12 Best Pet-Friendly Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Scotland, UK - Updated 2024

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Scotland is known for its verdant lands and wild open spaces, making this country an ideal playground for pets and their owners. Even its urban areas welcome dogs — Edinburgh, its capital, is recognized as one of the most dog-friendly cities across the globe. Cairngorms National Park, Finnich Glen, and the Isle of Skye are some of the green spaces that you and your four-legged companion can explore. If you and your pet prefer to stay close to the water, Balnakeil, Saltcoats, and Sandwood Bay may be the best options for you. Of course, you shouldn’t miss out on seeing Scotland’s castles and ruins, and Culzean Castle & Country Park in South Ayrshire welcomes dogs. For accommodations, check out the best pet-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in Scotland, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. The Hide

The Hide is a relaxing getaway for you and your four-legged friend with its prime location in the middle of lush trees. This pet-friendly cabin for four features a dedicated workspace for business travelers, an indoor fireplace, and a private balcony where you can get a glimpse of the nature-filled view it offers. For entertainment, the host provides you with reading materials, board games, a flat-screen TV, and WiFi.

This dog-friendly retreat in Scotland welcomes your four-legged friends in its premises, but take note that they must be leashed at all times. This place also offers a luggage storage facility and allows long-term stays. If you’re driving a car, you can use the free parking space on its premises.

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Highland Council, Scotland, United Kingdom
75.77 km (47.1 mi) from Urquhart Castle
207 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spectacular view quite and comfortable
really cozy and relaxing with many 4 legged friends
the host was responsive and helpful
maddy was such a welcoming host
overall i would recommend it the hosts are really lovely friendly and accommodating
maddy is a lovely host thank you
check in was great and maddy is a really lovely host
the hide was the perfect little get away such a beautiful location with amazing views
a really wonderful place to stay
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2. The Bothy (from USD 320)

The Bothy invites its gets to a cozy stay with its loft bed and indoor fireplace. This luxury cabin is part of a farm with a land area of 84 acres (33.99 hectares). This pet-friendly rental also comes with a private hot tub where you can relax, an expansive patio where you can adore the panoramic mountain views in the area, and a full kitchen. If you need some time for yourself, you can take advantage of its dogsitting services that require prior inquiry.

This property is also accessible to some points of interest such as the historic Inchmahome Priory and the serene Lake of Mentheith. Perfect for family fun, Castle Rednock Trekking Centre is another must-see destination for those who are into outdoor activities.

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Port of Menteith, Scotland, United Kingdom
126.59 km (78.7 mi) from Urquhart Castle
74 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable well-appointed and sitting in the hot tub under the stars is a great experience
very cozy and relaxing the perfect off grid getaway
) the accommodation was very clean on arrival and matt gave us a helpful orientation at the outset
matthew and alison were great hosts
excellent hosts and great home cooked food
they were both so helpful and accommodating throughout the stay
a stunning property and lovely welcoming hosts too
matt was very friendly and helpful
beautiful location and not another house in sight
the cabin is perfect for a relaxing quiet get away
we would definitely recommend this beautiful place and hope to visit again sometime
the shower is excellent surprisingly hot and powerful given the location and the bed is very cosy
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3. Self-catering log cabin with hot tub, Cawdor (from USD 192)

If you’re looking for self-catering accommodations, this unique rental for two provides you with awe-inspiring mountain, forest, and castle views. Adding to the romantic vibe is a wood-fired hot tub. There’s also a sauna and a fire pit on the premises that you can use. This dog-friendly cabin in Scotland also has a garden where your furry friend can play around.

Do note that this rental is not recommended for those traveling with children or who have mobility issues.

