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.

Protecting our colour

A selection of the wallpaper that can be found at Scotney Castle

A selection of the wallpaper that can be found at Scotney Castle

From 6 September take part in our unique house tour and discover the effect that light has on our collection. Borrow one of our ten sample books as you explore the first floor. In each room match up the samples of original wallpaper with what we have on show today.

Help colour Scotney Castle

We are raising funds to bring colour back to our staircase. We have 22 rolls of replica wallpaper ready to reinstate a golden glow and now need to raise the money to redecorate our grand staircase.

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.