Orroland Holiday Cottages
You can bring your best friend for a holiday at Orroland
Enjoy the adventure on a walk to the shore
The sea shore at Orroland is heaven for dogs
Quiet country lanes are perfect for long walks
Extensive landscaped grounds to explore straight from the door
Walking to the shore at Orroland
Orroland loch
Criffel - one of the most prominent hills in southern Scotland
Companionable silence
Dogs love exploring the rocky shore

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Dog friendly holiday cottages in Scotland with fully enclosed gardens

At Orroland Holiday Cottages, near Kirkcudbright dogs are welcome

There’s no need to leave your dogs at home this year. Orroland provides a wonderful holiday for dogs as well as their owners.

There are several lovely walks from the door, hard floors to dry off on, open fires to curl up by and each of these dog friendly holiday cottages is a considerable distance from the nearest public road, a minimum of 1/3 mile. The Orroland road is only for Orroland traffic so is not at all busy.

Freedom to explore around Orroland

We can provide dog safety gates for interior doorways so you can keep your dogs where you want them in the property without shutting the door on them. These can be borrowed free of charge, subject to availability. They are suitable for Abbotsway Cottage and Cutlar’s Lodge only due to extra wide doorways at Orroland Lodge.

Abbotsway Cottage has a fully enclosed courtyard secured by a five-bar stock gate. There is a dog kennel within the courtyard, which takes the form of a converted stable made secure for any size of dog. The utility room makes an excellent dog room. There is an outside tap.

Cutlar’s Lodge is surrounded by its own fully enclosed garden. Dog owners quite often set up the games room as a dog room. The games room is in the basement, accessed by a separate entrance.

Orroland Lodge has extensive private grounds situated ¼ of a mile down its own drive. There is no traffic here other than your own. Orroland Lodge is approximately 1 mile from the public road. There is a large kennel and run at the Lodge with a 6ft high fence. The garden is not fully enclosed. Your dogs will love the Aga!

We ask that you bring bedding, bowls and towels for your dogs. Dogs are not to be left unattended in the property; dog kennels are provided at Abbotsway Cottage and Orroland Lodge for this purpose.

Dogs are £25 each. We ask you to bring a maximum of 3 dogs per property please.

There is a small pheasant shoot at Orroland so there are quite a lot of pheasants around in the months of September through January.

Lovely walks from the door of your holiday cottage

There are plenty of private walks around the estate including around the landscaped gardens, wildflower meadow and loch which are also awe-inspiring scenes for owners to enjoy. There is a mile of private road providing stunning views of the countryside and sea views surrounding Orroland.

Expedition down to Orroland shore 

If you have an energetic dog and want to get off the beaten track, head to the shore along rustic tracks, bustle through the trees, paddle in the streams and explore around the fern banks down by garden at the entrance to the shore.

Your dog can then explore the rocks and pools. Ours love all the different sea smells and exploring the rocks. Meanwhile, you can take in the vast sea views and enjoy uninterrupted sounds of the waves and birds, feeling in touch with nature and relaxed, away from it all. You can spend as long as you like exploring the shore, sitting and watching the waves while your dog potters about; it is a great way to unwind.

Thank you for being dog friendly. It's hard to find somewhere where dogs don't have to be kept on their leads. They loved playing in the garden without being a nuisance to anyone else. Mrs Moore, Flintshire

Dumfries and Galloway is dog-friendly too

Your dogs will be welcome at many pubs, cafés, visitor attractions, walks and beaches near your holiday cottage at Orroland. Please see our Dog Friendly Dumfries and Galloway page.


Watching ducks on Orroland Loch
Climbing the large rocks in Orroland Bay