Manderston is an Edwardian mansion set in 56 acres of formal gardens, located just outside of Duns in the Scottish Borders.
The home of Lord and Lady Palmer, Manderston is found 12 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed on the A6105. The Edwardian Country House was filmed by Channel 4 at this beautiful mansion in the town of Duns.
Manderston’s buildings, park and gardens form an ensemble that is unique in Britain. It was built in 1905 for Sir James Miller by the architect John Kinross who, when he asked how much he could spend, was told it simply didn’t matter. As a result the house shows a detail and quality of craftsmanship that is rarely seen, and incorporates all Edwardian modern conveniences, such as electricity, plumbing and central heating.
Manderston offers sumptuous state rooms including a most charming and beautiful ball room, the only silver staircase in the world, marble floors and unexpected insights into life at the turn of the century both upstairs and downstairs. The original kitchens are particularly well designed for their time.
Manderston also houses a Biscuit Tin Museum of mainly Huntley and Palmer decorative tins. Outside, there are formal and woodland gardens, a stable block that has been described as the best in the world (it has often been mistaken for the main house), an octagonal Marble Dairy and tower, lakeside walks, a tea room and gift shop. Dogs are allowed in the grounds on leads. There is a gift shop selling souvenirs and homemade goods, and a tea room serves Edwardian teas on open days only.
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