for a romantic coastal break, situated back from the Tayport marina with wonderful views from the living room over all the boats moored there. Watch the comings and goings of this vibrant harbour while having your morning coffee, either from the living room or step outside through the patio doors onto the enclosed sitting out area at the front overlooking the harbour.
The property is tastefully decorated throughout and has everything you could wish for in a restful break away. A very well-equipped kitchen, living room with patio doors, bathroom with shower over bath and double bedroom, are all very comfortably furnished, while at the rear of the property is a little patio area with table and chairs and cycle store.
This is a superb area for cycling with dedicated pathways running all along the coast towards St Andrews, renowned of course for being the Home of Golf. There are many courses apart from the Royal and Ancient, with Scotscraig just a 5-minute drive away, 13th oldest course in the world! The fine sands at Tentsmuir Nature Reserve are wonderful for walking, with the forest behind, interspersed with lots of trails through mixed woodland and a wonderful sandy beach. Enjoy a tour at one of Fife’s newest craft distilleries, Tayport Distillery, who make flavoured gin, vodka and eau de vie, or back over the famous Tay Bridge, the cosmopolitan city of Dundee awaits, with the RSS Discovery, the V & A and plenty of boutique shops and eateries for you to enjoy. This is a perfect year-round destination. Beach 7 miles.£51From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandPerfect for an escape into the countryside, Mill Hall Cottages is a traditional stone, semi-detached cottage dating back to the 1800s, attached to the rear of the Craig Mill, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Newburgh on the south side of the Firth of Tay.
This delightful cottage refurbished in 2021, is on three levels, entered on the mid-level. The open plan living area is bright and welcoming, with comfortable seating, dining table and contemporary fitted kitchen which is well-equipped for preparing a meal. There is a shower room also on the ground floor. From the hall, stairs lead up to an attractively presented twin bedded room; downstairs to a bright and spacious bedroom with a kingsize bed, walk in wardrobe and en-suite shower room. A handy utility room housing the freezer and washing machine completes the picture.
The cottage also benefits from a pretty courtyard area, a lovely place to sit and listen to the wild birds with your morning coffee or alfresco dining. For guests who enjoy walking and cycling, from your front door there are splendid walks out into the countryside; you can join the start of the Fife coastal path which follows the coast to old fishing villages, pretty coves and award-winning sandy beaches.
This area is steeped in history, Newburgh, the birthplace of whisky, and the origins of which lie in the ancient ruins of Lindores Abbey. The recently constructed Lindores Abbey Distillery, just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage, recreates an historic distillery dating back to 1400s.
It has one of the best whisky tours in Scotland as well as a bar, restaurant and courtyard where regular events are held. Explore the ancient lanes of this picturesque village with a play park, tearoom, local shops and gallery. Take a pleasant drive over the Tay Bridge to Dundee, only 19 miles away with the hustle and bustle of city life, great places to shop, eat or be entertained. Tourist attractions include the stunning V&A museum Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, and the first Victoria & Albert museum outside of London, The Discovery ship which pioneered polar expeditions, Victorian Jute Mill and Science Centre.
Ideal for a rainy day the leisure complex with swimming pool is great for kids of all ages. The historic city of St Andrews is just over 30 minutes’ drive from the cottage and well worth a visit, with lots of cafés and places to eat and drink, sandy beaches, tourist attractions and of course the famous golf courses.
For guests wanting to play golf, they are spoilt for choice with numerous courses within half an hour’s driving distance. The historic county town of Cupar is only 10 miles away and has a variety of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities to experience. The M90 is within a short drive and offers excellent access to the cities of Perth to the north, and Edinburgh to the south. If you want to leave the car to explore further afield there is a regular bus service in Newburgh and trains run regularly from Ladybank Station to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Inverness.£64From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandThe Kensington isn’t just any ordinary lodge, the name speaks for itself. The Kensington is a 5-star luxury lodge where you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Set in over 170 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with woodland walks leading onto Cameron Reservoir with fly fishing available.
This lovely luxury resort has its own bar and restaurant and coffee shop to treat yourself after a day on the some of the world’s most famous golf course, or a day out exploring and shopping the historical and beautiful town of St Andrews. The Kensington is hidden away in Fife’s stunning countryside and yet just a 5-minute drive from St Andrews. Perfectly located towards the rear of this small and peaceful resort, indulge yourself in the private hot tub and small garden area. Boasting uninterrupted views and spacious surrounds, it makes for an ideal short break any time of the year. The Kensington has a very bright and spacious lounge and a jaw dropping modern luxury kitchen, complete with Hamilton bluetooth integrated radios. There are two comfortable bedrooms, one double room and a large master bedroom with an en-suite shower room.
There is also a large decking area with garden furniture where you can relax with a nice glass of wine on the very long Scottish summer evenings. This new lodge has been built throughout to a very high-quality standard and decorated with plush furnishings and finishes.
St. Andrews may be known principally for its championship golf courses, but this charming and historic town is also a wonderful place for holidays. It has a lovely old-world atmosphere that comes from its old university and medieval buildings. In amongst the cobbled streets and narrow alley ways of the medieval town centre, offering plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants. Discover the St. Andrew’s Castle, Cathedral and adjacent Church of St. Regulus, and climb the steps in the tower for magnificent views over the town. This is a coastal town with access to a wide sandy beach where you can stroll or indulge in some seal spotting which can often be seen off this coast.£195From price per night based on 7 night stay
- St Andrews, ScotlandSouthview Cottage is set right in the middle of a traditional working farm. A dream holiday for young families who would love to say good morning to the cows and maybe enjoy being part of a lambing experience. The farm boasts an unobstructed elevated positions commanding panoramic views and perfect for those seeking peace and quiet, give or take the odd tractor. Surrounded by stunning countryside and yet only 5 minute drive to the bustling town of Cupar, this lovely family friendly cottage has so much to offer. Recently refurbished throughout this property has a lovely sun room on entry, a fantastic spacious lounge with a wood burner complete with fire guard. Along the hall you will find three very good sized bedrooms all looking out on to the fields. There is a newly installed bathroom, complete with bath and shower cubicle. At the other end of the house there is a traditional farm kitchen, fully equipped and a perfect dining area to enjoy family meals or any special occasions. As soon as you enter the house you feel warm and welcomed. With so much to see and do in the area, Southview Cottage is the perfect base.
Close by you will find Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens, The Scottish Deer Centre, and St Andrews the beautiful historic town where you will be spoilt for choice for eating out and shopping, or playing on one of the world’s most famous golf course is a mere 15 minute drive away. Explore the many picturesque fishing villages dotted along the East Neuk of Fife coast. Visit the popular annual arts and crafts festival held in the quaint village of Pittenween. Southview Cottage is great for families, couples and group of friends looking to get away. **Please note children must be supervised at all times as this is a working farm with livestock, farm machinery and tractors.*** DOGS - You may bring a very well-behaved dog but it must be kept on the lead at all times as there are livestock in the fields and on the farm.£72From price per night based on 7 night stay