Fauhope House

Melrose, Scottish Borders
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1896 823184
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£140 - £160
per night

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£140 - £160 per night

The Experience

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £140
Singles £98.
3 Twin/doubles
From £140


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

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

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

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.

Pub/restaurant 0.5 miles.


Sheila and Ian run one of the best B&Bs we’ve ever stayed in and, as mature travelers, we’ve stayed in many, in both the U.K. and Europe. The accommodations are comfortable, the breakfast is outstanding, and the setting is beyond compare. If you are visiting the Borders region, I urge you to look no further and stay here...you’ll love it!

Tom, Los Angeles

Lovely rooms kept in immaculate condition by the hosts; quiet and pastoral setting but excellent restaurants in easy walking distance. The breakfast conjured up by Sheila would make any hotel kitchen proud. But best of all is Sheila's and Ian's warm, heartfelt welcome and hospitality. Oh, and don't miss out on the amazing art around the house!

Lars, Basel

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

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

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


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..


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.


Sumptuous surroundings with every comfort provided. A warm welcome and superb hospitality. Many thanks.


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The neighbourhood

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