The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, set in its own parkland, amid stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside, is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of the architect Samuel Wyatt. General (Later Lord) Harris bought the house at a public auction in 1801, using his share of prize money he acquired following the defeat of Tipu Sultan at the Battle of Seringapatam in 1799.
Belmont houses objects that reflect 6 generations of continuous occupation by one family, containing wonderful mementos of the family’s history and travels – paintings, photograph albums, furniture, beautiful Indian and English silverware along with one of the finest private collections of clocks and watches in Britain outside those in the national museums.
The Walled Garden to the rear of the stable yard is an intimate enclosed garden with long borders containing an abundance of annuals and perennials. It gives a beautiful splash of colour from Spring through to Autumn. On one side of the walls is the Pinetum with grotto and to the other the lawns leading to the Ha-Ha.
The Kitchen Garden was originally designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd and has beautiful Victorian Greenhouses, along with figs, hops, soft fruits and traditional apple and pear varieties. Plants and seasonal produce can be found on sale near the greenhouse entrance.
Groups are welcome to visit Belmont by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between April to September.
To organise a group visit, please contact the Estate Administrator on 01795 890 202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please visit www.belmont-house.org