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Hot Tub Breaks in Scotland

Dog Friendly Cottages In Scotland with Hot Tubs

Are you on the lookout for dog friendly cottages in Scotland with hot tubs and beyond? With Scotland being such a vast and verdant land, there are tons of great experiences and holiday opportunities for you and your dogs to explore here. Therefore, why not take a looking into a self catering holiday beyond the Scottish borders?

Whether you’re looking for open plan living on the ground floor or just somewhere for you to get easy access to the best walks around lochs and rivers alike, we’ve lined up some of the best loved hot tub holiday cottages and lodges pet owners and dog walkers alike adore.

The Best Pet Friendly Cottages with Private Hot Tubs in Scotland

Finding the best dog friendly self-catering experiences in Scotland with their own private hot tub doesn’t have to be tricky. However, there is an awful lot of choice out there! Take it from us – while pet holidays really have opened up in Scotland, more choice can often make things that little bit more complex.

So, if you are looking for friendly cottages with hot tubs that will both welcome your pup and help make things easy on your bank balance, you’re in the right place. Take a look through our list of favourites and see if there are any spots which really take your fancy. Simple!

Ralston Bothy in Blairgowrie

This single-storey holiday cottage sleeps two guests and comes with a cot on request. The lounge has two snuggle chairs and a log fire and there is a dining table and chairs, as well a breakfast bar and stools. The garden an apple orchard and a hot tub to ease away the strains of a strenuous day.

Hire an electric bike from the nearby town of Coupar Angus and explore the routes to experience the stunning scenery of the Strathmore Valley. Do a single malt tour and tasting at the Edradour Distillery in Pitlochry or book at game of golf at one of the area’s three courses.
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Suidhe Cottage in Aviemore

Dog friendly cottages in Scotland with hot tub onsite don’t come much better. A detached timber cottage lying within the Cairngorms National Park is single-storey and sleeps six guests. The open plan living area has tartan carpeting for that authentic Scottish feel. This area with a cosy wood burner to decking with a hot tub, BBQ and gazebo.

The near village of Kincraig boasts the Royal Zoological Society’s Highland Wildlife Park which has the first polar bear to be born in the UK in 25 years. Cairngorns National Park is on your doorstep and six miles down the road is Aviemore’s Zip Wire Adventure course and other fun activities.
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Orrinside near Inverness

These traditional Highland cottages sleeps eight guests with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, all with underfloor heating. There is a country kitchen table and AGA where you can cook and socialise at the same time. The sitting room has a woodburning stove with patio doors leading to decking with a private hot tub, BBQ and wood-fired oven.

The area is popular, not only for fishing and shooting, but golf too with the Muir of Ord Golf Course on the doorstep. A visit to the Glen Ord Distillery is a must especially seeing that the water from the burn at the bottom of the stone cottage’s garden is used to make its whisky.
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Rascarrel Bay in Castle Douglas

Another top pick from the selection of dog friendly log cabins with hot tubs in Scotland. A luxury love-retreat overlooking a private bay sleeps two guests. From the kitchen’s mood lighting, the bedroom’s sea view to the enclosed decking with a hot tub, it is an unbeatable romantic setting. The king-size bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and an en suite with a free-standing bath and separate double-headed rain shower.

Stargaze out over the sea from your hot tub or stroll hand-in-hand on Mossyard Beach that is off-the-beaten-track. The coastal scenery is not all the area has to offer. The Sweetheart Abbey near Dumfries is only half an hour’s drive away and Castle Douglas, Scotland’s foodies capital and the artist’s town of Kirkcudbright is on your doorstep.
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Argyll View near Glasgow

This luxury hot tub lodge that sleeps two guests is a lovers-dream set amidst woodland, with a private hot tub, views of the Clyde Estuary and a stylish king-sized bedroom en suite.The kitchen overlooking the romantic living area has all the mod cons from a water dispensing fridge freezer to a coffee machine.

For golf lovers the championship Gleddoch course is within walking distance. Cycle the Clyde Coastal Path or pay a visit to the awe-inspiring Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Catch a train from nearby Langbank to cosmopolitan Glasgow or take a ferry trip to Dunoon, Isle of Bute and Isle of Arran.
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Knockderry Lodge Cove in Argyll and Bute

This luxury loch-side lodge with its two spacious bedrooms sleeps four guests and is a five-star treat for its guests. From its wraparound slate veranda and hot tub to its hi-spec interior with a jukebox, wet room, beamed ceilings and unsurpassed low views from all angles, it is a hot tub holiday home with a difference.

Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and boating are activities on Loch Long and Gare Loch are at your fingertips. Visit the Linn Botanic Gardens at the head of Cove Bay, your closest village. Here, thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, thousands of temperate plant species thrive such as magnolias, bamboos and even insect catchers.
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Heron Lodge

A cosy cabin situated in the heart of Scotland with a bubbling hot tub waiting for you after a long day exploring the Scottish countryside. The cabin is pet friendly welcoming two dogs and has a small balcony to sit and relax on.

There’s glorious walks around the cabin with vast woodland and an abundance of wildlife to keep you entertained. The lodge also has two bedrooms, a TV and the whole property is all ground floor.
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Moorhen Lodge

Nestled in Craigbreck Woods, this luxurious cabin has all the amenities for a superb break with the pets. Some of these include a hot tub, open fire, off road parking and woodland walks right on your doorstep.


