Grounds

Guests arrive at the Mansion via a long driveway flanked by trees and fields, through the original wrought iron gates and onto the front sweeping oval lawn. From there you enjoy a glimpse of the mature gardens, which retain the same classic 18th century design of the main house. The rear lawn in particular is typical of this period, when it was fashionable to promote a more liberal outlook of the countryside by designing uninterrupted views using the terrace and Ha Ha. Our Ha Ha stillĀ separatesĀ our resident sheep in the Twin Oak Field from the lawn – quite a trick of the eye! This doesn’t, of course, hamper the pheasants, squirrels or rabbits which can often be seen taking a morning stroll across the garden.

Other significant features include the shafted stone sundial, listed by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, which is said to have been a wedding gift from the wife of the original owner William Mayne, of the Mayne Dynasty.

A more recent addition to the grounds are our gypsy caravans. If you (or your children!) prefer a more adventurous approach to accommodation please enquire via our Bramble Bield website.

Herbaceous borderResident sheepMature gardens