Crailing House

Crailing House is a fine classical mansion set amongst 11.3 ha (28 acres) of rolling parkland overlooking the Oxnam Water, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) south of the hamlet of Crailing and 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. This A-listed Regency-style house features a five-bay facade in sandstone ashlar, with a prominent pediment and unusual balustraded bows to the north and south. It comprises two storeys over a basement, and contains three reception rooms, nine bedrooms and four bathrooms, with several of these rooms retaining period features. It was built in 1803 by architect William Elliot (1761 - 1830) for James Paton of the East India Company. The Paton family sold the house to Peter Kerr, 12th Marquis of Lothian, in 1948, who commissioned Reginald Fairlie to modify the interior in 1952. In 2009, Crailing House was bought by impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner for around £1.4 million and he has sympathetically restored the property.

The property includes two gate-lodges and a B-listed stable block with a Palladian frontage built around a central courtyard. In the grounds are the fragments of a 12th-C. chapel which was attached to Jedburgh Abbey.

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