SCHLOSS Roxburghe will be welcoming an extensive expansion this November with the opening of the new Estate House, high-end spa facilities and twelve new cottages across the grounds.
The historic estate in the Scottish Borders, which the Duke of Roxburghe previously owned, underwent a full refurbishment in 2019. November 2022 sees the opening of the new Estate House, which boasts an additional 58 rooms, several cottages and spa facilities. These are just a few of the exciting new planned additions, with many more to come. For this feature, we’ll look at what each offers guests.
The Estate House
The opening of the Estate House in November will increase the number of guest rooms from forty to seventy-eight. Each room will bring modern comfort and have some of the finest views of the estate. Guests can enjoy their own private balcony and sink into the comfort of a luxurious four-poster bed.
As in the main manor house, the Estate House welcomes dogs. Dog owners can book rooms to accommodate themselves and their four-legged friends, with individual dog baskets and homemade dog treats provided. There will also be a purpose-built banqueting facility with a capacity of over 120, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and views over the golf course.
The SCHLOSS Spa
A new 1100sqm spa facility will also be opening in November as part of the expansion, including a heated outdoor infinity edge pool complete with LED lighting and underwater speaker sound system, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, an additional plunge pool and a fitness suite.
There will also be three treatment rooms and an embedded Finnish dry sauna. The sauna sits half-sunken into the ground bringing it to ground level from the outside, and is complete with a Larch exterior finish and large landscape windows to enjoy the views.
Another exciting addition is an aromatic sauna with the option to release your very own aromatic fragrance for a truly individual experience.
The spa’s holistic approach will go beyond simply treating the body and focus on general well-being, mindfulness and rejuvenation. The spa will be open for both guests and local members to enjoy.
The New Cottages
Additional accommodation options will be available to guests from November, with the opening of 12 new cottages in the beautiful woodland on the SCHLOSS Roxburghe estate. The two-bedroom self-catering cottages are just a stone’s throw away from the extraordinary activities available across the resort and will be perfect for small golfing groups who want to head to the Championship Golf Course straight away.
The cottages offer a greater sense of privacy and space, and so also make a great option for families. Some even have their own private saunas to enjoy. Forty-nine additional cottages, a mixture of one bed and two beds, will be added to the collection over the next couple of years, with the final cottages to be completed in 2024.
Tastefully designed, with a magnificent terrace, the new restaurant Charlie’s will offer ‘Scottish bistronomy’ at its finest. The Bistronomy notion originated in France and is based on enjoying great food in a relaxed and informal setting while using the highest quality ingredients and gourmet cooking techniques. “Scottish Bistronomy” was born from the hotel’s desire to create a concept which showcases the finest produce and ingredients the Scottish Borders have to offer, with a holistic approach to the “Estate to plate” philosophy.
Shooting Centre – 10 new traps
The Shooting Centre has been refurbished and reopened with ten new traps for guests to try. Located in the attractive rolling parkland of the SCHLOSS Roxburghe, the centre is an excellent learning environment for both novice and expert shots. The traditional skill game of clay pigeon shooting tests hand-eye coordination and reaction speed and has proven to provide a number of benefits on physical and mental well-being, including balance, muscle strengthening and improved mental health.
The luxurious experience
Luxurious Magazine® is no stranger to this fine hotel. Approximately ten years ago, Paul and Natasha Godbold enjoyed a few days there, and their fond memories still linger today. When asked about their experience, they were keen to mention the beautiful, traditional decor and feel, with Paul recalling the time he dunked himself when he fell over whilst standing in the middle of the river fly fishing. What truly wowed them was the beautiful grounds, the peace and the tranquillity. If it has their seal of approval, you can be assured that this hotel is something special.
For more information on the hotel and its facilities, visit https://schlosshotel-roxburghe.com/.
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