Why we love it
Surrounded by miles and miles of wild, walks from the front door are at every turn. Enjoy a digital detox with the hound, wild swimming, and settling in by the fire
What you'll love
Dogs will love
- Trying to explore literally every inch of the Scottish Borders
- Cuddling up by the wood burner at night
- Wild swimming with you in Peggy’s Pool!
Humans will love
- Miles of wild in every direction for incredible peace and quiet
- Getting supplies from the local farm shop
- Enjoying the digital detox (except the turntable)
Sometimes, all you want, and all you need are the same thing. And sometimes, that looks like very little. It can be as simple as a stellar view of, say, the rolling Pentland Hills – complete with roaming herds of deer. It might be a morning cuppa on a bench by apple and cherry trees – as your dog nose nudges you to hurry up. Or perhaps it’s diving into a wild swimming spot alongside an eager hound? Well, if that sounds like you (and your dog), then look no further. A stylish respite from tech, Wilderkin cabin is as beautiful as it is integrated into the local habitat. With the whole of the Scottish Borders on your doorstep to adventure in, and a record turntable and the very best of the basics – this envy-inspiring retreat is welcoming dogs and their humans to live out their cabin daydreams in this stunning location.
- 1 x King bed on a raised platform
- En suite shower
- Compost toilet
Living and relaxing
- Wood-fired hot tub
- Wood burner
- Record player
- Board games and puzzles
Cooking and dining
- Kitchen including induction hub and under counter fridge
- Cooking basics supplied - olive oil, salt, sugar, teas and coffee
- Firepit with tripod skillet
- Initial firewood provided
For the dog
- Water bowl
- Check in 1530
- Check out 1200
- Travel cot can be provided on request
- £20 per dog per stay
- SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off on all remaining February and March stays. Discount applied on booking.
- Extra firewood can be provided on request
You should know
- The cabin is rural so remember to pack the right footwear, waterproofs and torches
- There's no wifi and mobile signal can be patchy, depending on your provider, so it's a great chance to get away from it all
- There are sheep and cattle in the neighbouring fields, as well as a cat and horses on site, so lead up!
In the neighbourhood
- Enjoy a dog-friendly atmosphere in the bar area at The Gordon Arms Restaurant in West Linton. Choose from a selection of menus, that include vegan options and a Sunday brunch to die for. Perfect for fuelling up before a walk, or a treat for you and your hound afterwards
- Found 16 miles south of Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders, and just a ten-minute drive from the cabin place, Whitmuir Farm offers a dog-friendly outdoor seating area with heaters and blankets for extra comfort. Set within 140 acres of working farmland and beautiful woodland, it provides a perfect setting for dogs and their owners to explore. Enjoy the scenic view of the Pentland Hills whilst snacking on fresh cakes!
- Take your four-legged companion for a long stroll at West Linton Community Woodland, found just a 15-minute drive away. This tranquil woodland sanctuary is filled with scenic trails, allowing you and your hound to immerse yourselves in nature. Explore the picturesque surroundings, breathe in the fresh air, and try your best to keep them from diving into puddles
- Discover the natural wonderland of the Pentland Hills, a dog-friendly haven right at your doorstep. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of this vast upland area, offering an array of scenic walks and awe-inspiring vistas. With miles of well-marked trails, you and your dog can explore enchanting forests, rolling hills, and sparkling lochs, just don’t blame us if the dog wants to stay
- Discover local attractions, including the organic farm shop Whitmuir (if you haven’t already tried the café), the conservation village of West Linton with its monthly market, and the historic hamlet of Carlops with its artisan market. If you’ve time, head for dinner at The Allan Ramsey Hotel, dog-friendly pub, with menus crafted from local ingredients
- Venture further to explore the Scottish Borders, with its historic abbeys and stately homes, visit Stobo Castle Spa for luxurious relaxation, and explore Peebles, a thriving market town with various eateries, craft shops, and attractions. And don't miss out on dog-friendly establishments in Edinburgh, such as Honeycomb and Co, Scran and Scallie, and Grams in Stockbridge.