Sleeping four people, the lodge has a charming feel throughout in the style of big Candian Cabins. If you want to cook some food yourself, you have a BBQ and veranda to occupy guests, whilst there’s also a woodburning stove inside the property.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect

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With Hot Tubs

Treat yourself and choose cottages in Scotland. Scotland has dark sky areas where you can spot millions of stars after dusk – lay back in the hot bubbles and see how many constellations you can count. Not all dog friendly cottages in Scotland will come with a ground floor bathroom or a hot tub – but plenty still do, so make sure to keep your options wide open and those eyes peeled. We’ve helped you along the way with our list to start you off!
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Properties By The Coast & Beach

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to holidays by the sea in Scotland. With over 6,000 miles of coastline to pick from, visitors can select the perfect area for them. Scotland sea breaks are truly awesome – and we really do think your dogs will think the same. Grab yourself a seaside log cabin or similar, and make sure to get out and explore all the natural beauty for yourself.
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Cheap Weekend Breaks

Choose from a long list of cheap weekends away in Scotland. A few days away in the beautiful countryside and you will feel fully restored and ready to return to everyday life. A holiday cottage will offer the ideal break away opportunity in many cases, and whether you look for a stone built cottage for 2 guests, 4 guests or even more guests on top, the idea will still be the same – that you’re getting closer to natural beauty, and that you will be just a stone’s throw from some of Scotland’s best loved city and country escapes. You won’t have to break the bank.
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1-2 Night Self Catering

Whether you want time in the Scottish countryside or a day or 2 in one of the cities, book a self-catering cottage so you can have the freedom to explore. Cook up your favourite dishes in the kitchen, or bring home a takeaway, it’s completely up to you. Do also take a look out for a few common home comforts, too. For example, you might want to suss out an open plan living space, or you may even want to cosy up with your own wood burner.

Regardless, as you can see from our list of top holiday picks for you and your pets in Scotland, there are plenty of different ways for you to really tailor your experience.

About Holidays in Scotland With Dogs

Scotland is home to some of the most spectacular countryside you will ever see. National parks that boast mountains, waterfalls, glens and lochs provide walking routes that are challenging or gentle but always picturesque.

It’s this side of Scotland, as well as the sea, which really appeals to dog lovers. As we all know, dogs really do enjoy stretching their legs – and there’s no better way for them to do this than to go for the odd ramble or stroll down the rugged landscapes.

The Trossachs and Loch Lomond (click this link) are ideal for rambling and cycling, and The Cairngorms offer peaks, a dark sky park, water sports and even a bungee jump bridge.

The coast stretches for thousands of miles and many of the beaches are quiet and unspoilt where Fido can run unrestricted. This outdoor playground is the perfect place to spend time with your family pet.

Of course, if you really want to mix things up a bit, there are plenty of towns and city scenes in Scotland for you to explore and enjoy, too. Therefore, always make a point of booking a pet friendly holiday in Scotland that puts you in a prime spot to enjoy everything from the metropolises to the greenery and seascapes.

At the end of the day, you can come back to a cosy, comfortable open plan living space in your own tiny nook of Scotland. You can enjoy a pet friendly spot with a hot tub attached, or access to National Park land that you can get back to and enjoy once again at your own pace. Make sure to run your dog friendly holiday your way – it’s you that calls the shots, and no one else!

The Last Word

Dog friendly cottages in Scotland with a hot tub can be quiet, lively, action-packed or peaceful – it’s up to you. A dog friendly holiday really doesn’t have to arrive in any particular shape or form. It is what you make of it, and if that means hunting down pet friendly cottages with an enclosed garden or a sea view, then so be it!

What we’ve tried to do with our guide is try to find you escapes and holiday breaks in cottages up and down the country. The fact is, Scotland is absolutely enormous for potential, even if the land itself isn’t that large on paper! Therefore, instead of getting yourself flummoxed with looking at places to stay near National Park grounds or otherwise, make sure you take a closer look at our guide to a pet holiday in Scotland above. As anyone who either lives in or has been to Scotland before will tell you, no two holidays or breaks here are ever quite the same, which is why it’s a really good idea to look for something that excites you!

There are all kinds of cottages and lodges available to book, our selection are all pet-friendly and as comfy as can be. These are people friendly holidays, not just dog friendly breaks – we’ve made sure to line up cottages and breaks from providers with plenty of experience, and who really have tons to offer in terms of home comforts and mod cons.

Just because you’re heading away for a break with a sea view in the Scottish Highlands doesn’t mean you have to go without! In fact, in many cases, you’ll still be able to access all the Wi-Fi and home entertainment you could possibly need, even if your holiday destination is right up there in the heavens. It’s a common misconception that to get away from it all, you need to leave everything behind. Sure – it’s worth thinking about getting back to nature if you feel you’re due a technology detox, but at the same time, you’re going to need your creature comforts!

Spend time in a cultural city or climb a mountain in a national park. Quaint seaside villages or historical towns are all easy to travel to, and there is a choice of lochs and scenic glens to discover. There are so many wonderful photo opportunities out here, and there are just as many opportunities for you to go on some stunning walks with four legged friends.

Choose the holiday you dream of in Scotland, and start packing for few days of fun. Even if you only fancy an overnight stop in Argyll and Bute or Teviothead, we’ve made sure to set you up with some fantastic dog friendly hot tub holidays in Scotland which will leave lasting positive impressions on everyone involved.

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