HOTEL REVIEW: The Balcary House Hotel in Hawick.

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The Balcary House Hotel.

But despite what some detractors may claim, there is a lot to celebrate and look forward to.

It’s easier to accentuate the positives when you look at efforts to transform Hawick, including the ongoing £ 88million flood protection program, its fame as a textile powerhouse – and to house the distillery. Borders.

With a proliferation of restaurateurs now heading to the area, every city needs gems to attract them.

Let there be light.

The Balcary House Hotel, located opposite the beautiful Wilton Lodge Park, is a perfect fit.

Former Barnardo’s home built in 1888, it underwent a complete overhaul when it was taken over by current owners Sue and David Watson five years ago.

Completing the driveway, along the tree-lined garden with large trees, is like stepping back in time. The setting is perfect – secluded but welcoming.

The magnificent stained-glass window on the staircase allows light to cascade in and soak up a warm welcome.

Our room was spotless, warm and homely. In fact, this is one of the hotel’s great strengths – it creates a feeling of home away from home.

There is also a pleasant informal atmosphere with helpful, efficient but not fussy staff.

We ordered delicious snacks in our room and enjoyed a hearty home cooked breakfast in the dining room. The Balcary has eight en-suite bedrooms, a public bar, serves afternoon teas, and hosts weddings and parties.

Hawick is a town on the move and the Balcary House Hotel is one of the reasons tourists will continue to beat a trail to its doorstep. For more information, call 01450 372858 or visit [email protected] or www.balcary-house-hotel.com.


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