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Cawdor, Scotland, United Kingdom
34.01 km (21.2 mi) from Urquhart Castle
476 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very clean with lots of special little extras
the cabin is beautifully decorated and sparkling clean
stephens place was sparkling clean and had everything we needed to cook a lovely meal
the lodge is the perfect relaxing retreat full of thoughtful touches and sparkling clean
the lodge was very clean & tidy with every amenity you could need
and great communicating host
he provided thorough and helpful directions to the property and was there on arrival to show us around
he was kind enough to give us terrific directions to get there
stephen was a great host and we loved our stay
stephen is a great host highly recommended
a great bolt hole getaway location
it had everything you could possibly need and want for a relaxing break away in a perfect location
the location and place itself were absolutely gorgeous
the place is just perfect from the sauna to the hot tub
so worth the money amazing get away most relaxing place you’ll ever stay
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4. Two-bedroom cottage, Bonar Bridge

This traditional Highland cottage is just right for two people, making it a great choice for couples and their beloved pets. The host makes an effort to make sure that their human and four-legged guests are comfortable, offering dog biscuits, bowls, and towels. The property also has a spacious garden where your pet can play around.

While the cottage is small, it is well furnished and includes a kitchen and a fireplace. Note that pets are not allowed on the bed or the sofa.

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Bonar Bridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
65.26 km (40.6 mi) from Urquhart Castle
110 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is comfortable well equipped and situated nestled on a hillside with wonderful views
a thoroughly enjoyable and very comfortable 3 night stay at reg and sally’s cottage
rustic but very comfortable stunning location great views from the huge garden
no tv? then talk we loved it
clean cosy and very nice to spend time in
it is comfortable clean and has a beautifully maintained garden
reg and sally's cottage is very clean and tidy and they are very generous and hospitable
huge garden perfect for the collie; cottage clean cosy and comfortable
amazing value and the hosts are truly lovely people
reg and sally are wonderful hosts
sally and reg were also wonderful and attentive hosts
owners reg and sally visited and are very friendly knowledgeable and genuinely lovely people
most helpful and attentive hosts reg and sally
the location is very peaceful and picturesque and only a few minutes drive into bonar bridge village
lovely cottage in a fantastic location -well worth a trip
amazing value and a perfect location
great cottage with very quiet location out of the village
lovely little cottage in beautiful location
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5. The Turf House, Achnahaird (from USD 183)

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly Airbnb, The Turf House is a stone property that is just right for you and your pets. While its exteriors may look old, it comes with modern amenities such as a kitchen, laundry facilities, WiFi, and a TV. The four-poster bed adds a romantic touch to the property.

Guests and their four-legged companions will love exploring the beautiful beach nearby. The property also offers gorgeous mountain views.

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Achnahaird, Scotland, United Kingdom
98.73 km (61.4 mi) from Urquhart Castle
111 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely stone cottage with outstanding views from the living room
a totally amazing stay the turf house is incredible - spacious comfortable with everything you need and unbelievable views
the house is clean & well equipped with a lovely comfortable bed
the house was very clean and has everything you need easy walk to a nice beach
great hospitality from the hosts who live just nearby
lovely place to stay and lovely hosts
sheila and david were great hosts and even lit the fire for our arrival
ullapool has a lovely deli cafe with helpful staff good soup and filled rolls
sheila was a lovely and approachable host
great location with everything you need
astonishingly beautiful location and a gorgeous cute house with everything you need
amazing house in a stunning location
really a unique place in a beautiful location
an amazing and beautiful location
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6. Rustic home for three, Dundonnell (from USD 131)

Are you looking for pet-friendly lodges in Scotland? Consider staying at this long-term rental made from salvaged materials such as driftwood planks and furnished with antique pieces. It also comes with practical amenities, including a kitchen, a bedroom, and laundry facilities. The result is a quirky and memorable accommodation for three.

Note that the host only allows well-trained and well-behaved pets on the premises of this property.

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Dundonnell, Scotland, United Kingdom
78.35 km (48.7 mi) from Urquhart Castle
241 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view out over little loch broome from the living room was a highlight each day
the bed is so cosy and the view from the living room is absolutely breathtaking
charming very cosy cottage/apartment very well equipped and utterly peaceful
we loved the bedstee it was really cosy and comfortable
everything was perfect we adored the bedstee so comfortable and relaxing
it was clean comfortable the kitchen was well stocked and the bedroom cosy
they are delightful hosts
welcoming hosts and very good facilities too
andrew has been a wonderful host and i loved his accomodation curated in the smallest details
fantastic stay andrew is a wonderful host
andrew and debora were the perfect hosts they were very accommodating and friendly
ideal for peace and quiet
truly beautiful place in a remote location
it's in a remote and beautiful location
loved our stay here with walks right from the doorstep
really beautiful location and accommodation with lots of lovely touches
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7. Cullaird Cottage, Scaniport (from USD 147)

Able to accommodate up to four people, this pet-friendly property is a 6-minute drive from Loch Ness. Cullaird Cottage comes with home-like amenities, including a full kitchen, two bedrooms, and laundry facilities.

