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Balcary House Hotel

Balcary Buccleuch Road, Hawick TD9 0EH Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 16/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 7 hotels in Hawick
Travelers' Choice
Furnished & decorated to the highest standards by owners David & Susan Watson, 1st class service and a warm welcome awaits at the Balcary House Hotel. This lovingly restored Victorian mansion is set in 3.5 acres of private mature grounds on the south side of Hawick, a charming and comfortable country house retreat. It's the ideal base for discovering the beauty of the Scottish Borders
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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shanghaiedscot wrote a review Jan 2021
Surabaya, Indonesia126 contributions50 helpful votes
Fabulous . So grateful to the wonderful owners of Balcary House Hotel. We were moving house and did not get the keys until after 4pm. Our packers had to return to Lanarkshire with all our belongings as the keys were so late. So at 4.30pm in the evening in the middle of Covid restrictions we had to call around to find somewhere to stay. The owners agreed to open for our family and 2 dogs as we had no where to stay. Not only is the hotel absolutely beautiful, but the owners are absolute diamonds. The rooms are gorgeous. Superbly decorated and furnished with sumptuous beds and ensuite facilities. Food ( prepared just for us) was delicious and we can’t recommend the hotel highly enough.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Malcolm M wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
Just went for a High tea Was absolutely brilliant With 2 Irish Whiskys £20 Highly recommended The management were exceptional with ensuring our wee visit was memorable Can't wait to return for a weekend break
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
S..Y wrote a review Oct 2020
Ashtead, United Kingdom145 contributions57 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights while on holiday in the area. Found it a great place to stay. The room was all very comfortable, shower was good. They put an adult sized 3rd bed in the room for our teenage daughter. Breakfast was all tasty and service attentive. Owners very friendly. Enjoyed afternoon tea out in the garden and also a couple of beers from the bar. Really hope the place can continue to prosper despite the current pandemic.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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MistertheTrixter wrote a review Oct 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom59 contributions25 helpful votes
Spent three nights in this immaculately decorated and cosy hotel. The breakfasts were really generous and well cooked and served in a room with a beautiful bay window overlooking the garden. The evening bar snacks were also really lovely and great for a young family. The owners were really nice people to chat too and made us feel really welcome. The room was generously sized and warm and very pleasant. Whilst it was difficult to appreciate Hawick because so much of it was in lockdown and shut up , we did manage a trip to The Borders Distillery and it is a great base for doing some lovely walks in the surrounding countryside. Very rarely do we not want to leave somewhere but this place was one of those. Beautiful and sad to leave. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Alison G wrote a review Sep 2020
Worcestershire, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful place to stay , we had traveled from top of Scotland and were very tired , had a lovely warm welcome by hosts fantastic room comfy bed , best breakfast of our whole trip away , and our black lab was made really welcome to . Fantastic stop over will go again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David Watson, Owner at Balcary House Hotel
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Please don't leave it too long.
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US$141 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish BordersHawick
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balcary House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Balcary House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wilton Lodge Park (0.3 km), Hawick Museum (0.3 km), and Borders Textile Towerhouse (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balcary House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Balcary House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Balcary House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balcary House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Night Safe, Adam's Kitchen, and Damascus Drum.
Is Balcary House Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Hawick.
Are any cleaning services offered at Balcary House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Balcary House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Balcary House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bowhill House & Grounds (15.1 km), Auld Kirk (14.2 km), and Stobs Military Camp (13.5 km).
Is Balcary House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.