Pet-friendly cottage holidays in Newton Stewart
Pack up a picnic and discover the gateway to the Galloway Hills with man’s best friend by your side, using one of our exclusive dog-friendly cottages as the base for your adventures. From the cosy vantage point of our pet-friendly cottages, Newton Stewart is an excellent starting point for exploring the Galloway Forest Park, placing you within easy reach of exhilarating trails leading to imposing Merrick and Cairnsmore, nature reserves and various cycle paths. Hungry from your explorations, Newton Stewart has an array of inviting cafes and friendly pubs offering delicious local scran and a drop of whisky.
Straddling the banks of the River Cree, Newton Stewart in Scotland has a rich heritage dating back to the 17th century, and you’ll still be able to catch glimpses of its fascinating past as you stroll through the pretty streets such as the museum and former mill. Fishermen are well catered for in the surrounding area, as are wildlife spotters who might spy a rare pine martin or red squirrel in Galloway Forest Park. Allow your canine companion to take the lead and enjoy the ambience of ancient woodland and gently winding rivers, pausing for a well-deserved treat in a welcoming tearoom. Further afield, you can challenge your inner adrenaline junkie at the popular activity centre, or snuggle down under a blanket next to the shores of Clatteringshaws Loch to wait for the stars – best observed while sipping a flash of warming hot chocolate. You'll also find a wider collection of dog-friendly Scottish Borders cottages in the surrounding area.
If you need more inspiration on what to do in the surrounding area, check out our guide to the Scottish Borders and if you are taking the dog, our guide to dog-friendly holidays in Scotland.