Dog-Friendly Cottages in Scotland with Enclosed Garden

Introduction

When you book a holiday that last thing you need is your four-legged friend doing a runner. Choosing dog-friendly cottages in Scotland with Enclosed Garden prevents this, even if Fido is tempted to chase after a squirrel.

Dog-friendly cottages with gardens comparison table

Lodge

Key Features

Our Rating

 Price

​Little Laight


  • Sleeps 6
  • Pet-friendly
  • Rural location
  • ​Enclosed garden

3 Out of 4

​Suidhe Cottage

  • Sleeps 6
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pub 1 min walk

3.5 Out of 4

​Fronthill

  • Sleeps 6
  • Enclosed garden/furniture
  • Ground-floor accommodation
  • Pet-friendly

3.5 Out of 4

​North Lodge

  • Sleeps 10
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pub 2 min walk
  • Walled garden

4 Out of 4

​Bellevue

  • Sleeps 10
  • Pet-friendly
  • Games room
  • Cot/highchair available

3 Out of 4

​Doirlinn House

  • Sleeps 11
  • Pet-friendly
  • Seaside location
  • ​Enclosed lawned garden

3.5 Out of 4

​Whitchester Gamekeeper Lodge

  • Sleeps 5
  • Pet-friendly
  • No mobile reception 
  • Rural location 

4 Out of 4

Granville

  • Sleeps 8
  • Pet-friendly 
  • Golf 1-minute walk 
  • Enclosed garden 

3.5 Out of 4

​The Granary

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Shop/pub 1.5 miles

3.5 Out of 4

​Sawers Rest

  • Sleeps 4
  • Pet-friendly
  • Games room
  • Rural location

3.5 Out of 4


Our Best Scotland Cottages: 10 Superb Dog Friendly Places to Stay

1

Little Laight
Cairnryan near Stranraer, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Perfect for dog-loving families who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This truly rural former shepherd’s cottage boasts breath-taking views and offers superb accommodation. There is an enclosed garden with BBQ and superb walks right from the doorstep.

Key Features

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub/shop 7 miles
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    Ground floor accommodation

What makes it a top pick


Guests really love the peaceful location of this property, the area is teeming with wildlife, the views; out of this world and it is close to some excellent walks and cycle routes.

2

Suidhe Cottage
Kincraig near Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Both children and dog-friendly with a fully enclosed garden this detached wooden cottage is nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Tastefully furnished throughout it is ideally located to explore all the delights of the Highlands.

Key Features

  • 1 well-behaved dog (extra dogs by arrangement £15 each)
  • Hot tub
  • Enclosed garden
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    Ground floor accommodation

What makes it a top pick


This hot tub cottage has so much going for it; from the elegant interiors to the lovely secluded outdoor space with Jacuzzi and jaw-dropping views.

3

Fronthill
Newtonmore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


With fabulous far-reaching views and just 20 minutes from Loch Insh, where you can enjoy sailing, kayaking and an array of water-sports Fronthill is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. Add to that, spacious comfortable accommodation and you have everything needed for a pet-friendly Highland break.

Key Features

  • Allows 1 well-behaved dog
  • Stunning location
  • Pub/shop 1 mile
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    Open fire

What makes it a top pick


Guests love the homely atmosphere, fantastic views and superb range of activities for all the family to enjoy right on the doorstep.

4

North Lodge
Brydekirk near Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Just 3.5 miles from Annan this outstanding lodge house is ideally located for discovering all the delights of south west Scotland and the Lake District is only an hour away. Designed with the discerning guest in mind it offers everything you need for a dog-friendly break in Scotland.

Key Features

  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Fishing nearby
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    Luxury accommodation

What makes it a top pick


Our favourite feature of this special property is the impressive garden, safe for both children and dogs, it lends itself to al-fresco living and the huge lawn is ideal for a game of football.

5

Bellevue
Bridge of Allan, Perthshire, Angus & Fife

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Perfect for large family gatherings, this detached villa sits in an elevated position above the Carse of Stirling in Bridge of Allan. With plenty of space for the whole family to unwind, a huge garden and games room for the kids, everyone will be kept happy whatever the weather.

Key Features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Aga range
  • Allows a maximum of 2 pets
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    Shop/pub 1 mile

What makes it a top pick


Families love Bellevue, the spacious rooms offer luxurious country living and the games room and garden mean the little ones will never be bored here.

6

Doirlinn House
Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Located in the picturesque coastal village of Kilchoan, this stunning country house boasts sea views and offers superior self-catering accommodation for families and groups looking explore the region. Pristine white beaches, scenic walks and plenty of amenities close by make Doirlinn House a popular choice.

Key Features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 1 well-behaved dog
  • Spectacular sea views
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    Wood-burning stove

What makes it a top pick


The real draws of this elegant holiday home are the well-appointed interiors where you can kick back and admire the breath-taking views at any time of the year.

7

Whitchester Gamekeeper Lodge
Duns, Scottish Borders

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


You will feel like royalty when you stay at this exceptional Victorian gatehouse with interiors that could have come straight from a celebrity magazine. Add to that a lovely secluded enclosed garden, exquisite views and you have the perfect rural retreat in the Scottish Borders.

Key Features

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Luxury accommodation
  • 2 dogs allowed
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    Pub/shop 6 miles

What makes it a top pick


Everything about this country bolthole screams luxury, it has everything and more for the perfect romantic break or indulgent family holiday.

