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Roulotte Retreat

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the roulotte named Rosa Bella, which, apparently is Dutch built, unlike the other roulottes on site which are French. The distinction seems to be largely down to the carved wood details - with Rosa Bella being a largely carved wood free zone. Rosa Bella can sleep four and has a larger living area in the form of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing Hen Do at Roulotte Retreat. My friend loves the outdoors and camping and wanted something a bit different than the normal city Hen Do. Roulotte Retreat was the perfect place. Many of us had never been camping or glamping so were not sure what to expect. The Roulottes are all works of art! Beautifully hand...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Roulette Retreat for four nights in early April. Roulette Retreat is beautiful and it is obvious that a lot of time and effort has been put in to creating an ambiance of tranquility and simplicity. With this in mind Roulette Retreat may not be ideal for people who like all the mod-cons, be we loved it and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Roulottes are very pretty to look at, and make great photos, and the Boarders area is lovely. I want to try to give a balanced review here as the concept is a lovely idea but, i think some of the reviews signpost to some issues which can be overlooked but, should be shared because you are paying for a...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

As I said in my email in response to yours yesterday, thank you for taking the time to email us with your thoughts and I shall respond to them below as we do take all comments very seriously and try to address any that we feel are valid. We are so sorry you feel like this about your stay at...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had our second visit to this amazing retreat..peace perfect peace..no t.v..no wifi..just what the doctor ordered..starry skies and a cosy log burner to keep out the Scottish chill..retreats beautifully furnished and clean..constant hot water..flushing loos..cooking facilities provided along with bedding and towels..dont forget flat footwear as its based in a meadow and can be a little muddy..eco logs provided for...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review Lynne and Gordon, this is much appreciated. Its always lovely to welcome returning guests so we shall look forward to seeing you next time. We are in the midst of repainting Maharani so you shall see her resplendent in her newly painted colours when you are next here....

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I see that my review is in contrast to most other reviews on here, but I was not impressed at all with the overall condition of the grounds or the roulotte (bella rosa).It did not meet the expectations based on the Web site description and pics. The mud was ankle deep everywhere you walked from the parking lot to the...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

We would like to respond to your review and will take your points in turn to give you some feedback. Roulotte Retreat is a natural wildflower meadow and we have bark paths to be in keeping with nature. Visiting at end March, beginning of April, the wildflowers aren’t quite out yet and the meadow is just recovering from winter, like...

Scotland
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful weekend break at the Roulotte Retreat! We stayed in Gitana which was absolutely beautiful. It had its own eco hot tub outside which was such a lovely treat. It was very relaxing sitting outside drinking champagne in the warm tub on a chilly February evening looking at the stars! Tip would be take wellies as getting to...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed Gitana and her secret eco hot tub! Yes wellies are a must when you visit a wildflower meadow, especially if it has been raining buckets. We agree with you about the outdoor furniture - we had only just returned from our winter break but rest assured they...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having returned to Roulotte Retreat on several occasions each visit has never disappointed. This time we booked 2 nights in Shivanni and then 2 nights in Gitana with the eco hot tub, which was brilliant fun. There is something quite rewarding about tendering your fire to heat up the tub The weather was surprisingly warm, we were able to sit...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

It was SO lovely to have you both back again, I think you must have stayed in almost all of our roulottes now over the years? I just wish we could have captured that image of you running around in trunks and wellies ..... next time! So glad you enjoyed your two-centre stay in Shivanni and Gitana and that the...

Martinez, California
Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here in July for part the last of our honey moon, and it was so romantic and fun! I've always wanted to stay in one of these beautiful gypsy caravans, so this was a dream come true! If you like "glamping" you will love staying here. There is a mini kitchen equipped with cooking tools,...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon in our romantic roulotte. We do try to make sure that all equipment is there to make your stay a comfortable one - corkscrew, champagne flutes and cafetiere especially, but we always welcome suggestions. We have always wished for 'a no internet zone' in the meadow, however 4G has improved so occasionally...

Scotland
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Roulotte Retreat is a unique one-of-a-kind luxurious 'caravan' type holiday - I say 'caravan' loosely as the accommodation units are actually all Gypsy style vans, or, more correctly termed, Roulottes. They are located approx ten miles or so from the Borders town of Melrose and can be reached by car quite easily, or, via a taxi service using the local...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

First of all thank you so much for such a comprehensive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, appreciated the natural environment and quirkiness of Rosa Bella and that we shall see you again in the future. We do appreciate the constructive feedback too and shall certainly get some of our wild meadow trimmed around the roulottes. Its always...

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  • Kitchenette
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Address: Bowden Mill, Melrose TD6 0SU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Melrose
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Roulotte Retreat Melrose, Scotland
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“Take wellies/walking boots and a torch.”
Curious_traveller005, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a B&B instead”
PandP88, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Enjoy the hot tub.”
IanS702, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only 2 roulottes have hot tubs - worth the extra !!!”
elljay99, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go for one with a hot tub”
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  • Really comfy bed
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