Pet Friendly Holidays 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.
- 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.£77Price per night from
- Lochearnhead, ScotlandSet in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, in a quiet spot close to the shingle beach of a lochside village famed for its watersports, is this rustically furnished former smiddy. The authentically appealing bothy style living/dining area features stone walls and a woodburner, and a farmhouse style kitchen. Close to the owner’s home a jetty, moorings and slipway for visitors’ own boat on Loch Earn are provided – watersports equipment is available for hire. Wonderful hill walking and 20 golf courses within an hour’s drive. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.£66Price per night from
- 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.£76Price per night from
- 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.£117Price per night from
- 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.
Venachar Apartment is on the first floor and is beautifully presented throughout and provides an ideal base for couples and friends. There is a cosy living room, dining room with views over Loch Venachar and well-equipped kitchen and separate utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Three very attractively presented double bedrooms with matching soft furnishings and one bathroom and a further shower room. 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 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. Venachar Apartment can be booked together with The Rob Roy Apartment (UK5808), The McGregor Apartment (UK5809) and Leny Apartment (UK33431) to accommodate up to 20 guests.£164Price per night from
- Callander, ScotlandThis delightful, Scandinavian-style cottage lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which is well-loved for its magnificent scenery and open spaces. It is located in an elevated position, enjoying spectacular views of Loch Lubnaig and the surrounding mountains.
Dream Cottage is a welcoming detached holiday cottage and perfect for couples and families to spend time together and explore the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the surrounding area. The cosy open plan living space has patio doors which enables guests to take full advantage of the views. There is ample outside space for guests to relax and enjoy with a pretty summerhouse, which has a large window over looking the loch, which is ideal for birdwatching, and board games for children, decking and garden furniture for al fresco dining, or on a clear night, star gazing.
The highland village of Strathyre is just 2 miles away with a local shop, coffee shop, restaurants, hotels, children’s play area, many walks through woodland and an abundance of family-friendly cycle routes where you can join the Sustrans National Cycle Network on route 7. The area is renowned for outdoor activities and there are many to choose from such as mountain biking and cycling, water sports, golf, horse riding and trekking, fishing and hill walking or gentle woodland walks. It is steeped in history and folklore with the famous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor’s grave in the grounds of the parish church at Balquhidder and there are many other archaeological and historic sites to visit in the surrounding area including Doune and Stirling castles, the Wallace Monument and Inchmahome Priory. The popular tourist town of Callander is within easy driving distance and has an abundance of coffee shops, pubs, galleries, local shops and restaurants. An all year round destination, the town hosts summer and winter festivals, highland games and a jazz festival. For days out, Stirling, with its historic monuments, ancient castle and shopping centre is a mere 45 minutes’ drive. Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, has charming villages and bays to explore and is also 45 minutes’ drive from the cottage. Gleneagles is 50 minutes’, the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh is just over 1 hour away. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.£153Price per night from
- Stirling, ScotlandDiscover this welcoming, detached holiday cottage with extensive grounds in a quiet parkland setting, ideal for friends and family to enjoy a Scottish getaway. Elm Cottage provides a great opportunity to explore the countryside around Falkirk and it offers fantastic views across the Forth Valley to the Carse of Stirling and the Ochil Hills. Falkirk is perfectly situated half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh and it’s just a short train ride to these two vibrant cities. Falkirk was crowned Britain’s best walking neighbourhood in 2019. The paths to numerous walking and cycling trails are right at your front door and the cottage is on the John Muir Way which stretches coast to coast across Scotland. The area immediately surrounding the cottage is rich in history. It sits on the Bantaskine Estate which was home to one of Falkirk’s best known and influential Victorians, John Wilson. There are wonderful attractions to visit including the incredible Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel, and a little further afield are Linlithgow, Stirling and The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. There are numerous golf courses locally and even the Gleneagles course is only 45 minutes away. You do not have to venture far, as from your front door to enjoy the cycle and footpaths through the countryside, and you can join the pathways along the Forth and Clyde Canal, or just relax in the enclosed garden, a great place where children can play. The railway station has regular trains to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Linlithgow is 10 miles away, Stirling 12 miles, Glasgow, 24 miles and Edinburgh, 27 miles. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub ¾ mile.£200Price per night from
- Callander, ScotlandIn the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, with superb views across Lochearn and the surrounding area, Lochearn View Lodge is ideal for couples or a small family. This detached lodge, which is located on a small lodge park in the village of Lochearnhead, is furnished to a good standard with a spacious, contemporary open plan living space and doors leading to a sun deck with views of Lochearn and the surrounding hills. The accommodation has a double bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom.
