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Scotland, land of the Loch Ness Monster, whisky, and the deep fried Mars Bar. People travel from all over the world to visit this beautiful part of the UK! With breathtaking scenery, castles galore and stunning beaches, a trip to Scotland is an ideal place to staycation with your pooch this winter.
After a day of outdoor exploring with your fluffy friend, we think retiring to a cosy cottage with an open fire is the best way to end the day! We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite dog friendly cosy cottages with fireplaces in Scotland to suit all needs.
Make sure to check the T&C’s of each property and also the latest Government Guidance before booking.
Gate Lodge is a lovely three bedroom cottage in West Lothian, a short drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. This property allows up for up to six guests and one dog.
This beautiful home is decorated in neutral tones throughout and has a private garden area. With 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens in the estate, there is plenty of space for your dog to run around
In the surrounding area, you can your group can explore nearby West Calder for a pub lunch, the Five Sisters zoo or go for beautiful walks in Pentland Hills. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the cosy fireplace in the living area!
Rothesay, Isle of Bute
This traditional stone cottage is the perfect escape for four humans and two dogs. Kennels is situated on the Isle of Bute where there are walks aplenty for you and your pooch.
With two double bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and double wood burning stove, this cottage has everything you need for a trip away with friends or family.
The property is located in the grounds of Mount Stuart where there are beautiful walks to explore. If you’re looking for a day of adventure, then you can head into Rothesay to see castle ruins, the harbour or do some birdwatching.
Combining both character and modern features, this cottage has the best of both worlds. The kitchen is large and spacious and the wood burner in the living room will keep everyone (including your pup) warm after a day of adventure.
The cottage is located only a minute’s walk from the local pub, perfect for after a Sunday roast where you can retire to the cosy fireplace! Falkland Palace is also only a five minute walk whilst St Andrews and Edinburgh are within 30-60 minutes drive.
Our favourite part about this property is the gorgeous freestanding copper bath. Perfect for taking a dip after a long day’s walk! Want to check it out for yourself? Click the link below to snoop through the rest of the photos!
11 Village is a former fisherman’s cottage in the scenic area of Portsoy. Its beautiful whitewashed walls can host up to four guests and one pooch. With a well equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms and cosy sitting area, this cosy home is perfect for a weekend by the coast.
This cute property is located directly on the harbour front in Sandend. With golden sand stretching for miles, you and your canine companion will enjoy roaming around and breathing in the fresh sea air. There are a number of foot trails to explore and you can often spot dolphins, seals and orca from the clifftops!
Local towns Cullen and Portknockie are both located less than 10 miles away, so you have plenty to explore right on your doorstep.
This roomy detached cottage is located in Aviemore, just on the outskirts of the Cairngorms National Park. With space for six humans and two dogs, this is the perfect hideaway for a group of family or friends.
Your pooches are given their own kennels in this gorgeous property, so they’re sure to sleep safe and sound after a day of adventuring. The property has a hot tub and enclosed garden, an ideal place to unwind after a long walk on the nearby beaches or lochs.
There is so much to explore nearby including Aviemore itself, perfect for heading out for dinner or drinks. In the day, you may wish to explore the Cairngorms, Loch Morlich, or head across to Inverness for a day trip. This cosy cottage will be there to welcome you and your dog home whatever you choose to do!
The Orangery in Aberdeenshire is a beautiful property for two humans and one pooch. The main feature to this romantic property is the orangery located at the front, with its vaulted ceiling, large glass windows and decking style floor. With a wood burning stove and snuggly dining area, we couldn’t think of anywhere better to cosy up in the evening and make plans for tomorrow!
In addition, this ground floor cottage features one king sized bedroom, open plan kitchen and living area. What’s more, there’s also a hot tub where you can talk the night away under the stars. We’re booking ourselves in right now!
Aberdeenshire is full of beautiful scenic walks, castles and woodland. We’re sure that you will find something for you and your closest loved ones to do on this romantic weekend away.
The Wee Barn is located in the Scottish Highlands with the closest shop and pub 12-15 miles away. Sleeping up to two humans and two dogs, this pretty property is perfect for those looking for a tranquil weekend surrounded by nature.
Neurally decorated throughout, this lovely property has all the creature comforts that you may need. The beautiful wood burner is the centrepiece of the living room, so you and your furry friend can keep cosy in the colder weather.
The dining area overlooks a loch, so you’ll really feel like you’re worlds away from reality.
Ardgour, Fort William
This gorgeous whitewashed cottage is located a short distance from Fort william. Sleeping up to four humans and two dogs, Mary’s Cottage features a stunning open plan living kitchen area.
This beautiful remote property has a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a storm with family or friends. With an enclosed garden area to the front and rear, there is also plenty of space for your pooch to enjoy.
Not only that, but Mary’s Cottage makes the perfect base for exploring all that the Scottish Highlands has to offer! Nearby Ardnamurchan Peninsula attracts walkers and hikers alike eager to explore the tranquil hilly views.
This rustic open plan cottage for four humans and two dogs is nestled nine miles away from Thurso. After a day of adventuring with your furry friend, the gorgeous woodburning stove at 1 Thurdistoft Farm Cottage will be waiting for your return.
We absolutely love the original beams that are on show throughout the cottage. Only a three minute drive to the beach, there is plenty of space for your pup to do zoomies on this adventure away from home!
You can also head over to Orkney via a short ferry ride where you’ll find beautiful views and 5,000 year old prehistoric monuments. There is plenty to keep you and your pooch occupied in this stunning location!
Last but not least, this charming cottage on the east coast of Scotland is the perfect space for three humans and one dog. Ralston Bothy is situated within Strathmore Valley, 9.5 miles from Blairgowrie.
This snug living area with woodburning stove looks like an amazing place to curl up. There is also a beautiful garden with apple orchard and hot tub, so you’ll be spoiled for choice on where to relax!
Surrounded by incredible woodland walks, disused railway lines and open space for cycling, we’re sure that this spot would be loved by anyone looking for a cosy getaway.
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