Houses and unusual buildings in Kent

We look after a range of houses and unusual buildings in Kent, from the home of a great politician to a moated manor with 700 years of history for you to uncover. Why not plan a visit?

A family walking in the woods at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Ightham Mote in the spring

Ightham Mote

Discover more about this outstanding 14th-century moated manor house and begin planning your visit.

Several large portraits by artists including Reynolds and Gainsborough hang against rich red caffoy (velvet) walls, with matching two-seater sofa and chairs in front and a small wooden door to the left

Knole

A fascinating destination for a day out. Find out more about Knole, which is nestled in a medieval deer-park and full of hidden treasures.

The main house at Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle 

A Victorian country mansion that was home to the Hussey family for almost two centuries. The mansion is surrounded by a picturesque garden with the glorious backdrop of a fairytale castle.

Chartwell, Winston Churchill's family home and a National Trust property in Kent

Chartwell 

The family home of Sir Winston Churchill. The rooms in the house remain much as they were when he lived here, and the hillside gardens reflect his love of landscape and nature.

The Writing Room at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

Discover a world-famous garden created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson. It was also a family home to some fascinating people who lived here or came to stay.

Smallhythe Place, in Tenterden Kent. Former home of victorian actress, Dame Ellen Terry

Smallhythe Place 

Visit Ellen Terry's early 16th-century house and cottage gardens. Smallhythe houses a fascinating personal and theatrical collection that reflects Ellen's extraordinary career and unconventional private life.