Belmont House and Gardens

Belmont House and Gardens, Faversham: Hours, Address, Belmont House and Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Belmont House and Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, set in formal gardens and parkland, is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of 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 Tipu Sultan at the battle of Seringapatam. Belmont contains fabulous mementoes of the family's history and travels - paintings, furniture, Indian silverware and one of the finest and most extensive collection of clocks in private hands in the country, assembled by the 5th Lord. The Gardens at Belmont are full of interest throughout every season. The Kitchen Garden 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. Open Sat for tours at 2.15Pm and 3.15Pm, Sun & BH Mon for tours at 2.15Pm, 3.00Pm and 3.45Pm, tea room open for home-made cakes and cream teas from 1.Oopm at weekends. Wednesday tours are at 11.00Am and 1.00Pm,tearoom open Wednesday for light lunches.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Popular mentions

4.5
153 reviews
Excellent
102
Very good
36
Average
7
Poor
6
Terrible
2

Lisalisa
Bournemouth, UK25 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
They need to not host the local hunt. People generally don’t want blood thirsty savages sharing their vile stories in nice surroundings
Written 15 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HMN19
London, UK176 contributions
Aug 2021
A very enjoyable visit to a smaller historic house and gardens and ideal for a quiet stroll when the more famous commercialised places are so busy. The house itself was not open (it is not large and is a family home) when we went but we could wander around outside to appreciate the buildings and there was a display to explain its history. The gardens are varied and when we went the woodland walk with hydrangeas in full bloom in the dappled sunlight below the trees was especially lovely. The vegetable garden is still in use and we were able to buy produce at very reasonable prices. Like everything there, this was done with an honesty box which suited the gentle atmosphere; how wonderful to find this is still possible.
Written 1 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris T
3 contributions
Sep 2021
As a kid i grew up a few miles from Belmont but never actually got to visit it, but now I finally did and well worth it. There are some lovely grounds, magnificent trees and the Victorian greenhouse and kitchen garden is well worth a look - I've never seen such huge onions! I particularly liked the Komodo Dragon , double life size, carved out of a fallen cedar bough. The tea room is totally self service, ie a kettle, cups and teabags with an honesty box - there are cakes [coffee and walnut, carrot, Victoria sponge etc] very nice but nothing substantial for a proper lunch so take your own - plenty of picnic tables and benches dotted around.
Written 24 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vegieplot
Copthorne, UK532 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Popped in here on the off chance in the way to faversham - would recommend for a nice stroll- the veg garden was pretty spectacular at this time of year

Shame we didn’t see the house as this looked pretty interesting

Would recommend
Written 1 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pamela F
4 contributions
Jul 2021
We went for the gardens only and they are lovely, very attractive and well kept on the whole, considering the problems with the pandemic. Café not open except for self-service, very trusting, which was so kind.
Written 25 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa B
16 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a gorgeous place to visit, and the staff were lovely particularly Danielle Honey, who took us round the house, she said she wasn't a guide but she really should be, she did a wonderful job. Also,the staff in the cafe, just lovely.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kate G
14 contributions
Aug 2021
Had a lovely afternoon despite a bit of rain. The house is beautiful and the staff friendly and knowledgeable without being intrusive. The gardens are gorgeous and the willow trail good. From a child’s point of view I would say numbering the sculptures would help them follow the trail and be able to know who they have found. Cakes and hot drinks delicious
Written 18 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

account2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga123 contributions
Aug 2021
A low key delight. You might not see any staff as they have an honesty box system, and you are free to wander like a house party guest. The house is full of clocks, the gardens are innovative (I loved the new lizards carved out of the living wood of resting branches), and they are very keen on their veg.
Written 13 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annabellacottonsocks
Redhill, UK172 contributions
Aug 2021
We did not go into the house ( not sure if it is open to the public at present) but enjoyed wandering around the peaceful grounds. The gardens are interesting and varied,especially if you enjoy gardening. We particularly liked the extensive kitchen garden and Victorian greenhouses and the Walled garden. There's also a Pinetum, an orchard and a woodland walk. It's all surrounded by tranquil countryside.
It was exceptionally quiet when we visited perhaps due to current circumstances and it was also strange that there were no staff around. There is an admission fee of £7 per person (£5 concessions, £2.50 children 12-16 years) which we were trusted to put into a locked letterbox. The tea room was open but is self service and DIY; there's a kettle, tea, coffee,milk and sugar also a small selection of cakes, flapjack etc and packets of crisps. Again there is a price list and you are trusted to pay! Hopefully people don't abuse this. We sat outside enjoying our coffee and flapjack as there are plenty of tables and benches.
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim B
Kent, UK245 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had been meaning to visit for a while but wanted to wait until the house had reopened. It was an incredibly peaceful experience with only a handful of people visiting at the same time as us. The gardens are absolutely immaculate not to mention extensive. The house didn't disappoint either even though we had to complete a self guided tour. Having said that, there were several staff members dotted around the house who were able to give us comprehensive information about the house and contents. We highly recommend Belmont and will definitely be returning!
Written 31 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 151
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Belmont House and Gardens

Belmont House and Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Hotels near Belmont House and Gardens: View all hotels near Belmont House and Gardens on Tripadvisor