Dear all,

After a very long year with lots of periods where we were not allowed to welcome guests, we are absolutely over the moon to open our doors again on Monday 26th of April.

Spring clean is done and we hope to see some familiar faces return to the beautiful Scottish Borders.

We have been busy during the long lockdown and the popular Rococo Room got a facelift and looks now even more regal than before. Did you ever want to sleep like a king or queen? Enjoy a night at this newly decorated room and treat yourself to a break away.

As we are not over Covid yet, we have put in place all recommended guidelines and protocols to keep you safe. With your help we can ensure that your holiday at Bowden House B&B will be relaxing and enjoyable as ever.

With the warmer weather in full swing, we have “ordered” plenty of sunshine and hope to tempt you by our Spring offer.

Covid seems to have been the best excuse to cut personal attention and services – not in our Boutique B&B. We will still serve you a made to order cooked breakfast and our colourful fruit platters will be waiting for you each morning. No cardboard boxes with pre-wrapped breakfast items in sight. :-)

As always, we are happy to book restaurants and taxis for you to make sure that you get to see and taste the best of what the Scottish Borders have to offer.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you again.

Best regards

Uta & Jason

  • Uta

It is that time of the year again- the weather gets colder but somehow the hearts get warmer and the longing to spend time with good friends and family gets greater. Time continues to reveal itself as the most important thing to be spent wisely.

I have fond memories of the little joys in the various periods of lockdown - lovely little surprises and precious moments spent with neighbours, friends and strangers who brought smiles to my days. I’m so grateful for my family and that I was able to spend so much of 2020 with them. Time, we otherwise would not have shared together. The community spirit in our wee village was another incredible experience. Everybody looked out for each other and gave a helping hand whenever needed. Food deliveries were organised, items in short supply shared and news and gossip posted on the famous "Bowden Banter" - a great way to get to know your community. Keeping a positive outlook was difficult at times but focusing on the little wonders in life brightened up even the dullest winter days.

Against all odds, Bowden House B&B enjoyed a very short summer season with returning guests and delightful new visitors who made it worthwhile to open our doors again. New rules and regulations challenged us to find ways to make their stay as enjoyable as possible, but lovely reviews and two new rewards were a great thank you for all of us. We were very lucky to not experience the Covid virus in our house but our thoughts are with everybody who has lost a family member or friend or suffered terribly by losing their job.

As much as I am ready to welcome in the new year, I am grateful for this crazy one and we are all looking forward to a better, more normal 2021.

We wish everybody a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and we hope to welcome you again in 2021.

Big hugs

Uta & Jason

  • Uta

In the midst of a rather curtailed and difficult season due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we were very pleasantly surprised when this recognition of our efforts came through the post.

A huge " thank you" to all our lovely guests who bothered to leave a review on TripAdvisor!

Our wee B&B was awarded the "Traveller Choice 2020" which puts us in the top 10% of all accommodation providers worldwide!

As the beautiful Scottish Borders seem to be overlooked by most tourists (a result of inadequate marketing of our region), we, as all other accommodation providers, suffered huge losses due to the lock down and current government restrictions. The additional workload to keep our guests safe and not to compromise on our service has paid off. Happy days :-)