Scotney Castle

January 2024

We recently visited Scotney Castle to enjoy the picturesque gardens which can be appreciated all year round, and even in Winter there is still much to see and be inspired by.  We captured some stunning scenes of the wooded estate and the 14th century moated castle, with the frozen moat, natural tones of stone, and a touch of winter colour to bring back to the design studio for this months journal.

Romantic winter gardens to visit in January & February.

Once a family home, Scotney Castle is now a National Trust property with a Victorian country mansion and a fairytale medieval castle, with 780 acres to explore.

A wonderful day out for the whole family to enjoy, and a great way to gather ideas and inspirations for our design journal to share with you.

Styling that is tailored to the environment and the nature that surrounds us.

It was a cold and frosty day on our visit to Scotney Castle.  We enjoyed a wintery walk around the estate before heading back up to the tea room for a hot chocolate and a piece of cake. The winter scenes we captured and the feeling of coming back home to warm up in front of the fire evoked ideas for this months journal concept design, featuring tones, textures and inspirations for your home this Winter.

The tones and hues captured in our photos laid foundation for the colour palette of cool greys fused with the warmth of natural woods, and accents of burgundy.  The overall styling is relaxed country rustic with cosy elements, and forms the vision for a scheme which could be carried throughout the home.

Visiting Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN

You can discover the estate yourself this Winter, and uncover the stories and secrets of the ancient moated castle with a Behind-the-Scenes Old Castle tour which is running on selected dates throughout January and February.  Take a brisk stroll around the grounds to blow away the cobwebs, and head back up to the tearoom to enjoy a warm drink and something tasty to bite from their seasonal menu.

There is a second-hand book shop with a children’s corner, and a lovely National Trust shop to peruse before you head home.


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