Bowden House B&B

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

Overview of Bowden House B&B

Bowden House B&B

4.0 star property

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Bowden House, Bowden, Melrose, Scotland, TD6 0ST

Explore the area

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

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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.

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


  • Hunters Stables Wine Room & Bistro - 5 min drive
  • Monte Cassino - 5 min drive
  • Apples For Jam - 5 min drive
  • Marmions Brasserie - 5 min drive
  • Simply Delicious - 5 min drive

About this property

Bowden House B&B

4-star bed & breakfast in Melrose with free parking
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 parking

Discover 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 accommodations 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.

Languages spoken

English, French, German

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

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
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

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Terrace


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

Room amenities


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


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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

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 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
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
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Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 18 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My host, Uta, was extremely warm and welcoming upon my arrival. My son was this me to check in, although not staying at the b&b. She offered coffee and biscuits on their back patio for us, which was lovely. Such a beautiful setting. My room was perfect - nothing was overlooked. Breakfast was amazing too!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
An exceptional B&B
A lovely house in a beautiful location. The views from the house are stunning. Uta is a wonderful host and provides an exceptional breakfast. I thoroughly recommend Bowden House.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is tastefully decorated and fitted out with wonderful furniture. The room we had was spacious and very comfortable.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Two Night Borders Break
Enjoyed our stay at Bowden B&B, Uta was very friendly, excellent breakfast served on the terrace. Would recommend this B&B.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

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