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Pet friendly holidays Scotland: Ideas, tips and tricks

Scotland is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. And with its abundance of windswept countryside, rugged landscapes and thick forests, it’s a great location for a pet-friendly holiday. 

But if you’re unsure on dog walking routes or are struggling to find pet-friendly cottages in Scotland, don’t worry. We’ve got all the advice you need. Because a forest escape isn’t complete without your four legged pal scampering by your side. 

Dog walking in Scotland

Pet-friendly holiday cottages Scotland: two perfect locations

A cosy log cabin in the heart of the forest is a great base for any pet-friendly break. Offering total seclusion, peace and quiet - and plenty of space to roam free. 

All 11 of our exclusive forest locations are situated deep in beautiful woodland and are pet-friendly. We have two stunning locations in Scotland ideal for pet-friendly holidays

Ardgartan Argyll is located in Argyll Forest Park which is recommended by dog lovers as a great place for woodland walks. Think stunning loch views, lush pine forests and evenings spent watching the woodland come to life. This is somewhere you can really get an authentic feel for Scotland. 

Dog in the forest

Our location at Strathyre is often nicknamed ‘the gateway to the highlands’. Expect panoramic views of Loch Lubnaig, hours wandering through the forest glades and lots of wild, untamed landscapes to explore nearby

Both of our Scottish locations offer cabins with lochside views and outdoor hot tubs perfect for stargazing as the night draws in. There’s plenty of pet-friendly cabins to choose from too. With room for the dog basket and toys, underfloor heating ideal for cosy evenings and exciting dog walks that begin at your doorstep, it’s the ultimate dog friendly break. 

Dog walking in Scotland

Pet friendly holidays Scotland: discover dog walking adventures 

Strathyre and Ardgartan Argyll within the famous Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. This area is renowned for its mountain views, peaceful lochs and historical significance. It’s also a great place to take your pooch for a stroll, with 720 square miles of untamed landscape to wander through. 

Famous dog walking routes in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park include the West Highland Way walk and routes around Argyll Forest Park - the oldest Forest Park in Britain. Complete with craggy peaks, rushing rivers and secluded glens, perfect for a walk on the wild side. Plus, when you stay at Ardgartan Argyll, the adventures begin right at your cabin doorstep. 

Looking for something a little less challenging? Want to venture further afield? Many of the best Scottish attractions are dog friendly too. Take the family (dog included) to Inveraray Jail in Argyll where history comes to life. Explore 200 acres of gorgeous gardens at Balloch Castle Country Park in Dunbartonshire. Or enjoy a day out in the bustling town of Oban, known as the seafood capital of Scotland. Yum. 

Dog walking in Scotland

Pet friendly holidays Scotland: Plan a pawfect break

Whether you like the sound of Argyll holidays or Strathyre staycations, it's never been easier to turn your upcoming family getaway into an epic pet friendly holiday - so that your four legged friend can join in the fun too. Explore our range of pet-friendly cabins in Scotland and start planning your next adventure today. 

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