Everybody loves a family holiday, and no trip is complete without our canine companions. With a glorious coastline for running free and plenty of scenic countryside to sniff around, Argyll really is a great place to bring your pets for rest and relaxation. So if you’re on the lookout for hotels that take dogs, there are plenty to choose from — wherever you’re heading.
Close to the shores of Loch Long is the Victorian-era Mansefield House in Arrochar. Complete with a doggy welcome pack, this is the perfect stopping point for all the family and Rover as well.
Just down the road in Inveraray is the George Hotel — a place absolutely bursting with character. With its cosy rooms, it’s just as much of a pleasure to stay in with four legs as two.
If you are looking for dog-friendly lodges close to Loch Fyne then Portavadie’s cottages are a must-visit. With plenty of space to play fetch and close proximity to the shores of the loch, it’s the ideal little getaway spot for you and your pooch.
If you’re on the hunt for a dog-friendly hotel by the sea then perhaps booking up a stay at Loch Melfort will get your tail wagging. With 17 acres of beach and countryside for long doggie walks, plus free dog treats and towels provided, this is an absolute paradise for you and your pups.
If you’re looking to head to any of the isles for a dog-friendly break, then The Argyll Hotel in Iona is sure to please. This quiet getaway spot, particularly loved by writers and creatives, features roaring fires and a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere that you and your dog will adore.
If you and your pup are after a dog-friendly beach hotel then the breathtakingly beautiful Reef Inn on the Isle of Tiree will tick all those boxes. This bijou spot is chockful of Scandi-vibes with a dash of surf chic. With eight beautiful bedrooms, free dog treats and poo bags, plus located right on the Atlantic shore, it’s an Instaworthy seaside getaway for you and your pet.
The Isle of Mull is full of places to stay with dogs. Starting off with The Mishnish which has a dedicated doggie-friendly room. The Tobermory comes with a four-poster bed and ensuite shower, and bags of atmosphere for you and your furry friend. If you’re looking for something a bit more boutique, then The Tobermory Hotel might be the perfect spot to curl up in.
For a little taste of traditional Isle of Mull life, head to The Craignure Inn. This small, cosy spot, not only offers dog-friendly holiday accommodation but is full of olde worlde charm, crackling fireplaces and impressive views over the Sound of Mull, Ben Nevis and the Highlands.
If you and your dog require a spot of pampering, then the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa is the perfect dog-friendly spa hotel. With 75 well-appointed rooms, the hotel is famed for its local fare and is an ideal place for foodies, with pets, to visit.
For anybody looking for budget dog-friendly break, then Coll Bunk House on the Isle of Coll is well-priced but with lots going for it. This purpose-built hostel is surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife, though it’s worth noting you’ll need to book exclusive use of one of the dormitories if you want to bring your pets.
Looking for something self-catered that is also pet-friendly? A trip to either Islay or Jura will have you spoilt for choice, with many options for self-catered stays. Choose from a quirky shepherd’s hut to a converted schoolhouse. There’s even an off-the-grid cottage for total escape with your pooch!
And last, but not least, for an unusual holiday cottage that is dog friendly, how about trying out a castle? The Torrisdale Castle Estate has excellent accommodation that is all dog friendly. Stay in the Servant’s Quarters that comes complete with its own hot tub and secret room, or snuggle up by the log fire of Arch Cottage — complete with its own turrets!
Wherever you decide to stay with you and your pets, Argyll is unbeaten in terms of beauty, wildlife and more. You, and your dogs, are guaranteed to have a wonderful, woofy break.