about balcary house hotel hawick


balcary house history


Designed by acclaimed local architect James Pearson Alison FRIBA and dating from 1888, Balcary House Hotel sits in around 3½ acres of mature private grounds. Originally costing £3,320 9s 1d, Balcary was built as a 17 bedroom mansion for local mill owners the Laing family. In the 1940's it opened as a residential care home, primarily catering for children from bombed cities north & south of the border. In August 2016, we were delighted to host a reunion for former Barnardos residents.

Prior to us purchasing the building in 2015, it was a christian conference centre and since aquiring the property, as illutrated in our gallery, we've been working tirelessly to improve, upgrade and decorate the accommodation to the highest standards, ensuring it meets the needs of hotel guests today.


Today the Hotel boasts 9 comfortable rooms/suites accessed from a grand staircase with stunning stained glass window. Accommodation comprises a Honeymoon Suite, Super King bedrooms with super-king zip & link beds, a family suite and easy access suite for less able guests.

In addition to sleeping accommodation, the hotel offers numerous reception rooms and a relaxed bar area, perfect for business meetings, family reunions and a range of other functions. For larger weddings, the extensive landscaped grounds provide the ideal location for a marquee catering for up to around 200 guests.

balcary house grand staircase
Balcary House overlooking Hawick


Situated in a quiet area on the south side of the town, Balcary House Hotel is less than half a mile from Hawick Town Centre occupying an elevated position with westerly views overlooking the River Teviot and Wilton Lodge Park.

Travel Distances

Galashiels 17 miles
Carlisle 44 Miles
Edinburgh 51 Miles
Newcastle Upon Tyne 62 Miles