We have had so much press interest that we no longer list it here, but you can google instead and find all press coverage.
The Scotsman - 1 February, 2014
The Independent - January 2014 Roulotte Retreat was in their top ten places for Valentine's Day in UK
Scotland on Sunday - 6 October, 2013, Featured in the 'Do Not Disturb' Column written by Linda Summerhayes
The Scotsman Travel Guide March 2013
"Discover the Glamour of a Bygone Age, Sleeping under the stars" The Sunday Post 10 February, 2013
The Scotsman – 6 October, 2012, article by Robin McKelvie, Travel Writer
The Saturday Times – 29 September, 2012
“Roulotte Retreat, Melrose, Scottish Borders “Cuddle up in a roulotte (a French Gypsy caravan with knobs on) in a burnside meadow in the wilds of the Scottish Borders close to Melrose and the Eildon Hills” The Guardian – 7 February, 2012 featuring Roulotte Retreat on half page in Travel Section of Saturday’s Guardian.
The Independent – 13 February, 2012
"The best places to stay in the UK sell out quickly, so plan ahead for 2012's special occasions - and snap up somewhere gorgeous while you can, says Lesley Gillilan" .... The Guardian Travel, 7 January, 2012
The Sunday Herald August 2011 – fashion shoot (Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere)
The Sunday Herald – glamping booklet July 2011 Travel – “How can you fail to feel romantic when shacked up on a beautiful hand-crafted, ornately furnished roulotte with your loved one? ….. Best for: Romantic Getaways”
The Saturday Times June 2011– “Think of Gypsy caravans, only more sumptious. Devanna is oriental in design and opulent; Karlotta has a Moroccan theme with a chaise longue and rugs scattered across wooden floors.”
"Your Summer of Glam Starts Here" - Jonathan Knight, editor of Cool Camping's new book 'Glamping Getaways' picks Roulotte Retreat as one of the coolest campsites in the country - The Sunday Times Travel, 22 May, 2011 (The Sunday Times link is only able to be viewed by Sunday Times subscribers)
"Top 10 Quirky Places to Stay in UK" - The Guardian, April 2011
"Scottish getaway: Roulotte Retreat" - The Metro, 7 February, 2011
Roulotte Retreat in the Independent - The Independent, Saturday 4 September.
"Caravan of love, the romance of sleeping under the stars in a beautiful painted gypsy wagon is undeniable" The Scotsman Magazine 15 January, 2011
“Romantic getaway in caravans of love” - The Sunday Post 10 October, 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/8081465/Fun-activities-for-half-term.html Telegraph Weekend 23 October, 2010
We have had so much press interest that we no longer list it here, but you can google instead and find all magazine coverage.
Conde Nast Traveller March 2014 "Indulge your inner Gypsy! ... What we love - The true Romany spirit of it all: beauty within and without, in the dramatic, faraway location.... You can even elope here and get married onsite"
Woman and Home March 2014
The Best of Scottish Weddings Autumn 2013 10 pages of beautiful images by Aikman Smith p92-101
Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn 2013 'Parisian Perfection'
The List Magazine Summer 2013
Elle Taiwan February 2013 "Countryside Fantasy"
The Scotsman – Travel Magazine February 2013
Luxe Magazine – Feb 2013
I-ON Edinburgh - "For a romantic retreat the French Gypsy caravans are at the more luxurious end of the spectrum with their plush decoration, ornate carvings and gilded lamps......" Spring 2012
I-ON Glasgow Summer 2012
Scottish Field – Magazine subscribers review in September 2012
Scotland Outdoors – feature – September 2012
Luxe Magazine – October 2012
The Week – feature in October 2012
BBC Sky At Night Magazine - "Astronomy Holidays ... Roulotte Retreat: camp fires, caravans and constellations", February 2012 recommends Roulotte Retreat as one of the best places in UK to watch the stars – “Roulotte Retreat near Melrose, a cluster of gypsy caravans where cosy camp fires under the stars are a clear favourite.”
Instyle Lifestyle Mag – Travel
"Romany Spirit" - Nichola Hunter discovers Roulotte Retreat near the Eildon Hills, which offers romantic accommodation in authentic hand-crafted wooden French caravans - Dumfries & Galloway Life, November 2011
Look Magazine August 11 “Sumptuously decorated with wood carvings, brightly coloured silks and oriental rugs. Perfect for a romantic break!”
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine “Great British Weekends” July 11 – Great British Weekends, you haven’t done before … “It’s impossible not to fall in love with Karlotta, an exotic beauty residing in the Scottish Borders at Roulotte Retreat, a romantic meadow strewn with specially made Prevencal type caravans at the foot of the craggy Eildon Hills.”
The Times July 11 – Chic Camping Guide – where to camp in style – “gaily painted Gypsy style caravans (roulottes) on a three acre meadow in the Scottish Borders come with chaises longues, velvet throws and handwoven Indian rugs.”
