Dumfries & Galloway
Trigony Country House Hotel
If there’s one thing that suggests a hotel might just be dog-friendly, it’s being welcomed by resident dogs (in this case Kit and Roxy, a Miniature Daschund and very bouncy Golden Retriever). That's what happens at Trigony Country House Hotel, which does indeed make a real effort to be genuinely dog friendly.
Eat: The kitchen at Trigony House takes a deliberately simple approach to food, which it describes as “rustic”. This means sourcing as much as possible from the hotel’s own walled garden and going as short a distance beyond that for everything else. There is a distinctly handmade, homemade feel to the food which results in an authenticity missing from many hotel meals. Although dogs can’t join you for dinner in the main restaurant, they can sit with you in the bar, where the same menu is available.
Sleep: All 10 bedrooms are open to dogs and all public spaces, apart from the dining room. The pick of the bedrooms is the Garden Room, with its lovely heated conservatory and private garden. Dog owners (or is it the dogs?) receive a welcome pack, containing a ball and some gourmet dog treats, a note from Kit and Roxy (of course) and a map of the grounds and local area showing all the best walks. There’s a £7.50 a night charge for dogs, but the hotel will provide a dog bed, drying towels and even food if needed.
Walk: The hotel sits in the Nithsdale Valley in four acres of it's own park and woodland and is surrounded by more beech and pine woodland. Any fields are mostly used for growing hay, so there are plenty of really nice walks to be had straight from the grounds. Further afield, the surrounding countryside of Dumfries & Galloway is there to explore, including the Southern Upland Way. The hotel staff will be happy to provide detailed information on the best local walks to do and when.
Dumfries & Galloway
NX 88942 93315
Q: Can I leave my dog alone in the bedroom?
Q: Where else are dogs allowed?
A: Anywhere downstairs
Q: Can my dog come with me when I go to eat?
A: Yes, in the bar (same menu)
Q: Are there any extra charges for dogs?
A: £7.50, includes excellent dog welcome pack, bed and towel