Fauhope House

01896 823184
Gattonside
Melrose
TD6 9LU
Fauhope is a secluded country house in the heart of the Scottish Borders, with views that have inspired artists, writers, poets and musicians over the centuries. The house has been renovated with great style and attention to detail, and it now offers a home from home that is at once elegant and inviting.

Your stay at Fauhope will begin with a warm welcome from the owners, Sheila and Ian Robson (and their friendly Labradors!). You will be shown the dining room and drawing room, where you will be invited to enjoy a glass of sherry before being taken to your room.

Fauhope offers three guest bedrooms, all of which are spacious and en suite. The rooms have been furnished with luxury and comfort in mind, and all are unique. So whether you are shown to the Turret Room, with its rich interior and its funky pink and white striped bathroom; Laing's Room, with its stunning views of the Eildon Hills and its deep, sophisticated Scottishness; or the Cottage Room, with its quirky antique boudoir feel and stand alone bath, you will not be disappointed!

Once you have settled in Sheila and Ian will do whatever they can to make your stay as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, so whether you need directions, reservations made at one of the delightful local restaurants, taxis booked or something more obscure, follow their house rules and 'just ask'.

Breakfast is served in the dining room and is abundant in flavour, whether you prefer to pick at the local berries or tuck into a Full Scottish Breakfast. Sheila and Ian used to run a restaurant and it shows, so enjoy!

For activities during the day the historic town of Melrose is only a short walk over the Georgian suspension bridge that traverses the River Tweed, while the house is ideally located for visiting places of interest throughout the Borders region. If you fancy a day of more hustle and bustle, Edinburgh City Centre is only a 60-minute drive away. In the evening make yourself comfortable with a book in the drawing room or take a stroll and enjoy a glass of wine in the extensive gardens.

With bed and breakfast accommodation that is nothing short of luxurious, and an atmosphere of tranquillity that allows you to truly unwind, Fauhope is a rare treat that guests return to again and again.

Ian and Sheila Robson