Welcome to Marchmont
Marchmont House is an imposing ‘Grade A’ listed Palladian mansion built in 1750 by Hugh Hume-Campbell, 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.
Major changes were made between 1914 and 1917 when the then owner, Robert Finnie McEwen commissioned the eminent Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer to enlarge the house and it stands today as perhaps the finest example of his ‘grand’ house refurbishments.
Situated at the heart of the Marchmont Estate, it lies to the east of the village of Greenlaw in the Scottish Borders, 19 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed and just 40 miles from Edinburgh.
Events in 2022
‘Inspiring Women Artists’ @ Marchmont
Saturday 9th April 2022
10:00am to 7:00pm – Registration from 9:30am
A whole day celebration of inspiring women mural painters and artists of the late 19th Century, focusing on Phoebe Anna Traquair, Mary Seton Watts, Louisa Waterford and the women artists of the Pre-Raphaelite ‘Sisterhood’.
Marchmont is normally only open to the public for a limited number of days each year for guided tours and special events.
We are gradually re-opening in line with Covid regulations and are currently offering a NEW series of our popular ‘Outdoor Sculpture Tours’ that will run three days a week from 23rd July, until the end of August.
Tickets must be booked in advance and are only available from our ticketing partner Eventbrite or by using the adjacent booking window.
We hope to resume our regular 90 minute guided ‘House Tour’, or more in-depth (2 1/2 hours) ‘Curator’s Tour’ later in the Summer.
Please be sure to sign up to our e-mailing list to be the first to hear about these, and all events at Marchmont.
The interior at Marchmont is arguably one of the finest in Scotland, and the house retains many of its original features, including the magnificent George II period plasterwork by Thomas Clayton, the pre-eminent plasterer of the time.
Over a hundred years had passed since Lorimer’s ‘aggrandisement’ took place, and and having spent 20 years as a care home it is something of an understatement to say the house was both institutionalised and unmodernised.
The goal of the current owners was to make Marchmont usable in a practical way – ‘stately yet homely’, and to bring it to life in a way that was true to its outstanding architectural history.
A comprehensive, yet sensitive six-year restoration was carried out that has been the catalyst for an inspiring and passionate appreciation for craft and design tradition, quite literally observed through the layers of history of the house.
Marchmont was awarded the prestigious 2018 Historic Houses/Sotheby’s Restoration Award as a result.
Only 40 miles from Edinburgh, Marchmont is a spectacular venue for gatherings of a family, friends or corporate nature. It stands just 19 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed’s excellent train connections to London (3h 36m), Newcastle (45m), and York (1h 44m).
Its splendid reception rooms offer a wide variety of options; perfect for a small group staying overnight who want privacy and intimacy but at the other end of the scale just as special for hosting a conference for up to 200 people.
The house is equipped with a professional kitchen, fibre broadband and video-conferencing. There are multiple bars, a film room and ‘old-school’ indoor entertainment; snooker, ping-pong and bar billiards, not to mention the surrounding countryside for those who prefer outdoor pursuits.
Please contact us with your requirements.
Outstanding accommodation is available for up to 20 people in ten guest bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Eight of which are located on a self-contained guest floor which includes a kitchen, dining room and living room, and can be reached by lift from a private entrance.
There are also five ‘staff’ bedrooms that can be let additionally.
Set at the heart of the estate, the house offers privacy and seclusion, but has all the modern conveniences required, including the latest in central heating and hot water systems, and fibre broadband.
The house is available, in-part or as a whole, for private or corporate lettings on a daily or weekly basis.
Please contact us for further information.
Winners of the
Historic Houses/Sotheby’s Restoration Award 2018
Marchmont Farms Limited
Tel: +44 (0)1361 866080