The picturesque home of Edward Hussey © John Miller

The picturesque home of Edward Hussey

A picturesque home

The house was built by Edward Hussey III from the sandstone quarried from the grounds of the Old Castle. It is positioned to overlook the Castle and estate and the garden was also designed and created at the same time. This meant that all the three elements: house, garden and estate would work as one in creating a perfect picturesque country home.

The wood panelling and some of the significant furniture was also designed specifically for the house by Salvin which gives a lovely flow of continuity to the home. However the Hussey family were great collectors and hoarders of everything so you will see many influences from different generations as you walk around.

The house has been opened in phases, with the final phase of rooms opening last year. Below you can see pictures of the final rooms to be opened up.

Bamboo Room

The clue to the theme of the latest room to be opened is in its title. Everything you see in this room has a bamboo theme, even the wallpaper.

Salvin Room

We have shown this room as if it is night time. The room has in it the striking Salvin designed bed, once described as a bed to get lost in.

Friends' Bedroom

This room is where the friends of Christopher and Betty, the last owners, would stay. On the walls are hung paintings of Scotney done by their friends when they stayed here.

Polish the past

Here you can download our guide to what we do when we put the house to bed and pick up some useful hints and tips.