Mellerstain House & Gardens
One of Scotland’s finest stately homes, this outstanding Georgian mansion house is a unique example of Adam design, begun in 1725 by Scottish architect William Adam and completed in 1778 by his more famous son, Robert. Some say this is one of Robert Adam’s finest works, complemented by the fine art, period furniture, china and embroidery collections within.
Mellerstain’s idyllic location does not disappoint, set in acres of parkland and formal gardens (designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield 1910) with breathtaking views over the lawns and ornamental lake to the Cheviot Hills, lakeside and woodland walks, play area, courtyard coffee shop, picnic spots, wildlife, Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep. A special highlight is the unusual Dutch-style thatched cottage nestled within the North Parkland.
The house is signposted on the A6089 Kelso-Gordon road. The approach from the A68 Jedburgh-Edinburgh road is through Earlston on the A6105, then via the B6397 towards Smailholm. Approx 1 hour from Edinburgh & Berwick-upon-Tweed.
House & Garden:
£8.50 adult/ £4.00 child/ under 5′s free.
£5.00 adult/ £2.50 child/ under 5′s free.
HHA & ASVA membership accepted/ National Art Pass – 25% discount on house & gardens entry.