Well-behaved dogs receive a royal welcome at Balvenie Cottage.

Welcome pack

Your dog is part of the family and we want you to enjoy your holiday together.

We provide dog bowls, wash basin, towel and the all-important poo bags. And a welcome biscuit too!

Just bring your dog’s own bed to make sure they feel at home.


You and your four-legged friend can enjoy a wide variety of wonderful walks in and around Braemar.

The fully enclosed garden also provides a good grassy space for playtime.

‘Dug friendly’ village

Pubs: Both the local Moorfield Hotel pub and The Flying Stag (the pub in The Fife Arms) are dog friendly.

Cafés: Most of the cafés in the village have outdoor seating areas where you can dine with your dog. The Bothy café also has a dog-friendly heated indoor space on the terrace overlooking the river.

Shops: Your dog is welcome to accompany you as you browse in many of the village shops. Look out for a ‘Dogs welcome’ sign in the window.


One well-behaved dog is welcome to join you at Balvenie Cottage for a fee of £20 per week. Please let us know when you book that you are planning to bring your dog with you.

House rules

Not all our guests are doggy people so we ask that you respect our house rules to keep the cottage comfortable for all:

  • Dogs must be at least one-year-old and fully house-trained.
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the house or garden.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
  • Dogs must be clean and dry before entering the house.
  • Please clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in the bin provided.
  • Dogs must not cause a nuisance for local residents.
  • Please remove all trace from the house and garden on departure.
  • Any damage to the house or garden must be paid for.