Roulotte Retreat – Melrose
Roulotte for 2 from £95 per night
Not suitable for children
Not suitable for pets
Karlotta is Avril and Alan's second roulotte and the decor is a bold and successful combination of art deco and Celtic knotwork designs with horses and flowers. Its colours are Moroccan-influenced: rich purples, reds and golds. An elegant chaise longue graces the salon so that you can
relax in style. Oriental hand-woven rugs soften wooden floors. The living area includes a small kitchen – perfect for cooking a tagine of wild venison or locally foraged wild mushrooms (or something else suitably Scottish-Moroccan fusion). In the bedroom there's an original-style roulotte bed with cupboards below; a few steps away is a modern stainless steel shower room with separate loo and basin. Karlotta is quite unlike any Gyspy caravan you've seen before!
Roulotte Retreat is a fascinating place to stay and Avril and Alan's creativity and warmth are apparent everywhere. But this isn't just a place where you can feel, and be, pampered; it's also a place where you can explore the charming Scottish Borders. A place where you can simply relax, chat with other guests around the campfire – or not – as you please.