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About Us

In the small village of Bowden/Melrose you find our multi-award winning Bowden House Boutique Bed and Breakfast.

Our 19th century country house offers 3 luxury bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and breathtaking views.

Enjoy the peacefulness of nature around you, delicious breakfast options and the warmest of welcomes. ​​

You found the perfect place to escape, relax and explore.

At our luxury Boutique B&B we only host up to six guests to provide you with a truly personal service. You will be welcomed as friends and we do all we can to ensure that our guests leave with happy memories of a very special stay. 

Right from our doorstep you can walk St. Cuthbert's Way or the Eildon Hills or start cycling the Border's countryside. Explore the area's golf courses and the river Tweed for salmon fishing and discover the rich history of Abbeys and towns.​

Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, just 3 miles from Melrose and St. Boswells, Bowden House Boutique B&B is the ideal base for sightseeing, walking, biking, golfing or fishing.

Meet Your Hosts

Hello, I’m Uta, your hostess at Bowden House B&B.


Although I was born in Austria, I am very much at home and in love with the beautiful Scottish Borders.

After more than ten years away, the call to return here was so strong that we moved to Bowden in 2015 where we now welcome guests from around the world to our award-winning bed & breakfast. 

I love the hills and big, open spaces of the Borders and enjoy walking our dogs, Fjodor & Yoko, finding new running routes and playing tennis at the local club. 

Our goal is to make your stay at Bowden House Boutique B&B as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. So if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us a line or give us a call.


We look forward to seeing you at our wee B&B.


Uta & Jason Varty


PS. Jason is a very well-regarded physiotherapist with clinics in nearby Newtown St. Boswells as well as Edinburgh. So if you suffer from any niggling physical ailments, you might like to book an appointment with him (JVphysio) while you are here.

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