Bedroom with portrait of Queen Mary

This is the western of the flanking Eighteenth Century wings and is the least altered part of the Georgian house. It now contains the principal guest bedroom suite.

The quadrant corridor leading from the library to the bedroom is hung with small Flemish and Dutch cabinet paintings characteristic of British Grand Tour collections, including a study of heads by Jordaens, also a pair of beautiful female nudes by G. F. Watts, who was patronized by the 8th Marquis.

The bedroom retains its original raised and fielded panelling, and carved Georgian chimneypiece. Architecturally, this is the finest room in the house. The panelling has recently been stippled a soft green colour. The canted bay contains a Venetian window from which there is a splendid prospect of the River Teviot and the 9th Marquis’s brilliantly arranged plantations of mixed trees on the southern slopes beyond.

The Victorian family portraits include: chalk drawings of Lord Schomberg Kerr and William, Lord Jedburgh.