When it comes to travelling and holidaying as a dog owner, holiday houses your pet will love are typically a major factor in the decision process.We’re a nation of animal lovers. Around 46% of households in the UK have pets, which is a lot of people having to ask friends and family to dog-sit when they go on holiday… and who wants to leave their dog at home anyway?Can you relate to this?
Thankfully there is a solution. One that your dog will love as much as you do, in the form of luxury pet-friendly accommodation that offers acres of grounds for your four-legged friend to explore and loads of activities for you and your guests to enjoy. Holiday houses your pet will love, your family and friends too!
Some large holiday houses your pet will love in Scotland
19th Century Townhouse, Scottish Borders | Sleeps 12
This magnificent Georgian townhouse, is situated within its own walled enclosure, providing the perfect playground for your pooch to explore on holiday. Its seven bedrooms on the second and third floors offer comfortable accommodation for two-legged guests while dogs are welcome (but they need to sleep on the ground floor!).
Nearby, guests can take to the trails by foot or mountain bike, fish on the River Tweed or even play a round of golf at the 9-hole Melrose course.
Best places for walkies nearby: St Cuthbert’s Way
Dog-friendly pub nearby: The Ship Inn, Melrose
Ocean-view holiday house, West Coast Scotland | Sleeps 12
This lovely holiday house takes its inspiration from one of Scotland’s most famous sons, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with an art nouveau style throughout. The 5 acres of grounds and extensive lawns provide plenty of space for running around and exploring outside and the views across Aisla Craig are simply breathtaking.
Don’t forget your golf clubs. The British Open Golf Championship course of Turnberry is only a few miles away. Amongst other things, it is famed for the challenging wind conditions that swirl in.
Best places for walkies nearby: Ayrshire coastal path, Girvan to Maidens
Dog-friendly pub nearby: The Vaults, Girvan
Large Country House, West Coast Scotland | Sleeps 29
What makes this place really special for dogs is the outdoor space. The house sits in 7 acres of grounds and is close to Loch Fyne and West Loch Tarbert. On tap are plenty of fabulous walks as well as watersports, golf and fine dining.
The Mull of Kintyre makes for brilliant photo opportunities, too. As Paul McCartney once sang “The Mull of Kintyre, the mist rolling in from the sea…”
Holiday House near Stirling | Sleeps 17
This property comprises the main holiday house as well as two smaller cottages. 20 acres of enclosed gardens and woodlands offer peaceful walks. There are also two well-stocked pools where you can go fly fishing for trout. If you want to venture further afield with your four-legged friends there are plenty of pretty river walks nearby.
Back at home, guests can take on each other on the full size snooker table, relax in the living area with a glass of wine or marvel at the view from the first floor windows.
Best places for walkies nearby: The Darn Road, linking Bridge of Allan and Dunblane (5 miles)
Dog-friendly pub nearby: The Village Inn, Dunblane
Large Country Mansion near Perth | Sleeps 15
This large country mansion, built on the site of a Roman watchtower, is stunning. It has everything you would expect from a grand house including an impressive drawing room, large games room (with full-sized snooker table), second sitting room, grand piano and open fire. There’s even a four-poster bed…
It’s also located just 40 minutes from Edinburgh and St. Andrews for two distinctly day trips or nights out. Perfect.
Best places for walkies nearby: Moncreiff Hill Fort, Perth
Dog-friendly pub nearby: Cherry Bank Inn, Perth
Impressive Scottish castle, Aberdeenshire | Sleeps 10
Your pooch will love exploring the 200 acres of grounds surrounding this historic 17th Century castle, and you and your guests will find it hard to resist the period furniture, unique style and stunning interiors. Take in a game of croquet on the lawn, enjoy a banquet in the grand dining room, or relax in the large grand drawing room with panelled ceiling and an open fire. Clamber the stairs to lay down to sleep in a beautiful four-poster bed.
Best places for walkies nearby: Inverboyndie Beach
Dog-friendly pub nearby: The New Inn
Dalmore Baronial Mansion, near Alness | Sleeps 12
Over 200 years old, this Baronial Highland retreat oozes style, charm and history from every inch. There are over 9 acres of grounds for your four-legged friend to explore, along with the nearby shores of the Firth for the South and the expansive Highlands to the North. This holiday house offers complete luxury and escapism – a holiday you’ll never forget.
Back at home, guests can marvel at the Great Hall, enjoy a tipple in the reception room or even show off their musical talent on the grand piano. True luxury.
Best places for walkies nearby: The Fyrish Monument
Dog-friendly pub nearby: The Station Bar, Alness
Need your own pet friendly holiday house in Scotland? Look no further.