Welcome to Summer 2019

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… time to enjoy your own house and garden and perhaps get out and about to look at some of Kent’s architectural gems.

In this edition, we offer you Belmont House, a Georgian treasure near Faversham which is open to the public in summer, and the intriguingly-named Pig at Bridge Place, a Jacobean country house near Canterbury in its new incarnation as lifestyle restaurant with rooms. If you want to know more about grandiose Jacobean style, then do read our expert’s guide to these opulent buildings often called ‘prodigy houses’. (While at Bridge, call in at the White Horse Inn and meet the new team there.)

We also tell you how working on a recent renovation project in Smarden was a return to roots for builder Simon Palmer, and architect James Clague writes about one of the most atmospheric estates in Kent.

Oh – and we’ve a taste of sunny Italy, with a copy of Gregg Wallace’s latest cookbook to give away.

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Best wishes,

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