Part of the Leeds Castle estate, Battel Hall has been given a makeover by interior designer Francesca Rowan-Plowden in keeping with its 14th century origins – and its 1930s party heyday.

Anyone with a penchant for the roaring Twenties is in for a treat at Battel Hall. Slip into the world of the Bright Young Things and imagine yourself as the most dazzling character from Evelyn Waugh. This really is a house that was meant for entertaining… and not in a hot-tub and minibar kind of way. Think country house style, whiskeys by the open fire and giddy games of hide-and-seek.

The walls in the drawing room are painted in Bone by Farrow & Ball

The walls in the drawing room are painted in Bone by Farrow & Ball

The tiled floor is original

The tiled floor is original

The kitchen is painted in Cactus by Neptune

The kitchen is painted in Cactus by Neptune

Carved stone arrow-slit windows reveal Battel Hall's centuries of history

Carved stone arrow-slit windows reveal Battel Hall's centuries of history

The mural is a replica of the very rare painted altarpiece found during a restoration of Battel Hall in the 1860s. The original is in Leeds Castle chapel

The mural is a replica of the very rare painted altarpiece found during a restoration of Battel Hall in the 1860s. The original is in Leeds Castle chapel

The first floor landing, with a window seat on the left. The lamps are from Rowan Plowden Design and the lampshades are from Oka

The first floor landing, with a window seat on the left. The lamps are from Rowan Plowden Design and the lampshades are from Oka

One of the building's original architectural details, an intricately carved corbel in the dining room

One of the building's original architectural details, an intricately carved corbel in the dining room

The headboard is covered in Alhambra by Lewis & Wood

The headboard is covered in Alhambra by Lewis & Wood

The en-suite to the Wisteria room

The en-suite to the Wisteria room

The painted blue chest in the Larkspur bedroom is from Ardingly Antiques Fair

The painted blue chest in the Larkspur bedroom is from Ardingly Antiques Fair

The headboard in The Peony bedroom is by rowan Plowden Design, upholstered in Oak Leaves by Blithfield

The headboard in The Peony bedroom is by rowan Plowden Design, upholstered in Oak Leaves by Blithfield

Francesca found the painting at Ardingley

Francesca found the painting at Ardingley

Arched stone windows and puddled curtains in the Hellebore bedroom

Arched stone windows and puddled curtains in the Hellebore bedroom

A door in the Hellebore bedroom's bathroom leads to a secret passage through to the Peony bedroom

A door in the Hellebore bedroom's bathroom leads to a secret passage through to the Peony bedroom

The curtains in the Myrtle bedroom are Zarafshan by Lewis & