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The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast

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Prieston House, Melrose TD6 9HQ Scotland
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#4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Melrose
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The Luxury Guest Suite at The Ghillie, set in landscaped grounds of the original Georgian House just on the outskirts of Melrose is finely furnished with Morris and Co fabrics complimented by a Farrow and Ball colour pallette. It offers a countryside haven with a superb base to explore the beautiful Scottish Borders. We can accommodate either 2 guests only, a family of 4 , or 2 couples travelling.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
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Blackout curtains
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Gemma W wrote a review Yesterday
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Couldn’t rate The Ghillie highly enough. Warm and welcoming, beautifully decorated, stunning grounds. Nothing was too much trouble for Jilly, not forgetting her home baking and breakfast was delicious. The suite was just lovely, with the very best of interiors to make for a very comfortable stay. Can’t wait to return in summer to appreciate how beautiful the garden was
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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L W wrote a review Oct 2022
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Fabulous accommodation, ultra comfortable and stylish. Immaculately clean top quality bed and bath linen. Brilliant brekky, everything you could wish for, highly recommend Jilly's homemade rhubarb and ginger compote. Kind, caring, knowledgeable hosts with great insight into guests needs. You will love staying here!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 18 Oct 2022
Dear Lucy and Steve, thankyou so much for your lovely words. You were the perfect guest to 10/10 ……Just wish you could have stayed longer so we could have had more chat time ! Safe journey and enjoy the rest of your time in the UK !
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Maarten wrote a review Sep 2022
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Very welcoming, spacious, spotless and a great breakfast in a special and richly decorated room. In addition, every afternoon a delicious afternoon tea with homemade cake, different every day! Jilly & Manjit, thank you for a wonderful time at your lovely B&B near Melrose!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 24 Sep 2022
Dear Maarten and Mari , many thanks for your lovely kind words. It was our pleasure to host you both and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Did you manage to get that elusive photo of our pheasants? Hope your ferry crossing and journey home went smoothly. See you again. Kind regards Jilly
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Paul556 wrote a review Sep 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom18 contributions28 helpful votes
This really was a special experience. Jilly and Manjit are warm and generous hosts who went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic break - and we did. The Ghillie is exceptional accommodation...private, tranquil and immaculate throughout. Comfy bed...lots of thoughtful touches and plenty of space, Prieston House where the superb breakfasts are taken is a restoration masterpiece which we admired as we were pampered with great food. There were so many special and unexpected extras (wonderful cake and afternoon tea for one), great tips on what to do and where to go. Quite simply the best B and B we have ever stayed at. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 17 Sep 2022
Where shall I start ? From that first phone call to greeting you on the drive, I knew we were in for a fascinating adventure with yourself and Elspeth….and you didnt disappoint. We so looked forward to our debriefs with you and hilarious post breakfast chats. I shall miss those 08.44 breakfasts texts.. We quite simply cant wait for you to come back only next time we shall be enjoying the Hoebridge with you ! Such a privilege to have you stay. Xx
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Jenny D wrote a review Sep 2022
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What a find! We could sadly only stay for one night, but Wow, what a place! The suite is beautiful and so clean with everything thought of. The location is stunning with plenty to do in the local area. The hosts are so kind and friendly, they really made our stay. Breakfast was such a treat! Already planning our next trip.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 17 Sep 2022
Many thanks Jenny for your lovely kind words. It was indeed a treat for us too to meet you both and talk house renovations and fabrics ! We would absolutely love to see you and Richard again for some spoiling !
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haike_a wrote a review Aug 2022
Antwerp, Belgium31 contributions53 helpful votes
We stopped on our UK tour this past July to stay at The Ghillie for 1 night (love that this is possible!) and after a wonderful first night decided to extend for another night. The place was everything we needed to replenish our energy levels: beautiful, comfortable (the sitting room, the beds) and quiet. On top of that, we had wonderful chats with Jilly and Manjit who are the most gracious hosts and who offered us a welcome cream tea and drinks, and in the morning a delicious breakfast (I loved my oats with fresh berries and my husband his poached eggs with salmon, together with home-made granola, good coffee and oat milk) in their beautiful dining room. They don’t have dogs (another thing that I like), but cats and chickens that wander about the premises and leave guests alone. We will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 2 Aug 2022
Dear Haike It was such a lovely time having you and Marco here. We enjoyed your company very much and you were such easy guests to look after. We were so pleased you decided to stay the extra night ! Hope fully we shall see you both again soon and look forward to hearing all your tales of your latest travel exploits !