While Fido is welcome at no additional charge, do make sure to comply with the hosts’ rules. Only well-behaved four-legged companions are allowed, as the vacation rental is on a farm. Pets who aren’t trained may be spooked by the farm animals and other activities. Your furry family members are not allowed on the beds and furniture, so pack your pets’ bowls and beds.

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Scaniport, Scotland, United Kingdom
15.61 km (9.7 mi) from Urquhart Castle
201 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would highly recommend the cottage for 2 couples with 2 great double rooms
the cottage is beautifully decorated and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you could need
the beds were also very comfy and a very warm welcome from the hosts
sparkling clean and so well equipped
a great space clean and comfortable bed
lovely cottage sparkling clean not an easy feat with a dog friendly place
the cottage was clean cosy and nicely decorated
exceptionally clean and offers lovely views
the hosts are friendly considerate and really care about their guests
amazing hosts who left a welcome hamper that was just so touching
tracey was a lovely host and we enjoyed our time in the area
david and tracey were great and super helpful at all times and the welcome basket was amazing
the hosts were friendly and welcoming and the location is perfect
lovely location for walking or cycling
close to lots of local attractions
accommodation is great and in a ideal location close to inverness
an amazing place to stay in a great quiet location
lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the area
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8. Stylish city pad with free private parking, Glasgow City (from USD 181)

This apartment is perfect for urban adventurers and their four-legged companions. The property is right in the heart of Glasgow, putting you and your pet close to the city’s attractions.

The two-bedroom rental can accommodate up to four people and comes with amenities such as a kitchen, laundry facilities, and speedy WiFi. Free parking is also available.

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Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
162.82 km (101.2 mi) from Urquhart Castle
503 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
flat was immaculate and really lovely inside beds were also super comfy
nice modern and very clean flat good communication with tomas throughout
the flat was clean spacious and comfortable
beautifully decorated flat that was very clean and had everything we needed
the place was clean and the beds were super comfy
the place is exactly as described very clean and in the heart of the city
host was a good communicator
instructions are excellent and host very helpful replying immediately to any questions
the host was very helpful check in instructions were very easy
tomas was an excellent host
tomas is a very good host he is very helpful and prompt to reply
location is fab really central location
brilliant location and accommodation perfectly matched the description
great central location literally next to everything
perfect location and gorgeous flat
great location very nice flat
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9. Centrally located flat for four, Edinburgh (from USD 162)

This centrally located property puts you close to attractions such as the Royal Mile, and it also brings you within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, the train station, and tram and bus stops. This apartment also welcomes children, with amenities such as a crib, a high chair, children’s dinnerware, and toys.

Dogs are welcome but come with an additional charge of 10 GBP (13.50 USD). Note that you will need to climb stairs to access the rental.

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
170.95 km (106.3 mi) from Urquhart Castle
329 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 6 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
charming apartment with lots of space and amenities (loved having the washing machine in the middle of our trip)
we all slept great loved that there was a kitchen and washer and dryer
the loft is popular with our kids and the kitchen and bathroom are fully stocked with essential necessities
alison’s flat was wonderful the apt is very cozy and well appointed
alison’s apartment was the perfect place to stay in edinburgh
everything was very clean and cozy
the apartment was clean and thoughtfully appointed
it was very nicely equipped clean and nicely decorated
it’s neat and clean with lots of extra touches
the apartment is clean and well appointed we wanted for nothing during our stay
alison was a wonderful host
alison was a great host
her list of suggestions was so helpful
she is helpful and responsive
alison is a super host
the location of the apartment is ideal
great location in the middle of everything
the location is great
the location is ideal for tourists
perfect location close to high street and waverley station
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10. Phopachy Guesthouse, Inverness (from USD 141)

Located just a short drive away from Loch Ness, Phopachy Guesthouse is an 18th-century property refurbished to give it a modern touch. Accommodating up to four guests, it comes with a full kitchen, two bedrooms, and laundry facilities. From here, you can enjoy mountain and sea views.

