Dog Friendly Cottages in the Northern Highlands: 12 Holidays

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

The Northern Highlands offer some of the most magnificent holiday experiences – why wouldn’t you want to bring your pets along with you? Dog friendly cottages in the Northern Highlands are becoming more and more popular, and for this reason, it’s always worth taking a look out at what’s available.


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Loch Ness, The Highlands

Sleeping 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, this contemporary cottage with hot tub is ideal for couples or families. The cosy living room is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink after a day exploring the Highlands and the sleek kitchen has everything needed to prepare delicious meals. Outside, the fully enclosed garden is safe for Fido and the kids to play outside.

Drumeg, The Highlands

This rural holiday property has two bedrooms, an open-plan diner and two bathrooms. You are surrounded by plenty of open moorlands here and there is outdoor storage and a wood burner in the lounge. Clashnessie and Clachtoll beaches are just a few miles from this home.

Lochinver, The Highlands

The stunning sea and country views make this isolated cottage a real winner with guests. Traditionally furnished, along with the cosy sitting room, there’s a well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom with shower and WC and 2 bedrooms. A leisurely 20-minute stroll will see you arrive at a beautiful beach perfect for early morning dog walks.

Newtonmore, The Highlands

This brilliant stone built cottage has a double and twin bedroom, as well as one bathroom. There are two wood burners in the home, a private garden with seating and parking for two cars. Cairngorms is within easy reach with cycling trails and walking routes.

Badachro, The Highlands

The owner meets-and-greets to help you with your luggage across the floating bridge onto Dry Island to the converted curing station that sleeps two. A freshly caught fish hamper welcomes you, which you can enjoy alfresco overlooking the water. There is also a place for BBQ and a hot tub with a view. 

Lochinver, The Highlands

This majestic lodge that sleeps six ticks all the boxes when it comes to contemporary character and location. Set atop a ridge overlooking Lochinver it has a patio to pitched roof glass that leads to a well-lit outdoor space with a stone-wall pond and a hot tub with mountain and loch views. 

Lairg, The Highlands

Kinloch Cottage sleeps 4 guests and has 2 bedrooms, and you can bring one dog along to enjoy the stunning views of rural Scotland. You can expect two twin bedrooms here, and you’ll also have access to a kitchen with much of what you’ll need for a self catering break. Take advantage of a large garden that’s private to you.

Ardross, The Highlands

This secluded cottage up in the highlands sleeps 6 guests and has 2 bedrooms. There is even space here for 3 pets. Your pets will love the enclosed garden area which stretches up to half an acre. The interior cottage boasts a shower room, a wood burner, Wi-Fi access, your own water supply, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. There’s a sofa bed in the lounge, too. 

Oban, The Highlands

This stunning cottage sleeps 2 guests (+2 on a sofa bed) and also offers space to 2 pets. It is one of three properties in the same line, offering a superking bed with ziplink. There is also a shared garden, a lounge with a sofa bed, a bathroom complete with shower and tub, and a kitchen with cooking and washing facilities. 

Culloden, The Highlands

This is beach living at its best with a light-filled contemporary interior that will satisfy the most discerning of guests. It sleeps 10 in four spacious bedrooms and has three bespoke bathrooms. Outside the wow factor continues with a sumptuous circular BBQ hut and hot tub. 

Strath, The Highlands

This rural secluded accommodation has one bedroom and one bathroom with an open plan layout. There’s flat-screen TVs in the bedroom, a hot tub outside and electric heaters available. Enjoy picturesque walks nearby, perhaps around Loch Gairloch or the Isle of Syke.

Kinlochbervie, The Highlands

The perfect retreat for a small family with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Facilities include a multi-fuel burner, plenty of off-road parking and stunning countryside views. Head into the local fishing village with pubs and shops nearby and enjoy a variety of walks and bird watching.

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About Holidays In The Northern Highlands With Dogs

With plenty of establishments welcoming your pets as much as they do you, it’s no wonder the Northern Highlands is such a popular spot with families and pets. It’s a misconception that the Northern Highlands are desolate – far from it. In fact, there are many pet friendly holiday cottages up here, and it is in fact getting harder for people to choose between them!

That’s why we’ve gone to the effort of hunting down dog friendly escapes which are not only affordable, but which are also within reach of some of the most beautiful scenery and walks you will experience north of the Scottish borders. Whether you fancy living out in Loch Ness for a few days or want to find a dog friendly cottage that suits your guests’ needs as well as those of your pets, be sure to check out everything we have listed here.

