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We have created a list of the top pet-friendly lodges in Scotland because it just wouldn’t feel right to leave your four-legged friends at home!
I am pleased to say that we have a wide selection of holiday parks, pods, log cabins, caravans and overall pet-friendly holidays for you from every area of Scotland that we could think of.
We have especially tried our best to find dog-friendly lodges with hot tubs because I think the majority of us would love a hot tub if we could have one.
I really hope that we have found something perfect for you, so you can get away and enjoy a break without doing any of the hard work searching!
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Lodges in Aberdeenshire & Angus
Peel Farm – Kirriemuir
At Peel Farm, you can choose between standard or premium pods depending on your requirements but if you are coming as part of a larger group, you can always book a steading!
Located in Kirriemuir, near the Reekie Linn Waterfall and only 30 minutes from Dundee, Peel Farm is a fantastic option for those that enjoy fishing, golf and long nature trails but it is also great for families as they have an on-site coffee shop and farm shop where you can buy various items from alcohol, books, jewellery and clothes.
Each pod and steading comes with an en-suite and private wood-fired hot tub. Premium and steading stays also come with added extras such as bathrobe and slippers, coffee machine and TV etc.
Pods are suitable for up to 2 guests and steadings for up to 8 guests.
Not all accommodation is pet-friendly, please do check before booking and there is an added fee for dogs.
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Macdonald Aviemore Woodland Lodges – Aviemore
The Macdonald Woodland Lodges have a mix of two and three-bed accommodations which makes it ideal for couples, small groups and families.
There are plenty of fun activities to keep the whole group occupied, think of it as more of a resort than a lone lodge.
I don’t believe that the Woodland Lodges offer private hot tub holidays but it has the largest indoor swimming pool in the Cairngorms with a flume, wave machine, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. With golfing, hillwalking, cycling and a gym if you want to work out, there is truly something for everyone.
In terms of surrounding things to do, you are nearby Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Highland Wildlife Park or for a more relaxing time, there is the cinema, spa and shopping.
There are a number of restaurants, cafes and bars nearby but you do also have your kitchen, wood-burning fire and private decking if you want something a little more intimate.
There are 18 woodland lodges which can sleep up to 6 guests. There is disabled access for some of the ground-floor lodges!
Accommodation is dog-friendly but prior notice is required.
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Rowanlea Lodge – Laurencekirk
Laurencekirk is a very underrated area which is near some beautiful beaches like Lunan Bay and St Cyrus beach, castles like Drumtochty and Dunnottar and plenty of wonderful restaurants.
There are many small towns and villages nearby to visit and it has a lovely community aspect about it.
The decor of Rowanlea Lodge is homely with a Scottish twist. It boasts of views over Cairn o’ Mount and the Grampian Hills while inside you can enjoy the lovely log-burning fire and luxury comforts.
You will receive a welcome breakfast hamper filled with fresh produce to make your stay more comfortable and really allow you to relax and enjoy the break.
Rowanlea Lodge can accommodate up to 4 guests with the added option of a sofa bed for a further 2 guests.
It is pet-friendly.
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Lodges in the Highlands
The Hideaway – Lochinver
Heading up to the Scottish Highlands for a relaxing night away has to be one of my favourite things.
There is nothing like escaping the city every now and then and enjoying the peace and of course, the beautiful beaches.
If you are like me, The Hideaway in Lochinver is the perfect option for you! A log cabin, nestled away from prying eyes and only 15 minutes away from the popular Achmelvich beach.
And make sure to visit Hermit’s Castle, the smallest castle in Europe!
You can enjoy the luxury of the hot tub while looking at the stars, or have a BBQ on the terrace whilst taking in the views which overlook the bay of Lochinver and the Assynt mountains.
The cabin itself is fully equipped with a kitchenette, flatscreen TV, King size bed, washing machine, on-site parking and lots more.
This is a great spot for a romantic getaway for two, and it is pet friendly.
Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair friendly as access is by use of stairs.
Waterloo Lodge can sleep up to 6 guests and is luxurious from wherever you stand.
This is less of a cabin and is definitely a lodge if you could call it such.
With the hot tub, jacuzzi, and infra-red sauna, it’s the ideal way to enjoy the tranquillity and truly relax.
Much of the lodge is open-plan yet homely.
I urge you to take a look!
I think that this would be a fantastic spot to book over the festive season, or for New Year!
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An Cala Riverside House – Nethy Bridge, Strathspey
An Cala is a gorgeous option for larger groups of families.
