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Scotland Lodges For Dogs

Dog friendly lodges in Scotland

There’s more to Scotland than its wonderful cities and cultural hotspots – why not take a look at dog friendly lodges in Scotland that take you into the wide blue yonder? Scotland is absolutely brimming with unlimited holidaymaking potential, which is all the more reason for bringing your pets here!

Pet friendly log cabins in Scotland are immensely popular. Whether you’re touring the rugged glens or want to get closer to the city scenes of Edinburgh, this is a friendly corner of the world you won’t forget, for all the right reasons. Check out these lodges!

The Best Pet Friendly Lodges in Scotland

Having toured Scotland ourselves with our dogs, we can safely say that you and your four legged friend are in for a treat or two. To really make the most of the Scottish scenery and walking trails, you’ll definitely need to book into a fabulous log cabin to take it all in with style.

Looking for a private hot tub? What about a lodge with stunning views of the national park scenes here? Maybe you’ve always wanted to take your pets to explore Loch Lomond. Regardless, these are some of our favourite lodge and log cabin picks we’re really excited to share with you. Book now and beat the rush!
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1. Cosy Cabin, Fort William

This secluded log cabin is surrounded by woodland and sleeps 2 people. You can bring a pet with you, and all your towels and linen are included in the price. There is a living room area, a wood burner stove and a TV with streaming. There’s even a guitar available.

This log cabin hideaway is right at the edge of Loch Eil with easy access to the A861, giving you connections through the quiet communities of Blaich and Duisky. You’re surrounded by hectares of gorgeous woodland, too – very dog friendly and always peaceful to come back to time and again.
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2. Log Cabin, Fife

Based in Auchtertool, this log cabin sleeps 5 people and welcomes pets. It is an antique wooden space with a big bedroom including three separate beds. There is a modern kitchen, a wood burner and an authentic fireplace. There’s also an extensive outdoor area that’s great for pets and children.

Based within its own three acre estate, this log cabin offers you easy access to quiet waterside walks and plenty of serene woodland. Of course, you’re never too far away from Fife, either, if you want to explore a different side to the Scottish reaches. A perfect private breakaway.
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3. Strae Cabin, Argyll & Bute

This stunning log cabin sleeps 5 guests across 2 bedrooms and is very pet friendly accommodation. There is an open plan living area, a TV, DVD and stereo facilities. The kitchen area has all mod cons for guests to use on self catering breaks. There’s a veranda that opens up from the lounge.

This wonderful family holiday retreat benefits from a spectacular forest backdrop, with direct access to the brilliant walkways surrounding Loch Awe. It is also close to Loch Avich and is a few miles east of Melfort and Kilmelford. It’s a secluded hideaway with enough convenient links to civilisation.
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4. Millmore Cabin, Perthshire

This ground floor log cabin sleeps 4 guests and has room for pets. There are two double rooms, your own patio with decking and lawn, and a kitchen with all mod cons. There is also off road parking available, and a dining / sitting area ideal for small family breaks away.

Based up in Killin village, this self catering holiday lodge gives you amazing views of the River Dochart. Dog lovers can head out from the lodge and take a look at the peaks and Bens, such as Ben Lawyers, and if you have a bike, check out the local area routes!
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5. Nutkin Lodge, Coldingham

This quaint family friendly lodge sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. All on the ground floor, you can bring 2 dogs with you and park off road. There’s a shower room for the family to share as well as all your towels and bedding included in the rent at this lodge.

Nutkin Lodge is a true hidden holiday lodge that is surrounded by lots of lovely woodland. The self catering accommodation spot is only a short distance from the hugely popular Cycle Route 76 in the local area. The family will also love exploring Edinburgh and Berwick Upon Tweed.
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6. Thistle Dubh, Ayrshire

This punny-named lodge is a lovely pet friendly holiday spot that sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms. The lodge welcomes 2 dogs, and you’ll have access to a full kitchen suite, a range of entertainment in the lounge, a dining room / sitting area and a private deck out to the rear.

This stunning lodge location makes for the perfect luxury stay thanks to the loch on site! People and their dogs will have access to National Trust spots such as Rockliffe and Threave Garden, only a few miles away. Take a short stay or break with the family and enjoy the views!
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7. Birchbank Loch View Lodge, Garelochhead

This cosy lodge offers a quiet stay for 2 people, and has room for 2 dogs. There is a double bedroom, a smart TV and your own enclosed garden, with a kitchen replete with mod cons. There’s also a balcony and BBQ facilities here, too! Well worth a stay.

