If you think you’ve seen everything Scotland has to offer, then you likely won’t have taken too much time to explore the Northern Highlands! This absolutely breath-taking region in upper Scotland really has to be seen to be believed. What’s more, there are plenty of dog friendly lodges in the Northern Highlands for you to settle down in.
We find the best dog friendly lodges in the Northern Highlands
Cougie Lodge is a secluded pets friendly holiday home that sleeps 4 people, and is within close reach of the legendary Loch Ness! This self catering spot also lets you bring 3 dogs along, and you’ll have access to a shower room, a lounge, dining suite and kitchen space, too.
Enjoy idyllic sea views from this glamping pod with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It has EV charging available, a private hot tub in the garden and a smart TV in the lounge. The town of Dornoch is easily accessible with its sandy beaches and gift shops.
Take a four legged pal to this lodge home and you’ll benefits from a space that sleeps 6 people. It’ll even be a space that sleeps 2 dogs if you ask ahead of time. There’s a dining space, a TV lounge, kitchen mod cons, Wi-Fi, and good, solid storage.
A beautiful lodge with sea views perfect for a romantic escape. It has one king size bedroom, one shower room, and a welcome pack on arrival. Outside there is private parking for two vehicles, a hot tub and decking with a seated area. Head to Portmahomack where you can see the beautiful lighthouse, or visit the vast coastal villages nearby, including Balintore.
This secluded detached mountain cabin is perfect for a cosy retreat. It has one king size bedroom, one shower room, and a woodburner with logs provided. Outside there’s a fully enclosed garden with seating, a barbecue and a private hot tub. Enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty and head to the largest indoor ice climbing wall in the world at the nearby Ice Factor.
A beautiful property with sea views, it has a double bedroom and an open plan kitchen diner. In the lounge, there is a wood burner with a TV and DVD player, whilst outside, there is an enclosed garden with seating. Fly fishing permits can be obtained from the owner directly. Head to the beautiful fishing village of Kinlochbervie, which is just five miles away or Durness, which is 16 miles.
A beautiful wood lodge ideal for a small family with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Facilities include a private deck area, a barbecue, hot tub and parking for three vehicles. Enjoy long walks at nearby Dunnet Forest which is 10 miles away, where there’s a range of bike routes and horse trails.
This secluded log cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Outside there is outdoor furniture and an enclosed garden whilst trout, salmon fishing and pony tracking are all available nearby. There are numerous attractions nearby, including Urquhart Castle and Dog Falls.
A terrific family cabin with two bedrooms, one king size and one bunk bedroom, as well as one family bathroom. Wifi runs throughout the property and there is an open plan dining area and kitchen. You can try pony treking and fishing from this property and the local pub and restaurant are within walking distance.
A fantastic log cabin with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a woodburner in a lounge with logs provided whilst outside there’s a patio area with seating and private parking spaces for three vehicles. It’s perfectly situated to explore Loch Ness or the bustling town of Drumnadrochit.
A stunning log cabin in an elevated position, perfect for a family with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the lounge, there is a smart TV whilst outside, there’s a garden with a seating area on the decking overlooking Loch Ness whilst Fort Augustus is just 13 miles, which has a range of bars, restaurants, and shops or walk along the Great Glen Way, which is one of the most popular trails.
This is a beautiful contemporary wooden house, perfect for a large group with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has an open-plan lounge diner, as well as underfloor heating on the ground floor. There is a large enclosed garden with a seating area, hot tub and sauna. Enjoy water sports at Loch Insh, which is six miles away or try snow sports at Cairngorm Mountain.
Why should you leave your pet at home if you are planning to explore Drumnadrochit or the rugged glens? Take a look through our favourites list of the best lodges and cabins in the Northern Highlands and find that perfect spot.
The Northern Highlands remains one of our absolute favourite holiday destinations in the whole of the UK. That’s largely thanks to the incredible walks and panoramic views! Trust us, you and your pet are going to adore exploring every last inch of the landscape up here, and really, who could blame you?
Whether you want to get closer to the Cairngorms National Park, or want to see more of Scotland beyond its famous cities, there are plenty of great reasons to book yourself a pet friendly cabin or lodge up in the outer reaches. It’s time to get closer to nature!
The Northern Highlands, Scotland, remains one of the most breath-taking regions in the whole of the country. Photos really do not do it justice. If you have barely ventured beyond the Scottish Borders and the likes of Fort William or Easter Ross before, now is the time to really take in those sea views.
Set up close to a sea loch with your dog! Choose a stunning log cabin with an open fire and a wood burning stove. Find yourself an open plan base that you and your four legged pal can kick back and relax in before taking on more of the walks and trails within easy reach of your holiday home.