Explore the enchanting country house of Manderston with myhotelbreak
MyHotelbreak.com have created an article on Manderston for their hotel guests. You can read about it below:
A hotel break is more than just having a hotel that meets your needs. It’s about having attractions and amenities nearby that are memorable and interesting.
For our guests staying in our hotels near Berwickshire we highly recommend taking a day out and visiting the wonderful Manderston. Open between May and September, there’s lots to explore in the House and Gardens.
A brief history of the House as it stands today…
- Built in the early years of the 20th century
- An Edwardian building full of sophistication
- Built for Sir James Miller, a country gentleman
- Designed by Scottish Architect John Kinross
Find out more on the history of the building by clicking here.
What to expect at Manderston?
One of Scotland’s most popular and stand out attractions, this Edwardian country house invites you inside to explore the grandeur on offer.
The Entrance to Manderston
As you enter, the entrance hall will catch your with the classical revival room set with marble floors that stand out more thanks to the array of natural light on offer.
The fantastic Grand Dining Room
Here you’ll find many art works created to “wow” visitors. Lots of the art you will experience here are dedicated to the Roman gods which was popular at the time. Look above to see the Roman god of war, Mars, painted on the ceiling. The level of detail with the dining room is quite amazing.
The Hall & Library
The Hall’s interior is truly inspired by Kedleston Hall. The stucco and fireplace were taken from the hall at Kendleston and work well in its surroundings. The hall definitely impresses and is a must see when exploring.
Firstly created as a writing room for Sir James, the library took on a difference purpose after his death. A billiard table was installed on the insistence of Lady Miller’s brothers. The room has a masculine feel with the deep crimson silk damask on the walls.
Click here to learn more about the transformation of the interiors from their humble beginning and lose yourself in this truly Edwardian structure.
Explore the gardens at Manderston
The gardens are wide ranging with a mixture of formal and informal gardens at Manderston covering fifty-six acres.
During the spring months you will notice daffodils along the lawn at the front of the house. These daffodils lead to the main gateway of the gardens.
On the south side, you will see 4 Edwardian style garden terraces which have various offerings. Guests can look down and see a tennis lawn and croquet lawn from the elevated terrace to see this part of the garden in all its glory.
The gardens are a place to get lost in and explore with family and friends.
To learn more about the gardens and what to expect here please click here.
Explore this fantastic attraction this year and sample sophistication as it should be.