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“A great cottage in a great location!”
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Review of Bow Cottage

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Very good
30 reviews
The front of Bow Cottage in Abbey Street, Melrose
Bow Cottage
Living room & dining area
Spacious and bright living room
Well equipped and bright kitchen
Bathroom with walk-in shower
Front Door
Welcome tray
Bedroom One
Bedroom Two
Melrose Abbey
The Eildon Hills as seen from Scott's View viewpoint
The River Tweed
View across to Melrose and the Eildon Hills from Gattonside
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Melrose, Borders, Scotland

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Very good - based on 30 reviews
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GEORGE B
Cupar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A great cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We found the cottage to be perfectly suited for our needs; it was comfortable, cosy, pleasing to the eye and well equipped for a relaxing break. Louise, the owner was very thoughtful in leaving a generous welcome tray and other items - all greatly appreciated. Bow Cottage is perfectly situated in the town centre with easy access to all amenities. Although no immediate parking at the property, this was not a problem as close-by free on street parking was readily available. Melrose is itself an attractive town and an ideal centre for visiting all the Border places of interest. We are already contemplating a return visit next year. Sincere thanks!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Oct 2016
George, thank you so much for the lovely review I'm glad you were warm and comfortable. Hope to see you next year
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roynettle...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“First class hospitality and excellent cottage.”
Reviewed 17 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Excellent accommodation, perfect quiet location, with all amenities close at hand in a very pleasant town.

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Liked best: Location and quality of accommodation.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Oct 2016
Thank you Roy, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay
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Mary T
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed 11 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Great location, ideal for us close to town centre and buses.
Had lovely break, was nice to visit Melrose.
Felt cottage is needing to get new sofas as very uncomfortable due to seating very soft.
Disappointed in towels that left out on beds had seen better days, how ever did find a couple in cupboard.
The shipinn pub was great for meals

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Sep 2016
Thank you Mary for your review, however the sofas are only two years old, and perfectly comfortable to myself as I stay in the cottage periodically to check everything is in working order all other guests have had a very comfortable stay. The sofa was ripped by a guest the first week they were in the cottage as they had put there feet up in the sofa with their boots on, so what can you do? The towels are in the process of being changed after your comments, however I am sure you can appreciate that the amount of towels that are required for two bedrooms plus change over is a lot of towels, however I have replaced them alll. Regards Louise
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FionnaH_1...
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Lovely food”
Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Loved this wee cottage, situated in the heart of Melrose. Lovely quality furnishings and touches such as the homemade cake. Nice kitchen and lounge- recommended!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Slightly small second bedroom and bathroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
11 Sep 2016
Thank you!
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gillian t
Inveraray, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Fabulous stay in Bow Cottage”
Reviewed 16 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Bow Cottage.Perfect in every way.The cottage is very comfortable and wonderfully decorated and furnished.Thankyou so much Louise for all the treats,especially the lemon drizzle cake which was the best have ever tasted,so thrilled with all the extras that you kindly provided.Location is ideal for exploring Melrose and all the surrounding areas.We had really good meals at Monte Cassino and the Kings Arms and enjoyed visiting the abbey and gardens.The weather was lovely too which was the icing on the cake.Would love to return and will definately recommend to friends and family.

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Liked best: The cottage and treats.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 May 2016
Thank you Gillian, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, you certainly had the best weather of the year so far. I look forward to meeting you next time you come back to Bow Cottage.
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