Dog Friendly Cottages in Chirnside: 9 Luxury Holiday Lets

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Are you on the lookout for a unique holiday? With the best dog friendly cottages in Chirnside, you’ll get exactly that! Enjoy the countryside and coast with these fantastic properties.


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Duns, Near Chirnside

This beautifully furnished lodge in Chirnside is a relaxing and tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy unwinding in the private hot tub and de-stressing on the gorgeous patio before venturing out to explore the delightful town of Duns with its range of idyllic shops and eateries.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Near Chirnside

A gorgeous stone cottage with its own secluded garden, this warm and cosy home is ideally located to explore the many nearby castles and beautiful nature spots. Just a short drive from Edinburgh and the Scottish coast, there’s no end of trips to be taken from this lovely cottage.


This stunning period farmhouse, on its own private land, boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding Chirnside landscape from its sprawling private garden. With enough room for 10, it’s ideal for large groups and ideally located to visit the sandy beaches of the Berwickshire coast.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Near Chirnside

Set in a peaceful stretch of Chirnside countryside on the owner’s idyllic farm, this pretty cottage offers incredible views from the comfort of its own private hot tub. With the scenic coastal village of St Abbs just a short drive away, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your stay.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Near Chirnside

Located just past the tranquil village of Hutton, this quaint stone cottage is a welcoming and homely spot for small families or couples who wish to explore the beauty of the Scottish borders, with sandy beaches and rolling fields all within a stone’s throw of this lovely home.

Fishwick, Near Chirnside

A quiet countryside retreat located on the owner’s farm with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Facilities include private parking, a large enclosed garden, and a private hot tub. Head towards the coastline, which is just six miles, or perhaps try Holy Island, which is a wonderful experience.

Ayton, Near Chirnside

This stylish period house is perfect for a countryside retreat with two bedrooms and one family bathroom. There is a games area with a pool table, roadside parking, and enclosed front garden. Explore the history in the local area by visiting the castles or head towards the pretty harbour where you can enjoy fishing.

Kelso, Near Chirnside

This cosy cottage has one king-size bedroom and one shower, and it’s located on a working farm and has a welcome pack on arrival, biomass heating and there’s outdoor furniture with a barbecue in the garden. From here you can explore the river tweed or head up towards Cheviot Hills and enjoy a variety of climbing and walking routes.

Swinton, Scottish Borders

This holiday cottage has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a well-equipped kitchen. It has a smart TV in the lounge with a wood burner with logs provided and the utility area has a sink and an additional fridg. Head towards the river tweed and enjoy walking, cycling, or fishing, or visit the bustling Kelso town, which is 12 miles.

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Chirnside

We have searched the largest cottage providers to identify favourite properties of pet owners in and around Chirnside that are just a short walk away from local amenities. 

Rest easy group holidays will be in the enviable position of visiting two countries during your stay in Chirnside and getting the best out of both and the vast selection of holiday cottages. Edinburgh is just an hour’s drive from Chirnside and Holy Island in Northumberland is half an hour. Dogs or “dugs” as they are fondly called in the borders are welcome not only at pet friendly cottages in Chirnside but on most beaches, pubs, and a good few attractions too!

About Holidays In Chirnside With Dogs

Chirnside is in Berwickshire on Scottish Borders near East Lothian, a beautiful area with stunning holiday cottages often overlooked by tourists intent on heading up to the lochs, Highlands, the capital Edinburgh. It is on an elevated position overlooking the River Whiteadder with panoramic views of the Lammermuir and Cheviot Hills.

It has a dovecot, dating back to the 1500s and a parish church circa 11040, evidence of the village’s long history. Every summer, the only “closed roads’” car rally on mainland Britain takes place in and around the Scottish Borders as a memorial to its champion Chirnside-born Jim Clark.

You can take the whole family out and explore the coastline, be it driving, cycling, walking, or even by sea. The coastal town of Eyemouth is worth a visit when you have settled into one of the holiday cottages in Chirnside for dogs. It has a strong fishing heritage on display in the museum, and the hidden rooms of the Gunsgreen House and along the smugglers’ trail is fascinating. Paws aren’t permitted underground, but you can take it in turns to look after Laddie.

Another cross-border attraction from Chirnside has to be Berwick Upon Tweed that is jam-packed with quirky shops and has a town wall and ramparts that remain pretty much intact since they were built hundreds of years ago.

It will come as no surprise that there is a magnificent golf course close by. Duns Golf Club offers day memberships so you can take to the greens while the others chill out at the cottage or go for a walk with the dogs. 

Rover Goes Rural in the Scottish Borders

Only a 20-minute car ride from Chirnside, Melrose Abbey is a great place to have some quality outdoor time with your pooch. Dogs are welcome to explore the partly ruined Melrose Abbey on lead and there are lots of lovely walks from there..

Interesting landmarks depict local history well, such as the statue of William Wallace on the nearby Bemersyde Estate. The 1200 acres is in an AONB and has walled and sunken gardens, ancient woodland, and one of the world’s best Atlantic salmon rivers. There is free parking should you drive here.

The Wagging Tail Wall Walk

Take this easy ramble from Berwick upon Tweed, the northernmost town in England. The four miles take in a short stretch of pristine coastline before circling the town via the Elizabethan ramparts and sturdy town walls where paws are permitted.

There is the chance for Laddie and Lassie to paddle on the sandy beach and enough time for you to explore the galleries and museums in Berwick upon Tweed even though it is three hours at an amble, set aside a full day because there is loads to see near Chirnside.

Holy Island Hound Trip

Just half an hour’s drive from Chirnside, this iconic island has to be one of your day’s out with the dogs. Check the tide times because, as lovely as it is, you don’t want to be left stranded when the water floods the causeway.

There is so much to see in such a small space. The 1,000 acres packs a surprising punch with historical sites to visit, quaint shops to browse in, and a good few dog friendly pubs. After a day of exploring, return to your Chirnside cottage.

Last Word

Chirnside is probably an area that has slipped your notice, but it is one that is not only steeped in ancient history, the scenery, both coast and country, is like no other, promising a holiday you’ll never forget. With plenty of dog friendly places to stay in Chirnside for you and your pooch, you can use these cottages to serve as a great base whilst you explore.

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