Explore Ayrshire with your dog from our dog-friendly accommodation
Dog-friendly cottages in Ayrshire are the perfect base from which you and your four-legged friends can explore the stunning scenery on the western coast of Scotland. Whether you’re looking for a rural romantic getaway in Ayrshire or a fun-filled family holiday by the sea, there is bound to be pet-friendly self-catering accommodation in Ayrshire to suit your needs.
Dog-friendly holidays in this stunning part of Scotland allow you and your canine companions to explore the numerous walking trails nearby, two of which are the Burns Trail and the Ayrshire Coastal Path. Both offer panoramic views of the breathtaking scenery as well as opportunities to spot some of the local wildlife, for example, red squirrels, red deer and goshawks – as long as your dog’s on a lead.
If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of our pet-friendly holiday cottages on the coast of Ayrshire, you may have views across the Firth of Clyde to the beautiful Isle of Arran. If you want to get closer and discover its many treasures, you can access the island from Ardrossan further up the coast. As the birthplace of Scotland’s famous poet, Robert Burns, Ayrshire has many monuments and memorials to him, the biggest of which can be found in Kilmarnock.
As well as Kilmarnock, there are lots of other lovely towns and villages worth visiting near our dog-friendly accommodation in Ayrshire, not only for their historical interest, but also for their independent shops, eateries and local produce. Our Canine guide to Scotland has even more insider tips on where to enjoy with the dog, and for more pet-friendly places to stay near Ayrshire, we have our full range of dog-friendly cottages in Scotland to check out too.