About Roulotte Retreat

Film Fashion & TV

Fracomina Fashion Shoot

Roulotte Retreat is a truly unique location for film. tv, fashion shoots, and music videos,

Roulotte Retreat boasts the UK's only collection of authentic hand crafted French Roulottes.

Unique Experience

The Roulottes themselves offer unusual exteriors and interiors as well as accommodation. Ruby Bowtop under the Scots Pine trees with sunset beyond is a dream to add that authentic touch. The Studio and outdoor covered deck offers back up space with facilities for dining, changing, showering, toilet facilities and downtime for crew, as well as excellent wifi. Horseshoe Cottage offers additional accommodation.
Car parking for up to 12 vehicles.

Relax whilst you work

Roulotte Retreat can be exclusively booked and is on a small private estate so privacy is guaranteed. To relax, there are eco hot tubs and outdoor copper bathtubs as well as eco saunas with panoramic views over the meadow and fields for sunset and stargazing. Filming in a wild wildflower meadow full of colour, exquisite birdsong and wildlife provides a rare backdrop of a completely natural setting.

Indulge in local delicacies and gourmet produce

We can recommend excellent local suppliers to cater for your group as well as back up suppliers to ensure your experience at Roulotte Retreat as a location venue is both productive and enjoyable. Roulotte Retreat offers that extraordinary combination where you can work, rest and play in a timeless space with all the facilities you need, and more.

Being in the Scottish Borders there is an excellent transport network - by road; to nearby train station 15 minutes away; and airports at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. 

We were delighted to host Bob and Paul and the Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing Crew in 2019 to film their stay at Roulotte Retreat whilst fishing in the nearby River Tweed.

In February 2013, Elle Taiwan flew their crew over for a ‘Countryside Fantasy’ fashion shoot at Roulotte Retreat which included our deerhound lurchers,  Bear and Chloe as well as Douglas our huge Cochin cockerel.

"Roulotte Retreat - our first time, now we know where we need to be"

Fracomina Mini Fashion Shoot

Who we've welcomed so far...

TV / Films

BBC Scotland's Greatest Escape
October 2022 - new BBC programme to explore Scotland's Greatest Escapes. TV cameras rolled into the meadow with JJ Chalmers and Grado, the presenters; Aimee and Graham, the guest participants. We were delighted to win the category of Mind, Body and Soul. Watch episode 4 here

Border Life
October 2022 - Fiona Armstrong visits and talks with Avril and Alan about how the Roulotte Retreat journey began.
Watch here (Roulotte Retreat is in the second half of the programme)

BBC2 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
August 2020 – Avril and Alan host Paul and Bob's return to Scotland in Series 3; Episode 1 as they fish for salmon once more - this time on the mighty River Tweed.

Watch here

BBC ALBA  Mach a Seo!
February 2020 – Ramsay MacMahon episode 5. Na Crìochan / The Borders.

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.

STV Scottish Passport Travel
January 2012 – featuring Roulotte Retreat.

Independent Film Maker used Roulotte Retreat meadow as a location for a new independent film - work in progress

Fashion Shoots

Fracomina (Adult & Children)
April/May 2018 – Two separate photoshoots for Italian Clothing Brand 'Fracomina'.

Clothing brand: Fracomina
Agency: Medias Italia
Production Company: Amelia & Co.

The Best Scottish Weddings
Autumn 2013 – Showcasing 10 pages of beautiful dresses in our wildflower meadow, with roulottes as a backdrop and our dogs, Bear and Chloe. Aikman Smith Photography.

Elle Taiwan
February 2013 – ‘Countryside Fantasy’ fashion shoot.

Glasgow Wedding Collective
November 2013 – Photo and film shoot covering 'The Elopement'.

Simply Be
2014 – Fashion photoshoot in and around the wildflower meadow.

Johnson of Elgin Cashmere
2011 – Our first Fashion shoot. A children’s photoshoot, complete with models and a beautiful local pony to set the scene by Ruby Bowtop..

Music Video

Ayub Ali
August 2022 - Kurdish Vocalist and Songwriter Ayub Ali stayed with us in the meadow and created his latest music video - 'Cholaka'. Flamenco music and dancing by Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company.
Watch Cholaka here

April 2016 – Created by Colleen and Philip of 80eight.co.uk.

Watch here

Tasha Blackmore, ‘Permanent Memory’
February 2013 – Created by Colleen and Philip of 80eight.co.uk in the meadow and in Devanna.

Watch here

Tasha Blackmore, ‘Close Enough Away’
February 2013 – Live recording by the 80eight team in The Studio at Roulotte Retreat.

Watch here

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