Your pet will feel at home anywhere you decide to stay in the welcoming Northern Highlands. Self catering accommodation is available from coast to coast, and you simply need to know where to look to find the ideal base. We’ve done much of the hard work for you when it comes to finding cottages in Scotland and the Highlands which offer genuine relaxation for you and your pets!

The Northern Highlands make for a really exhilariting holiday experience, whether or not you have pets! The best dog friendly cottage is going to be one that brings you close to lochs, glens and amazing walks for miles around. The ideal base for you, too, should be one that comes with all kinds of mod cons and home comforts. Just because you’re heading into the relative wild doesn’t;t mean you should leave things like ground floor facilities and wi-fi behind!

Choose somewhere along the coast or in the glens, and pooch is sure to have a ball. There’s more than enough indoor and outdoor activities to keep both the kids and canines entertained.

Don’t worry about the average price, either. The dog friendly cottage picks we have arranged for you here give you fantastic value from trip to trip, whether you are looking for a cosy nook that sleeps 2, or an ideal base that sleeps 6. Even if you are looking for a dog friendly cottage within easy reach of the Cairngorms National Park, it may surprise you just how reasonable the pricing is for you and your pets up here.

Dog friendly cottages in the Northern Highlands allow you to explore one of the most adventurous parts of the UK, which will reward your visit many times over. Scotland is absolutely wild and rugged at its very best, and this is only more and more so the case the further north you travel. There are miles and miles of superb walks and trails for you to explore out here, meaning that you really should make a point of tracking down a few pet friendly holiday cottages to stay at along the way. Why leave your pets at home when there is so much to enjoy out here? 

Properties By The Coast & Beach

The Northern Highlands has hundreds of miles of the UK’s most stunning coast. You will find some fabulous cottages, cabins and lodges with panoramic views. It’s a fisherman’s heaven with fresh and sea water catches all around the area. It’s also the perfect place for your dog to run wild along the beaches, cliff tops and river valleys, full of native wildlife.

Cheap Weekend Breaks

A weekend away doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. The Northern Highlands offers affordable accommodation with no chance of missing out on all the region has to offer. You will be awestruck by the same sights and enjoy the memorable attractions as all visitors to the area. Your canine companion is also sure to appreciate everything about this amazing place.

Scotland is getting more and more reasonable for people all over the world to come and visit. You may assume that a dog friendly cottage in these amazing surroundings is going to come at a high price – but you will likely find a pleasant surprise or two!

Don’t worry about price – take a look out for features at the ideal dog friendly cottage first, and then consider the incredible value you get back in return. Rest assured, we have weighed up that these cottages listed offer pet friendly breaks that won’t break the bank.

1-2 Night Self Catering

A quality holiday doesn’t have to last for weeks. You might find that a couple of days is just what you need to unwind. The Northern Highlands is just the place to do exactly that. You’ll find plenty of exciting daytime activities for you and doggie to enjoy, and great ways to relax in the evening.

The Northern Highlands present wonderful dog holiday cottage opportunities that you can tailor to your own breakaway needs. If you’re only passing through and just want somewhere simple that sleeps 4 while you explore wider Scotland, there are picks in this list which will certainly appeal to you.

Holiday cottages in this corner of Scotland are built for short breaks away as well as longer stretches. Don’t let anyone dictate to you how long the ‘perfect; holiday should be! Just make sure you look for a dog friendly cottage in Scotland that easily sleeps 6.

Last Word

Blessed with landscapes not to be found anywhere else in Europe, you and your canine companion will be spoilt for choice of places to go. There are historic castles, (see here) fishing ports, towns and villages to enjoy, many of which are dog friendly. Check out the fantastic Cairngorms National Park, all from the comfort of your own ground floor cottage that’s completely dog friendly and ready to bring you and your pet closer to the rugged glens. Dog friendly walks are ten a penny in Scotland – and you should really look for a great dog friendly cottage to enjoy it all from.

Wear yourself out taking your four-legged pal out and about into this superb part of the world. There is certainly more to Scotland than its city centres, and with these stunning views of the Highlands plain to see for miles and miles around, you’re not going to want to miss a thing. The same goes for your dog, too. Why not bring them along for the fun?

The fact is, assuming Scotland is all cities and castles is just that – an assumption. It’s clear to see even from one trip up to the Northern Highlands that these are some of the most majestic country landscapes you will ever have the pleasure of visiting. People and their pets from all over the world make the point of venturing beyond the cities and wider populace to take in that amazing air and rugged land.

Take a look at some of the best dog friendly cottages in the Northern Highlands with hot tubs we have lined up for you in Scotland and the outer Highlands – and you never know what you might come across. Make it an adventure you and your pets will remember for all the best reasons for many years to come.

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