8 Luxury Dog Friendly Lodges IN SCOTLAND with hot tubs

Scotland is a popular choice with those looking for dog friendly lodges with hot tubs for many reasons, with its stunning beaches, mountains, glens and vast forests, it is the perfect destination for a dog friendly break.

The Highlands have challenging mountain walks, and a host of islands to explore, while Dumfries and Galloway offer deserted beaches plus some excellent attractions like Caerlaverock Castle.

Explore the idyllic fishing villages of Fife or head to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park for leisurely Lochside strolls or maybe a boat trip.

Dog Friendly Hot Tub Lodges in Scotland

Lodge

Key Features

Our Rating

 Price

The Hayloft

​Bridgend House


  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 well-behaved dogs
  • ​Pub < 1 mile

3.5 Out of 4

​Netherraw

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Rural location
  • No mobile reception

3.5 Out of 4

​Guisaichean

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Pub < 1 mile
  • Pets allowed

3 Out of 4

​Katchana

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Stunning views

3.5 Out of 4

Suidhe Lodge

  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 bathrooms
  • Self-contained pub
  • Dogs allowed

3.5 Out of 4

​Heron Lodge

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Rural location
  • ​Pets allowed

4 Out of 4

​Moorhen Lodge

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Shop/Pub 3 miles
  • Pets allowed

4 Out of 4

​Clachnaben View Lodge

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 well-behaved dogs allowed

3.5 Out of 4


Our Best Rated scottish Hot Tub Cabins are 100% Pet Friendly

1

Bridgend House
Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This spacious detached holiday home is located on the village green in Drumnadrochit and is ideally located for exploring Loch Ness and the Cairngorms. No less than 4 deluxe bedrooms mean 8 people can enjoy the delights of Bridgend House, there is plenty of space for everyone and the enclosed garden is the perfect place for both dogs and kids to let off steam.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Covered Hot Tub
  • Sky TV
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    Pets allowed

What makes it a top pick


The well-appointed, spacious interiors, location and lovely garden with covered hot tub that can be enjoyed whatever the weather make this superb property a top self-catering holiday.

2

Netherraw
Newcastleton near Hawick, Scottish Borders

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Perfect for families wanting a rural retreat this outstanding dog friendly cottage is located 4 miles from the village of Newcastleton in the stunning open countryside of the Scottish Borders. Sleeping 6 it is immaculate throughout and provides an ideal touring base. Golf, fishing and horse-riding are a few of the activities on offer nearby.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 6 people
  • Hot Tub
  • No mobile phone reception
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    2 well-behaved dogs allowed

What makes it a top pick


The stunning location and perfect blend of rustic charm and contemporary fixtures and fittings make this property terrific for short breaks in Scotland.

3

Guisaichean
Invermoriston, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Boasting panoramic views of Loch Ness, chic décor and a secluded garden with wooden hot tub this charming 4-bedroomed pet-friendly cottage really is something special. Located just a few minutes’ walk from local amenities, and close to the Great Glen Way it is ideally located for long walks with the dog and exploring the spectacular surroundings.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Wooden Hot Tub
  • Magnificent views of Loch Ness
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    Pets allowed

What makes it a top pick


The beautiful location, cosy country cottage feel plus stylish décor, modern conveniences and hot tub are just some of the reasons guests return to Guisaichean.

4

Katchana
Kincraig near Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This exceptional pet friendly lodge has a tremendous feel about it and the elevated position above Loch Insh makes the most of the breath-taking views. Surrounded by wildlife and sleeping 6 adults, it also welcomes up to 4 pets, making it ideal for families with dogs wanting to explore Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park and the rejuvenating hot tub is the icing on the cake.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 6 people
  • Jaw-dropping views
  • Private Hot Tub
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    1 dog free (extra pets £40 each per stay)

What makes it a top pick


The abundance of wildlife on the doorstep and magnificent views are the real features of this immaculate and unique holiday home near Aviemore.

5

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

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


More Victorian mansion than holiday lodge this opulent holiday home sleeps 15 and offers a sense of grandeur along with superb views of the surrounding countryside. There is a small pub in the house and an array of country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, horse-riding and 4 x 4 off-road driving nearby, so you can really live like Lairds.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 15 people
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Large garden
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    Pet-friendly

What makes it a top pick


The spacious, elegant interiors, amazing views and excellent location of this stunning holiday house are second to none and you even have a self-contained pub.

6

Heron Lodge
North Kessock, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


One of 2 outstanding Canadian-style solid hot tub cabins nestled in private woodland a mere 10-minute drive from Inverness, Heron Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury self-catering accommodation. Perfect for guests wanting to get away from it all and an ideal touring base it also boasts a decadent private hot tub.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 4 people
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Shop/pub 3 miles
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    2 well-behaved dogs allowed

What makes it a top pick


The top-quality fixtures and fittings, character and superb location offering complete peace and quiet, makes this 5* lodge a firm favourite.

7

Moorhen Lodge
North Kessock, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This luxury pet-friendly cabin with a hot tub is nestled in Craigbreck woods in the Scottish Highlands together with Heron Lodge. It sleeps 4 but both cottages can be booked together sleeping 8 in total. Like its neighbour this outstanding property is furnished to the highest standard throughout offering exceptional self-catering accommodation for couples, families or friends.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 4 people
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Rural location
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    2 dogs allowed

What makes it a top pick


This traditional style log cabin has a cosy feel and with a wealth of wildlife, woodland walks and plethora of outdoor activities nearby it truly is a perfect pet friendly holiday.

