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Roulotte Retreat

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Bowden Mill, Melrose TD6 0SU, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in Shivanni and only complaint is it wasn't long enough. So peaceful and tranquil... And everything you need in gorgeous surroundings. We will definitely be back. Thanks Avril and Alan x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned and really feel the beautiful set up and wonderful scenery provided us with a break like no other. From the minute we arrived and walked onto the meadow we knew this was going to be a lovely experience. For us the evenings spent in the Roulotte (Gitana) and the fabulous Hot tub were just amazing. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a few nights' peace and tranquility at Roulette Retreat. There was a warm welcome waiting for us, the roulette we stayed in was well equipped and thoughtfully decorated. it was a joy to wake up each morning listening to the birds singing in the sunshine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The roulettes are spread out in a meadow full of wild flowers surrounding a natural pond. Each is quite secluded from the others with space outside to relax and eat. Far enough from the already quiet road to feel remote, but close enough to Melrose and Newton St Boswell for shops and restaurants. There are lots of well marked paths... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and the wife like unusual places and this was a cracker. Great site, lovely roulotte and wonderful service, would highly recommend a stay and you must light your fire even in summer. Wonderful. Even the shower was powerful. Walked across the hills to Melrose and then back round the hill the road way. Melrose is a beautiful place and... More 

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Nan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Seen this on canopy and stars and thought it would be a good place to propose to my (now) fiance! Well, Avril was very hospitable and accomodating to some requests and questions I had before arrival and, although she wasnt there when we turned up, the staff were just as welcoming. The accomodation was amazing. It looked just as good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I had very much needed, peaceful & relaxing "us time" staying in the gorgeous Karlotta. The retreat is everything we hoped for and more, beautiful scenery and wild flowers. Several hours uninterrupted reading outside (we have a 5 year old so uninterrupted reading is a rarity) watching the bullfinches and warblers. Cosied up in front of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Have wanted to visit here for several years now and nothing disappointed. The meadow the roulottes are set in is gorgeous and very secluded and quiet. The roulottes themselves are absolutely fantastic - and our Rosa Bella was perfect with beautiful jewel colours and funky furnishings. We had a peek in some of the others and they were just stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well what can we say ...if carlsberg made retreats then' ... Unfortunately for us we only booked for 2 nights ... Book 3,4,or 5 at least , The roulottes were absolutely gorgeous , this little part of paradise in the Scottish Borders are breathtaking , Alan and Avril are quite rightly so extremely proud of what they have achieved here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We booked this to celebrate our silver wedding. We wanted somewhere to relax and not have any formalities but with amenities! We were not disappointed - from the moment we drove up the drive we were impressed. Avril and Alan made us so welcome, gave us lots of information - especially about the hot tub, delivered us a bottle of... More 

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