Located in Strathspey, the home of the best Whisky Trails in Scotland. This area also has the Cairngorms, skiing, walking, hiking, biking, golfing, RSPB bird watching, the river, fishing and the forest to enjoy.
It is the perfect location for those that enjoy the outdoors but also for those that are looking to get away from everything!
You will have the luxury of the hot tub and outside shower on the deck which overlooks the river and for those colder evenings, you have access to two wood fires.
Nestled in the trees but with large open space indoors and with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer the most beautiful views, An Cala is one to remember!
The accommodation has 5 bedrooms; 3 king-size beds (2 with ensuites) and 4 single beds.
Suitable for up to groups of 9 and is pet-friendly.
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Riverbeds – Glencoe
Glencoe is a wonderful and magical area with so much beauty so to stay in a cabin or luxury lookout is perfect bliss.
All of the log cabins overhang the river and are a true luxury experience.
Whether you opt for one of the Wee Lodges which has a jacuzzi hot tub, mini kitchen and beautiful views or you choose a longer stay in the Luxury Lookout which offers a private lochside veranda and drop-down cinema-style screen along with all of the benefits of the Wee Lodges.
Even better, you will receive complimentary prosecco and breakfast is brought to your lodge each morning: with fresh milk, warm croissants, local bread and a homemade granola pot.
Nearby, you can enjoy activities such as laser clay shooting, golfing, whisky tasting or some outdoor expeditions. There is also a cafe nearby.
Cabins are best suited for couples and many of them are pet-friendly for an added cost.
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Caledonian Cabins – Invergarry
To me, Caledonian Cabins are like something out of a Christmas film. The grand log cabins are on the edge of both the mountains and the waters and are filled with Scottish touches.
The Cabins interiors are almost as you would imagine a hunting cabin, with lots of woods, and lots of deer-themed touches (including a deer head hanging above the fireplace) while The Shepherd’s Hut feels a lot more rustic and quaint.
You can enjoy some water activities with the help of canoes etc on-site or take in the peaceful surroundings while enjoying your private hot tub, fire pits and outdoor cookers.
Cabins can accommodate from 2 to 6 guests. Cabins are dog-friendly.
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Lodges in Dumfries & Galloway
Conifer Lodges – Minnigaff, Newton Stewart
Conifer Lodges is based on the outskirts of Newton Stewart in the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway.
There are 43 lodges available, all set in the woodland where there is plenty of room to seek some well-needed tranquillity but also with plenty of options available to entertain the whole family.
All bookings include the option to enjoy free fishing, mountain biking, and special golf rates and there are many lovely walks to take in the nearby Galloway Forest Park where you can also see red squirrels and roe deer.
Alternative activities include zip-lining for the more adventurous or a gin tasting session for those looking for a more relaxing getaway.
There is a wide range of lodges that can accommodate groups of 2-8 people which I think could make it the perfect base for either couples or families.
The majority of lodges are also dog friendly.
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Laggan GG’s Yard – Laggan, Dumfries & Galloway
A beautiful, tranquil spot that is very popular with visitors. With a large number of snugs and cottages hidden in the hillside that offer sights over the coast with sea views and enclosed gardens.
With modern, clean and bright interiors running throughout, it’s clear to see why this location is so popular. With roll-top baths, picturesque views and tranquil peace, Laggan GG’s Yard would be hard to top.
There is a gorgeous on-site restaurant for all of your food requirements although you do also have some facilities available within your accommodation.
Lagan GG’s Yard can sleep from 2-7 guests. some of the snugs are pet-friendly.
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Lodges in Ayrshire
Ayrshire Rural Retreats – Ayrshire
This is an eco-friendly retreat in Ayrshire. A family-run business, they run an organic farm, try to keep things local and really care about keeping the carbon footprint down.
Some of the cabins boast views across to the Isle of Arran which I think is a lovely extra to come with your stay.
Cabins come with King size beds, a private decking area, small kitchenettes, either bath or wet rooms and of course, hot tubs.
All cabins come with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter and a sweet treat which is a lovely personal touch.
If you looking to book something for a large group, there is also the option of Nether Newton Farmhouse which sleeps 10.
There are 5 bedrooms, a hot tub, sauna, bar and plenty of outdoor space which overlooks a small woodland area.
There are a number of cabins available that can accommodate between 2-8 people.
Ayrshire Rural Retreats is also pet friendly for an extra £10 per night.
