Mellerstain House & Gardens

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Mellerstain House & Gardens

Mellerstain House & Gardens
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
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Sean B
2 contributions
Jun 2022
I can only echo the experience of 'Primeret' - guided tour carried-out by elderly man with such a terrible sore throat that he could hardly speak! The same woman was both running the tea shop and selling tickets, meaning that each customer had to wait 5-10 minutes for service, even if they just wanted an entrance ticket - total shambles, and if it's this bad early in the season, how bad will July and August be?
Written 15 June 2022
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Jayne
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Where to go to catch Covid!
We visited the property on Monday 6th June 2022. It was in a state of chaos as there were only three people there doing tickets, coffees, tours etc.
Our tour started with an elderly gentleman as guide. We were in a smallish room with about a dozen people there. He was almost unable to speak as he was coughing so much and struggled to speak.
I beacme ill a few days later as did two other family members. We have tested positive for Covid - when we are still on holiday. This has successfully ruined our holiday. We have emailed and tried calling Mellerstain House but have not had the courtesy of a reply.
Presumably several people have been affected - I would be curious as to how many people have been affected.
I cannot believe that someone was so rash as to go ahead to be in a room with numerous people while having Covid themselves.
Was he asked to take a test?
Just appalling.
Written 14 June 2022
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iananderson1109
Baston, UK30 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Due to the pandemic the house and cafe were closed to visitors so we could only look at the house from the outside, buy a takeaway coffee and walk round the gardens. Having said that the gardens were worth a visit in their own right.
We did the full woodland walk including walking round the lake and looking at the more formal gardens.
The walk round the lake was the best bit with plenty of birdlife to observe including a pair of swans with 7 cygnets.
Written 3 August 2021
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CLE68
Scottish Borders, UK137 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Family visit to the gardens which were beautiful and stunning to walk round. A great woodland walk leading round the lake with the house as a backdrop - well signposted and clear paths. The gardens are well tended and bursting with colour.
The cafe is only serving hot / cold drinks. We were served by a very efficient and mannerly young man who also sold the tickets for the gardens. The coffees were fantastic - cappuccino and espresso. Lovely to see barista style coffee being served.

Definitely 5* service and would highly recommend visiting these beautiful gardens and grounds.

Written 2 August 2020
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AnonBristol1
25 contributions
Sep 2019
Very important house with lots to see. I particularly enjoyed the Robert Adam ceilings and also the views over the grounds. The room stewards were helpful and informative without being intrusive. Good tea room with delicious food. Lovely to have a walk round the lake after seeing the house.
Written 3 October 2019
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WesternCumbria
Cumbria, UK156 contributions
Sep 2019
The rooms are so delightful to see and if you want to absorb a little more, sit on the window seats and enjoy. A walk down to the Lake and catch sight of a deer or two, as we did.
Written 2 October 2019
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pfc302
Chester-le-Street, UK349 contributions
Sep 2019
We toured this Great country House recently,horrible day outside but this is a great place if the weather isn't good.Loads of historically significant things on display that made it a great visit.
Written 2 October 2019
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scottie19562016
Richmond, UK37 contributions
Sep 2019
I have to confess that I wanted to visit Manderston, a slight navigation hiccup on my husband`s part! However this is an interesting house, with some nice furnishings . Designed by William and Robert Adams, it has beautiful ceilings and four poster beds .
The Courtyard Tearoom does lovely soup and scones.
My husband walked round the grounds, the views of them from the enfillade rooms ( main reception rooms) are wonderful.
Written 22 September 2019
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Evelyn
Stirling, UK41 contributions
Sep 2019
As it was such nice day we went for a walk in the grounds rather than go into the house. Stunning view of the house from down by the pond/ loch. The paths round the pond were not easy to walk on as they were all rutted and there were very muddy bits in places. We had a sandwich lunch in the tea room which was very nice.
Written 13 September 2019
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veronica l
Northumberland, UK77 contributions
Sep 2019
Arrived shortly after opening time of 10 am so had a short walk in the grounds to the thatched cottage with its wonderful garden in full bloom..I.returned to the house for the opening at 11 oclock ..unfortunately there was a tour party visiting so initially we were shunted about to avoid their group but when able to explore myself I found it extremely interesting with so much to see especially all the wonderful Adams decorations....afterwards I relaxing walk along the terraces and down to the lake..some interesting art installations....the good weather enhance the experience..
Written 11 September 2019
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