Pet Friendly Pubs with Rooms Stirling
With a medieval castle and spectacular scenery, Stirling is a great base for a Scottish escape for your and your furry friend. Stirling is well placed to travel to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. There you will find beautiful woodlands, walking paths and villages dotted about the area. Plus, the stunning views you'd expect in the Highlands. Stirling is a foodie favourite and a great location for fantastic restaurants and dog-friendly pubs with rooms.
- Brig o'Turk, ScotlandThis spacious, detached holiday cottage is set in the pretty hamlet of Brig O’ Turk in the heart of the Trossachs National Park and is perfect for friends or family who want to spend time together in this beautiful location. From the front door, there are endless miles of footpaths and cycle trails to explore in Glen Finglas and the surrounding area, and for the more adventurous, there are hills and mountains to climb such as Ben Ledi, Ben Venue and Ben A’an. Trout fishing can be enjoyed on the nearby loch and river and licences can be obtained from the local post office. There are activities for all ages to pursue, including sailing and boat trips on local lochs, castles, visitor attractions, heritage centres and whisky distilleries. The location is also perfect for golfing enthusiasts with several local courses close by and the famous Gleneagles course only 40 minutes drive.
This picturesque area has been attracting visitors for centuries, which was once part of a royal deer forest where kings hunted, steeped in history with stories of cattle drovers and whisky smugglers. Sir Walter Scott wrote poetry about its beauty and there is the John Ruskin and the Glasgow Boys Trail to follow in the hamlet.
The highland town of Callander is only five minutes’ drive and ideal for picking up supplies with a variety of shops, tearooms, restaurants and bars. If you are worn out after exploring the area you can relax in the garden with a glass of wine and enjoy the views, or curl up in front of the open fire on cooler days. Pub and Restaurant 500 yards.£88From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Lochearnhead, ScotlandWith its glass gable overlooking stunning mountain scenery and its authentic exterior and open plan living area, The Barn cleverly blends the traditional and contemporary to create an ideal holiday retreat situated on the road to Killin within a mile of Lochearnhead village. Famously the base for water sports on Loch Earn, the village offers a variety of shops, inns and eating places. Locally, visitors can enjoy glorious hill walking, fishing and golf, and there is free boat mooring available less than a mile away. Nearby Killin provides the setting for the dramatic Falls of Dochart and good shopping, and the city of Perth is only 35 miles.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Kippen, ScotlandSituated within the conservation village of Kippen, in the grounds of the owner’s home, this former stable has been renovated to provide a comfortable, well-equipped base from which to enjoy the village amenities and explore many of the well-known visitor attractions of central Scotland. Kippen lies on the lower slopes of the Gargunnock Hills and affords lovely views to the north across the Forth Valley with the mountain ranges around Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich forming a spectacular backdrop. The village has a general store/post office, delicatessen, two dog friendly pubs serving food, buildings of historic interest and an attractive network of local footpaths and cycle-ways from which to enjoy the adjoining countryside. The Loch Lomond National Park and tourist town of Callander are within a half-hour drive and Scotland’s only lake, the Lake of Mentieth, can be reached within 10 minutes. To the east, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument lie within a 10 mile radius. Shop and two pubs serving food 500 yards.£65From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Gartmore, ScotlandThis converted barn, built in 1787, offers spacious holiday accommodation and is situated in the picturesque village of Gartmore in the heart of the Trossachs, amidst fantastic scenery. For walking enthusiasts, the property is just 10 miles from Ben Lomond offering exhilarating walking and spectacular views. Fishing, horse riding, pony trekking, cycling, golf and many water sports are all available locally. The city of Stirling with its breathtaking castle, Wallace Monument and Mill Trail is easily accessible, as is Glasgow with its stylish restaurants, boutiques and wine bars. Shop and pub 150 yards.£63From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Strathyre, ScotlandTigh Raineach, a detached bungalow with enclosed garden offering spacious accommodation for eight, is situated in the picturesque village of ’Bonnie Strathyre’ in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Ideal for families, it makes a perfect retreat from which to explore the stunning scenery of the Trossachs. From its large seated patio, or the garden room if it’s raining, you can enjoy the stunning views from its enviable location.
With immediate access to woodland walks and cycle paths, whether climbing, walking, cycling or wildlife spotting (red squirrels in the garden), there is plenty to do close by. After a busy day enjoy a meal at the large dining table (seats eight or more) and afterwards try a board game or the special Scottish photo quiz. On a clear night you can relax in the hot tub and just stargaze. On a cold day there is also a wood burner to enjoy.
