The Bow-WOW Factor – Why SCHLOSS Roxburghe is the Ultimate Dog Retreat

The Bow-WOW Factor - Why SCHLOSS Roxburghe is the Ultimate Retreat for Dogs

April is National Pet Month, and with 13.5 million pet dogs* in the UK—that’s at least 36% of all households—what better way to treat your four-legged family members than with a 5-star, dog-friendly stay at SCHLOSS Roxburghe?

SCHLOSS Roxburghe is a beautiful historic manor house in the elegant countryside of the Scottish Borders. It is also one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the country.

Many hotels in the UK use the promotional tagline ‘dog-friendly’; however, SCHLOSS Roxburghe takes being dog-friendly to a whole new level. After all, where else can your dog enjoy treats whipped up by a chef from a dedicated doggy menu, including Yappertizers such as ‘Tail Wagging Eggs’ with a mix of scrambled eggs, ham, and carrots and lavish ‘Poochie Poultry’ with poached chicken breast, carrots, broccoli, and gravy?

A member of the housekeeping team preparing a Junior Suite for guests

In addition to the food, the hotel also offers dog-friendly rooms (which include individual baskets, rugs, and homemade treats for your pooch). Dogs are also welcome in the hotel restaurant Charlie’s, the bar, the drawing room for Afternoon Tea, guest lounges, the golf course, and the clubhouse.

A woman enjoying time with her dog while fishing in the river

The hotel is also an ideal base for dog-walking, as it’s ideally located with more than 300 acres of land to explore, including a woodland walk and riverside strolls by the River Teviot.

On the hotel’s doorstep, the Scottish Borders offer hundreds of miles of forests, woodlands, lochs, and rivers. After you’ve been out making the most of the countryside, you can wash any muddy paws with the dedicated doggy shower in the Gun Room.

“At SCHLOSS Roxburghe, we know that for many dog owners, travelling without their pets just isn’t an option – either they’re unable to find a suitable pet-sitting service, or they just don’t feel right leaving their dogs at home while they travel,” says Marketing Manager Michael Mann.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to make SCHLOSS Roxburghe one of the dog-friendliest hotels in Scotland, with a carefully crafted menu for canine friends, acres of woodland to explore, and manicured lawns to unwind on.

“Here, dogs are welcome throughout the grounds and in the communal areas and restaurants. We’re very clear in advance with guests that they should expect to see dogs throughout the hotel, and our dog-owning guests are respectful of other guests’ preferences (as well as the furniture!).”

*UK Pet Population

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Natasha Godbold

Creative Director / Writer

Natasha is a co-founder of Luxurious Magazine® and has undertaken the role of Creative Director. She is a keen photographer and regularly accompanies Paul on hotel and restaurant reviews. Born in Moscow, Natasha like her husband Paul has experienced living in multiple countries around the world. She is bi-lingual and has degrees in English Language and English Literature. Natasha covers all aspect of the luxury industry in her work. Her hobbies include health and fitness, culture and learning about nature and animal welfare.

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