Tuesday 30 April 2024

Roulotte Retreat, Bowden, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Roulotte Retreat, Bowden, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Situated amidst the serene backdrop of the legendary Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders, Roulotte Retreat stands as a tranquil haven, offering a respite from the hectic pace of everyday life. Founded by Avril & Alan, whose expertise in Yoga and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy imbues the retreat with a Bohemian spirit, it's a place where passion for adventure and vibrant living converge.

The retreat boasts an array of charming French roulottes, including Devanna, Karlotta, Gitana, Maharani, Shivanni, Zenaya, and the Dutch roulotte, Rosa Bella. Each roulotte is carefully positioned around wildlife ponds in a picturesque wildflower meadow, offering guests a unique and stylish sanctuary. For over a decade, Avril & Alan's passion and creativity have sculpted this haven, featuring individually themed roulottes and the Ruby, a 1930s Bowtop Gypsy caravan nestled in the woodland garden of Horseshoe Cottage, complete with eclectic interiors and handwoven Indian rugs.

For group gatherings, dining, or simply embracing the outdoors, guests can reserve 'The Studio.' Those seeking a tranquil experience can partake in seasonal retreats, including yoga, mindfulness, and creative workshops.

The retreat caters exclusively to adults or children over 14 years old, while families are welcomed at Horseshoe Cottage. Well-behaved dogs are permitted in Rosabella and Horseshoe Cottage, provided they are kept on leads at all times.

Each roulotte boasts distinctive features:

- Devanna: A cosy salon with a woodburner and luxurious bed, with the option to indulge in a private hot tub for an additional fee.
- Karlotta: A snug ambience with a wood-burning stove and scenic views, perfect for birdwatching.
- Gitana: Enchanting butterfly windows and a private Indian copper tub outdoors, also available for an additional fee.
- Maharani: Lavish interior with silk sari curtains and a private wood-fired eco sauna, offered for an extra charge.
- Zenaya: Vibrant d├ęcor and an exclusive outdoor copper tub, available for an additional fee.
- Shivanni: Himalayan-inspired decor and modern conveniences, ideal for a romantic retreat.
- Rosa Bella: Bohemian style with a kitchen and outdoor dining area.

Additionally, Horseshoe Cottage & Ruby provide a family-friendly setting with a private garden and an optional outdoor wood-fired eco sauna.

Roulotte Retreat serves as a sanctuary for those seeking a distinctive and rejuvenating getaway, easily accessible from nearby Border towns, offering a gateway to the wonders of the surrounding countryside, from the River Tweed to the valleys of Yarrow and Ettrick. Whether seeking adventure in nature or a city escape in Edinburgh, Roulotte Retreat promises an unforgettable experience.

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