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Abbotsford Hope Scott Wing

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Abbotsford's Hope Scott Wing is situated in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders on the banks of the River Tweed. Sleeping up to 16 guests it is the perfect group accommodation for families, friends or collegues wishing to escape to the countryside in style. 

The Wing is located in Abbotsford estate, attached to the home of 19th Century novelist, Sir Walter Scott, which guests have free admission to, and overlooking Scott's Regency Walled Gardens, which they have exclusive use of after public opening hours and in the closed season.  

It is an extremely unique time to stay at Abbotsford during the celebrations for the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott. Abbotsford is leading an international programme of events throughout 2021 and 2022 with over 50 partner organisations, including Visit Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland. 

What makes a stay at Abbotsford Hope Scott Wing unique?

It is an extremely special time to stay at Abbotsford during the celebrations for the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott. Abbotsford is leading an international programme of events throughout 2021 and 2022 with over 50 partner organisations, including Visit Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland. 

Guests can relax in a  combination of the personal and the historical with the house still retaining many of its original features, as well as Scott family belongings, including original artworks and furniture.

Free admission into the historic house is included in the rental of the Wing (March until December), including a free audio tour where guests can learn more about Scott's life and work. 

Guests have access to the Regency Walled Gardens out of public opening hours and in the closed season (December - March).

Guests can dine in Sir Walter Scott's grand Dining room, following in the footsteps of his respected guests including William Wordsworth and the American writer Washington Irving.

 Up to 3 dogs are welcome in the basement level of the accommodation, with plenty of open space for dogs to enjoy.

What is the capacity for Abbotsford Hope Scott Wing?

The Hope Scott Wing can comfortably sleep 14-16 guests. There are seven luxury double bedrooms that can be made up as twins or double rooms, with the exception of the master bedroom which has a four-poster canopy bed. There is an additional eighth queen-size bedroom perfect for a family suite or close friends.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Melrose area?

Melrose is a lovely market town, home to Melrose Abbey and an assortment of boutique shops. For those wishing to explore the countryside, there are a plethora of walking routes starting in Melrose, including hiking over the renowned three summits of the Eildon Hills to completing sections of the famous Borders Abbey Way and St Cuthbert's Way.

There is also a wide selection of outdoor activities to choose from in the area including fishing on the famous banks of the River Tweed, golfing at one of Scotland's best golf courses, clay shooting and alpaca trekking through the Cheviot Hills.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

There is a variety of good quality eateries within the vicinity of the Hope Scott Wing and surrounding towns, including Provender in Melrose. There is also an on-site cafe, Ochiltree's, for light lunches, hot drinks and cakes.

 A variety of catering packages can be arranged from anything from fully catered BBQ's through to fine dining. Personal cooks and butlers can also be arranged if required. For a really special experience guests can dine in Sir Walter's Scott grand Dining Room which during Scott’s lifetime was one of Scotland’s most celebrated tables, entertaining the likes of William Wordsworth and Washington Irving. 

Top facilities

Award Winning

Free WiFi

Dog/Pet friendly

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs

Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

5 Star Official Rating

Historic property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry


Chef available

Civil Licences

Four Poster Beds



Book library

CD player

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs


High Chair

Kitchen Facilities

Pool/snooker table

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Parking Available

Linen included

Common room

10+ People Capacity

Iron/ironing board

DVD player



Horse Riding, Equestrian

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Museums (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)


Golf course (walking distance)



Picnic area

Electric oven

Gas hob




Extra info

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 46

Nearest Train Station: Tweedbank

Room Details: Seven double bedrooms, one adjoining queen-size bedroom and six en-suite bathrooms (one Jack and Jill style)

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Star Rating: 5

Vendor Accreditation: VisitScotland 5 Star

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 7

Number of room to: 8

Price Per Week From: 4,100.00

Price Per Week To: 6,200.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Abbotsford, Melrose, Scottish Borders, MelroseTD6 9BQ, United Kingdom

Arriving by train

The nearest train station is located in Tweedbank less than a five minute drive from Abbotsford. It is advised guests book a taxi in advance for pick up at the train station. The walk is only a mile long, but it is slightly uphill and can be a little tiring with luggage.

Arriving by car 

At Tweedbank Roundabout take the B6360 exit signed for Abbotsford. Please ignore the first main entrance to Abbotsford and continue some 400 metres until you see a Lodge House on the right hand side with a turn-off leading down a tree-lined drive. 

A short way down the drive, you will see a fork to the right and a large sandy-coloured gravelled parking area. This is the car park and main entrance to the Hope Scott Wing.

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh airport is located about 1.15 hrs away (45 miles).

Parking Facilities  

Guest have free private parking located right outside the Hope Scott Wing.


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