Dog Friendly Cottages in Scotland - (15 Luxury Holidays)

Handpicked Scottish Cottages

Scotland is an excellent destination for a holiday any time of the year. If you plan on bringing Fido, here’s a list of 15 luxury dog friendly cottages in Scotland you can rent. Experience the local haggis and shortbread while taking a stroll with your four-legged friends.


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Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Scotland

Angus, Scotland

At the foot of Glen Isla, this charming dog friendly cottage in Scotland has everything you wish for in a romantic retreat or golf getaway. All on one level, the property has a spacious open-plan living area. Along with the two generously sized bedrooms, a family bathroom, and a luxurious tub on the garden patio area.

The Highland, Scotland

This traditional self catering Scotland cottage benefits from a secluded location. The contemporary kitchen diner is perfect for budding chefs, whilst the two comfortable bedrooms offer sleeping arrangements for family or friends. Outside, a peaceful private garden is an ideal spot for a wee dram as you watch the sunset.

Perth and Kinross, Scotland

With a large enclosed space, a wood-fired tub and just a short stroll from amenities, Lag Nan Eun, is perfect for large families or groups and is a brilliant base for a holiday in Scotland. Five bedrooms offer various sleeping arrangements; three bathrooms, a huge kitchen diner and two seating areas with Smart TVs.

Perth and Kinross, Scotland

This lovely period cottage is nestled in an idyllic location on a private estate within easy reach of picturesque Crieff. Upstairs, enjoy the views of the living area or the sumptuous king-sized bedroom, whilst downstairs is a shower room and kitchen where you can cook romantic meals before enjoying them in the airy dining room.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Packed with original features, this two-bed, two-bathroom self catering holiday cottage offers superior holiday accommodation for couples, families or friends. The bright living area is ideal for relaxing after a busy day, and the patio doors lead to a mature garden where you can enjoy a BBQ or relax with a drink.

Argyll and Bute, Scotland

This gorgeous dog friendly accommodation is Scotland is ideal for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city living. There is no WiFi, so peace and tranquillity are guaranteed. Curl up with a book in front of the toasty log burner or enjoy a drink on the impressive balcony and take in the majestic views.

Castle Douglas, Scotland

Another top pick from the selection of dog friendly accommodation in Scotland. A luxury love retreat overlooking a private bay sleeps two. From the kitchen’s mood lighting, the bedroom’s sea view to the enclosed decking with a jacuzzi.

near Glasgow

This luxury cottage property that sleeps two guests is a lovers-dream set amidst woodland, with a private tub, views of the Clyde Estuary and a stylish king-sized bedroom en suite.

Argyll and Bute, Scotland

This luxury loch-side lodge has two spacious bedrooms and is a five-star treat for its guests. From its wraparound slate veranda and hot tub to its hi-spec interior with a jukebox, wet room, beamed ceilings and unsurpassed low views from all angles.

Drumbeg, Scotland

A truly majestic holiday cottage in an elevated position two bedrooms offering sea views. There’s an enclosed garden with seating to admire the surroundings as well as a woodburner inside. Lochinver is 12 miles away and you can explore the vast countryside and wildlife on your door.

Grangemuir, Scotland

A period house on a 400-acre working farm with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open plan kitchen/diner. Onsite is a games room with table tennis and pool. St Andrews is only 10 miles away for golf enthusiasts or explore the Fife Coastal Path.

Crieff, Scotland

Stylish detached holiday house with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. Enjoy the games barn here with badminton and tennis nets and a private hot tub. Explore the Perthshire countryside with plenty of walking routes and cycling trails on your doorstep.

Strath, Scotland

A superb detached cottage with one bedroom, one bathroom and an open-plan layout. Parking is available, there is a wood burner in the lounge and the pub is 0.5 miles away. Gairloch is close by and has a range of shops and restaurants to try with the family.

Fettercairn, Scotland

Large detached cottage with a well-equipped kitchen and open-plan living room. Enjoy the woodburner in the lounge or sit outside on the enclosed patio area. Cairngorms National Park are just a short drive for splendid walks with the dogs.

Pittenweem, Scotland

This cliffside property is truly unique and has two bedrooms, a king-size and a twin room. Enjoy idyllic views over the Firth of Forth and fire up the BBQ. Take a short trip to Anstruther and try their famous fish and chips or walk along the Fife coastal path.

