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Roulotte Retreat

near Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Peaceful site with unique Romany caravans for a relaxing getaway, some with Eco Hot Tubs. Themed breaks, venue space + weddings possible.

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Roulotte Retreat offers a collection of unique accommodations for 2-4 adults set in a beautiful meadow, some with private eco hot tubs. The small site offers a peaceful getaway and the chance to relax in a rural setting surrounded by nature. There are themed breaks available and weddings or group gatherings are possible in The Studio venue space.

The site is located on a small, private estate near the Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders. You will be surrounded by nature and enjoy the River Tweed, a famous salmon fishing river which runs near the meadow. Melrose is only 3 miles away and is home to the Borders Book Festival. You will be surrounded by many footpaths to enjoy walks and there is mountain biking terrain in a neighbouring valley.

The 3 acre meadow offers a total of 7 Roulettes. 6 of these are French - Devanna, Karlotta, Gitana, Maharani, Shivanni and Zenaya - and Rosa Bella is Dutch. There is also an authentic Bowtop Gypsy caravan named Ruby which can be booked alongside Horseshoe Cottage.

The Roulottes are hand crafted Romany style caravans with an Oriental style. Each accommodation is totally unique with its own theme and vibrant colours to offer a completely different experience. Every Roulotte offers 1-2 double beds, a living area with woodburning stove, kitchen area, private bathroom facilities plus a fire pit and BBQ facilities.

All 6 French Roulottes sleep 2 guests in spacious double beds and Rosa Bella sleeps up to 4 with a double bedroom and a romantic alcove bed. Gitana and Zenaya offer a private Japaneese style Eco Hot Tub for an additional fee. For larger groups of 6, Ruby offers a romantic experience for 2 plus the Horseshoe Cottage with double bedroom and twin bedroom along with lounge, galley kitchen and bathroom.

The Roulottes are not suitable for children or pets. Children up to 2 and well behaved dogs are welcome in the Horseshoe Cottage.

It is possible for guests to take part in a Themed Break during their stay at Roulotte Retreat, or even to suggest new themes! Some of the most popular themes include Yoga and Wellbeing, Arts and Crafts, Creative Writing, Fitness, The Art of Massage or Active Sports.

Devanna, Karlotta, Gitana, Maharani, Zenaya and Shivanni are priced from £105 per night. Rosa Bella is priced from £110 per night for 2 and £130 per night for 3/4 guests. Please enquire to discuss pricing for Ruby and Horseshoe Cottage (sleeps 4-6). Minimum 2 night stay.

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Room Types

Double Ensuite

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