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“Perfectly comfortable and welcoming.”
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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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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.
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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
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“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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Karen M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Welcoming, comfortable, clean, everything you might need!”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Stayed at Bow Cottage for weekend with husband and two grown up children. Lovely welcome with cake on arrival which was much appreciated, as were all the extras including tea, coffee, milk, croissants, eggs...Bow Cottage is well appointed and perfectly situated in a very quiet yet central location. Would definitely recommend.

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Liked best: Attention to detail eg lovely handmade soap, fresh eggs, coffee etc
Liked least: Shower door sticks
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
6 May 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review, much appreciated. Im delighted you enjoyed your stay in Melrose.
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Claudi B
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great value”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed here with our friends and two dogs during rugby 7 weekend. On arrival chocolate cake waiting for us made by Louise as well as lovely welcome note. Cottage cosy and has everything! Including soaps and shampoo. The kitchen is well equipped and had everything we needed including fresh eggs. Home from home in great central location. We will be back.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 May 2014
Thank you for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed the cake! Hope to see you all back soon.
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yvonnefa
Livingston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Fantastic cottage a real home from home”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed two nights at Bow Cottage which is a lovely holiday home. So many personal touches from the owners makes you feel so welcome and the place just feels so homely nothing was any bother. The cottage is in a great area just off the high street and a two min walk to the lovely Abbey you really can just park the car and just walk to everything! Cottage was warm with the heating on for us arriving with the lovely touch of cake for arrival so you could have cake and tea/coffee before unpacking or getting some shopping!! Cant thank the owners enough for all the extras that made the stay even more special. We would definitely go back to Bow Cottage and have already recommended it to family and friends!

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Liked best: it was like home from home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
25 Mar 2014
Hi Yvonne, thank you for your lovely review, and Im so glad you enjoyed the cake. We hope to see you back at Bow Cottage very soon.
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