Up to two dogs are welcome on this property, but they are not allowed on the furniture or the beds. There’s a garden where they can play, but pets should not be left unattended.

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Inverness , Scotland, United Kingdom
18.97 km (11.8 mi) from Urquhart Castle
179 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect for disconnecting the wifi is also intermittent which adds to the peacefulness
the comfortable beds made for a restful night and we enjoyed her extensive dvd collection in the evenings
gorgeous location with a lovely view very comfortable accomodations and easy access to inverness and surrounding sites
it was clean and well equipped
this place is very clean warm and pretty
it was lovely and clean and nice and cosy
the place was super clean and in a lovely spot
the house was neat and clean
she was very helpful
such a lovely host
joanna is amazing host
joanna is the perfect host
joanna was an extremely kind host with a beautiful cozy home
joanna’s place is perfectly located about 15 mins drive outside of inverness
about as close to the perfect listing as you’ll find
joanna’s place is located in a wonderful quiet country setting
great location idyllic scenery and close to the city made commuting in and out very easy
beautiful place very comfortable thoughtful details well located
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11. Spacious Victorian flat, Dundee

This two-bedroom rental is spacious enough for six people and comes with the essentials, including a well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a TV. It also features an indoor fireplace to keep you warm during colder months.

The property is close to a dog-friendly park, so you can take your pet for a walk anytime. There’s free parking on the premises, but do note you will need to use stairs to access the unit.

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Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom
130.61 km (81.2 mi) from Urquhart Castle
165 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved the pretty shabby-chic vibe and it was very comfortable with lots of cushions and chairs
well kept spacious apartment with lovely personal attention & furniture choices
the accomodation is spacious cozy and comfortable; accurately depicted in the photos posted
the apartment was great - dawn met us for check in and was very helpful
the place was exceptionally clean and communication with dawn was spot on throughout
clean warm comfortable and good location with easy parking
dawn is easy to communicate and place is clean
the host is excellent and helpful
great host and highly recommended
lovely flat great value and excellent host
dawn is a great host
dawn is a great host too
good location & spacious place
great location very spacious apartment
great flat in great location
super location and great for exploring dundee
great flat comfortable beds central location
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12. Guesthouse for three with sea views, Aberdeen (from USD 122)

Check out this rental if you’re in Aberdeen with your pet. Similar to some beach resorts in the area, this beachfront property provides fantastic views of the sea, and the rental itself comes with spacious grounds where your dog will love prancing around.

This two-bedroom house for three comes with a kitchen, a balcony, and laundry facilities. It also has a hot tub that you can use to help you relax. Free parking on the premises is available.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
145.01 km (90.2 mi) from Urquhart Castle
532 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the accommodation is very comfortable the views are stunning and the local walks are fab
coastal walk and hot tub were our highlights but bed was super comfy you won't be dissapointed
clean well presented place to stay
nice wee place - very clean and tidy
house was lovely and clean had everything you would need
brilliant location and really clean and inviting
wonderful place everything has been thought of lovely and clean nothing more to want
hazel is a great host
hazel is a wonderful host and we enjoyed our stay
the hosts are very accommodating and easy to get hold of
lovely friendly host's beautiful views
more privacy out the back from the owners house would have been really good
cozy bothy is situated in a beautiful location
value for money and location is exceptional
nice accommodation in a quiet location right by the sea
beautiful little bothy in an ideal location
close enough to aberdeen for the attractions yet far enough in out to be quiet and tranquil
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Explore Scotland with man's best friend

Scotland is a great holiday destination for you and your pet. You will have your pick of places to choose from, whether you prefer natural attractions or man-made spots. Regardless of your preference, make sure to take the time to choose which of these rentals is best for you to ensure you and your four-legged friend will have a comfortable place to call home.

Frequently asked questions about pet-friendly Airbnbs in Scotland, UK

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