Abbotsford, Hope Scott Wing, Melrose, Roxburghshire

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Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Dining
15
  • Weekly price
    from £ 2750
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1995
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1995
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 997
Property Type: 
Castle
Stunning wing of important castle sleeping 15 for luxury parties and grand occasions in the Scottish Borders

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Abbotsford, Hope Scott Wing, Melrose, Roxburghshire, sleeps 15 in 7 bedrooms.

Abbotsford is the fascinating home that Sir Walter Scott built in his beloved Scottish Borders. The original 'Scottish Baronial' castle, it nestles by the banks of the River Tweed amid the colourful literary landscape that introduced Scott – and Scott-land – to the world. Once a great legacy of one of the world’s greatest writers - and most famous Scotsmen! - Abbotsford is now making waves as a fabulous place for house parties of all shapes and sizes.

The Hope Scott Wing is a luxury five-star experience and unique opportunity to relax among beautiful antiques; enjoy exclusive 'after-hours' access to Abbotsford's grounds/gardens; ramble in the woods Scott planted, and enjoy fabulous riverside and hill-walking. A great variety of activities are on your doorstep - from luxury shopping to world-class mountain biking.

We specialise in hosting special occasions for family and friends - be that a wedding, 'big' birthday or reunion. Our guest feedback since August 2013 proves beyond doubt we offer an exceptional experience for house parties of up to 16. We give all guests a warm welcome - whether aged 2 months, or 102!

The Wing was built by Scott's grand-daughter Charlotte, after Abbotsford became a major attraction. A recent stylish, sensitive refurbishment means it offers modern-day comfort while retaining the intimacy and integrity of an impressive Georgian/Victorian family home.

We hope you'll enjoy touching the history of this Scottish crown jewel (did you know that among Abbotsford's guests were Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, J.M.W. Turner and President Ulysses S. Grant, among others?), and that you'll leave feeling you've been a valued guest in Scott's own home.

We can help you devise an imaginative and stimulating itinerary including fine dining, hunting and fishing, golf, riding, falconry, archery, spa treatments and even a personal chef and butler service.

A variety of flexible catering options are available too - reaching from cocktails and BBQ's to fine dining!!

We'd love to help you create the perfect stay for you and your group in the "palace of the imagination" that Scott imagined into existence!

Facilities

Fully-equipped large guest kitchen and also galley kitchen. (A further catering kitchen also available if needed). Catering packages also available!
In the Arts and Crafts style, an intimate dining room with Tweed views; beautifully decorated; seating 14 (or 16 if a smaller set of chairs is used).
Two sittings rooms with TV/DVD (comfortably seating 15, and 5 respectively). One library (seating 5). Large sitting room has real fire.
TVs and smart-phone docking stations in every bedroom except Lady Scott's dressing room (an occasional bedroom).
Telephones in every bedroom; WiFi throughout the building on an unsecured public network. Office computer/printer available on request.
Impressive billiard room (with unusual military artefacts on the walls). Other board games dotted about the place - in sitting rooms/chill-out area.
Full central heating. One large hearth/fire in main sitting room, complete with club fender. Atmospheric and stylish bioethanol fire in the library.
7 sumptuous bedrooms and 1 dressing room off Lady Scott's room. All with amazing views. Bathrooms that make our guests gasp! 1 four poster, 6 zip/link
All linen and towels provided. Fresh bedding and towels can be provided for a small charge.
6 sumptuous rooms all with bath/shower - which generally make our guests (even the male ones) exclaim out loud! 1 master and 1 twin share a bathroom.
Bedroom on ground floor (3 steps to it); lift to all floors; one en suite bedroom offers very good accommodation for those with mobility requirements.
Cot, high chair, dining chair booster seats, children's cutlery/crockery, baby-changing mat, night-light. Our WiFi works well for your baby monitor.
Abbotsford's gardens/estate! Tables/chairs in own courtyard, decent-sized BBQ (charcoal) & fire pit. Picnic set, croquet, boules and other lawn games.
Sorry, no swimming pool but we can arrange for a hot tub, at a very reasonable hire charge.
A large forecourt area immediately in front of the Wing is reserved for your party's use only. Up to 20 cars can be parked here.
Smoking is allowed outside the property. Please use our antique fire buckets as your cigarette bins!
We welcome up to three well-behaved dogs, comfortably quartered in the large basement only. 'Doggie-wash' facilities, and a basement chill-out area!

Location

Abbotsford is situated in a semi-rural location by the two major roads connecting Edinburgh with Newcastle on the east, and Carlisle on the West; we are 2.5 miles from both Melrose and Galashiels.
Melrose or Galashiels are about equidistant. Melrose more for your speciality shops/eateries - Galashiels more for life's basics... (including a large Asda and Tesco and good-sized M&S food hall).
Small corner shop in Tweedbank, a mile away, but most guests would drive to Galashiels or Melrose for their 'messages' (Scots for 'shopping').
Ochiltree's (restaurant-cafe in our Visitor Centre) is run by the award-winning Ord Food Company but unfortunately not open in the evening. Kingsknowes Hotel is half a mile away, as is Herge's.

Booking Information

Christmas/Hogmanay House Parties are popular. To discuss this availability, please contact us. We don't have set change-over days, so you can hopefully book your first choice of dates. Breakages/Damages deposit £200. Dogs must be booked in advance. Balance payable 8 wks prior to arrival.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
Yes
Other Meals
Yes
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
Yes
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes

Getting here

Abbotsford
Melrose
Roxburghshire
TD6 9BQ
United Kingdom
Tweedbank Railway Station is the terminus for the newly re-opened Borders Railway, 1.5 miles away. At last the Borders has a rail link again, after 48 years without!
Five-ten minutes' walk away - in Tweedbank or the A6091.
Edinburgh. Newcastle and Glasgow are also pretty convenient.

Rental Rates

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1st Nov 16 to 21st Dec 16
2750
1995
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High Season 2017
1st May 17 to 31st Oct 17
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2815
2815
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Low Season 2017
1st Nov 17 to 20th Dec 17
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2045
2045
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Abbotsford, Hope Scott Wing, Melrose, Roxburghshire
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Abbotsford
Melrose
Roxburghshire
TD6 9BQ
United Kingdom

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