Fauhope Country House is a secluded, award winning ‘5 star gold’ B&B near Melrose 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 now offers luxurious home-from-home bed and breakfast accommodation that is both elegant and inviting.
Your stay at Fauhope begins with a warm welcome from the owners, Sheila and Ian Robson (and their friendly dogs!). You will be shown the dining room and drawing room, where you will be invited to enjoy a glass of sherry or a cup of tea before being taken to your room.
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 to Melrose or beyond, reservations for lunch or dinner made at one of the delightful local restaurants, taxis booked or something more obscure, follow their friendly house rule and ‘just ask’.
Whether you are looking for luxury, boutique accommodation in Melrose as a tourist, country sports enthusiast, walker, wedding goer or business traveller, stay at Fauhope and be assured of a warm welcome, an amazing night’s sleep, a hearty breakfast and a complete revitalisation of the soul.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
“Fauhope House would be worth visiting as an attraction in itself; a perfect 1890s pocket Scottish baronial country house, terraced into the Tweed valley, with views across its own beautifully-gardened, pheasant-haunted grounds down to Melrose and across to the Eildons.”
Michael D, Stratford-upon-Avon (Tripadvisor)
“I returned to Fauhope House after 3 yrs absence. It was just as wonderful as before. So much to say: elegant, warm, flowery, artistic, cozy, stylish, friendly, appreciating, tasty, comforting, restful, inspiring, personal, relaxed, natural, helpful, clean, enriching, to say a few things. Yes, I will move in and do yard work for room and board. Didn’t want to leave.”
Robert T, Hartford, Connecticut (Tripadvisor)
“Breakfasts are delicious and bountiful—my husband is still raving about Sheila’s rhubarb and strawberry compote—and we loved getting back to our room after breakfast and finding it already made up and tidy.”
JRJT, Los Angeles (Tripadvisor)
“Our first night before setting off on St Cuthbert's Way towards Lindisfarne. Picked up in Melrose and immediately made to feel welcome. Great nearby restaurants, wonderful views and superb accommodation. Would recommend to anyone.”
Mike Lapsley, UK (Tripadvisor)
“We visited for a family birthday celebration and couldn't have been better pleased at how things turned out. All the bedrooms were great, the breakfasts superb, the gardens and the setting glorious and the friendliness of, and service provided by, the hosts wonderful. We'd love to come back.”
Roger C, Scotland (Tripadvisor)
“Fauhope House was a wonderful find for our short break in the Scottish borders. Ian and Sheila Robson are perfect hosts who have skilfully created a beautiful country house in a tranquil idyllic setting.”
T Coburn, Durham (Tripadvisor)
“This property was perfect for our stay, beautiful interior and gardens, immaculately clean and very comfortable, fabulous host and we loved the little touches that made it special!”
Lynne, UK (Booking.com)
“Outstanding accommodation. The place is beautifully presented with floral displays everywhere. The hosts are charming. The room was large with a lovely view and contained everything you could possibly need and more. The breakfast was lovely.”