A schloss in Scotland? Yes indeed: the Roxburghe Hotel, on a 300-acre estate in the Scottish Borders, was formerly owned by the Duke of Roxburghe and has hosted many aristocratic guests, including, reputedly, Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745. It now mixes traditional Scottish hospitality with German innovation and sky-high standards. Re-opened in June 2019 after an extensive refurbishment by its new owners, the hotel has never looked better. Interiors by Kitzig Interior Design combine classic and contemporary with a mix of materials: Scottish patterns and colours, oak and natural stone. The 20 bedrooms are individually decorated and estate-to-plate ingredients focus on modern Scottish dishes with a French twist in the Sunlaws restaurant. The country sporting and leisure facilities on the hotel’s estate are second to none, from fishing to the 18-hole championship golf course. Future developments include a separate extension scheduled for completion in 2022, consisting of 58 additional rooms, a new restaurant, state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facilities, and a 600 sq/m spa area with a heated outdoor pool.
Doubles from £235
+ 44 (0)1573 450331; schlosshotel-roxburghe.com