Other activities available locally include golf, horse riding/trekking, fishing, water sports and cycle hire. The village shop, café and pubs are within walking distance, and within a short drive you have the beautiful Loch Katrine, the spectacular Falls of Dochart in Killin and the popular town of Callander, which offers many restaurants, coffee shops, arts and crafts outlets and a visitor’s centre. Loch Lomond, Fort William, Oban, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with its superb shopping and vibrant night life, are no more than 90 minutes away.£210From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Callander, ScotlandEnjoy a relaxed active holiday in this spacious lochside property with its own private shore with jetty, offering stunning loch / mountain views. Carsaig is an immaculately presented, detached holiday cottage in an unrivalled setting on the shore of Loch Venacher in the heart of the Trossachs National Park. The holiday property is set in 3 acres of grounds which lead down to a private lochside beach and jetty with outstanding views across the loch and the surrounding hillside and Trossachs. Carsaig offers spacious accommodation and makes a wonderful base from which to venture out with friends and family to enjoy the area and all it has to offer. Wander round Carsaig’s garden Woodland Fairy Trail, enjoy a game of petanque and savour long evenings round the wood burning stove in the outdoor seating area.
The loch is ideal to swim, SUP or on windier days is great for windsurfing. Guests are welcome to bring their own unpowered craft which can be launched from the beach. There are endless miles of forest roads, footpaths through woodlands and around the loch. For the more adventurous, there are hills and mountains to climb such as Ben Ledi, Ben Venue and Ben A’an. For cyclists, the Dukes Pass offers an unrivalled road riding route and for gravel riders, there are over 200 miles of single and wide tracked gravel tracks.
Carsaig is situated near the famous Route 7 which is is part of the National Cycle Network, which takes in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. For mountain bikers, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is home to Britain’s largest off-road cycle network. This area is ideal for golfing with several local courses close by, and the famous Gleneagles course is only 40 minutes’ drive. Kids can enjoy local activities such as the treetop adventures of Go Ape at Aberfoyle or the waterpark assault course at Loch Ard. The bustling Highland town of Callander, with a variety of quaint shops, tearooms, restaurants, and bars, is only 5 minutes’ drive and ideal for sourcing supplies. After exploring the local area, unwind in the hot tub or relax on the decking with a glass of wine and enjoy the incredible views across the loch to Ben Venue. Wildlife is abundant including red squirrels, red kites, and ospreys as well as local birds which are frequent visitors. The award-winning restaurant, Venacher Lochside, is next door serving coffee and cakes, relaxed lunches, and dinners.
Within an easy drive is Stirling, 30 minutes, whilst Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Perth, 1 hour. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles, restaurants 3 miles.£198From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Killin, ScotlandOne of only eight cottages overlooking the scenic Falls of Dochart, Gracedieu is a traditionally built terraced cottage dating back to the 1700s with a cosy wood burner, many original quirky features and views of Dochart Bridge which dates back to 1760. The rear of the garden was originally the old railway track with the sleepers still in place and neighbours open countryside. The garden room has been converted from the old bothy, dates back to the 1700s and is perfect for you to open the double glass doors on a warm summer’s night. You are just a short walk from the village amenities including the shop, cafes, bars, restaurants and historical sites. Killin is a popular destination for outdoor activities, whether you like mountains to climb or leisurely country walks, the Rob Roy Way passes through the village. With salmon/trout fishing (at cost, licence required), water sports, mountain biking or cycling along the many lanes and cycle paths, there is something for everyone. This area is steeped in history with the Killin Stone Circle and Finlarry Castle and Chapel. The enclosed rear garden is the perfect place to relax and enjoy magnificent scenery with wonderful views of the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawyers. Loch Tay is on Killin’s doorstep, only a mile away. Visit Crianlarich, 13 milers, Callander, 21 miles, Stirling, 37 miles, and Perth, 43 miles.£49From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Main St, ScotlandNestled away in the charming village of Gargunnock, this traditional, detached stone built cottage dates back to the late 1800s and has been renovated to provide a welcoming, spacious holiday cottage. From your front door you can walk to the local inn providing good quality food and drink. Pub/restaurant 500 yards.
There are plenty of walks through the countryside. The hills around the village have splendid views over to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Ben Lomond. For guests who enjoy exploring the local area by bike, there are numerous quiet roads and pathways through the countryside and to the neighbouring village of Kippen. There is trout and salmon fishing on the nearby Lake of Mentieth and you will need a licence. Enjoy a round of golf on one of the numerous golf courses nearby and Gleneagles Resort can be reached in under 45 minutes.