8

Clachnaben View Lodge
Banchory near Aberdeen, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Nestled in the heart of Royal Deeside this contemporary hot tub accommodation has everything needed for a stress-free break in the North of Scotland. There are dozens of golf courses within driving distance and fishing opportunities. Alternatively, why not follow the Whisky trail or simply relax in your own private outdoor hot tub. Bliss!

Key Features

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Deck with Hot Tub
  • Shop 5 miles
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    2 well-behaved dogs allowed

What makes it a top pick


This spacious modern lodge with a hot tub is perfectly positioned to immerse yourself in the full Scottish experience and do as much or as little as you wish.


How Dog-Friendly is Scotland?

Scotland has everything you need for a relaxing or action-packed pet-friendly weekend, with dog-friendly attractions, scenic walks routes and plenty of pubs and cafés where your pooch can join you in a wee refreshment.

You can take a leisurely stroll with your pup almost anywhere in Scotland, the magnificent landscape is a doggie paradise and the fascinating scents will have his senses working overtime. From vast expanses of golden sands to lush glens and huge forests you will not be short of options when it comes to walkies.

Dog Walkers can check out the Scottish Outdoor Access Code here

Add to that a wealth of dog-friendly attractions from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles and you have the perfect destination for couples and families wanting a dog-friendly break in the UK.


Top Dog-Friendly Days Out in Scotland

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    Boat trip on Loch Katrine
    Many boat trips allow dogs, so you can explore the islands and coast with your furry pal in tow. A cruise on the 118-year-old vintage Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine is a real treat and a must for visitors staying at a hot tub cottage in Central Scotland.
  • Inverary Jail
    One of Scotland’s best dog-friendly attractions is Inverary Jail is a fun day out for the whole family. Discover what life was like in the 19th century prison with a tour of the courtroom, the old and new prisons and the grizzly exhibitions.
  • Fyne Ales
    No trip to Scotland is complete without a brewery tour and you can take your pooch along when you visit Fyne Ales in Argyll. Not only are pets welcomed on the tour, but the company has dog biscuits and doggie beer for sale, so you and your four-legged friend can relax with a drink afterwards.
  • Cream o Galloway
    For something a bit different why not take your pup along to Cream o’ Galloway This perfect family attraction near Castle Douglas has rides, nature trails to explore and you can take a tour of the working dairy farm. There’s an enclosed dog walking area, in the surrounding woods, so your pup can let off some steam.
  • Inverness Bus Tour
    You don’t have to miss out on seeing the sights when you bring your pet on a break in Inverness. The open top sight-seeing bus allows canines which allows your pooch time to give his paws a rest from all that walking while you take in this beautiful historic city. You can even hop off and visit Britain’s most dog-friendly pub
  • Caerlaverock Castle
    A must for visitors staying at a cabin with a hot tub in Dumfries and Galloway this impressive fortress with its twin gatehouses and moat welcomes dogs. Although they are not allowed indoors or the giftshop, there is plenty to keep your canine companion happy with lovely nature trails. Poop scoops can be obtained from the steward.
  • Ben Nevis
    The highest mountain in the UK Ben Nevis has been attracting visitors and hikers for years and the good news is: it has quite a gradual ascent and plenty of well-worn tourist paths enabling both you and your pooch to reach the summit. That being said you’ll both need to be as “fit as a butcher’s dog” to tackle this challenge.

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

  • Inn Deep – This dog-friendly pub in Glasgow is renowned for its warm welcome and excellent food. Nestled in the heart of the city’s west end dogs are allowed both inside and out, there is even free water and biscuits on offer if they want a drink or get a little peckish.
  • Clachnaharry Inn – The Clachnaharry is a laid-back pet friendly country inn serving delicious local home-made food in the elegant restaurant and real ales in the bar. Voted the UK’s most dog-friendly pub in 2014 it is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat, with Fido by your side.
  • Long Dog Café – Set in the heart of Aberdeen's West End this delightful eatery serves breakfast, brunch and lunch along with hot and cold drinks and snacks, customers are more than welcome to bring along their pooch and there is a range of treats, toys, even ice cream to ensure your furry pal enjoys the experience as much as you.
  • Steam Packet Inn - An ideal place to enjoy a meal if you are staying close to Whithorn on a short break to Dumfries and Galloway, dogs are welcome inside the bar area and garden. There is superb fresh seafood on the menu and stunning views over the harbour.
  • Macdui’s – Enjoy a lovely meal and a pint of real ale at Macdui's. After spending the day walking around Aviemore this little gem is the ideal spot to relax. The restaurant is extremely dog-friendly; treats and water bowls are on offer ensuring your tired pooch is a happy one.

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Final Thoughts

Scotland is the perfect place for couples, friends and families to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living with their canine pals. With a vast range of accommodation which include luxury lodges, pet friendly cottages and country houses, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Not only does Scotland have hundreds of miles of sandy beaches (if you include the islands) it boasts some of the most majestic scenery in the world. Not bad if you’re out for a leisurely stroll.

Some iconic places to visit for holiday inspiration include St Andrews where the world-famous golf course is located and Fort William which is a small village in the northern highlands and is known as a gateway to Ben Nevis.

Add to that tons of dog-friendly activities, attractions and plenty of cafés, restaurants and pubs that welcome our four-legged friends and you have all the ingredients for a holiday to remember in one of the most dog-friendly holiday destinations in the country.