Well my dog pals,
Day 2 of our big adventure and we set off back on the big motorway road and headed north and into a different country! Next stop Mabie House in Scotland!!!
And I must say Hum is quite good at this holiday organising – you really should get your Humans to get in touch and use the K9 Concierge service where she can help plan your travels!
I say this because Mabie House turned out to be a most impressive Hotel with not just gardens BUT a WHOLE FOREST surrounding it! How cool is that! A WHOLE FOREST to play in just outside the hotel.
The hotel was lovely – a big wood panelled entrance that smelt nice – Hum said it was a log fire smell and it was good and welcoming. And big comfy sofas to sit on too!
Our room was REALLY big and Hum was delighted to have lovely views over the gardens to the forest – she does love a good view!
Her bed was GINORMOUS and so was the TV. And there was a checked carpet – Hum said it was like tartan possibly ‘cos we were in Scotland.
Although we got a great welcome and I was let into the bar/restaurant area (where dogs really shouldn’t go), there are no specific dog facilities so you need to bring your own bowls, blankie, bed, food, treats etc. It would be nice to have a few bits of dog stuff around to make us welcome.
The forest was lovely with paths and streams and waterfalls to explore and Hum sat on a bench and phoned her Mum to tell her how good it all was.
The staff at Mabie House were LOVELY!!! Especially Chris. He worked in the bar/restaurant and made sure I had water and that we were looked after and happy.
Hum ordered my most favourite starter EVER! Deep fried Brie so I was very happy indeed! Then salmon – a massive piece of it for us to share so I was well fed! Yum, Yum super Yum!
We both slept ever so well and at breakfast Chris was back and fortunately persuaded Hum to order lots of breakfast for me to share.
She had haggis and potato bread and I had poached egg and sausage – really very tasty. Chris had given us 2 sausages so there was one for me to take with me for treats later. He was SO very kind.
It was wet in the morning so we played ball in the garden and checked out the camping pods before checking out.
I really liked Mabie House especially as a lot of the time we were the only people around and so I was allowed off lead and I kind of settled in and made it home!
Would definitely come again and recommend it but do hope next time they sort some dog stuff to make it a properly dog friendly place to stay.