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Mellerstain House & Gardens

Gordon TD3 6LG, Scotland
+44 1573 410225
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Very Squelchy!

Make sure you have wellies or waterproof boots as the paths round the lake are very muddy. For not... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
ob1knbxtrail
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Edinburgh
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Day visit to Mellerstain House

Everyone was most welcoming. The interior of the house is a must for all, but especially those... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
bloomingflowers1
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York, 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%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gordon TD3 6LG, Scotland
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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

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Staying at the clock house cottages on the Mallerstain estate has been one of my most memorable trips.Beautiful house, set in 200 acres, peace, tranquility. The clock house is divided into 2 , self contained cottages, One double, four poster and one twin bedroom, upstairs...More

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Gillian Thank you for your kind words and on behalf of Mellerstain Trust I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Clock House Cottage. We all very much enjoyed meeting you and I'm thrilled the bat watching was a success! With kind regards Jane...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Clock House cottage in the grounds of Mellerstain House. The cottage was impeccably clean upon arrival and so very comfortable. All staff were friendly and welcoming. Plenty wildlife around the grounds (owls, foxes, pheasants and bats) and only a 20/30 min...More

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Amy Many thanks for your kind review and on behalf of Mellerstain Trust I'm delighted you enjoyed the Clock House Cottage and all that Mellerstain has to offer. The staff very much enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return visit. In the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

The guides welcoming us and showing us around were really friendly and extremely informative. The house was truly beautiful both inside and out. There was a great deal to see and enjoy. We were somewhat surprised by the art installations in the grounds but these...More

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

Thank you for your review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent visit to Mellerstain. Your comments within are greatly appreciated by all. With kind regards Jane Malloch (Trust Director)

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We arrived at the entrance gates. The pedestrian gate was open and the sign said open today, though the main sign indicated only open on weekends. We walked up to the house to find out what was happening. A grey haired man came out and...More

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your review regarding your recent experience at Mellerstain. Please accept my sincere apologies for what clearly has been our error by not reversing the small hanging sign to ‘CLOSED TODAY’; this sign positioned directly below the main house opening sign stating 'House...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This was my first visit on a wet day but even so, the grounds didn't fail to impress. I must go back to do a walk around the lake on a better day. The food in the cafe was delicious - my only criticism would...More

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your first visit to Mellerstain, despite the wet weather. I note your comments regarding the delicious cafe food alongside the delay in service; please accept my sincere apologies for the latter. With kind regards...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nice tea and gorgeous chocolate and orange cake in the cafe . Friendly staff! Nice decor . Lovely parkland .

Thank Gillian A
Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Morning Gillian. Many thanks for your kind review following your recent visit to the Hoebridge Café at Mellerstain. I agree, the chocolate & orange cake is gorgeous! Your feedback is greatly appreciated by all. With kind regards Jane Malloch (Trust Director)

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I visited with a group on a very dull and wet day. First stop: The cafe for lunch. Very nice! Then a guided tour of the house, which was very interesting, and after that some time to explore on my own before it was time...More

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Many thanks for your kind review following your recent visit to Mellerstain. I'm delighted you enjoyed the café, guided tour and gardens (in part), and look forward to your return visit when the weather is more favourable! With kind regards Jane Malloch (Trust Director)

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely historic house set in glorious grounds. A informative and enjoyable visit at our own pace; and very helpful room guides. Definitely worth a visit.

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Mellerstain, Manager at Mellerstain House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to Mellerstain, and many thanks for your kind words. With kind regards Jane Malloch (Trust Director)

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