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This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, TD10 6YL
01202 820300

Marchmont is an imposing ‘Grade A’ listed ‘Palladian’ mansion built in 1750 by the 3rd Earl of Marchmont. Long thought to have been designed by William Adam, it is possibly the work of the celebrated architect James Gibbs, and enacted by Thomas Gibson.

Set in a designed landscape at the heart of the Marchmont Estate, which comprises some 5,500 acres, 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 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.


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.

Visitor Opening Times

Visits by appointment.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Family Friendly Facilities

There are currently no specific facilities for families, but they are most welcome.

Free entry for children 12 or under when accompanied by a parent/guardian.


All the house’s featured rooms are accessible.

• Free entrance for a companion when accompanying a registered disabled visitor.
• Dedicated disabled parking 10m from the main entrance.
• A small ramp allows access to the ground floor.
• There is a lift which reaches all floors and is suitable for a wheelchair user (0.9m x 2m).
• There are dedicated disabled toilets.

Film Locations

An imposing ‘Palladian’ mansion set in a designed landscaped, at the heart of the 5,500 acre Marchmont Estate. Offering arable, pasture, woodland, river and moorland backdrops, as well as a variety of estate properties including cottages, farm buildings and stabling.

The interior is arguably one of the finest in Scotland, and the house retains many of its original Georgian features.
Conveniently located just 40 miles from Edinburgh, the house offers privacy and seclusion.

As well as the six principal Georgian reception rooms and an oak-panelled ‘ballroom’ there is outstanding accommodation with all modern conveniences including broadband and video conferencing as well as a professional kitchen and ample parking. Marchmont has previously been used as a feature film location. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Educational Facilities

There are currently no specific facilities for school’s groups, though they are most welcome.

Groups and special visits

Group and Special Visits are available by appointment only using the contact details provided.

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenNo
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Mr. O. A. Burge
The Courtyard
Holt Lodge Farm
Horton Heath
BH21 7JN

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