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Manderston

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Duns, Scotland
+44 1361 882636
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The quintessential Edwardian house

Scene of the TV series, 'The Edwardian Country House', this house exemplifies the way in which both... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Marilyn P
Friendly staff

Friendly staff at this Edwardian country house. Super marble diary and stable block. Parts of the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Tangoj63
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
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“formal gardens” (12 reviews)
“tea room” (11 reviews)
“family home” (7 reviews)
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Duns, Scotland
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+44 1361 882636
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"open to the public"
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"head gardener"
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"morning room"
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"few days"
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"interesting house"
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Scene of the TV series, 'The Edwardian Country House', this house exemplifies the way in which both the family and servants lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is still a family home. Lovely plasterwork, a superb silver staircase and fascinating service...More

1  Thank Marilyn P
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Friendly staff at this Edwardian country house. Super marble diary and stable block. Parts of the Formal gardens were a little past their best but other areas looked good. Unfortunately it was too wet to venture into the woodland garden today. The house certainly has...More

2  Thank Tangoj63
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Very pleasant visit.Loved the formal gardens, & the house was a joy. It is noticeable when a house is still lived in & cared for.Lots of rooms open to public & lots to keep your attention.The tea room was excellent & the low prices unusual...More

2  Thank sadiesgirl
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went with 2 young children, they soon became bored as wasn't anything for them to do, gardens were a bit shabby, the house was beautiful, and very interesting, great little tea room

2  Thank ejane21
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Beatiful house and grounds and a great Tea Room in the stables. Lovely to visit - check the website for house opening times. Plenty of rooms to visit and the grounds are impressive. Guides are very informative. Stable tea room provides homemade cakes and snacks.

3  Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a fascinating house with connections to Huntley and Palmer Biscuits as it is owned by Lord Palmer. The house is famous for its silver staircase which is actually the handrail and balustrade. The gardens are beautiful and I particularly liked the stables and...More

3  Thank CFW1947
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

"Manderston is the supreme country house of Edwardian Scotland; the swan-song of its era. A house on which no expense was spared with opulent staterooms, the only silver-staircase in the world and extensive "downstairs" domestic quarters. It stands in 56 acres of formal gardens, with...More

3  Thank vickiebypass
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Like a previous reviewer, we were also disappointed at not being allowed access to the staircase because of filming. It was one of the reasons we visited the house. We can't understand why they used one of the few days when it's open to the...More

3  Thank nickshropshire
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This house is only open for two half days a week and the big attraction is the silver plated staircase. We went last Thursday only to find that the entrance and staircase were being used for the making of an advertisement. Filming in the entrance...More

1  Thank Geoff F
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This house is the home of the current Lord Palmer who sits on the Cross Benches of The House of Lords and is currently on TV in the series about the Lords. The original house a square mansion was built in the 1790's and added...More

2  Thank DIANE A
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