12 Dog Friendly Cottages in Aviemore & Cairngorms Park

Highland Cottages to Rent

Are you looking for the perfect pet friendly break up in Scotland? It might be time to explore Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park. We’ve hunted down the best dog friendly cottages in Aviemore, offering you a brilliant selection of cottage rentals and spacious farmhouse properties.


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Kingussie, Near Aviemore

Ideal for celebrations or family reunions, this grand house has more than enough room to comfortably accommodate 14 guests and three dogs, with seven sumptuous bedrooms and no less than six luxurious bathrooms. There is a private bothy on the grounds with further sleeping possibilities, a golf course, a tennis court, and a private hot tub.

Grantown on Spey, Near Aviemore

This Aviemore dog friendly property is nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms, with dog walks and outdoor activities right on the doorstep. Less than a 30-minute drive to Cairngorm mountains. There are two bedrooms with fabulous views, plus a sofa bed in the dining room. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you might need, and the pretty gardens are the perfect spot to relax in the sun.

Aviemore, The Highlands

Close to Loch Morlich beach and Cairngorm mountain ski resort, this pretty south-facing holiday cottage is ideal for families and couples at any time of year. The bedrooms consist of a comfortable double, a further room with adult bunks, and a single bed. The family bathroom has a shower, and the fully fitted kitchen and lounge area provide a welcoming feel.

Aviemore, The Highlands

Jam-packed with original features, this romantic bolthole has plenty to do and see nearby. Traditionally furnished throughout, you can cook up meals for two in the fully equipped kitchen, relax in front of the cosy log burner or sip a glass of wine in the glorious garden surrounded by wildlife before heading to the king-size bedroom for a good night’s sleep.

Aviemore, The Highlands

This is a wonderfully maintained eco house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has underfloor heating on the ground floor, a garden with a decking area and a woodfired hot tub and sauna. Loch Insh is 6 miles for watersports and Lochan Eilein is 4.6 miles for wildlife watching.

Tomatin, Near Aviemore

This Highlands cottage sleeps six people and offers a space for two pets. There is a double bedroom and two twin rooms, an en suite bathing area, and a family bathroom space. There is enclosed garden seating, a BBQ set, a kitchen area, and a separate utility area with a freezer outside. 

Braemar, Near Aviemore

This Grade A croft takes romantic retreats to a new level. Beautifully restored, sleeping two in a brass bed, it has an en suite with a freestanding wooden bath. The living area retains most of its original features. Outside is a hot tub, furniture for alfresco dining and a sauna. 

Grantown-on-Spey, Near Aviemore

This stone, timber and predominantly glass cottage brings the outside in with its multi-aspect picture windows. It sleeps eight in four bedrooms with three bathrooms. The open-plan living area has a well-equipped kitchen, and outside you can enjoy meals on the terrace or luxuriate in the warm bubbles of a hot tub. 

Kingussie, Near Aviemore

Brier Grove sleeps seven people max in a four bedroom cottage, offering room for one dog. As a dog owner, you will likely appreciate the enclosed garden to entertain your pets, though make sure to keep your dog on the ground floor. There is a kitchen with all mod cons included and off-road parking available. Choose from a double room, a single or two twins. 

Inverness, Near Aviemore

This tranquil countryside escape three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a cosy lounge. There is a BBQ in the garden, parking for two cars and a utility room with a washing machine. There are numerous walks along the banks of the River Findhorn.

The Cairngorms, Near Aviemore

A superb family retreat with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen. It has a smart TV in both lounges, a private hot tub in the garden and off road parking. Enjoy the River Avon on your doorstep with walks along the banks.

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About Pet-Friendly Holidays in the Village of Aviemore

Aviemore is nestled in the Cairngorms National Park and is surrounded by magnificent Highland scenery. The views are incredible, whichever way you look.

This large village is a hub where visitors to the area stay, shop, eat and meet. A cottage in Aviemore is a great place to base yourself and explore this fantastic part of Scotland.

Doggies will enjoy the open countryside, and you could choose a different walking route every day to see something different. Loch Alvie, Loch an Eilein and the River Spey (see here) are all close by if you love to spend time next to crystal-clear water.

Pet friendly self catering in Aviemore is lots of fun. Plenty of pubs and cafes in Aviemore welcome pooches inside.

Packed with Wildlife and Outdoor Pursuits

Book something different from the usual seaside holiday and spend time in the Cairngorm mountains this summer. The hills and lochs offer something extraordinary. With miles of open countryside on your doorstep, you and your pet can enjoy hours of exploring from one of the many Aviemore dog friendly cottages.

Book a Highland Self-Catering Holiday Cottage

Are you looking for a one or 2-night break on your next self catering holiday? Pet friendly holiday cottages in Aviemore are perfect. With fully-equipped kitchens and comfy dining rooms available, you will find exactly what you’re searching for with Aviemore cottages.

Add a Hot Tub

There is more choice of holiday properties in the region than ever before, and many of these Aviemore holiday cottages have hot tubs. A private jacuzzi offers the ultimate relaxation, and owners add them to rental properties for your enjoyment.

Prefer an Apartment, Lodge or Log Cabin?

If you’re open to a different type of holiday rental, then cottages are certainly not your only option. Log cabins and lodges can offer all the amenities a cottage getaway can, aside from a swimming pool. To see a selection of the best dog friendly lodges in Aviemore, Scotland, that’s here. Also you could try Pine Bank Chalets.

Will the Price Be Expensive?

Spend time in the beautiful surroundings of cottage accommodation in Aviemore. There are cheap weekends available, so you can treat yourself anytime without spending a fortune. Browse the range of holiday cottages in Aviemore for dogs, and book your ideal retreat today.

Places to Visit & Attractions

Boat of Garten

Boat of Garten is a tranquil little village nestled in the Cairngorms National Park. You can explore the Highlands from this base, with easy access to mountains, rivers and moorlands.

Feshiebridge Riverside Forest

This stunning woodland is set against the Cairngorms Mountains, with various walking routes and cycling trails to explore.

Carrbridge, Cairngorms National Park

Carrbridge is a small quaint village located below the Monadhliath Mountains and serves as the northern gateway to the national park. 


The largest city of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a stunning destination to visit, and you can experience other great places close to here, such as Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle. To see the dog friendly cottage rentals in Inverness we recommend it’s here. 


This remote village south of Aviemore is known as an AONB with abundant wildlife and a selection of outdoor activities, including archery, orienteering and riding.

Last Word on one of the Top Scottish Destinations

Aviemore is the perfect place for outdoor lovers of all ages. Mountain trails and woodland paths are a haven for doggies, so everyone can have a wonderful holiday in Aviemore together.

There is plenty to do in the Cairngorm National Park in winter or summer.

When booking pet-friendly cottages in Aviemore, there is quite a selection to choose from.

Cosy cottages on the patio and comfy holiday homes with lots of room to spread out – are all available to book here in Aviemore.

If none of these top dog friendly holidays in Aviemore were for you, view more fantastic cottages in Scotland for dogs. It’s here. 

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