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Dining Room
Breakfast Kitchen, fully equipped for self-catering.
Billiard Room
Main Drawing Room
Lockhart's Library
The Pavillion. Perfect space for a pre-dinner drink in the summer...
Hope Scott Master Bedroom
Hope Scott Master
The Maxwell-Scott Room
Princess Alice Ensuite
Landing for main stairs
Hope Scott Twin
The 'Jack & Jill' art deco bathroom for the Hope Scott Master and Twin
Dog friendly
Dining Room
Breakfast Kitchen, fully equipped for self-catering.
Billiard Room
Main Drawing Room

Abbotsford, Hope Scott Wing, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Sleeps 6 - 16 7 Bedrooms 16 Dining

World famous house offering luxury accommodation for groups of up to 16 in the beautiful Scottish Borders

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Abbotsford, Hope Scott Wing, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, sleeps 6 - 16 in 7 bedrooms.

Perfectly situated amidst the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford’s Hope Scott Wing is the ideal luxury accommodation for groups of up to 16 guests on a self-catering basis. Once home to Sir Walter Scott’s granddaughter, Charlotte, the Hope Scott Wing retains the intimacy and integrity of a family home, while introducing all the essentials of modern-day comfort.

Wherever your interests lie, whether it be history, culture, romance, the great outdoors or rest and relaxation, you will find them amply represented here at the heart of “Scott Country”. Our experienced staff will be delighted to help you curate a bespoke itinerary that makes your stay truly unforgettable. A range of excellent itineraries and catering services can be arranged, such as banquets in Scott’s magnificent dining room, clay pigeon shooting and golfing in the local area, guided tours, hot tub hire and even a personal chef.

With seven luxury ensuite bedrooms, and an adjoining additional eighth bedroom, this accommodation is ideal for families, groups of friends or colleagues celebrating a special occasion, or those simply looking to escape to the Scottish Borders in style. All the bedrooms are individually styled and named after family members or distinguished guests of the Hope Scott's, including Queen Elizabeth II’s aunt, Princess Alice, who was a regular visitor. These include a grand four-poster ensuite bedroom, a deluxe fully accessible suite and five luxurious double or twin ensuite rooms, one with an adjoining queen-size room – perfect for a young family or close friends.

The elegant public rooms provide the perfect place to celebrate and relax. You can enjoy the peaceful reading room, billiard room, games corner and lavish sitting room. A large bespoke kitchen comes with a range of excellent facilities and the formal dining room boasts spectacular views of the River Tweed. Outside you can unwind in the privacy of Hope Scott Wing’s courtyard and patio garden, stroll along the woodland and riverside paths and have exclusive afterhours access to Scott’s immaculate Regency Gardens.


Dog Friendly

We welcome up to three well-behaved dogs on the large basement level, where the Breakfast Kitchen and Games Corner are situated.


Stair-free entrance. Lift to all floors. One fully accessible ensuite bedroom.


Wi-Fi throughout the building on an unsecured public network. Office computer/printer available on request.


Fully equipped bespoke Breakfast Kitchen offers a spacious and stylish dining experience for informal occasions.

Dining Room

Grand Dining Room, overlooking Scott’s most treasured views of the River Tweed. Seats up to 16 guests.

Sitting Room

Decadent Drawing Room, complete with open fireplace, grand piano and TV with DVD player, comfortably seats 16.

TV and Music Facilities

TVs in every bedroom except Lady Scott's dressing room (adjoining eighth bedroom). Portable bluetooth speaker and streaming services provided.

Games Room

Impressive Billiard Room, with unusual military artefacts on the walls. Board games in public spaces throughout the Wing.

Heating and Open Fires

Full central heating. One large open fire in Drawing Room, complete with club fender.


Eight; a four-poster ensuite, a fully accessible suite and five double or twin ensuite rooms, one with an adjoining queen-size room.


All linen and towels provided. Housekeeping packages can be arranged.


Seven luxurious ensuite bathrooms, one shared 'Jack & Jill' style and one fully accessible.

Children's Facilities

Cot, highchair, dining chair booster seats, children's cutlery/crockery, baby-changing mat. Our Wi-Fi works well for your baby monitor.


Private courtyard and patio garden equipped with BBQ. Exclusive afterhours access to Abbotsford's Regency Gardens.

Swimming Pool

A six-person hot tub can be arranged.


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.

Booking Information

To discuss this availability and receive an accurate quote please contact us. Bookings are generally Monday-Monday, Monday-Friday or Friday-Monday. Up to three dogs are welcome on the basement floor of the accommodation, equipped with dog beds, bowls and grooming equipment.

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Abbotsford, Hope Scott Wing

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Abbotsford is situated in Melrose, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, and only an one hour drive for Scotland’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh.

  • Melrose and Galashiels are only a ten-minute drive from the accommodation. Other quaint market towns, including Kelso, Selkirk and Jedburgh, are also all within half an hour drive from Abbotsford.
  • There is a large Asda, Tesco and M&S located in Galashiels, less than ten minutes from the accommodation.
  • Ochiltree's cafe on Abbotsford's estate for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Provender in Melrose for dinner.
  • Edinburgh. Newcastle and Glasgow are also pretty convenient.
  • Tweedbank Railway Station is only 1.5 miles away. Here you can catch a train to Waverley Station, Edinburgh.
  • Five-ten minutes' walk away in Tweedbank.

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