Situated just off the stunning west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is an idyllic holiday location and we have put together the best dog friendly cottages in Skye, so your four-legged friend can join in the fun too.
In a peaceful remote location on the Isle of Skye, this traditional white-washed cottage boasts stunning panoramic views of the coast and countryside. Ideal for a romantic getaway, with a cosy log burner and beautiful stone fireplace, it’s a great spot to escape into nature.
A lovely detached cottage, with room for a family of 4, bask in the peaceful quiet of the countryside as you unwind in the spacious private garden. With the charming village of Camuscross just a stone’s throw away, there’s lots to explore in the local area.
This spacious holiday home boasts breathtaking views of the coast and hills of Skye, with plenty of room for up to 6 guests and 2 dogs to de-stress and relax on the lovely enclosed decking. Enjoy exploring the local area on foot or by bike before retiring to the warming fire.
Located directly on the water’s edge, enjoy spectacular views of the local landscape from the comfort of this bright and welcoming living space. With so much wildlife to spot, including dolphins, otters and birds, this is the ideal retreat for animal lovers to escape to and unwind.
Featuring a traditional exterior and lovingly modernised interior, this peaceful country home offers incredible views of the surrounding countryside from its grand two-storey window. With space for 9 and 2 dogs, it’s the ideal country getaway for large families and social groups.
This former hunting lodge, on a vast private estate, has bags of character within its traditional facade and warm, inviting interior. With space to sleep 9, it’s a great choice for large groups that wish to explore the trails, hikes and climbing spots of the Isle of Skye.
This spacious cottage on the western edge of Skye features gorgeous panoramic views of Dunvegan Head and The Outer Hebrides. Enjoy exploring the local historic sites, such as Dunvegan Castle and Neist Point Lighthouse, before retiring to the cosy fire as the sun sets.
The perfect accommodation for a large group with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s wifi throughout the property, ample off road parking, and a wood burner in the lounge area. Dunvegan Castle is just nine miles away with its creepy dungeons or head to Talisker Distillery, which is 26 miles.
This traditional rural cottage has been lovingly renovated to produce a modern and comfortable interior, with room for a family of 4 to unwind. Enjoy breathtaking views from the private garden before venturing out to explore the sights of the picturesque village of Uig.
A truly majestic property with uninterrupted views of Loch Bracadale. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large garden with seating. There’s an abundance of wildlife on your doorstep, and you can head down to the shore where you can sometimes see seals and otters.
On the northern tip of the isle, just outside the small fishing village of Staffin, you will find this exceptional property. The accommodation is all ground floor and has been finished to the highest of standards throughout. The beach is only a 10-minute walk, so Fido can enjoy frolicking in the sand and like many cottages on the island, you are surrounded by spectacular views of both sea and countryside.
With plenty to do and see on the island and dog friendly places to stay in Skye to suit everyone, you will be spoilt for choice; the good news: exclusive discounts and year-round availability means whatever your budget, the picture-postcard vistas and warm welcome can be yours to enjoy.
DFG are the one website you need when looking for cottages on the Isle of Skye; we carefully search through the largest cottage providers for homes you will love. Be it a log cabin, remote croft or professionally managed properties on a park, they all offer exceptional self-catering in wonderful locations.
About Holidays In Skye With Dogs
With its miles of golden sands, pretty villages, mountains and woodland the Isle of Skye is a paradise for both dogs and there owners. With so many cottages to choose from and some fabulous discounts exclusive to our partner’s site, you are sure to find the perfect place for a mini break or holiday in this breathtaking destination.
Across the whole Isle there is plenty to do and see, from impressive castles such as Dunvegan to weird iconic rock formations like the Old Man of Storr.
Explore the Trotternish Peninsula and the mythical Faerie Glens with its otherworldly landscape. You can keep your eyes peeled for the little people while Rover sniffs out the wildlife.
You’ll be doing a lot of walking on the Isle of Skye, so it’s good to know there are loads of pubs and cafes that welcome dogs so you can rest weary feet and paws. Dog treats and food are served at Saucy Marys in Kyleakin and the oldest pub on the Island, The Stein Inn, which boasts over 130 malt whiskies, also welcomes visitors with four paws.
If there is one landmark most guests staying at cottages on the Isle of Skye visit, it’s the Old Man of Storr. This idyllic spot on the Trotternish ridge is one of the most photographed landscapes in the world. Legend tells of a local giant who died, and the “Old Man” is his thumb poking up from the grave; however, science tells us the stunning rock formations were caused by a landslide millions of years ago.
Outdoor activities on the Isle of Skye
From Kayaking and horse-riding to rambling, abseiling to axe throwing, there is an activity to suit even the most adventurous visitors in Skye. Whilst your pup may not be able to join you in a canyoning adventure or archery, there are plenty of outdoor activities where they can join in the fun on the Isle of Skye.
The stunning Applecross Estate which covers almost 26,000 hectares across the isle pf Skye offers the opportunity for some fantastic adventures for you and your four-legged friend. Spend a day fishing, walking through the Skye woodland surrounded by wildlife or messing about on the water
Dunvegan Castle Gardens
From the Northern villages to the south side of the Isle of Skye, there are plenty of places to visit with your canine companion, but one of the highlights is Dunvegan Castle. Dogs are allowed throughout the stunning formal gardens but must be kept on a lead.
There are tranquil woodland walks and beautiful streams and waterfalls flowing through an eclectic mix of exotic plants and rare flora and fauna. Check out the pretty Rose Garden with its water lily pond, memorial gazebo and 17th-century sundial. There is also a range of events throughout the year.
Take a Boat Trip
There are numerous companies that welcome dogs on their boat trips around the Isle of Skye and with opportunities to see whales, sharks and dolphins in the wild; this is one of the best ways to spend a day when you book holiday cottages in Skye for dogs.
Boats leave from Portree, Dunvegan, in fact most of the seaside towns. A wonderful wildlife experience watch Sea Eagles soar, seal colonies resting on the rocks and countless seabirds such as Gannets, Puffins and Gullimots. Take a camera as you will want to capture memories of the incredible wildlife and stunning coastal scenery and maybe even a selfie of you and your pup rising the ocean waves.
Visit National Trust visitor centres and access member-only prices to their properties. Take a boat trip that is guaranteed to inspire awe, walk along deserted beaches with Fido at your side or take on some challenging walks in the Cuillin Hills. Whichever way you spend your days, one thing is certain; you and your hound will have a magical time on this amazing island.