Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast accommodation
Scottish Borders, South of Edinburgh (1 hour)
Between the A7 and A68 Scenic Routes
Awarded AA 5 Stars
AA Guest Accommodation of the Year, Scotland Award 2009
A charming and informal country house bed and breakfast on a hillside looking over the Tweed Valley across to the Eildon Hills and Melrose.
Designed by Sydney Mitchell and built in 1897 for Glasgow shipping millionaire, William Lithgow, Fauhope House is a wonderful example of Arts and Crafts architecture. Today it is the family home of Ian and Sheila Robson who welcome guests to stay for bed and breakfast with exceptional and friendly hospitality.
It is quiet and peaceful, surrounded by trees, garden and fields, with stunning views across the Tweed valley towards Melrose Abbey and the Eildon Hills. It is no wonder that the medieval monks from Melrose Abbey chose these south facing slopes for their orchards.
Melrose is one of the prettiest small towns in Scotland, and an ideal base from which to explore the Scottish Borders south of Edinburgh. It has good restaurants and pubs and from Fauhope it is but a short walk across the Georgian suspension footbridge over the Tweed to dinner and back.
Ian and Sheila have decorated and furnished Fauhope with great style and flair. The interior is light and spacious and there are three comfortable bedrooms for guests.
Turret Room: double (or Twin) bedroom with bathroom en suite.
Laings Room: double bedroom with (not shown) shower-room en suite.
Below left and right;
Cottage Room: double bedroom with bathroom en suite.
Hall and stairs with door going through to the large Drawing Room in which guests are welcome to relax.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room.
Full Scottish cooked breakfast or lighter continental version.
Sheila is very proud of her organic rhubarb - Scotland's national vegetable - served at breakfast on a flower-laden table overlooking the heather covered Eildon hills.
In the 13th century Thomas the Rhymer fell in love with the Fairy Queen, followed her to the fairy realm hidden in these hills and was gone for 7 years.
£130-£145 per room per night, including breakfast.
Single room from £60.
To enquire or to book:
Please tell Ian and Sheila you found Fauhope through About Scotland!
Ian and Sheila Robson
Roxburghshire, TD6 9LU,
Tel: 01896 823 184
or Sheila's mobile: 07816 346 768
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1896 823 184
or Sheila's mobile: 44 07816 346 768
Map of the area:
See: Melrose Abbey.