Overview

Marchmont is an imposing ‘Grade A’ listed ‘Palladian’ mansion built in 1750 by the 3rd Earl of Marchmont.

The house is thought to have been built to a design by William Adam, which was enacted by Thomas Gibson.

Set in a designed landscaped at the heart of the Marchmont Estate, which comprises some 5,500 acres, the interior is arguably one of the finest in Scotland. The house retains many of its original features including magnificent George II period plasterwork by Thomas Clayton, the pre-eminent plasterer of the time.

Major changes were made between 1914 and 1917, when the eminent Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer was commissioned to enlarge the house.

The present owners have just completed a sensitive five-year restoration. Their brief was to create a splendid but comfortable ‘home’; one that incorporated the very latest in 21st Century ‘creature comforts’ whilst preserving its historically significant features.


Opening
Opening

Marchmont offer monthly guided tours (2-2.5 hour duration) publicised via our newsletter and on social media (Facebook and Twitter).

Group tours are available by arrangement.

 

Find Us
Find us

Marchmont lies 3 miles to the east of the village of Greenlaw (off the A697), 19 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and 40 miles south east of Edinburgh.

 

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

£15 for guided tour

£10 for students and TD10 postcode residents

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups are welcome and refreshments are provided. 

Please contact Oliver Burge to book:

info@marchmonthouse.com

01202 820300


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Accommodation

The house offers flexible accommodation for 20 plus guests.

There are ten guest bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, eight of which form part of a self-contained guest floor which includes a kitchen, dining room and living room, and can be reached by lift from a private entrance.

Each bedroom offers commanding views over the grounds, with many facing the Avenue on the east side of the house; at over a mile long it is said to be the longest drive in Scotland.

There are also five ‘staff’ bedrooms that can be let additionally.

The house has just been subject to a five-year restoration and offers the latest in central heating and hot water systems. Wi-Fi is also available throughout, and there is abundant parking.

In addition Marchmont’s formal receptions rooms can also be hired, and the Lorimer Dining Room can accommodate 24.

The house is now available, in-part or as a whole, for private or corporate lettings on a daily or weekly basis.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Marchmont is a magnificent and spacious ‘county house’ venue only 40 miles from Edinburgh, and just 19 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed.

There is a regular fast train connection to London (3h 36m), Newcastle (45m), and York (1h 44m).

Its large reception rooms offer a wide variety of options depending on the desired format and the numbers attending.

The grounds offer privacy and seclusion, but the house has all the modern conveniences required including the latest in central heating and hot water systems, fibre broadband and video conferencing as well as a professional kitchen and ample parking.

Outstanding accommodation for 20 people in 10 en-suite guest rooms.

There are also five ‘staff’ bedrooms that can be let additionally.

Each bedroom offers commanding views over the grounds, with many facing the Avenue on the east side; at over a mile long it is said to be the longest drive in Scotland.

The house is now available, in-part or as a whole, for corporate lettings on a daily or weekly basis. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Projector and screen
  • Lunch

Filming Opportunities

We welcome requests for filming. 

Marchmont is an imposing ‘Grade A’ listed ‘Palladian’ mansion built in 1750 by the 3rd Earl of Marchmont, thought to be to a design by William Adam, which was enacted by Thomas Gibson.

The interior is arguably one of the finest in Scotland, and the house retains many of its original features including magnificent George II period plasterwork.

Set in a designed landscaped at the heart of the 5,500 acre Marchmont Estate, at over a mile long the drive is said to be the longest in Scotland.

It offers arable, pasture, woodland and moorland backdrops, as well as a variety of estate properties including cottages, farm buildings and stabling.

Conveniently located just 40 miles from Edinburgh, the house offers privacy and seclusion.

As well as six principal reception rooms and an oak-panelled ‘ballroom’ there is outstanding accommodation for 25 people with all modern conveniences including the latest in central heating and hot water systems, fibre broadband and video conferencing as well as a professional kitchen and ample parking.