Our pet-friendly accommodation in Scotland

We have five dedicated pet-friendly self-catering lodges and chalets, plus two shepherd’s huts. So you can enjoy a holiday with your beloved dogs. What’s more, we are set amongst 18 acres of private land, enjoying a foreshore on Loch Lomond and open parkland for playing. Dogs may run free off the lead here, but we ask that you keep them in your sights and under control. As a dog-friendly holiday resort, we happily allow dogs inside the living areas of our pet-friendly accommodation, but please keep them off the furnishings and refrain from having them in the bedrooms.

5-star dog-friendly holidays

When booking, simply select from one of the following properties – all note at booking that they accept dogs:

  • Drumlanrig – Lodge (max 2 dogs)
  • Mellerstain – Lodge (max 2 dogs)
  • Lismore – Diamond Lodge (max 2 dogs)
  • Stewart – Diamond Lodge (max 2 dogs)
  • Abbotsford – Chalet (max 2 dogs)
  • Drummond – Chalet (max 2 dogs)
  • The Dipper – Shepherd’s Hut (max 1 dog) (no hot tub)
  • The Duck – Shepherd’s Hut (max 1 dog) (no hot tub)

Please note there is a £45 free to bring up to 2 dogs in our lodges/chalets, and there is a fee of £35 to bring 1 dog only in our shepherd’s huts.

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Some great things for dogs to do locally

  • Fetch sticks
  • Chase rabbits (when available)
  • Run free (in large parts of the site)
  • Swim in the loch (but dry me before returning to lodge please!)
  • Walks – along the foreshore, in the Balmaha woods, on Conic Hill (on the lead only & along the West Highland Way
  • Snooze on patio. (Tie ring provided).
  • Meet owners’ dog , Irish Terrier ‘Flynn’ – very friendly and inquisitive.

Local pet-friendly activities

Our dog-friendly lodges are surrounded by countryside, and there are a number of pet-friendly activities to enjoy in the local area. See our dog-friendly holidays guide for a handy list.

Dog-friendly restaurants

And now you can also enjoy dog-friendly dining areas on the banks of Loch Lomond. Just next door, The Oak Tree Inn welcomes you and your dogs to dine in their dog-friendly restaurant/cafe.

Owner responsibility

Whilst in the direct vicinity of the lodges, we ask that dogs are on a lead and mess should be bagged and disposed of responsibly. Owners are asked never to leave pets unattended in a lodge and to prevent them from excessive barking or whining to respect other guests.

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Stunning Location

Situated in Balmaha on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond with its own private beach and grounds. 


  • A fabulous time

    'We, and all our family and friends, who stayed on site had a fabulous time and could not be more impressed with the lodges and the location!  There will definitely be some returning customers.'
  • Stunning from top to bottom

    'We booked this to relax after a family tragedy and it was the perfect tonic. Stunning from top to bottom. The rooms were perfect with all the facilities needed. The hot tub on a winters evening took it to another level. The blackout curtains, allied to no light pollution outside, meant wakening up was the most natural I had experienced for years.'
  • Stunning location

    'Stunning location with superb views of Loch Lomond from the private beach shore we had our drinks reception down here and even had a little paddle in the loch to cool down. Excellent venue facilities. There are a few different areas inside to relax in. Main room, bar and conservatory where we had our evening buffet and fancy dress area. The Wedding package was excellent value for money and you can build your own to suit your individual requirements. We had lots of say in what we wanted and were allowed to change stuff to suit our style. 5* lodges...
  • The best wedding our guests had been to

    'Everyone has said it was the best wedding they have been too and the venue and staff are very much to take credit for that!'
  • Fantastic wedding coordinator

    'Sheena (the wedding coordinator) was nothing short of amazing, from our first meeting right up until the big day! An absolute gem and asset to the venue.'