We were lucky enough to be able hold our 'elopement ceremony' at Roulotte Retreat here on mid-summer's day 2014. Ourselves and our young-adult kids also stayed in 3 of the roulottes for 2 nights during this time. We really couldn't have chosen a better place to tie the knot, and we were blown away by the simple, natural beauty of the setting. The roulottes themselves are of course absolutely beautiful, and I will add that for anyone who is only usually accustomed to staying in hotel rooms, that staying in a roulotte in a meadow is simply just great fun.
As I write (now one week later), we are both still buzzing at how perfect our weekend and elopement was, and we are thrilled with how lovely the photos of our wedding day look (and we haven't even seen the professional photographer's pics yet).
Our kids loved the place, and had a fun time. It is such a peaceful setting, and although we were generally busy during our stay, it is a perfect place to do nothing other than enjoy nature and while away days and evenings on the roulotte's decking with a glass of wine.
My musings in this review won't be doing the place justice, so I won't say any more other than a word on Avril and Alan, who are completely lovely and are passionate about something fantastic that they have created, and that they are so rightfully proud of.
If you're reading this - just go!
Jon (and Nichola) Holden
- Also Known As:
- Roulotte Retreat Melrose, Scotland