Mellerstain House & Gardens

Historic Buildings & Homes

Gordon, Berwickshire, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG

    Listed as one of Britain's best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see. "A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house!"

    Experience one of Scotland's finest stately homes.  This outstanding Georgian mansion house is a unique eg. of Adam design,  built in two stages - the two wings in 1725 by Scottish architect William Adam and the large central block 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 parkland and formal gardens with breathtaking views over the lawns and ornamental lake to the Cheviot Hills.  Take time to enjoy the lakeside and woodland walks, the unsual Dutch-style thatched cottage nestled within the North Parkland , woodland play area, coffee shop, picnic spots and wildlife. For more than just a day out there are three self-catering properties available for short breaks.

    This year we celebrate Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design 2016.  As part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 we have great pleasure in hosting the following exhibition for the duration of this season.

     In Stately Silence: Scotland's other country houses by Duncan Tattersall 

    Join in this exploration of grand domestic Scottish building design from the past 250 years, experience forgotten places, and discover the other side of the country house!

    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.

     

    Gradings
    4 Historic House
    Awards
    Ancestral Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Tours by arrangement
    1 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2016

    2016 Seasonal Opening: Easter weekend (25-28 March), 29 Apr - 26 September - Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
    Gardens & Coffee Shop: 11.30am to 5pm
    House: 12.30pm to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
    Group visits welcome throughout the year by prior appointment.

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available Courtyard Coffee Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available Courtyard Coffee Shop

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden Formal gardens, grounds and lakeside walks.
    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Restricted

    Location

    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome Dogs welcome in grounds on their leads. Guide dogs only within the house.
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Edinburgh Railway Station, take A68 towards Jedburgh. Turn left at Earlston and follow signs to Mellerstain - 5 miles.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport, take city by-pass to A68 (south) toward Jedburgh. Turn left at Earlston and follow signs to Mellerstain - 5 miles.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Newcastle Ferry Terminal, go via A697 to Coldstream, the A698 to Kelso then A6089 to Mellerstain.

     

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    General

    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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