Accommodation

EcoCamp Glenshee

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Courtesy of EcoCamp Glenshee

The EcoCamp at Glenshee in Perthshire is for the outdoor lovers amongst us!
The camp offers all year round pod accommodation for you and your furry friend in all weathers.

These insulated pods come with heating and electricity, and will do you even in the coldest of winters.

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Courtesy of EcoCamp Glenshee

The luxury wooden homes each have individual comfy matresses for up to five people per pod. The camp also provide fleecy blankets for indoors, and charge £2 a night for a sleeping bag if you happen to forget your own!

Your furry friend can sleep in the snuggly pod with you, no need to banish him to the kennels.

This camp is situated in Glenshee providing stunning views of the rolling hills and surrounding farmland.

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Courtesy of EcoCamp Glenshee

You and fido can head out for some hearty walks along the farm lands, as long as you keep him on a leash to prevent from scaring livestock. Highland cows roam the nearby lands, and are know to charge if spooked by cheeky little doggies.

A pick-up service is now an option for those who want to come for walkies. Stopping at the camp, hill walkers can climb aboard the service to civilisation in the afternoon.
Or if you decide to come without your friend, you can indulge yourself in llama trekking, where you can visit the local llamas and go hillwalking for £20 per person.

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Courtesy of EcoCamp Glenshee

EcoCamp Glenshee serve locally sourced, organic produce on their site, and can provide food for all meal times. The communal cooking area is the stone built Bothy with a woodburner on hand. The Bothy is complete with food storage areas, perfect for family style meal times.
You may even see the chickens running around – the free range eggs supplied at the camp.

While this may be luxury camping, it is still camping. Only for the adventurers, pampered pooches won’t take too well to the mud and a not so pretty hose down.

Our rating

BONES 4

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The Quarter

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Courtesy of The Quarter

Built in 1776, this beautiful Georgian country home is situated in Denny, in South Stirlingshire.

Owned by Pippa and Robin McLean, this luxurious B&B will serve as a well deserved rest for you and your pooch.

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Courtesy of The Quarter

This 19th century manor has hidden gems, including the original Georgian woodwork, window shutters and chimney pieces.
The house boasts three grand bedrooms, all en-suite. Two of the bedrooms are a double, and one is a twin, so the whole family can come if you are booking up.
You will be treated to a bowl of fruit on arrival, fresh flowers in your room and tea and coffee by your bedside. Each bed also has an electric blanket, perfect for a snuggly rest at night.

Wifi runs throughout the house, so you won’t feel too detatched from the modern times.

Breakfast is served in the dining area between 8am-9am, although Pippa can make special

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Courtesy of The Quarter

arrangements for you. You can guarantee you’ll be well fed, as a full Scottish breakfast is on the menu here.

The surrounding grounds cover almost 60 acres of fields and woodland, providing the perfect

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Courtesy of The Quarter

secluded getaway. Beautifully kept gardens surround the house, where you can enjoy a quiet afternoon playing together.

There are also riding stables nearby, fisheries and a fitness gym for any members of your party who aren’t partial to the country life.

Well situated, this B&B offers access to both big cities Glasgow and Edinburgh if you are interested in making any day trips.

The cost is £45 pp/per night, with any well behaved pets welcome on prior arrangement.

Our Rating

BONES 4

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Crieff Hydro

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Courtesy of Crieff Hydro

The Crieff Hydro in Perthshire originally opened as The Crieff Hydropathic Establishment in 1868, founded by Dr Thomas Henry Meikle.

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Courtesy of Crieff Hydro

The 4/5 star hotel is now run by fifth generation family members and employs over 500 members of staff. The Crieff Hydro boasts over 200 bedrooms, 50 self-catering properties and a dozen conference rooms. Over 60 facilities are currently available for both indoor and outdoor pursuits, including everything from archery to horse riding at the stables.

The hotel is extremely popular, bringing in people from all over the country and abroad to make use of the diverse facilities and admire the landscape.
And even better now that dogs are allowed to stay and eat at the Hydro with you.

Your furry friend can enjoy a stay with you either in a spacious and stylish executive studio or in one of the free standing self-catering cottages or chalets. These three and four star accommodation choices are perfect for those with dogs who want to get out and about with their best friend.
There are also self-service kennels available if you prefer for your companion to sleep outside.

These self-catering houses have five different dining outlets on sight, and provide just the right amount of privacy, whilst keeping you close to nearby activities.
Surrounded by spectacular scenery and a well stocked home, you have everything you need including the mod cons.

Nearby, the Clubhouse offers dogs the chance to come and grab a bite to eat with you. Situated on the

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Courtesy of Crieff Hydro

golf course, the clubhouse is dog and child friendly, and will provide your fur baby with a bowl of water on arrival. They can sit out on the decking with you and enjoy a well earned rest.
The Clubhouse has an extensive menu, serving from breakfast until dinner, with food starting at £1.25. They also have an impressive shop full of local produce christened the ‘wee larder’ which is a popular choice with tourists.

The Murraypark Hotel, sister hotel to the Creiff Hydro is also dog friendly, and has both rooms for you and your friend to stay in, as well as letting your friend lie by the fireplace as you enjoy a quiet meal in their bistro.

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Courtesy of Crieff Hydro

There are plenty of activities that you and your dog can undertake. However, we have been advised that walkies up ‘The Knock’ or the rather large hill that Crieff sits on is the best walk for dogs and owners. The highest peak offers panoramic views of the rich scenery surrounding the Hydro, while the lower levels are mainly woodland paths and would be more suited to families with children.

A well respected country hotel would be the last place we would think of as being dog friendly, however The Crieff Hydro is keeping many a man and his best friend together.

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Courtesy of Crieff Hydro

Our rating

BONES 5

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