Belmont House and Gardens

Swale

Type:Historic House / Palace

Belmont, Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH

Tel: +44 01795 890202

Belmont House and Gardens

About

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.

The house was bought by General George Harris in 1801 with the prize money from his successful military career in India. Later, in 1815, he was created Lord Harris in recognition of his victory over Tipoo Sultan at the battle of Seringapatam.

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 Gardens at Belmont are full of interest throughout every season. 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. The Walled Garden contains a pond and is adjacent to the Pinetum complete with grotto.

Don’t leave without a delicious cup of tea with a slice of homemade cake in their courtyard tea rooms. This is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends only. The tearoom is self-service Monday to Friday.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Garden£5.00 per ticket
Garden£2.50 per ticket
Guided House Tour & Garden£15.00 per ticket
Guided House Tour & Garden£8.00 per ticket
Season Ticket£50.00 per ticket
Self Guided House & Garden£5.00 per ticket
Self Guided House Tour & Garden£10.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Teas. Maximum number 40.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - In the gardens, on a lead only
  • Toilets - Including Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 10

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A251. Off the A251, 4 miles south of Faversham.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Faversham.

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

Gardens (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
House (3 Apr 2022 - 29 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - SundayOpen

* Self-guided House Tour on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1.00-3.30pm Guided House Tours on Sundays and BH Monday 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm Specialist clock tour last Saturday of every month from April to September, £25.00 per person, booking required.

Groups by arrangement Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Group Rate
£12.00 per person.

*Gardens are open daily, all year round.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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