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Sleeps - 14
Region - Southern Scotland
Activities Golf · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered
Rental From £1,995 for 3 days
Abbotsford, the home that Sir Walter Scott built on the banks of the River Tweed, is the enduring legacy of one of the world’s greatest writers. This Scottish Baronial creation lies in the heart of the stunning landscape which inspired his poetry and novels.
The Hope Scott Wing has undergone a sensitive refurbishment retaining the intimacy and integrity of what was part of the private home of Scott and his descendants, with all the essentials of modern day comfort. Seven luxury bedrooms are individually styled and named after distinguished guests who stayed there. The public rooms include a sumptuous drawing room, formal dining room, a reading room, billiard room, spacious interior designed kitchen, private courtroom and patio garden. Original features have been retained as well as some original artwork and furniture creating a unique combination of the personal and the historical in this intimate country retreat.
Those wishing to explore Scott Country further can choose from a range of outdoor pursuits, such as walking, fishing, shooting and golf. Alternatively immerse yourself in the rich heritage and turbulent history of the Scottish Borders with an escorted tour with a dedicated guide.
A cook and full housekeeping service can be arranged if required.
Sleeping 14, Hope Scott Wing is an ideal gathering place for families, groups of friends or colleagues celebrating a special occasion.
Short breaks are available – 4 nights during the week (Mon – Thurs) and 3 nights over the weekend (Friday – Monday).
This beautifully refurbished property offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the splendour of Scott’s beloved Scottish Borders. Perfect for special celebrations and family gatherings.
The Hope Scott Wing at Abbotsford provided a warm welcome, an intimate atmosphere and extremely comfortable accommodation for our visit. You can’t help but be touched by the history of the place – our party had a very memorable stay in a truly unique setting. Bruce Deans, Edinburgh
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The Hope Scott Wing was a family home, created to protect the Hope Scotts’ privacy after Scott’s historic rooms were opened to the public.
Each of the seven luxury en-suite bedrooms is one of a kind, individually styled and named after family members and other distinguished guests who stayed here, including Queen Elizabeth II’s aunt, Princess Alice, who was a regular visitor.
The accommodation includes –
Seven individually styled luxury bedrooms including one which is fully accessible Six en-suite bathrooms – one shared Jack and Jill style Sitting room which was originally the withdrawing room of Scott’s wife, Charlotte Formal dining room seating 16 and featuring one of Scott’s most treasured views over the Tweed Reading room Billiard room Fully equipped interior-designed kitchen with plenty of room for informal dining Private courtyard and a private patio garden Laundry facilities Drying room complete with the house’s original “thunder box” WC Fishing rod, cycle and golf trolley storage Private parking TV, DVD, internet access
Optional Extras – Guests may have private use of Sir Walter Scott’s dining room seating up to 22 guests. A personal chef and butler service can be arranged Catering packages are available Marquee lawns Wedding co-ordinator Ceremony locations within the historic rooms and chapel Learning and research facilities Conference and seminar facilities Access to Abbotsford’s collections Function room Expert speakers Private guided tours of Abbotsford Spa treatments can be arranged
Well behaved dogs are welcome – they are only allowed in the ground floor areas of the house where there is a stone floor, and not on furniture. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the wider estate but they should not be allowed in the formal gardens.
Fishing and shooting days can be arranged on your behalf nearby.
Private guided tours of Abbotsford are available for guests.
The Scottish Borders region offers a great selection of outdoor activities – golf, equestrian, mountain biking and watersports. There are a number of cycle routes and trails in the area to suit all levels of leisure cyclist.
Events and festivals take place throughout the year and range from large scale international events such as the Melrose 7’s rugby festival in April to the more traditional and small scale events in the border towns.
The Border region has a turburlent and romantic history and as such boasts a rich heritage packed with castles and abbeys, stately homes and dramatic ruins. See Melrose Abbey, the ‘pink abbey’ with it’s lavishly decorated masonry and the graceful ruins of the medieval Dryburgh Abbey on the banks of the Tweed. Both are just a short drive away.
Floors Castle, in nearby Kelso, is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and their family. Situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders overlooking the River Tweed and Cheviot Hills, Floors was designed by William Adam, who was both master-builder and architect for the first Duke of Roxburghe and started the building in 1721.
Harmony Garden in Melrose is a lovely walled garden and a nice place to while away a sunny afternoon.
The Hope Scott Wing at Abbotsford provided a warm welcome, an intimate atmosphere and extremely comfortable accommodation for our visit. You can’t help but be touched by the history of the place – our party had a very memorable stay in a truly unique setting.
Bruce Deans, Edinburgh
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