Mavisbank House is a hidden gem, situated a few miles south of Edinburgh and tucked away between the Midlothian communities of Loanhead, Bonnyrigg, Lasswade and Dalkeith.  It is architecturally renowned as one of Scotland's earliest and finest examples of a Palladian style villa and is Listed Category A and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, envisaged and built within a designed landscape. 

The policy grounds of about 140 acres (57 hectares) are also Scheduled as an Ancient Monument, have Conservation Area status and are included in the Inventory of Scotland's Gardens and Designed Landscapes.  The House currently stands as a roofless ruin in a perilous state of repair and there is no public access to either the House or Policies.