Lochearnhead is an all year round destination and hosts regular activities including Highland Games with a Ceilidh afterwards. It also has a local shop and post office, and two hotels with bars serving food, all within a few minutes’ walk from the lodge. A perfect spot for guests who enjoy outdoor activities, this area is well known for its fishing, water sports and superb walking to suit all abilities, from a gentle stroll along the shore of Loch Earn to Munro and Corbett mountains, with 32 within easy driving distance. If you enjoy cycling, there is a 15-mile circular route around the loch and also challenging mountain bike routes near by. The property is within walking distance of the Rob Roy Way, and the cycle path from Callander to Killin. Should you have a boat or water sport vehicle, then direct access to the pier in front of the cottages is available, for a small additional fee.
If you prefer a more relaxing time in tranquil surroundings, then Lochearn View Lodge is perfect, enjoy a glass of wine on the decking and savour the views, or enjoy al fresco dining and watching the stars in the evening. Lochearn View Lodge is a great location for a romantic escape for a couple, or a weekend break with friends. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.£74Price per night from
- Stirling, ScotlandFor guests who want to relax, unwind and leave the stresses of everyday life behind this is the ideal location. Bridge End Lodge is furnished to a high standard and guests will find a spacious contemporary open plan living, dining and kitchen area with patio doors leading to a sun deck area with view of the Ochil Hills. The accommodation has a double bedroom with an en-suite toilet, twin bedroom and family shower room.
There is lots to do right on your door step, you can explore the 5½ acres of landscaped rural countryside, there are leisurely riverside walks, fishing on the River Devon all with spectacular views towards the Ochil Hills. The lodge park is on the outskirts of the conservation village of Dollar and a 5-minute walk will take you into the centre of the village with a good selection of local amenities, fine tea rooms and cafés with home baking, restaurants, galleries and museum. Enjoy walks along the River Devon or a more vigorous walk through the deep gorge of Dollar Glen up to the 500 year old Castle Campbell, the ancient seat of the Duke of Argyll, and where Mary Queen of Scots once lived. For guests who enjoy a round of golf on holidays there are over twenty local golf courses within easy driving distance including the world renowned Gleneagles course which is only 20 minutes’ drive away.
For outdoor activities the choice is endless, the Ochil Hills provide great scope for hill walking in dramatic glens with peaks such as Ben Cleuch and Dumyat and great for mountain biking. For days out and only 12 miles away is the historic city of Stirling with popular visitor attractions to visit including Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Heritage Centre, restaurants, bistros, cafés and bars and the Marches Shopping Centre, and you can leave the car behind as there is a regular bus service in to the city. If you prefer a more relaxing time in tranquil surroundings then Bridge End Lodge is perfect, enjoy a glass of wine on the decking and enjoy the views, watch the wildlife, dine al fresco and watch the stars in the evening. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£79Price per night from
- Stirling, ScotlandThe Orchard (UK7111) and The Paddocks (UK7112) are in a rural location with views, as the names would suggest, over the paddock or the orchard, and beyond. The lodges are very tastefully furnished throughout and offer guests a high level of comfort. Each has an open plan living area with comfortable seating and French doors opening onto a private deck, along with an open plan dining area and a well-equipped kitchen.
The area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts with some amazing walks and cycle tracks straight from your front door. Livery is available if you want to bring your horse or pony on holiday and there is hacking from the property. The town of Dollar is only 1½ miles always and offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars. This is an perfect location for exploring the area, with many visitor attractions close by including Castle Campbell and The Japanese Garden in Dollar and Scone Palace in Perth. While Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow are all within 40 minutes drive. Beach 21 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.£68Price per night from