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The perfect B&B

What can I say other than our one night stay was perfection. Location, House & Room, Bed!, Breakfast and above all Uta and Jason were the perfect hosts.
Just need to find an excuse to book in again.
Brilliant - thank you.

- Mark


The House

Our award winning Bed & Breakfast  is located directly on the St. Cuthbert's Way in the small village of Bowden, just 3 miles from Melrose & St. Boswells, 

Dating from the early 19th century Bowden House Boutique B&B is full of charm and character. It has been lovingly refurbished with beautiful antiques and artwork.

Our Boutique B&B offers 3 ensuite bedrooms for our guests, a sitting room and a lovely dining room with access to the patio.

- Stunning uninterrupted views over the glorious Border countryside.

- Sitting room with log burner and TV.

- Free Wi-Fi access.

- Completely private gardens with sun terrace.

- Large gated courtyard with private parking.


Hello Outdoor Adventurers

Bowden House B&B is well situated for many outdoor activities and we love to look after you at the end of a long day’s hiking, cycling, golfing or fishing. We provide secure storage for all your equipment. We even have a dedicated drying area with ample space to store helmets and to dry out any wet waterproofs and boots! 


Packed lunches & dinner (for 4+ guests) provided on request. We are happy to arrange transport for you and all your luggage.

Plan your personal routes from a wide range of walking and cycling maps  - please feel free to borrow them for your daily excursions.


Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed:

The Tweed is widely recognised as the most prolific salmon river in the North Atlantic and we are just 10 minutes away from the best beats. Stay with us and enjoy a salmon fishing experience at the most sought-after beats in Scotland.

For more information on fishing opportunities and fishing packages on the river Tweed click here.

Outdoor activities - Bowden House B&B in Melrose
Classic Car - Bowden House B&B in Melrose


Enthusiasts Welcome

We love to welcome motorcyclists, vintage, sport and classic car owners at Bowden House B&B. With secure parking for up to 4 cars in our gated courtyard your precious bikes & cars are well locked away. Uncover some of our most glorious scenery and enjoy the numerous motoring and rally events in our region.

A must-visit for motor racing enthusiasts is the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum at Duns. 


The Festival of Motoring  - the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic at Thirlestane Castle was voted 'The best classic car festival in Scotland' and is one of the Sunday Times top ten car events.


North Berwick Rotary Classic Car Tour – an event stopping over right at our doorstep in St. Boswells


Trade & Workmen

Our large and gated courtyard is perfect for workmen with their larger vehicles ensuring extra security for valuable equipment.

We welcome  trade and workmen to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in our B&B. Early breakfast and more flexible return times on request. 

Please phone us to discuss your requirements.

Parking - Bowden House B&B in Melrose
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