Abbotsford's Hope Scott Wing

Abbotsford, Scottish Borders
+44 (0)1896 752043
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£706 - £942
per night
£4945 - £6600
per week

Open to the public, and stuffed full of Sir Walter Scott’s collections, Abbotsford House & Gardens abut this Borders getaway


8 beds


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 16

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£706 - £942 per night

£4945 - £6600 per week

The Experience

Past the gatehouse, and through the huge arched door with decorative hinges is a home that will knock you for six. Window seats and club fenders, curving banisters and panelling, snooker, a snug and a library, a kitchen with a surprise at every turn, and a lift that travels three floors. Oh, and super-luxe bedrooms that include a wheelchair-friendly suite with the river Tweed running by.

Curl up on a sofa in your old favourite jumper. Glam up in your black tie for a whisky by the fire. Or venture into the estate grounds where youngsters and not-so-youngsters can romp in the woods. Old walled gardens flaunt statuettes and flowers, dogs and kids love the cafe-restaurant, and lawns slope down to the river.

Within minutes you can be browsing the vintage shops of Galashiels and the antiques of Melrose. A few miles further: the noble ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, and the famous ‘Scott’s View’, one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourites.

Abbotsford's Hope Scott Wing - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The setting. The house merges with the parkland that leads to the river (fish if you wish!)
  • Nestling in the library on a blowy day with a glass of branded whisky and a book from the Scott collection
  • Having unlimited access to the gardens and glories of Abbotsford House
Abbotsford's Hope Scott Wing - Gallery

You should know

  • The house & gardens are open to the public during opening hours while the parkland is open 24/7
  • This is a treat of a place for dogs to stay, provided you're aware they are not allowed above the lower ground (kitchen) level
  • No butler service as such, but chefs and staff can be organised with prior arrangement


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £706
Weekly price
from £4945
Damage deposit
1 House for 16
From £7068 beds7 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


The Hope Scott Wing is an ideal place for a special extended family gathering. The estate really has something for everyone, especially the culture vultures amongst us! All ages would be happy exploring Abbotsford and it's surrounding areas.

Louisa, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

In Border country south of Edinburgh, where deer roam and salmon leap, you are immersed in parkland and gardens. For fine dining (Provender; Burts) pop into pretty Melrose, 2.5 miles, For modern food and craft cocktails: The Hoebridge in Gattonside, 3 miles. The Great Tapestry of Scotland at Galashiels is also close. Ask about golf, fishing, riding, clay pigeon shooting, gin tasting and more.

Local points of interest from The Team at Abbotsford

  • Enjoy a relaxing wonder exploring the beautiful surroundings of the Abbotsford Estate. Don't forget to spot the wildlife!
  • Enjoy a pre dinner drink in the formal Regency Gardens.
  • Add an activity or experience to your stay. Learn more about Scott and Abbotsford with a private guided tour, fish the famous river Tweed or have an exclusive gin tasting hosted by a local Distiller.
  • Visit the local market town of Melrose and explore the famous Abbey and range of shops and restaurants.
  • Explore the Scott Trail and visit locations throughout the Borders associated with Sir Walter...Scott's View is not to be missed!


The Team at Abbotsford

The Hope Scott Wing is an 1850s extension to Sir Walter Scott’s earlier Abbotsford House - his beloved "Conundrum Castle." Assistant House Manager Dianne lives on site and meets and greets every guest. The Wing was built by his granddaughter Charlotte Hope to provide Scott’s descendants with a secluded retreat.