Paxton House was built for Patrick Home in the eighteenth century. Patrick was the son of the Reverend Ninian Home of Billie and his wife Margaret, a descendant of the senior cadet branch of the Home family, the Homes of Wedderburn. By repute the house was built in an attempt to woo a young lady at the Prussian court which sadly was unsuccessful.
Paxton House is nevertheless an outstanding example of eighteenth century architecture. It is furnished with some of the finest furniture and paintings of the era when it was built.
The house was in the ownership of descendants of the Homes until the late twentieth century when John Home Robertson gave it to the National Trust. It is open to visitors and is strongly recommended by the Association.
The Paxton House website is to be found on the link below: