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.