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Lodges in Falkirk
Kersebrock Kabins – Falkirk
If you are heading down to Central Scotland, right between both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Kersebrock Kabins could be a perfect last-minute getaway for you!
Each cabin offers WiFi, underfloor heating, a dining area, a kitchenette and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Cabins also come with a large private decking area with outdoor furniture, a fire pit and a private hot tub.
Cabins come with everything that you could need in terms of bedding and dinnerware, the only thing that you do have to bring are towels.
Make sure to visit The Pineapple and The Kelpies while you are there, but if you are looking for the ultimate relaxing trip away, Airth Castle Spa is nearby.
There are 4 cabins which can sleep up to 4 people and one larger cabin which can accommodate 6 people.
Some cabins are dog friendly but please check before booking.
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Weedingshall House & Lodges – Falkirk
These Glamping Pods are in Falkirk in their own area, surrounded by greenery. Falkirk itself has lots to offer but it is also between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with each city being under an hour away.
With a welcome hamper and underfloor heating, you are sure to feel straight at home as soon as you arrive! The pods come with everything that you could need, they are lovely and bright with small but all kitchen amenities.
You will have your own hot tub and fire pit with each pod but there is an additional BBQ hut for hire if you have a larger group or are hoping to do a lot of cooking!
There are woodland walks and dog walking paths nearby along with a play park for children.
Weedingshall pods can accommodate up to 4 guests with one double and one sofa bed.
Pods are dog-friendly.
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Lodges in Perthshire & Dundee
Glenbeag Mountain Lodges – Blairgowrie
The Glenbeag Mountain Lodges in The Cairngorms National Park, Perthshire are the highest in Scotland. Sitting at 1100 feet above sea level, you can enjoy panoramic views over the mountains and all of the greenery that surrounds them.
There are plenty of Munros, bike trails and walks to take nearby but you can also get away from it all by simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings and maybe even spotting the deer on the hills or visiting some of the towns or castles nearby.
If you are keen on snowsports, do also make the most of Glenshee.
Each cabin has a hot tub outside and some cabins also feature a sauna along with a BBQ for your cooking needs.
Cabins can sleep from 2-to 5 guests and some are dog-friendly.
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Piper Dam – Dundee
Set in 650 acres of countryside, Piper Dam is a resort in Dundee and it offers something for everyone.
From small to large groups, romantic breaks or family holidays, this location offers a spa, golf, swimming, walks, crazy golf, zorbing and way, way more.
The lodges feel like less of a cabin style and more of an apartment but you still have all of the features that you would hope for including all of those fantastic extras and opportunities to experience when visiting.
There is a bar and restaurant on site.
Accommodation can see from 2-to 12 guests.
The resort is pet-friendly.
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Lodges in Renfrewshire
Ingliston Country Club – Bishopton, Renfrewshire
These open-plan cabins have a really warm yet luxurious feel to them.
You can enjoy room service or visit the nearby restaurant where they have a number of deals from steak, oysters or even afternoon tea.
Here, you can enjoy pony rides or walkarounds, lessons or perhaps some health and beauty treatments to relax.
There are 13 two and three-bedroom lodges which can accommodate up to 6 people, and 5 lodges with access to private hot tubs, jacuzzi and saunas.
Some of the lodges are pet-friendly for an added cost.
The Ingliston Country Club states that it is fully accessible featuring a wider doorway, a full wet room equipped with a shower seat and handrails, and an emergency pull cord.
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Lodges in Moray
Hillside Havens – Dufftown, Keith
These pods are finished to a really high standard.
You can enjoy your trip away in the heart of Speyside.
This area is great for those of you who enjoy a dram or would like to follow the whisky trail as there are numerous distilleries in Speyside.
If you aren’t a big drinker, there are plenty of walks to take and enjoy the countryside before returning to your accommodation.
The pod’s wood-fired hot tubs are covered with a wooden gazebo to allow for some extra privacy and you also have the lovely addition of underfloor heating so you won’t find yourself cold at night!
Along with your BBQ and verandah, you do have full cooking accessibility as the pods have a small kitchenette with the essentials.
Hillside Havens lodges sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children.
Accommodation is dog-friendly.
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Hopefully, we’ve managed to help you find the perfect holiday accommodation for you to relax in the hot tub whilst not having to leave your best friend at home.
If we have, or if you think we’ve left off some of the best places to visit in our list then do let us know in the comments below.
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