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Take your dog on safari

14th October 2011 Print
Chien Bleu

Blue the yellow lab is on the road again, sniffing out the finest accommodation and experiences for his Chien Bleu clients. This week, Chien Bleu has shaken paws with Queensberry estate and Trigony House Hotel, both in Scotland, to offer new and exclusive Rover Safari Experiences and Packages that are sure to get travellers' tails wagging.

Chien Bleu is the UK's first and only specialist tour operator dedicated to seeking out the finest accommodation for dogs and their owners. Customising trips is the Chien Bleu speciality, whether it be the extra touches of a goose-feather bed or your pup's favourite pie waiting on arrival. Trigony House Hotel, featured in the Chien Bleu portfolio, is situated close to the Queensberry estate in Dumfries & Galloway. As both a Scottish Gem and the perfect setting in which to safari with your Spaniel, the largest of the Buccleuch Estates, the Queensbury Estate, boasts the magnificent Drumlanrig Castle as its centrepiece.

Humans are not the only safari fans, and with the exclusive Chien Bleu Rover Safari Experience, dogs and their owners will enjoy the chance to spectate from the Rover Jeep before rambling the Nithsdale Valley in Dumfriesshire, an area unrivalled in rugged beauty and natural history. Journeying from the River Nith to the rolling Lowther Hills, the expert Buccleuch Ranger services team will lead the way as Chien Bleu guests get up close and personal with the heather moorland, otters, squirrels, woodpeckers and owls. Stop for a biscuit break and marvel at the panoramic vista providing a memorable hill top experience.

When the pooch is puffed out, return to Trigony House Hotel, a beautiful country house set in four acres of woodlands and gardens. The hotel's relaxing surroundings and luxurious interiors make Chien Bleu guests feel truly at home: Chien Bleu guests can put their paws up and enjoy a drink in front of the roaring fire after a day of tracking.  The fresh county air of Dumfries and Galloway will have guests eagerly awaiting the rustic cuisine at Trigony House Hotel, where locally sourced ingredients are complimented by produce from the garden. Enjoy delicious wholesome food in the restaurant, or if your four legged friend wishes to join you for dinner then tempt him with haggis in the cosy bar.

A Chien Bleu Rover Safari Experience and stay costs from £590 for two nights dinner, bed & breakfast in a superior room and a land rover safari for two humans & one dog. Rover Safaris can also be booked separately for £110, for two humans and one dog.

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