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“Lovely food”
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Review of Bow Cottage

The front of Bow Cottage in Abbey Street, Melrose
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Very good
28 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 28 reviews
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Mary T
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Great location, ideal for us close to town centre and buses.
Had lovely break, was nice to visit Melrose.
Felt cottage is needing to get new sofas as very uncomfortable due to seating very soft.
Disappointed in towels that left out on beds had seen better days, how ever did find a couple in cupboard.
The shipinn pub was great for meals

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Sep 2016
Thank you Mary for your review, however the sofas are only two years old, and perfectly comfortable to myself as I stay in the cottage periodically to check everything is in working order all other guests have had a very comfortable stay. The sofa was ripped by a guest the first week they were in the cottage as they had put there feet up in the sofa with their boots on, so what can you do? The towels are in the process of being changed after your comments, however I am sure you can appreciate that the amount of towels that are required for two bedrooms plus change over is a lot of towels, however I have replaced them alll. Regards Louise
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FionnaH_1...
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Loved this wee cottage, situated in the heart of Melrose. Lovely quality furnishings and touches such as the homemade cake. Nice kitchen and lounge- recommended!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Slightly small second bedroom and bathroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
11 Sep 2016
Thank you!
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gillian t
Inveraray, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay in Bow Cottage”
Reviewed 16 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Bow Cottage.Perfect in every way.The cottage is very comfortable and wonderfully decorated and furnished.Thankyou so much Louise for all the treats,especially the lemon drizzle cake which was the best have ever tasted,so thrilled with all the extras that you kindly provided.Location is ideal for exploring Melrose and all the surrounding areas.We had really good meals at Monte Cassino and the Kings Arms and enjoyed visiting the abbey and gardens.The weather was lovely too which was the icing on the cake.Would love to return and will definately recommend to friends and family.

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Liked best: The cottage and treats.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
17 May 2016
Thank you Gillian, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, you certainly had the best weather of the year so far. I look forward to meeting you next time you come back to Bow Cottage.
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Trip U
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had s 3 night stay at this beautiful cottage. Everything you could possibly need. Great location in quiet village. Well equipped kitchen with bread, milk, tea, coffee and a lovely cake.
We will definitely be back.

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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bow Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you for the lovely review Louise
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Shh211
United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stayed at this lovely wee cottage for 3 nights whilst away for a family wedding. The location is excellent with everything in Melrose right on the doorstep, but as the cottage is just up a side street, it's also quiet at the same time.
The owner has thought of everything that you may need for your break away, a real home away from home. Clean décor and rooms a good size.
The home made cake was really appreciated!!!
Melrose is such a beautiful place with a good selection of independent shops,good few pubs and restaurants to choose from too.
Can't wait to go back again!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, ee you again soon. Louise
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