Fauhope House | Bed & Breakfast in Scottish Borders | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Fauhope House - Bed & Breakfast in Scottish Borders

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Gattonside, Melrose, TD6 9LU, Scottish Borders
Scotland, United Kingdom

Ian & Sheila Robson

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+44 (0)1896 823184(landline)

+44 (0)7816 346768(mobile)

Bucolic bliss in the Scottish Borders. Stunning views, luxurious rooms, fantastic hosts who give you afternoon tea or sherry on arrival

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Near to Melrose Abbey and the glorious St Cuthbert's Walk, this solid 1890s house is immersed in bucolic bliss. Views soar to the Eildon Hills through wide windows with squashy seats; all is luxurious, elegant, fire-lit and serene with an eclectic mix of art. Bedrooms are warm with deeply coloured walls, pale tartan blankets and soft velvet and linen; bathrooms are modern and pristine. Breakfast is served with smiles at a flower-laden table and overlooking those purple hills. A short walk through the blooming garden and over a footbridge takes you to the interesting town of Melrose, with shops, restaurants and its own theatre.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Ian & Sheila Robson:

Local points of interest from
Ian & Sheila Robson:

  • There are numerous attractions in and around Melrose.
  • Abbotsford House Visitor Centre, Melrose Abbey and Floors Castle are just a selection of the places to visit and pass an enjoyable afternoon whilst in the area.
  • For the outdoor enthusiast there are walking trails, cycling routes, fishing and golf all nearby.
  • Here at Fauhope we aim to make your stay with us as relaxing as possible. With this in mind we now offer beauty treatments from our in house therapist
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"superb, your writeup was spot on, owners welcoming to a high degree, afternoon on the delightful terrace looking down the beautiful grounds to a vista of Melrose surrounded by beautiful wooded hills. Our bedroom was beyond our dreams, breakfast an absolute delight, surrounded by other very happy guests. Oh yes please we do want to go back. Big mistake though Alistair Sawday - the printed postcode was incorrect - we spent half an hour finding the house having been routed to the wrong place. We forgive you because Fauhope was so special, but I think the owners were a little miffed!!"

Pamela - Devizes UK, United Kingdom

August 2017
"An oasis of tranquil and scent of flowers. My 9 year old daughter and I spent the weekend and hardly felt the need to leave the house. It is located at a particularly beautiful stretch of the Tweed river. The room was pure luxury, just as the breakfast. That combined with the very hospitable owners made it a unique experience. "

Erik - Sint Pancras, Netherlands

June 2017
"We stayed with the lovely Sheila and enjoyed her gracious home and hospitality due to our fellow travellers who had stayed twice before. Our cousins, Robyn and John booked our stay and we can only say how glorious was our accommodation and how delightful our hosts. Thank you, we dream of returning one day. Xxx "
October 2014
"Fauhope House is a dream of a place to stay; it has charm and character both inside and out. Extremely warm and comfortable in every respect. Sheila & Ian are very welcoming with nothing too much trouble.."
March 2014
"This is the perfect place to stay. They could not do more for you... The place is picturesque and I wish I could return sooner rather than later."
July 2013
"Sumptuous surroundings with every comfort provided. A warm welcome and superb hospitality. Many thanks."
August 2012
"Our first experience of B&B & will not be our last. A delightful property & charming host. Only there for one night, but will return for a longer stay in the future."
August 2010

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  • 3 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £140 to£160 per night

Singles £98.

Special Offer: Complimentary pick-up/drop off service - Travel to the centre of Edinburgh on the scenic Borders Railway and we will pick you up/drop you off at the station free of charge. A service which enhances your busy day out in the capital!!

Booking info:


Pub/restaurant 0.5 miles.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Parkland in front of house. Fabulous walks up the hill behind; 5-minute walk to a river to jump in. Dogs on leads when the sheep are in lamb and at lambing time.

Dog treats:

Biscuits, pig's ears, good water and advice on walks.

Dog fee:

Dogs charged only if there is damage! Max. 1 dog.

Bringing your dog

Gattonside, Melrose, TD6 9LU, Scottish Borders

B&B 3 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 140 to £ 160 per night

Ian & Sheila Robson

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1896 823184(landline)

+44 (0)7816 346768(mobile)