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Joan M wrote a review Jul 2022
Helensburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a lovely stay in this beautiful accommodation with a very warm welcome from the owners who served a delicious afternoon tea. The accommodation was spacious and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was served in a tastefully decorated dining room with a wide variety of tasty dishes. The grounds are beautiful with a very nice patio area. We would strongly recommend this accommodation. We had a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Dear Joan, high praise indeed from someone who has such an experienced eye as yourself. It was our total privilege to have you and Gordon stay with us and hopefully we shall see you again in the very near future when you might be down here again on another ”mission” xx 😉
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Lucy-Rose W wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had a wonderful stay at The Ghillie! Jilly welcomed us with a delicious home made afternoon tea and a glass of bubbly. She organised our taxi to and from our restaurant which was great. The accommodation is stunning, it worked really well as there was 3 of us looking to chill out, chat and get ready together and it was ideally suited for that. Jilly evening popped in evening snacks for our late night chats! Breakfast was so good, we ate far too much but loved it all. We would definitely recommend The Ghillie to anyone!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Message Jilly asap as she has top tips that can help with your planning. There’s a fridge and ice...
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 18 Jun 2022
Many thanks Lucy for such lovely kind words . The three of you were probably the easiest, most laid back of any guests we have had and it was my privilege to be able to host you all for the special birthday celebrations ! So glad you all had such a super time at The Hoebridge ! Hopefully we shall see you again! Kindest regards Jilly
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Julie P wrote a review Jun 2022
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The Ghillie is not your standard bed and breakfast but an exceptional experience that starts from the moment you arrive. Jilly and Manjit were fantastic hosts and all the little extras make a stay at the Ghillie more like a stay at a private 5 star hotel. The afternoon tea and breakfast were fantastic whilst the accommodation cannot be faulted.A real gem in a wonderful part of the country.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 7 Jun 2022
Dear Julie, many thanks for such kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your Big birthday stay with us. It was so lucky with the weather that you could use the garden and eat outside. Its always a pleasure to make a stay extra special and memorable and hopefully we can persuade you to come back. Many thanks Jilly x
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Leona-Evangeline wrote a review May 2022
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From the moment we arrived at the Ghillie, we knew we were in for a treat! We were warmly welcomed by Manjit and Jilly, and after having a moment to settle in after the long drive, we were served with the best afternoon tea we have had! I had told Jilly that I am vegetarian and she had gone above and beyond to make sure I was catered for, but I am also told that her sausage rolls were amazing. Everything at the Ghillie is well thought out, and so much love is put into it. From the luxury furnishings, to the homemade biscuits and brownies left in your room, even a thoughtful text from Jilly just to say she hoped we had a nice time at a fantastic restaurant she had recommended. I honestly feel like there is nothing they wouldn't do to make sure their guests leave feeling relaxed and well and truly spoilt. We also really enjoyed their company, along with the chickens and cats. The house and the grounds are beautiful. I don't know how they find the time to do it all, but I am glad they do and that we got to indulge ourselves for the weekend. We would love to visit again, next time hopefully for longer!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Jilly Bhamra, Owner at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 Jun 2022
Dear Leona, It was so lovely having you and Rob stay for a little spoiling after your wedding…we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and as you say hopefully we might see you again ! I hope your new job is going well and you are enjoying being the new girl ! Much love to you both, kind regards Jilly and Manjit
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PRICE RANGE
$260 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish BordersMelrose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Dryburgh Abbey (7.0 km), Melrose Abbey (5.9 km), and Abbotsford (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hoebridge, The Fleece, and Seasons.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ghillie Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Melrose Abbey (5.9 km), Abbotsford (6.0 km), and The Abbey Mill (6.1 km).