A satisfyingly symmetrical and typical William and Mary house, built in 1681 and set in 18th century landscaped gardens. The house is still owned by the Warde Family, descendants of John Warde who purchased Squerryes in 1731. There is a fine collection of old master paintings from the Italian, 17th century Dutch and 18th century English schools, furniture, porcelain and tapestries, all acquired or commissioned by the family in the 18th century.
Features include the restored part of the 18th-century Anglo-Dutch gardens visited by William III, using original plans and a 1719 print as a guide.
Squerryes Court, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1SJ.
Tel: 01959 562 345/563 118
The HHA represents 1500 privately-owned historic houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK. These are listed buildings or designated gardens, usually Grade I or II*, and are often outstanding. Many are considered to be iconic symbols of Britain’s unique heritage. Visit www.hha.org.uk