Holmwood House (NTS)
Built for James Couper, mill owner, in 1857-58, Holmwood is possibly the finest domestic design by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson. The architectural style of the house is a picturesque adaptation of classical Greek. Central in the design is the circular lantern over the staircase. Horizontality predominates and the wall which links house and stable lodge emphasises this. Many rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble.Thanks to investigation by Historic Scotland, Thomson's original rich decoration, based on themes from the classical world, is beginning to emerge. Much of the original stencilled decoration has been found, and visitors may follow the progress of continuing conservation work on this.
Attractive grounds, audio tour…
April to October, daily 12.00pm - 5.00pm. Morning visits available for pre-booked groups.