This much-loved lodge is a luxury stay in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Off the beaten path, there is still a range of activities and views for you to enjoy during your break here. It’s one of our favourite properties in the local region for couples.
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8. Loch Earn Lodge, Callander

Loch Earn Lodge is a pet friendly lodge accommodation that sleeps 2 guests and has space for 2 dogs. There is a king size bed and a smart TV in the main lounge, with wiFI provided throughout. You’ll also benefit from a full kitchen suite in this lodge holiday spot.

This holiday lodge is close to local shops, pubs and sights, as well as dog walks. The accommodation also puts you right at the north eastern edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, too – great for all kinds of green walks. There’s also easy access to the A85 connecting via Perth.
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9. Argyll View, Langbank

Looking for a private hot tub? Argyll View is a dog friendly holiday lodge with space for 2 people and one dog. This secluded accommodation offers a super king size bedroom, WiFi, and your own hot tub to simmer under. There’s also an enclosed balcony to enjoy here.

The lodge is well positioned for family friendly attractions close to Greenock and Paisley, and is very close to the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and Wemyss Bay. One of the best lodges for couples and their pets, there’s more than just a hot tub to interest you. You’re comfortably off the beaten track.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect

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With Hot Tubs

For us, a hot tub really does cap off a wonderful holiday location. From Dumfries and Galloway to the Scottish Borders, there are plenty of holiday lodges with private hot tub access. Relax and bubble those worries away.
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Properties By The Coast & Beach

The Scottish coastlines really do deserve exploring up close, and that’s all the more reason for looking into a self catering holiday close to beaches, sea views and more. Take your four legged friend on a sandy trail or two and head home to maximum comfort.
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Cheap Weekend Breaks

A weekend break up in Scotland for you, your family and your four legged friend doesn’t have to break the bank. Take a look at some of the breaks near the Scottish Borders and beyond that we have found for you here. Spend less to get more from your holiday!
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1-2 Night Self Catering

Dog friendly and family friendly self catering accommodation is easier to come by than you might imagine! It really is the best way to explore the stunning views of national park land and more with your family and pets. Choose an authentic lodge to stay in, too – with your pets.

About Holidays in Scotland With Dogs

Where do we even start when it comes to recommending family attractions, walks and activities up in Scotland? There is so much wonderful ground to cover. For the best pet friendly holiday experiences, you might want to travel with family and friends up towards the Highlands of Scotland, taking a moment or two to really appreciate the Cairngorms National park for all its walking trails and cascading beauty. Or, if you prefer to take in a bit of golf, why not go to Scotland’s fairway capital – St Andrews?

Above all, holidaying in Scotland is just fantastic for dogs and their owners. Whether you’re exploring the Trossachs or taking your time to settle into the quaint sights of the Clyde Valley, no two stays in the region are ever quite the same. What’s more, a luxury countryside or coastal holiday up in Scotland might be just what you need to ease yourself into the culture, the sea views and the dramatic landscapes.

Your dog is going to love rural Scotland – and you will, too!

The Last Word

Our own experiences of Scotland’s pet friendly holiday scene led us to setting up this guide. Scotland is absolutely massive. The wilder reaches of the Highlands and the views across the sea really do make for some stirring morning walks, and if you are keen to show your dog or dogs the pick of rural walking destinations, there may not be anywhere more appropriate, nor anywhere more exciting, in the whole of the UK.

Lodges offer you that brilliant, rural escape opportunity. Take a look through some of the best log cabins in Scotland and lodges in the wider region to really get a taste for the area! Is there any better accommodation choice than lodges with a private hot tub and patio?

Dog friendly lodges and holiday destinations up in Scotland are also becoming more modern and even more comfy as the years go by. Even a quaint lodge or log cabin location is likely to have mod cons, even if you are far up in the rural reaches close to the Cairngorms National Park! Looking for a hot tub and access to Wi-Fi? What about an enclosed garden where you and your dogs can relax after a long day of exploring the local walks?

What we really like about Scotland and its countryside lodges is the fact that they retain that rural, countryside look while still offering incredible luxury. These are amazingly convenient holiday destinations, not only because they are so close to some of the best attractions and activities that rural Scotland has to offer, but also because they really take you out of the action.

There is a lovely balance to all of the holiday cabins we have found for you in this list. All of the luxury log cabins and chalets in our guide take you deep into the heart of green, coastal Scotland – whether you’re taking a break in the Clyde Valley or are looking for a brilliant day or two in Loch Ness. However, while these log cabins and break spots all feel amazingly secluded, they never feel too far from the local action. That means you can always feel like you are right in the middle of nowhere, but you’ll still be able to drive only a few minutes to local attractions.

So – take a look through our countryside and coastal holiday lodges up in Scotland, and make sure to bring a dog or two with you. Why should they have to miss out on all the fun? If there’s anyone who’s really going to love the rugged trails and long, winding walks on offer here, it’s your pet pooch. Take them with you!

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