Manderston House

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Robert L
10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Informative tour the guide was in his first tour. No stagefright witnessed full of quirky and interesting facts about this superb property. Still inhabited by the owners recommended to lovers of interior opulence. Below stairs you witness how the well oiled machine functioned.
Written 24 April 2022
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reiver1603
Dumfries, UK29 contributions
Apr 2022
We had last visited here nearly 20 years ago so we had remembered very little of the house and its contents.
A small group of 8 meant that you could see everything as it was being referred to. Guide was informative and friendly. The sun was shining so we saw the effect of the alabaster panels. Upper floors not open but tour was comprehensive. The 56 bells were especially interesting, each with their own tone.
Gardens not in full bloom due to the season.
Staff were particularly helpful .I got a lift back to the front door from the Stables Block (toilet). Only open for a short time each year so you have to pick your dates.
Written 22 April 2022
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Deborah H
11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Very helpful, informative guides and volunteers. Beautifully maintained gardens. A stunning family home.I especially loved the dairy. That silver staircase is bling at its best, a must see! The basement area was very interesting seeing the kitchens and appreciating the enormity of it all. A thoroughly super afternoon thank you . Next year there are to be 2 air bnb flats - come and stay it’s beautiful.
Written 22 April 2022
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william a
3 contributions
Jul 2019
some years since visited and the gardens and view from the bridge took my breath away, lovely, have a good day.
Written 29 June 2020
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GwynethG306
Duns, UK127 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Wonderful place to visit near Duns, only open Thursday and Sunday but what a treat awaits. Super walks in lovely grounds with many magnificent specimen trees. The marble dairy is a thing of beauty and really harks back to a different era. Same too with the magnificent stables, close your eyes and you can imagine the hustle and bustle of a busy stable yard. Beautiful teak fittings make these stables very grand.
The house is very welcoming, a grand silver staircase a work of the silversmiths’ art! Marvellous! Also the biscuit tin exhibition is interesting.
The cafe is warm and welcoming too, staff friendly and all very helpful and knowledgeable about Manderston.
Written 11 December 2019
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ALAN H
County Durham, UK32 contributions
Sep 2019
Enjoyed a lovely day visiting gardens house and cafe. Only open Thursdays and Sundays though to check opening times. Lovely house and very interesting gardens with woodland walks. Nice little cafe
Written 30 September 2019
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Peter F
Carlisle, UK25 contributions
Sep 2019
What an amazing place. An old Edwardian house that comes alive when you walk through the doors. Well kept and immaculate. This is a perfect find for the travelle4 to see the past at a good price.
Food in the Snaffles tearoom was tasty and wholesome with prices that will not cost a lot. Overall an enjoyable time spent looking at how others lived in that era.
Written 5 September 2019
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mamguide
Cramlington, UK97 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Manderston is a truly a gem. The guides were very informative telling us the history of this beautiful building. It felt like a family home. The silver stair case was beautiful. We loved the biscuit tin display. The basement was fasinating seeing how the servents responded to all the 56 bells.
We enjoyed a delish buffet lunch in the sables tea room.
Written 18 August 2019
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Richard B
Cupar, UK440 contributions
Aug 2019
Manderston is only open to the public Thursdays and Sundays. We chose the latter and were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful and the interior of the house spectacular. The tour is restricted because it is a family home but the appointed route offers a clear sense of the history of the house and its place as an Edwardian home. It is clear that no expense was spared during the last refurbishment. Guides are very helpful and friendly. We visited the cafe before we left and enjoyed an afternoon snack. Brilliant half day visit to yet another outstanding stately home.
Written 9 August 2019
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wilsydawn
Leeds, UK4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our second visit to the house with a purpose of Afternoon Tea as a birthday gift. We were very well served and sent home with a box of goodies that we had not managed to eat! The house is well worth a visit with the silver staircase, and all staff were very helpful and interesting, but not pushy with information. The gardens are lovely and there is a 'secret' seat looking over the boating pond, which is in a lovely spot. A wonderful relaxing afternoon.
Written 13 July 2019
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