Why Choose Self Catering Dog-Friendly Cottages in Scotland

Whether you’re looking for dog friendly properties with open-plan living on the ground floor or just somewhere pet friendly for you to get easy access to the best walks around lochs and rivers alike, we’ve lined up some of the best self-catering holidays in Scotland for dogs.

Look through our list of favourite holiday ideas and dog friendly holiday cottages and see what takes your fancy.

Types of Scottish Accommodation for Furry Friends

Scottish Holidays By The Sea

You are spoilt for choice regarding dog friendly properties in Scotland by the sea. With over 6,000 miles of coastline to pick from including Dumfries and Galloway, visitors can select the perfect area which most of it is dog friendly. Scotland’s beach cottages are genuinely incredible, as are cabins. Book a pet friendly seaside cottage rental, and get out and explore all the sandy beaches yourself.

Whether you want time in the pet friendly Scottish Highlands or a day or 2 in one of the cities, Scotland’s pet friendly accommodation gives you the freedom to explore. If daily adventures are not your thing, you always kick back at the cottage and enjoy luxury amenities like a wood burner or games room, which many holiday homes come with.

Enclosed Garden Properties

Choosing a self-catering dog cottage with an enclosed garden gives you extra peace of mind that youngsters and your four-legged friend can play in the gardens safely whilst you kick back and relax.

Is there any better way to unwind at the end of a busy day walking the dog than relaxing in the warm bubbles of a garden spa. As you sip a glass of something cold underneath the stars? If your a large group you may even find one with a swimming pool.

More Than One Dog?

Do you have more than one canine companion you don’t want to leave behind? Many Scottish pet friendly properties will accept more than one dog.

Romantic Retreats

Lovely secluded holiday cottages in Scotland offer a magical romantic escape in a forest or near a village with extra luxurious touches such as four poster beds and onsite restaurants, and champagne welcome packs.

Log Cabins

Their Scandinavian log cabins and lodges design gives dog friendly wooden lodges and log cabins in Scotland a natural holiday feel, and Scotland has plenty of dog friendly options.

Scotland is home to some of the most spectacular countryside and places to stay. National parks that boast mountains, waterfalls, glens and lochs provide walking routes that are challenging or gentle but always picturesque. It’s this side of Scotland and the coastline which appeals to dog lovers. 

The Trossachs and Loch Lomond (click this link) are ideal for rambling and cycling and are dog friendly, as is Perthshire and Angus. The Cairngorms offer peaks, a dark sky park, water sports and even a bungee jump bridge.

The pet friendly coast stretches for thousands of miles, and many beautiful sandy beaches are quiet and unspoilt. There are plenty of dog friendly towns and cities in Scotland for you to explore.

Inspiration: Places to Visit with Pets

  • ONB – Scotland is the ideal place to explore with your pooch as it has an area of outstanding natural beauty with over 40 scenic areas (NSA’s)
  • Scottish Borders – From here, explore Edinburgh & the Lothians to the north, Dumfries and Galloway to the west coast and Northumberland to the south. 
  • The Highlands – A top destination for dog owners, you can explore spectacular scenery, a number of attractions and locations such as Aviemore, Fort William, Loch Ness & Glencoe. Experience the bagpipes, Kilts and famous Whisky at one of the many dog friendly pubs. 
  • Skyes Western Point – Enjoy the most westerly point on the Isle of Skye offering breathtaking views. Neist Point Lighthouse is also situated there and has been since 1909. 
  • National Park Days Out – Visit Cairngorms National Park or the Trossachs National Park with your faithful companion and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Scottish mountains.
  • Scottish Countryside is a beautiful country with stunning scenery, historic castles, gorgeous Lochs and magnificent mountains and highlands.
  • Beaches – Scotland’s wonderful coastal views can be had from the countless dog friendly shorelines and craggy coastline. Discover a private rocky beach where Fido can play, and you can indulge in a spot of fishing. Take it one step further and hire a boat. Sailing is a great way to see the coastal landscapes.

Holidays in Scotland with dogs can be quiet, lively, action-packed or peaceful. A dog friendly self-catering in Scotland holiday can arrive in various shapes and forms. It is what you make of it.

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