A great location for exploring the local area, Stirling is only 6 miles away and offers guests an abundance of historic and popular attractions to visit and explore, including Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Stirling has something to suit all ages and tastes with many popular events held at the Toll Booth and Albert Halls. There is a regular Farmers Market offering local produce, as well as many various pubs, restaurants and a shopping centre. For fans of the epic TV series Outlander there are several places to visit that were used in the filming, Doune Castle is only 15 minutes’ drive and others can be reached in under an hour.
For the kids in particular. there are Blair Drummond Safari Park, Briarlands Farm Park and Stirling Alpaca Centre all within 5 miles.
At the edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Briar Cottage is an ideal location for outdoor activities or a scenic drive through breathtaking scenery with lochs and mountains. The motorway network is only 10 minutes away and less than an hour takes you to the vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Dundee. If you would prefer to leave the car then Stirling railway station has a frequent regular service.£92From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Port of Menteith, ScotlandThis cosy semi-detached cottage is situated on the private estate of Mondhui within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, in a courtyard garden beside the original farmhouse, which dates back several hundred years. The cottage sits in an elevated position in the hills above the Lake of Menteith, Scotland’s only Lake, with stunning panoramic views of the Lake and historic Inchmahome Priory (founded 1238) which Mary Queen of Scots visited. Guests also have a 10% discount on dining at the fabulous Lake Hotel and Waterfront Restaurant at the side of the lake.
Mondhui itself has been a settlement since prehistoric times and above the property there are “cup and rings” markings. Within the grounds is a duck flighting pond which is ideal for bird watchers and beside the cottage there is a small pond. The area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels, red deer, pine marten and badgers. From the door of the cottage you can walk directly up into the Menteith Hills and join the Rob Roy Way with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible. The cottage is furnished in a contemporary, country style with handmade wooden kitchen units, granite worktops and solid oak flooring throughout. Egyptian cotton linen and hotel quality towels are provided.
It is in the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, golf, pony trekking and fishing - the Lake of Menteith is Scotland’s premier trout fishing venue. It is also a great location for those simply wanting to chill out and enjoy the fabulous view of the lake from the covered porch, courtyard or from the comfy couch in front of the wood burner. Nick Nairn’s famous Cook School is only a few minutes drive away as is the popular Lake Hotel which serves good food at the lakeside. This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas or to use as a base to tour central Scotland. Within 10 minutes from the cottage you can be in Aberfoyle, Callander, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park at the David Marshall Lodge or taking a sail on the Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine.
Stirling with its ancient castle is twenty minutes away. Scenic Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, with its charming villages and bays to explore is only half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes drive. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive with Perth and Edinburgh just over an hour away. There are many historic buildings, castles and distilleries to visit in the area. The Trossachs is a wonderful area to visit and no trip to Scotland would be complete without spending some time in the area. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
The Mews can be booked together with The Stable (UK5062), The Old Barn (UK5871) and Gamekeepers Lodge (UK35302) to accommodate up to 8 guests.£117From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Callander, ScotlandInvertrossachs Country House, approached by a single track tarmac road, is set in a most fantastic location in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by hills, lochs and glens, this area has been attracting visitors for generations because of its tranquillity and beauty. Queen Victoria chose this site for her private visit to The Trossachs in 1869 and planted a tree in the grounds of the house which can be seen today. Built in 1911 as an Edwardian shooting lodge on the hillside overlooking Loch Venachar, Invertrossachs Country House is now a family home, and this apartment is located in a private wing of the owners’ house. The Rob Roy Apartment has an open plan living area with views over the grounds and loch, and two bedrooms.
For guests wanting a relaxing hideaway in a peaceful and secluded environment, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this is the perfect location at any time of the year. In this privileged location, guests are able to explore the 24-acre grounds with direct access to the loch shore, perfect for fishing, and enjoy lovely woodland walks. A great area for guests who enjoy nature, the estate is a haven for wildlife, with deer, pine martens, otter and many different wild birds, flora and fauna.
For the more adventurous, this area is famous for the variety of outdoor activities, with cycle trails, hill walking, sailing, canoeing, pony trekking, fishing and golf all surrounded by spectacular scenery. The popular tourist town of Callander is within short driving distance, 6 miles, and has good places to eat, coffee shops, galleries and tourist shops, and also hosts regular events including the highland games. For guests who want to explore further afield, Stirling is only a 40-minute drive, and Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow are an hour away. Gleneagles can be reached within 45 minutes and St Andrews within 2 hours. Supermarket home deliveries can be scheduled online. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.
The Rob Roy Apartment can be booked together with The McGregor Apartment (UK5809), Venachar Apartment (UK33422) and Leny Apartment (UK33431) to accommodate up to 20 guests.£231From price per night based on 7 night stay