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“Great little Cottage with everything you need and...”
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Review of Bow Cottage

The front of Bow Cottage in Abbey Street, Melrose
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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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alex d
Millport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great little Cottage with everything you need and more.”
Reviewed 19 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

This is a great little cottage in the middle of Melrose. Although it is in the middle of Melrose it is really quiet and peaceful, with no hassle. The Cottage has everything you will need plus lot's more like Wifi, electric blankets, gas central heating and plenty more, we will be back that's for sure.

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Liked best: The location was brilliant.
Liked least: Parking was a bit awkford.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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IreneGolb...
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very welcoming owner”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

From my first contact with Louise (the owner) via Airbnb, the whole process of booking was made very easy. Although we were not able to meet Louise, I exchanged a few messages with her and she was extremely helpful and welcoming. The cottage is lovely, very comfortable and clean and very central to the town. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Liked best: The friendliness of the owner.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Elizabeth...
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage with all amenities”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

My friend Hilary booked Bow Cottage for us to stay during the Book Festival. What a lovely cottage, so central - easy walking distance to shops, Melrose Abbey, river walks. I had no idea that the Borders area was so beautiful and will certainly return, if not in 2015, then certainly in 2016. The cottage is cosy, well appointed, comfy beds, everything you could wish for. We did a lot of sightseeing by car and also walking and although keen cooks, would also recommend the Indian carry-out just two streets away - yummy - the best we've had in a long time. Well done Louise, we would thoroughly recommend Bow Cottage and, thank you very much for the cake, croissants and free range eggs - a bonus.

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Liked best: Comfortable cottage in central location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
1 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review, Im glad you were happy at Bow Cottage, and enjoyed the Book Festival. Im so sorry I never got the chance to meet up with yourself and Hilary and I hope I see you back for the Book Festival next year. Glad you enjoyed the cake!!
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Alison F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfectly comfortable and welcoming.”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We three stayed at Bow Cottage for two nights and couldn't have been happier with our stay. Cosy and full of home comforts. Very comfy bed. Central position in the town was perfect. We ate out in the Town House for dinner and found the food to be superb. Communication over booking was made so simple and so efficient. Couldn't recommend our satisfaction with the whole experience highly enough. Many thanks Louise, you do a grand job in making your guests feel so welcome.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review, Im glad you enjoyed your stay at Bow Cottage and enjoyed Melrose. Come back soon. Louise
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margoandg...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“mr mrs stevenson”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Fantastic little house, near train station and shops yet
in quiet little lane. Across from melrose abbey
Louise made our stay great. Nothing is a bother. A very welcoming and homely house. Warm comfortable and clean. Could not fault anything. Recommend this house

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Management Response
2 May 2014
Thank you for the lovely review, although you maybe mean close to the bus stop as there have been no trains in Melrose since1969! I'm so glad you enjoyed your short break at Bow Cottage. Hurry back.
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