8

Granville
Ballater, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Nestled in the heart of Royal Deeside, this elegant detached cottage sleeps 8 and is ideally located to explore the Cairngorms National Park with its stunning scenery and wealth of activities. Both front and rear garden are enclosed making it ideal for a cottage holiday with dogs in Scotland.

Key Features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Shop/pub <1 mile
  • 1 well-behaved dog allowed
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    Fishing nearby

What makes it a top pick


The original features, superbly decorated rooms, and roaring open fires give this deluxe pet-friendly holiday cottage a real sense of opulence and style.

9

The Granary
Sanquhar, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This refurbished farm cottage has been finished to impeccable standards and boasts a fabulous location offering panoramic views. Sleeping 4 comfortably it offers contemporary self-catering for couples or families looking for a pet-friendly break in Dumfries and Galloway.

Key Features

  • Pet-friendly
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ground floor accommodation
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    Rural location

What makes it a top pick


The real draw of this beautiful cottage, is the peace and tranquillity, surrounded by amazing views it is an ideal rural escape for those wanting to get away from it all

10

Sawers Rest
Coldstream, Scottish Borders

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Guests will be impressed with the attention to detail, the moment they step through the door of this charming end-terrace cottage. Tastefully furnished and decorated throughout there is even a games room to keep you occupied on rainy days. And, when the sun shines there is a large enclosed garden in which to relax and admire the spectacular views.

Key Features

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Dog crate available
  • Open fires
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    Shop/pub 4 miles

What makes it a top pick


Guests have mentioned the spotless and comfortable accommodation and friendly owners for whom nothing is too much trouble.


How Dog Friendly is Scotland?

Scotland offers a warm welcome and the “pawfect” holiday experience for the whole family including those with 4 legs. Boasting endless walking opportunities, wherever you go in this beautiful land will be heaven for your pooch.

Mountains, lush glens, pristine beaches, enchanted forests and plenty of dog-welcoming country pubs will put a smile on your face and keep Fido’s tail wagging.

Add to that; pet-friendly attractions galore, plus, a host of dog-friendly accommodation with enclosed gardens and you are guaranteed an unforgettable holiday or short break.


7 Best Dog Friendly Beaches in Scotland

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    Big Sand – Gairloch, Highlands
    With the snow-capped mountains of Torridon and Skye in the distance, there can be few beaches in the UK with views as stunning as Big Sand. Dogs are allowed all year and there are toilets and a small shop nearby
  • Westport Beach, Campeltown, Argyll
    This stunning beach in Kintyre boasts miles of white sands, If the conditions are right you can swim or even surf with your canine companion and if you’re really lucky you may spot a dolphin or two.
  • Cramond Beach -near Edinburgh
    This hidden gem not far from the capital and is ideal for a peaceful walk with your best pal, there is a designated exercise area plus, a dog-friendly pub The Cramond at one end of the promenade.
  • Nairn Beach
    With jaw-dropping views across to the Moray Firth, this beach has no restrictions for dogs, to the west there are rockpools to explore and to the east a glorious stretch of sand backed by a forest.
  • The Dhoon, Dumfries and Galloway
    Dhoon beach can be found on the Kirkcudbright road and boasts has a large expanse of sand, perfect for a game of fetch or leisurely stroll. There are also picnic areas on the grass next to the beach where you can relax and enjoy a sandwich or hot drink.
  • Rosemarkie Beach – Nr Inverness
    Located in the picturesque village of Rosemarkie on the Black Isle Peninsula, this stunning dog-friendly beach is regarded as one of the finest in Scotland with the red sandstone cliffs teeming with wildlife.
  • Fraserburgh Beach
    This 2-mile stretch of sand allows dogs all year and is popular with water-sports enthusiasts. Stretching eastwards from the harbour towards Philorth Nature Reserve, there are plenty of facilities nearby.

Luxury self-catering in Scotland – Dog-friendly pubs and places to eat

  • BrewDog, Glasgow
    Dog-friendly pubs are not just found in the country, a stone’s throw from Kelvingrove Park, one of the best places for dog walks in Glasgow, is this terrific bar. Where your pooch can enjoy a doggy beer during Yappy Hour.
  • The Dog House, Balloch
    Close to the shores Loch Lomond you will find Balloch, which is home to The Dog House. You can both admire the views, while treats and a cool drink of water will keep your four-legged friend’s tail wagging.
  • The Poppy Room – Troon
    This dog friendly coffee shop is the perfect place to indulge in delicious home baking while Fido sits at your feet. Open 7 days a week, this family-run café happily welcomes well-behaved dogs.
  • The Anderson – Ross and Cromarty
    Located just north of Inverness, with fantastic dog-walks nearby. This award-winning gastro-pub welcomes dogs throughout and they can sit at your side while you sample the culinary delights on offer.
  • Khuchini – Banchory
    This unique café, in Banchory Aberdeenshire, serves delicious all-day breakfasts, home baking and is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or bite to eat with your K-9 pal, after enjoying one of the excellent dog-walks nearby such as Clune Wood.

More Dogs Allowed Hot Tub Hideaways in the UK

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Final Thoughts

Boasting some of the best scenery in the country if not the world, one visit to Scotland, will ensure it holds a special place in your heart.

Not only that, there is plenty to keep your canine companion happy in this glorious country, challenging mountain walks, rivers and lochs to splash around in, and stunning sandy beaches. Not forgetting dozens of canine-friendly attractions and plenty of places to stop for refreshment.

We recommend choosing dog-friendly cottages with enclosed gardens, this means you can relax knowing Fido is safe and make the most of the Scottish holiday experience.