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Balcary House Hotel

(67 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

  • 46
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  • 2
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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Friendliness 4.6
  • Cleanliness 4.7
  • Facilities 4.4
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.6
  • Breakfast 4.6

Review Overall Rating

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Balcary House Hotel Information


Offering grand proportions, super king size zip and link beds and friendly, efficient service, the Balcary House hotel is situated in an elevated position on the south side of the Scottish Borders town of Hawick. Providing the perfect country house retreat, the hotel has been lovingly restored by owners David & Susan Watson in 2016 to its former Victorian splendour. Decoration & furnishings throughout the hotel have been carefully selected by Susan to create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that oozes style & sophistication whilst ensuring a cosy, home from home feel. Ample free parking is provided to the front and side of the hotel and from the moment you arrive; friendly and attentive yet discreet staff will ensure you are made to feel completely at home. Free Wifi is provided throughout the hotel including all bedrooms and public rooms, newspapers can be provided each morning, ironing & laundry facilities can also be provided on request. On the second floor our pampering suite provides facilities to relax and unwind, beauty treatments, reflexology and massage treatments can be booked at reception.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Gloves for guests
  • Staggered check-in
  • No shared stationery
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Beauty or spa facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Plug adapters
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Massage services
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking
  • Long-term parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Walking


  • Check in
    14:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Cats welcome, Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


Accessible directly from the private car park, the hotel offers a ground floor easy access suite comprising bedroom with seating area, a small kitchen and wheelchair accessible wet room with grab rails and emergency alarms. Gentle ramps have been installed throughout to provide easy wheelchair access to all ground floor facilities, reception, bar, lounge and breakfast/dining room.


  • Road from Carlisle (43.0 miles)
    From Carlisle take the A7 North, you will cross the M6 Motorway at Junction 44 and continue north on the A7 tourist route to Edinburgh. En-route you will pass through the village of Longtown and a couple of miles further on you will cross the Border from England into Scotland, continue on the A7 and you will pass through the Muckle Toon 'O' Langholm. From Langholm its 23 miles to Hawick and the entrance to Balcary House is signposted on the right hand side from the A7 as you enter the town.
  • Road from Edinburgh (50.0 miles)
    Head south on the A7 from Edinburgh (signposted for Galashiels / Hawick / Carlisle) stay on the A7 passing through Stow, Galashiels and selkirk. You will enter Hawick on the North side of the town, so continue through the town still on the A7 heading for Carlisle, you will pass Hawick High School on your right hand side, just south of the School you will see an all weather pich on your right hand side, The driveway to Balcary House Hotel is directly opposite and is signposted from the A7.

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