Paws for a Break

Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award 2016/17

Many of the holiday homes on provide a warm welcome to guests and their furry friends. We want pet-owners to to be more aware of what’s available to them, so the Paws for a Break scheme was born. Backed by VisitScotland, to highlight the advantages of choosing self-catering as the ideal option for a holiday with your pet, the Pet-Friendly Award seeks to recognise those that go that little bit further to make pet owners and their animals welcome. From over 140 nominations, we are pleased to present the 6 finalists of this, the inaugural Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award.

Ardtornish Estate

Ardnamurchan, Highlands & Skye

With accommodation to suit every taste and budget, guests can explore the gardens and the estate, with 20 miles of coastline, woodlands rich with wildlife, freshwater lochs with golden sandy beaches.
View Artornish here


Lerags Glen, Oban, Argyll & Bute

Cologin offers a range of accommodation from a large five bedroom farmhouse to cosy chalets. The majority of our properties are pet and family friendly. With our own stables, they can even take horses!

View Cologin here


Mains of Taymouth

Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Situated in Highland Perthshire amidst some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland, Mains of Taymouth Country Estate offers a selection of dog friendly 4* & 5* Visit Scotland luxury self-catering holiday properties.

View Mains of Taymouth here


Mansefield House

Arrochar, Argyll & Bute

Four star, pet-friendly self-catering accommodation for up to 12 in a large, comfortable, ‘B’ listed Victorian house overlooking Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps, 2 miles from Loch Lomond in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

View Mansefield here


Perkhill Holiday Cottages

Lumphanan, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Located on a family farm, home of the award winning Perkhill Aberdeen Angus Herd, near the historic village of Lumphanan, these dog-friendly, holiday cottages nestle in the heart of Royal Deeside countryside.

View Perkhill here



The Steadings

Auchteralyth, Alyth, Perthshire

Renovated in 2003, Auchteralyth offers VIP self-catering for dogs and their well behaved mum and dad! Authentic fixtures and fittings as well as luxurious furnishings create an atmosphere of comfort & elegance.

View The Steadings here



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