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Mellerstain House & Gardens

| Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon TD3 6LG, Scotland
+44 1573 410225
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Well worth a visit

This property's dog friendly, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Entrance fees are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whippy2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Exceeding expectations

The house is well-publicised for its connection with William Adams, who designed part of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Major Colin R
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Bowdon, United Kingdom
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Experience one of Scotland's finest stately homes. Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Mellerstain is a unique example of William & Robert Adam design, presenting a complete picture as it would have been some 240 years ago. •Admire the outstanding Robert Adam interiors •Enjoy the fine art, embroidery, china & furniture collections.•Relax within acres of parkland, gardens,lakeside/ woodland walks & playground •Treat yourself in the courtyard café •Holiday in our self-catering cottages.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon TD3 6LG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This property's dog friendly, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Entrance fees are very reasonable. There are several walks around the lake and the estate is very well kept. The house offers an array of antiques and lovely light interior designs. There is a...More

Thank Whippy2013
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review following your recent visit to Mellerstain. I'm delighted you enjoyed your day with us and hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. With kind regards Jane Malloch (Trust Director)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is well-publicised for its connection with William Adams, who designed part of the building, and his son Robert who completed it and designed the interiors, and often the actual experience is an anti-climax - but not here! In fact the actual is far...More

Thank Major Colin R
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review following your recent visit to Mellerstain. We are delighted your experience exceeded initial expectations and very appreciative of your comments within. Many thanks for visiting Mellerstain and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With kind regards Jane...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see the beautiful house and architecture by Adams. Lovely walks around the grounds and lake. Only disappointment was the tea shop. We went for tea and cake at 2.45 to see only a victoria spong cake and a chocolate cake...More

Thank 815Evertonian
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review following your recent visit and I'm delighted you enjoyed the house and gardens. Please accept our apologies regarding your experience in the café; your feedback regarding food supply and staffing has been discussed with the café management team who...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I recently toured Mellerstain House. What a treat! To those nay-sayers who found the rooms too much the same, I say "yes, all stunningly beautiful". It was a real treat to see Adams interiors which are so light, bright, and colorful. Different...More

Thank hbelleCalifornia
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review and lovely to note you chose to visit Mellerstain following your friend's recommendation. The Robert Adam interiors really are a treat, particularly the suite of rooms along the enfilade, enhanced by the beautiful south facing views to the gardens,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 4th stay at Mellerstain, and as usual we had an amazing time. We stayed in the clock house cottage on this occasion and just like next door in the courtyard cottage we arrived to a spotless cottage. The addition of Wi-Fi was an added...More

2  Thank Lee C
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lee Thank you for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in the Clock House. We really enjoyed seeing you all again and hope to welcome you back to Mellerstain again in the near future. With kind regards Jane...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in the Borders, staying just up the road from Mellerstain. We visited on our last day and spent a pleasant afternoon wandering around the grounds with our dogs. The gardens were very beautiful and well kept. You could walk right around...More

1  Thank Jacki B
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review following your recent visit. I'm delighted you enjoyed the grounds and gardens in the sunshine, and your feedback is very much appreciated. I very much hope you enjoyed your week in the Borders and hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our day out at this super house. Incredibly friendly staff who made the visit more memorable with their knowledge and great stories about the family and history. We had lots of laughter and conversations with all the guides there. Super cafe with delicious...More

1  Thank KIMBO20142014
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your day with us at Mellerstain. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and your comments within will be forwarded to our staff and the Earl. We hope to welcome you back in the future. With...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a sunny day after a disappointing visit to Floors castle. This is a relatively modest sized country house with a perfect, beautiful, range of rooms designed by Robert Adam at the end of the 18c including a spectacular library, helpful and interested...More

Thank UKandFrance
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm delighted you enjoyed your day with us, and your feedback regarding the house, gardens and café is greatly appreciated by all. Thank you for choosing to visit Mellerstain and we hope to welcome you back in the future. With kind regards Jane Malloch (Trust...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Make sure you have wellies or waterproof boots as the paths round the lake are very muddy. For not a lot of money the pathways could be made far more pleasant and accessible to all. Unlikely the Scottish climate is ever going to get less...More

Thank ob1knbxtrail
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Mellerstain. Your comments have been noted and will be referred to the trustees for further consideration. With kind regards Jane Malloch (Trust Director)

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Everyone was most welcoming. The interior of the house is a must for all, but especially those taking an interest in William and Robert Adam interiors. The designs and colours were brilliant in fact some of the best I have seen. The formal gardens were...More

Thank bloomingflowers1
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind words following your visit. I'm delighted you enjoyed the William and Robert Adam interiors; the father and son combination unique to Mellerstain. Your feedback regarding the Adam design and colours is greatly appreciated, particularly since we have just recently completed...More

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