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Northern Highlands Cottages For Dogs

Dog Friendly Cottages In The Northern Highlands

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.

We’ve gone to the effort of hunting down the best dog friendly holiday getaways in the region, meaning if you fancy taking a look out at Loch Ness with your four legged friend, you absolutely can! These are our favourite picks from this stunning end of the country bar none.

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in the Northern Highlands

When looking for dog friendly cottages close to the Northern Highlands of Scotland, you’re going to need to keep a few things in mind. Do you want a pet friendly cottage that offers you a ground floor, open plan living space? What about access to some of the most spectacular walks and trails that Scotland has to offer?

Beyond this, you’ll need to think about home comforts. There really is nothing like a holiday cottage getaway that’s complete with a wood-burning stove, an open plan living room and even access to Wi-Fi. After all, we all need to stay connected somehow!

Take a look at our picks for the best Scotland Highlands breaks away for you and your pets.

Stalkers Cottage in Torridon

This ground floor breakaway cottage sleeps 4 guests and offers a double bedroom and 2 single rooms. This is a dog friendly space that supports two pets at a time. Pets will love the lawn area here, and you will find the sitting and dining area comes with an open fire to help make things nice and cosy. There’s a bathroom with a shower and tub, and there’s off road parking.

This pet friendly escape is right at the edge of the Torridon Estate, offering you access to the best of the National Trust’s Scotland walks and views. Bring your dog!
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Burnside in Lairg

This 4 bedroom cottage up in the Highlands of Scotland is very dog friendly, offering space for 2 pets who behave themselves. There is an enclosed garden space, and for ease of access, you will also find a full shower room on the ground floor. There is a separate bathroom, and you will also find that there is space for dining and cooking.

Scotland is well known for its rural trails and this domicile up in the Northern Highlands puts you close to pet friendly walks close to Ferry Wood. Take a look at local golf clubs, too!
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Annfield in Archiestown

Annfield is a stone built holiday cottage that is dog friendly and sleeps 4. There are 2 bedrooms here and you can also bring one dog with you. This Victorian build offers a dining area with its own wood burner, as well as access to a lawn and woodland beyond the local properties. This cottage also offers a kitchen suite with all mod cons.

Beyond the cottage, make sure to explore the local sights of the Northern Highlands such as the Cairngorms National Park, and the popular town scene out in Elgin. Dogs will love the walks and trails near the cottage site, too.
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The Holiday Cottage in Dornoch

This holiday cottage sleeps 4 guests and offers space for one dog. You will also have access to your own enclosed garden and open fire woodburner. The cottage also offers Wi-Fi throughout, and doesn’t charge you a penny to bring your pets. This cottage location also offers you all the towels and bed linen you will need.

This is a great cottage nook for dog walking trails in the Scotland countryside, and you’ll want to take a look out at the sandy beaches at Royal Dornoch, just 8 miles away.
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Balmore Farmhouse in Craig Dunain

This sizeable farmhouse cottage offers space for 7 guests and has 4 bedrooms. It is a dog friendly cottage offering space for 2 pets, and you also have access to your own enclosed garden space. There is Wi-Fi access throughout, and you will also have your own utility space as well as a separate kitchen. There is a smart TV in the lounge, and all the bedrooms are on the first floor.

Bring your dog to this cottage in the heart of the Northern Highlands in Scotland and you’ll be able to explore nearby Inverness, as well as the hugely popular Moray Coast – primed for walking, hiking and watersports.
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Shoreton Bungalow in Culbokie

This ground floor cottage has 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 guests max, and has space for one dog. It is a rustic, working farm one floor apartment, presenting two kingsize bedrooms and a kitchen with modern facilities. This cottage serves an open fire as well as a large TV in the main lounge. Your dog will also love the enclosed garden space.

This is a great cottage in the Northern Highlands for exploring the wider Black Isles, and you’ll also be able to tour a quaint village scene out in Culbokie. This corner of Scotland really does deserve a closer look, and you need to bring your pets!
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Kinloch Cottage in Lairg

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.

This dog friendly cottage shows a wonderful side to Scotland, offering incredible views across Loch More, and with easy access to the Reay Forest Estate. To say cottages in Scotland like this give lots for you and your dog to explore is an understatement.
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Tollie Cottage in Ardross

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.

27 miles away from Inverness, this holiday cottage presents a great chance for dog lovers to explore wilder Scotland. Get closer to the Northern Highlands with Cromerty Firth and lots of fishing close by.
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Appin in Oban

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.

Appin is a first floor apartment cottage within easy reach of Fort William, and you are only a few minutes away from some of the most stunning beaches in Northern Scotland. Check out the Jacobite steam railway too!
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Types of Accommodation To Expect


With Hot Tubs

Northern Highland cottage breaks not only provide stunning landscapes. You are also sure to find somewhere very cosy. Cottages in the Northern Highlands with hot tubs are becoming more and more popular with lovers of country breaks, especially in landscapes like this. You can spend the day exploring the natural wonders and challenges, then retreat to your wonderful cottage.

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.

About Holidays In 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?

The 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 holiday cottages 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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