Fauhope House and gardens
Breakfast table setting
5 star accommodation
B&B Melrose
boutique accommodation scottish borders
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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, pick up or drop off at the railway station 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.


We're delighted to have been announced as the winner at Lothian & Borders Regional Finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards 201819 in the category of Most Hospitable B&B/Guest House. We look forward to the National Finals awards night in March 2019, and wish all fellow finalists the best of luck.

Guestbook quotes from our more famous guests

“Wonderful relaxing stay, we will be back!”

Jamie Sives, Actor (Game of Thrones)

“A lovely house, great company - we shall return.”

Michael Parkinson CBE, Broadcaster, Journalist & Author ("Parky")

“The best B&B and atmosphere ever!”

Josceline Dimbleby, British Cookery Writer

“Thank you for hosting us, we loved the company and the full Scottish breakfast at 7.am.”

Jeremy Vine, Presenter, Broadcaster & Journalist (& Strictly Dancer!)

“Superb house, kind hospitality! Thank you, I will be back.”

Maureen Lipman CBE, Actress

“Fantastic location, fantastic house and wonderful hosts. The perfect place, we will be back.”

Kate Adie OBE, Journalist & Radio Presenter

“Absolute heaven!”

Celia Imrie, Actress

“A wonderful and only too brief a stay.”

Jonathan Dimbleby, Presenter, Author & Historian

“Hospitality par-excellence in such a beautiful setting.”

Larry Lamb, Actor

“Darling, too much...”

Kathy Letts, Author

“It’s so peaceful. Sheila you’re the best hostess ever!”

John Bercow, Politician (Speaker of the House of Commons)