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Roulotte Retreat

Certificate of Excellence
Bowden Mill, Melrose TD6 0SU, Scotland
Roulotte Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend spent two nights in zenaya for our anniversary/mothersday 14/03/15-16/03/15. Absolutely loved the roulotte it was beautiful and so cosy from the minute we stepped inside. Loved the log fire made it even more cosy/romantic. The bed was amazing so comfortable and I was surprised at how brilliant the shower was. Paid extra for our breakfast hamper... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just enjoyed a two night stay in Devanna, and I cannot begin to do the roulotte justice; beautifully crafted and wonderfully decorated!! We were extremely impressed by the comfort of the roulotte - We have 'glamped' in wigwams etc. before but the roulotte surpassed these previous experiences.The bed was large and very comfortable and the shower was more... More 

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carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from our weekend in the fabulous Zenaya roulotte, we did not want to hand her back to Alan and Avril! What a beauty. We saw Roulotte Retreat on a programme called 'Four in a Bed' and instantly fell in love with the idea- how quirky, really something extraordinary and to be experienced! 'Get it booked for... More 

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We loved having you to stay and you are welcome anytime. Herbie was an absolute star and I loved what you said about enjoying a glass of fizz outside in the rain whilst Herbie was sleeping in Zenaya. No need to get a babysitter whilst you are out on a romantic date... More 

Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Casually searching for a place to stay in the Borders (which we adore) to celebrate our 12th anniversary, we chanced upon the splendiferous Roulotte Retreats. Boy, am I happy about that particularly serendipitous Google search. Our trip didn't start terribly well (long story short - dreadful traffic, car broke down, 12th anniversary very nearly our last!), but fortunately we arrived... More 

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, what a review, thank you so much. We loved your words, you really should be writing books! Loved the 'sandblasting shower' comment, we love showers like this too! So looking forward to you coming back again. Hope you got home okay. Avril and Alan x More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I had surprised my partner with a weekend away here. Everything you expect it to be. It is. And indeed so much more. It's cosy, romantic, perfect snug away from a cold winters' night in front of the stove, serene, peaceful, simple yet so elaborate in detail and colour. There's just a warmth that exudes from these roulottes and the... More 

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, really appreciate them. Sadly our goose gauntlet is now down to only one, our lovely friendly Dudley, who has become our car parking attendant, slowing everyone down as they enter the carpark. Hope to see you soon. Avril and Alan x More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We booked a couple of nights in December as part of our honeymoon, and the whole stay was marvellous. The owners, Avril and Alan, were both very helpful and friendly, and made our stay very comfortable. You'd think staying in a caravan - a traditional caravan at that - would be a dumb idea in December. However, the roulottes are... More 

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Loved your kind words. So glad you appreciated the lack of mobile and wifi, we feel this along side a good sleep, dark skies and the peace and quiet of the countryside, almost stepping back in time is indeed a recipe for relaxation. We actually now have wifi, but over on the Studio deck, just in case guests have to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Booked this through canopy and stars which was a Christmas present from last year. Got there in the dark and were shown to our roulette by Alan. It was pitch black so couldn't get the full experience of seeing the surroundings. We paid extra for the hot tub and Alan went through this in detail and showed us around roulette.... More 

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Hi, So glad you enjoyed your stay in Zenaya with the eco hot tub and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, this is much appreciated. However I thought I would get back to you to clarify a few points. First of all you mentioned "the hot tub was very relaxing and cosy as it... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights, 9 - 11 October in the Shivanni roulotte. It was so peaceful! The bed was extremely comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the situation beautiful. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely response Sandra, glad you enjoyed your stay in Shivanni. More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Lovely place, totally tranquil. It was just what we needed to recharge the batteries. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The roulotte was lovely. Clean, well maintained and equiped. It was home from home. We'll definitely be back as the break done us the world off good, next time though I'll take an extra pillow as I'm greedy and... More 

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Hazel, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. Just so you know we always have plenty of pillows in the Studio so when you come again please don't hesitate to ask us for more pillows. So glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful location!! The host's can't do enough for you..It took year off me, so relaxing you could be anywhere in the world..... It was romantic, comfortable and warm, time stood still it was hard to leave. You really have to experience it. Thank you so much for you welcome, your retreat is a treat!!

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Loved the one about it taking a year off you, we really must get over into that meadow ourselves a bit more and lose a few years! Avril and Alan x More 

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