Welcome to Belmont
The focus of Belmont is the elegant 18th century house (designed by Samuel Wyatt) commanding stunning views over the surrounding Estate and the rolling Kentish North Downs. Steeped in history, this unique house contains mementos of the family's history and travels. The grounds of the estate amount to more than 3,000 acres which contain the house, gardens, cricket pitch, orchards, and surrounding farmland and woodland.
Within the house itself lies three exciting collections: the armoury, collected by five generations of the Harris family (Lords of the estate for 200 years); the Cazabon collection, the finest collection of Cazabon paintings in Britain; and the Clock Museum, an extraordinary horological collection created by the 5th Lord Harris.
The house was built in 1769 by Edward Wilks, store-keeper at the nearby Faversham Powder Mill. Extensive views and its elevated position gave Belmont its name.
“Belmont house is one of Kent’s
and is a must!”
The present layout of the grounds dates from the 1790s, though the planting has been altered over the past two centuries. The gardens consist of a walled garden, pinetum, wooded areas, formal lawns and a large kitchen garden. You can find out more about the history and design of the gardens on our regular Meet the Head Gardener tours.
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The Old Stables Tea Room
Located in the Courtyard beneath the Clock Tower, the Tea Room is open all year round on a self-service basis, visitors are welcome to make themselves a tea or coffee using our honestly cash only box as payment.
During the season (April to September) the Tea Room is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11am until 4pm serving light lunches, cream teas and homemade cakes.
You’ll find the latest news and events happening at Belmont House here.
We are delighted to announce that the first ‘Belmont House’ Antiques Roadshow episode will be broadcast on Sunday 12th March at 8pm on BBC One Antiques Roadshow comes from the beautiful grounds of Belmont House…
Habshi is home!
Our beautiful old rocking horse was taken away last year to undergo some much needed TLC at the Kensington Rocking Horse Company. Habshi (named for one of the 5th Lord Harris’ chargers) was collected by…
Christmas Firewood Deliveries 2022
Our Christmas firewood deliveries slots are now fully booked for 2022. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. We would like to wish all our customers as very Merry Christmas and a Happy…
Chipping for Winter 2022
Belmont Biomass Chipping for Winter 2022 in full swing. Once again, Aspen Tree Services are here at Belmont to chip our yearly quota of roughly 150 ton this year. It’s a mixture of hard and…
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welcoming and friendly,
I will most certainly visit again soon”