Stella May 11 – “Little Black Book Britain – we’ve opened up our address books to bring you the 60 companies we think encapsulate modern Britain at its quirkiest best….”
Prinz Magazine, Germany, 2011
"The best European Glamping Destinations" - Woman and Home suggest we are a top glamping site - 21 June, 2011
Spin the Roulotte Wheel" - Living North East, April 2011
"Romantic for two - For the ultimate romantic retreat, Avril and Alan's gorgeously quirky roulottes" - Inspired Times Magazine, Spring 2011
I-ON Edinburgh Spring 2011
"Win a luxury Glamping Break" - The Stylist - 4 February, 2011
"Caravan of love, the romance of sleeping under the stars in a beautiful painted gypsy wagon is undeniable" The Scotsman Magazine 15 January, 2011 (online version)
"Glamcamp - provides five-star luxuries and comfort while you get close to nature under the stars" Malaysian Inflight Magazine December, 2010
Classic Mini Magazine
Chat Magazine – Travel Magazine
The Stylist – online mag “luxury getaway”
Green Traveller News – May 2011
Nat West Bank – in house magazine
Barclays Bank – in house magazine
RBS - Sense in house magazine
A one-night stay in a Roulotte with Roulotte Retreat, near Melrose - Tourism Intelligence Scotland (Competition)
Tourism Innovation in Action - Scottish Enterprise, May 2010 (Issue 7)
Channel 4, 'Four in a Bed' - November 2013 Avril and Alan take part in episodes 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, Roulotte Retreat being featured in episode 33, now on You Tube, series 5. This is repeated several times a year on various channels so do have a look.
STV Scottish Passport Travel Programme featuring Roulotte Retreat, 16 January, 2012 - to view check out the link on Facebook (Roulotte Retreat). repeated throughout the year and again on Monday 4 March, 2013
BBC ALBA Mach a Seo, Series 3, Episode 5 where host Ramsay MacMahon adheres to the `work hard, play hard' philosophy in the Scottish Borders, staying in Gitana for the night, enjoying the eco hot tub.
Popular BBC programme have been filming at Roulotte Retreat and the programme will air in September 2020 - for more info keep in touch on our facebook page.
'100 Extreme Hotels - a guide to incredible inns' - German Travel Book published by www.archimaps-shop.com - December 2013
Cool Camping Britain – April 2013, Cool Camping
Best of British – April 2013, published by Mulberry
Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay Dog-Friendly Breaks in Britain – Nov 2011 and 2013
Glamping Getaways – Cool Camping Guide – June 2011
Time Out Weekend Breaks Guide 2011 Time Out Weekend Breaks Guide are featuring us in their latest updated guidebook.
Essential Travel - November, 2013
Can Lifestyle - March, 2013
The Glass Magazine – Indulgent Eco-Glamping http://www.theglassmagazine.com/forum/article.asp?tid=2753#title
50 Comment – live life to the full – February 2011 http://www.50connect.co.uk/articles/glamping-5-luxury-camping-escapes
Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's Trip Tracker http://www.adn.com/2011/07/23/1982164/trip-tracker.html
The Ecologist – 4 great places to stay in Scotland http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/out_and_about/1062123/the_eco_travel_guide_to_scotland.html
Visit Britain – March 2011 http://media.visitbritain.com/Story-Ideas/Traditional-Wooden-Caravans-in-Scotland-2cd9.aspx
ExciteTravel http://travel.excite.co.uk/gypsy-caravan-holidays-scotland-N30330.html "looking for something different"
Royal Bank Sense Magazine http://rbssense.com/Caravanning-in-style.html
Quirky Times – Offbeat Travel Ideas and Inspiration “Roulotte Retreat allows you to stay in one of seven intricately crafted Gypsy wagons in the Scottish Borders. Each caravan is kitted out with a personality all its own……” Expect a wealth of quirky details……It’s all rather dreamy really.”http://www.quirkyguide.com/?post_type=accomodation&p=4237&preview=true
"Glamping in the Scottish Borders" - review by The Honeymoon Project - January, 2011
Love Yesterday – vintage site promoting all things vintage
Wedding planner site – Get Knotted
French site - interiors
Betty – style and design
Domestic Sluttery – style and design
Miss Eco Glam – September 2012-10-17
Search Engine Recommendation
http://uk.travel.yahoo.com/p-promo-3361479 (when this happened it caused our website to crash due to almost 5,000 hits in 2 hours! – we are now more prepared for this)
Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere fashion photography shoot – on their website and The Sunday Herald August 2011
Simply B Fashion Photography Shoot
Elle Taiwan February 2013
Candy Snaps and Sugar8 - The Elopement photo and film shoot
The Best Scottish Weddings - Autumn 2013, Aikman Smith Photography
Music Video created by 80:8 for Tasha Blackmore, ‘Permanent Memory’ March 2013 at Roulotte Retreat in the meadow and in Devanna
And Live Recording by 80:8 for Tasha Blackmore, ‘Close Enough Away’ March 2013 in The Studio, Roulotte Retreat