The impressive Lullingstone Castle

The Lullingstone Castle is owned by the Hart Dyke family and it has been receiving a lot of attention in the last decade, being the subject of several documentaries and in the press as well. Queen Anne used to be a frequent visitor at this castle and also the reason why several alterations have been made to this building. To enter the castle, you have to pass a Victorian porch. You then enter the Great Hall, filled with light from the large windows. High on the walls you can see ebony black lion heads with scarlet tongues and gold crowns.

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The castle was built by Sir John Peché in 1497. His family came to England with William the Conqueror and in typical English fashion, their name was swiftly anglicized. The walls throughout the castle are filled with paintings and portraits. In the hall there’s also a very beautiful Victorian sofa, definitely a unique piece.

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The castle is currently occupied by 5 families that live in various wings of this property. All the members appreciate and cherish this property. The castle has three dining rooms, all unique and beautifully decorated with exquisite furniture and paintings on the walls. A florid Victorian sideboard supports a white china dinner service and cobalt blue glass.

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

The impressive Lullingstone CastleView in gallery

As you get upstairs, large 18th century Venetian window allows a glimpse of the courtyard below and parts of the original Tudor house with its mullioned windows on the north wing. The castle also has a State Drawing Room, constructed in the reign of Elizabeth I with a fine barrel ceiling. In fact, the entire castle in breathtaking. The furniture and decorations and unique and exquisite and so is the courtyard.{found on wealdentimes}