About Monreith House and Estate
Monreith House was built in the late eighteenth century for the Maxwells of Monreith, a senior branch of the family that was once the most powerful on the Borders. They lived continuously at Monreith for over 500 years.
More recently Monreith House and the Estate were the home and inspiration of the author and naturalist Gavin Maxwell.
The fine mansion house stands in a beautiful setting. Within the extensive grounds are attractive walks by the White Loch of Myrton, through the park, garden and arboretum that contains many rare plants, shrubs and trees laid out at the end of the nineteenth century by the well known gardener and author, Sir Herbert Maxwell.
There’s an immediate sense of warmth about Monreith House when you step through the front door. For this is a family home where you can absorb the great history that’s associated with the Maxwells of Monreith. Nothing ostentatious, but plenty of comfort and space in which to relax. On the first floor, the Laird’s Apartment, a self-contained suite of well-appointed rooms.
The second floor of Monreith House has been converted into three self-contained holiday flats. All are extremely comfortab1e, each with its own central heating, colour digital tv and modern, fully equipped kitchen. Whichever part of the house you choose, there are superb views across the Loch to the Galloway Hills in the North, or towards the sea and the Isle of Man to the South.