COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Bowden House B&B

Photo gallery

Featured image
3 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds
3 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds
3 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, memory-foam beds

Overview of Bowden House B&B

Bowden House B&B

4 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSaint Cuthbert's Way5 min drive
  • Popular LocationMelrose Abbey5 min drive
  • Popular LocationDryburgh Abbey10 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

About this area


Located in Melrose, Bowden House B&B is in a rural area and near a train station. Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom and Floors Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Saint Cuthbert's Way - 5 min drive
  • Melrose Abbey - 5 min drive
  • Southern Upland Way - Section A Trailhead - 7 min drive
  • Abbotsford - 9 min drive
  • Dryburgh Abbey - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Tweedbank Station - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 55 min drive


  • Russell's Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Ship Inn - 5 min drive
  • Monte Cassino - 5 min drive
  • Apples For Jam - 5 min drive
  • King’s Arms - 5 min drive

About this property

Bowden House B&B

4-star bed & breakfast with free breakfast and bar/lounge
Bowden House B&B is a beautifully presented country house with magnificent panoramic views and large private gardens. It is situated in the Bowden, 3 miles from Melrose and perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Dating from the early 19th century Bowden House B&B is full of charm and character. It has been lovingly refurbished with antiques and artwork as well as all the modern amenities you expect. It is eclectically furnished with 3 superb bedrooms for our guests and state of the art bathrooms, a sitting room and a lovely dining room with access to the patio.We offer:- Stunning uninterrupted views over the glorious Border countryside - Sitting room with log burner and TV- Free WiFi access- Completely private gardens with sun terrace - Large courtyard with private parkingDiscover a truly magical place and a perfect base for your holiday. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our home!
Bowden House B&B offers 3 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and complimentary slippers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. This Melrose bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Slippers

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Bowden House B&B Melrose
Bowden House Melrose
Bowden House
Bowden House B B
Bowden House B&B Melrose
Bowden House B&B Bed & breakfast
Bowden House B&B Bed & breakfast Melrose

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
From the moment we arrived to be greeted by the most friendly welcome we enjoyed the most wonderful stay at Bowden House in every way. In fact we would consider going to Melrose again just to stay at Bowden House. The most beautiful view from our bedroom in a charming property.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location for touring the area. Wonderful spacious room and to order breakfast each morning. Tea on the patio when we arrived and loved the view.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The property is quite, comfortable and with superb view. The hosts, Uta and Jason are extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too hard for them to do for us. Great suggestions for restaurants. Would stay there any time and we would come back!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019