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Mellerstain House & Gardens

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Gordon TD3 6LG, Scotland
+44 1573 410225
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Borders splendour

We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful, lived-in Adams house in the Scottish Borders. The property... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diptych
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Hampton, United Kingdom
Estate is well kept and a good touring base for Scottish Borders

Stayed on the estate during the autumn in a holiday cottage. Main house was closed , but lots of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Solway73
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Wigton, 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“robert adam” (14 reviews)
“tea room” (11 reviews)
“floors castle” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gordon TD3 6LG, Scotland
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+44 1573 410225
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"room guides"
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"gardens are lovely"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful, lived-in Adams house in the Scottish Borders. The property itself is wonderful in a slightly 'frayed-about-the-edges' sort of way without any of the heavily restored and overly primped veneer found in many National Trust houses, for instance. The...More

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

Thank you for your kind review and rating. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and do hope you are able to come back again soon. Kind regards, Stephen McLean (Operations Manager)

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stayed on the estate during the autumn in a holiday cottage. Main house was closed , but lots of good walks on the well kept estate. Estate is good centre for visiting attractions in Kelso, Melrose and Berwick on Tweed. Also possible to do day...More

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. On behalf of Mellerstain Trust I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay in one of our holiday cottages and found it to be a good touring base for the Scottish Borders. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Visited the gardens only. Had a wander around to see the inflatable art installations (nothing special expect the one on the lake and think it'd look better at night when you can't see how dirty the big white spheres are, which somewhat detracts from the...More

Thank PennyPurples
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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Many thanks for your kind review following your visit. I'm delighted you thought Mellerstain was a 'great place to visit' and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the future. With kind regards Jane M (Trust Director)

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

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
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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

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)

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

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
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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

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

1  Thank 815Evertonian
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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

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
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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 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
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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

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
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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

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

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

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

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