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Well Worth a Visit

This is a wonderful example of an Adam designed house, and interior. We very much appreciated that... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
HelenZA
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Durban, South Africa
Amazing Adam-designed house

As its brochure states, Mellerstainis 'one of Britain's best stately homes' -especially because of... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Ian Y
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Chelmsford, 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...more
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is a wonderful example of an Adam designed house, and interior. We very much appreciated that we were able to sit on some of the original chairs. Having anywhere to sit in a stately home is a great bonus! They are often hard on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank HelenZA
Reviewed 20 October 2018

As its brochure states, Mellerstainis 'one of Britain's best stately homes' -especially because of its magnificent Adam interiors although the exterior is almost plain by comparison. This house also boasts a very fne collection of paintings.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 18 October 2018

What a beautiful house and gardens! Highly recommended for an informative and relaxing stroll round some amazing treasures. Guides were so knowledgeable and informative but not at all intrusive. Cafe was lovely too with some excellent home made cakes!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sue J
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I can do little more than endorse the views of the last few TA contributors, in that this place is a delight and comes across as being rather more intimate than the 'average' stately home. Dainty is a word that comes to mind, albeit not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chris_and_Jean
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I visited the house and gardens during my stay near Kelso and was delighted with the extremely high quality of the entire experience. The house is beautifully kept and the guides are extremely enthusiastic and helpful without being intrusive. It is without exception the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Linda G
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello, thank you for your visit and review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit so much and will be sure to let the guides know. Kind regards, Stephen Operations Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2018

We began our visit to Mellorstain House with a delicious bowl of pea soup served with artisan bread in the cafe, the staff were cheery and welcoming. We then walked our two dogs around the beautiful grounds, the sun was shining and we saw the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Mary N
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello, thank you for your visit and submitting a review. I'm so pleased you had the change to speak to the Earl of Haddington and enjoyed your visit so much. Kind regards, Stephen Operations Manager

Reviewed 2 September 2018

This house is not grand in the sense of the other great houses in the UK to visit. However it is a stunning and well maintained example of the Adams style of architecture and design. As you tour round the house, each room gives an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Robin S
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello, thank you for your visit and review. I'm glad you enjoyed the house, grounds and the sculpture park. I do hope you are able to visit us again in the future. Kind regards, Stephen Operations Manager

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Mellerstain house again for 7 nights staying in the Clockhouse cottage. Beautiful surroundings everyone involved are polite, friendly and helpful. After the day visitors have left we pretty much had the place to ourselves, our girls loved playing on the park and walking the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 722leec
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We very nearly missed out on seeing this wonderful house. We had never heard of it and it was by chance on browsing through a magazine in our B and B that we read about it. Our next destination was Kelso, Mellerstain House was on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank KiwichickAuckland
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Mellerstain House is a private house which manages to exude a lived-in aspect while revealing its many treasures. Chief amongst its treasures are its Robert Adams rooms but it also has wall paper dating from 1795 (the room looks like new), a variety of 18th...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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