Listed as one of Britain's ten best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see.
"A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house!"
This outstanding Georgian mansion house is a unique example of Adam design, begun in 1725 by Scottish architect William Adam and completed in 1778 by his more famous son, Robert. Some say this is one of Robert Adam's finest works, complemented by the fine art, period furniture, china and embroidery collections within.
Its idyllic location does not disappoint, set in acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens (designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield in 1910) with breathtaking views over the lawns and ornamental lake to the Cheviot Hills, lakeside and woodland walks, play area, courtyard coffee shop, picnic spots, wildlife, Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep. A special highlight being the unsual Dutch-style thatched cottage nestled within the North Parkland. There are also three self-catering properties available for short breaks.
The main floor, lower floor and garden terrace all have disabled access, and a disabled toilet is available on the lower floor and in the courtyard. There is limited access to the remaining gardens and grounds.