House of Dun gardens and grounds will be open to vistors from 6 July 2020. The house will remain closed for the remainder of 2020.
Designed with Georgian pride and baroque extravagance by renowned architect William Adam, House of Dun is every bit the perfect 18th-century laird’s home.
It took 13 years to complete and the precision shows in the fine details. Joseph Enzer’s plasterwork in the saloon is masterful – classical tableaux and family emblems rise thickly from the walls and ceilings with filigree flourishes. Throughout the house, hand-stitched woolwork and embroideries by Lady Augusta FitzClarence, daughter of William IV and actress Dorothy Jordan, are equally impressive.
Downstairs in the kitchen see how the house was at the forefront of technology, with a labour-saving clockwork spit to make work easier for the cook and her staff. Finally, step into the wildlife-rich outdoors, where beautiful formal gardens are surrounded by acres of Montrose woodland.
Erskine’s Café is located in the courtyard of the House of Dun with indoor and outdoor seating. It offers a selection of light lunch bites, cakes and hot & cold drinks. Children’s options are available.
Self Catering Accommodation
Step into the life of an 18th century coachman in these two historic apartments, set in House of Dun’s original stable block. Built to accommodate the grooms who would have kept the Laird’s horses in shining condition, the apartments are stylishly furnished and lie off a picturesque sandstone courtyard.
Each self catering apartment sleeps four, has a kitchen, living space and shower room. Dogs are welcome.
Public transport accessible. Holiday guests also have full access to the House’s formal gardens and grounds throughout their stay.
There are lots of lovely walks around the property, dogs are welcome in the formal walled gardens on a lead. Dogs can visit the café and shop as long as they are on a lead. We have water bowls in the courtyard and sell doggy ice cream. Assistance dogs are allowed in the house during tours.
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