A Family Home
Kentwell is not a ‘stately home’ but very much a lived-in and loved family home, something it has been for over 500 years. The public see much of the House, including rooms used by the family - usually with obvious signs of use.
It is also a project - for 35 years now a non-stop effort to save this beautiful House, re-create its Gardens and form a traditional style Farm. In this sense it is very much a House of today, even if some of the works have accentuated the House's Tudor origins.
We hope visitors will feel more like guests in a private home, rather than visitors to a public institution.
Timeless Charm & Tranquillity
Over 150 years ago it was written that 'visitors emerging from the Avenue on a summery evening cannot withold admiration when they see the manifold beauties of Kentwell Hall'. This remains true today.
Another writer, born at Kentwell over 100 years ago, described it as "...a little great house of magical beauty..." and "...as a paradise on earth..." Many visitors today share that feeling.