EmbraceScotland is one of the country’s most popular booking websites for self catering accommodation across Scotland. In a new award, to reflect the importance that holidaymakers place on being able to bring their four legged friends on holiday with them, EmbraceScotland asked their customers to nominate their favourite pet-friendly self-catering properties. With a short list of six finalists drawn up from Royal Deeside to Oban and Loch Lomond, Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course, which has been welcoming dogs since it first began looking after guests over thirty years ago, was selected as the worthy winner.
Robin Menzies, owner of Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course, and himself a long standing dog lover, presently owning two dogs, a black lab called Surka and a pug called Bug, as the family pets, said: ‘We are over the moon to have been presented with the very first EmbraceScotland’s ‘Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award’. It highlights a great many of the values we continually strive towards as a holiday establishment. We have always felt it was right that holiday makers should be able to bring their dogs here, and certainly we always have dogs in the office, and around the estate, we even allow them on the golf course. Many of our employees bring their dogs to work too, such as Julie who brings her dog Mabel. We all love their companionship, and to us they are very much part of the family.’