12 Dog Friendly Scotland Cottages & Lodges (Plus 3 With Private Hot Tubs)

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Hand-Picked Scotland Cottages

Like a precious gem, Scotland has many facets. From the wild and untouched Highlands to the cultural city of Edinburgh, there is plenty to touch your soul. Dog friendly cottages in Scotland are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the choice of places to roam together and a wide selection of activities on offer.

The coast is a staggering 6,000 miles long on the mainland, plus there are hundreds of islands too. For national parks and reserves, Scotland has the Cairngorms, the Trossachs, Caerlaverock and Galloway Forest providing natural landscapes that take your breath away. Major towns and cities such as Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Dumfries are waiting for a visit too – every area of Scotland offers something unique.

St Orans

St Orans

Set in peaceful, remote surroundings in the Highlands, St Orans in Dunphail is a beautiful, secluded cottage for a relaxing, quiet break for a couple and their doggy friends. With woodlands, wildlife and birds all very much part of the stunning scenery and the River Findhorn nearby, this recently renovated cottage offers a cosy welcome for those looking to cuddle up in front of the fire and enjoy long walks in the fresh Highland air. This is an ideal destination for a romantic stay with your loved one!
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
Craigellachie Cottage

Craigellachie Cottage

Craigellachie Cottage in Wester Galcantray offers a homely welcome to all of its guests. A brilliant choice no matter the season, the cottage is close to beautiful secluded beaches, the city of Inverness and the great outdoors of the Scottish Highlands. The enclosed lawned garden is perfect for enjoying the stunning views and peace and quiet of the Highlands which guarantee a relaxing break with family or friends.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Honey Cottage

Honey Cottage

Honey Cottage in Auchnarrow, near Tomintoul is a bright and airy spacious stone cottage located in the Cairngorms National Park. Walking, birdwatching, angling and even skiing are just some of the activities found nearby throughout the year. Located just three miles from Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, it is the perfect cottage getaway for a family or a group of friends and up to three canine friends. If your an outdoor enthusiast, then this cottage could serve as a great base for you to explore the surrounding area.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7 Guests
3 Pets
The Ticket Office

The Ticket Office

The Ticket Office in Ardgay is a semi-detached converted ticket office in a quiet hamlet with local amenities a short drive away. Salmon fishing, mountain biking and walks with your four-legged friend are just some of the activities found nearby. An excellent choice for those looking to explore the Highlands, and in particular the North Coast 500 route or to simply relax in a peaceful cottage with rugged mountains, clear lochs and beaches nearby.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
The Bolthole

The Bolthole

The Bolthole in Balintore is a restored 19th century single storey fisherman’s cottage moments from a pretty sandy bay. Ideal for couples or a young family travelling with their four-legged friend, it is ideally located for outdoor enthusiasts, holidays away from the crowds and for the opportunity to see dolphins swimming in the bay of this old-fashioned seaside village. Well situated for good local amenities and access to the Moray Firth. This truly is a wonderful coastal property that allows you to explore the wonderful delights of this country.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3 Guests
2 Pets
Gladstone Cottage

Gladstone Cottage

Gladstone Cottage in Castletown is a short walk from the beach and has a beautifully maintained lawned garden. A spacious cottage, ideal for couples and their pooch, it is the perfect base to explore the historic county of Caithness and even take a trip to the Orkney Isles. Perfect for walking or fishing holidays, or for a day pottering around the local town with lunch or dinner in the cottage’s delightful garden.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
Wee Fraoch

Wee Fraoch

Wee Fraoch is a petite holiday cottage with one double room that’s the perfect size for a party of 2. On the inside it's cosy, warm and equipped with everything you need. On the outside, there's an enclosed garden offering a peaceful spot that’s ideal for relaxing afternoons. The location is close to Loch Ness, Inverness and the Scottish coast so you can get out and explore the Highlands from here. And with a choice of shops and places to eat in the village itself, you have all your holiday needs within easy reach.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Heron’s Rest Cottage

Heron’s Rest Cottage

Heron’s Rest Cottage is tucked inside 1.5 acres of woodland just a mile from Loch Ness. It’s ideal for a couple who love the great outdoors, plus you can take your doggy here as well. With a cosy living room complete with a wood-burning fire, and a patio area close to a river, it’s ideal for a summer or winter break. Explore the Scottish Highlands from here, there is plenty to see nearby. Hills, woodlands and the shore of Loch Ness make ideal places to walk, and Inverness is 14 miles away for shops, museums and art galleries.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Heather Barn

Heather Barn

Heather Barn is perfect for a couple’s holiday to the Scottish Highlands. This compact studio has a double bed, a brace of armchairs and a kitchen area equipped with all you need to self-cater. There’s a small spot to sit outside when the weather is warm, and it’s dog-friendly so you can take one pet along with you. Loch Ness is just a few minutes away, so you will spend much of your time in the spectacular outdoors walking by the water, hiking in the hills or taking a boat out looking for Nessie.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
The Old School House Cottage

The Old School House Cottage

The Old School House Cottage is as cute as they come. Inside, the décor is stylish and has a modern country feel. There is plenty of room for 4 people here, and you can take along a doggy too. The gardens are large with places to sit that are quiet and peaceful at any time of year. All kinds of outdoor pursuits are on the doorstep, from skiing to mountain biking, hiking to hang gliding. And with Glamis Castle close by, you can tour the Queen’s childhood home for a look at an historical house.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
The Gregorton Coach House

The Gregorton Coach House

Lovers of outdoor pursuits will enjoy staying at Gregorton Coach House. Within a few minutes you can be hiking across heather-clad hills, skiing down slopes, fishing on the River Ericht or abseiling down a rock face. The detached house sits on the owner’s land and guests have use of the splendid 1.5 acres of grounds, so if you don’t want to venture too far you can still enjoy the fresh air. Inside, the living area is generous and light, and with 2 bedrooms there is room for 4 people to stay.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Laurel Bank

Laurel Bank

Pretty Laurel Bank in Alyth, near Blairgowrie has beautiful views out over corn fields towards the five glens that form the Angus Glens. With garden access, an open plan living and kitchen area, the cottage is perfect for two people who want to get away from it all with their four-legged friend. From the local lush green scenery to beaches, high cliffs and coves within easy driving distance, a relaxing break is guaranteed.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets

Choose Your Location

If you are looking for cottages for pets around the area, then check out these locations. There are tonnes of properties to rent near the Moors & Dales, just be sure to read the terms and conditions before booking to ensure you have everything you want.

Cottages with hot tubs

Treat yourself and choose cottages in Scotland with hot tubs on the deck. 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.

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.

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.

1-2 Night Self Catering Cottages

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.

About Scotland Holidays 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. 

The Trossachs and Loch Lomond 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.

The Last Word

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Dog friendly cottages in Scotland can be quiet, lively, action-packed or peaceful – it’s up to you. 

There are all kinds of cottages and lodges available to book, our selection are all pet-friendly and as comfy as can be. 

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. 

Choose the holiday you dream of in Scotland, and start packing for few days of fun.

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