13 Challenges – #9 / 3 Ightham Mote (inside)

Another of 13 Challenges! Do read the tab at the top to find out all about them!

Situated near Sevenoaks in Kent, Ightham Mote is a 14th century moated manor house. It is not one of those large sprawling places that the National Trust are known for but rather a compact building in the middle of water.

It has been one of our favourite places to visit for many years and over that time we have seen lots of renovations take place. As you walk round you can see the various eras that the building has lived through finishing in the modern times of Charles Robinson, an American who was it’s last individual owner who bequeathed Ightham to the National Trust in 1985

Here is a gallery of photos to give you a taste of different worlds living in harmony. You have an example of what the walls are made of, wallpaper, indoor plumbing, wonderful carvings, a billiard table, Mr. Robinson’s rooms, the butler’s safe and the wonderful hand painted ceiling in the chapel.

It clearly went down well with visitors! Trip Advisor

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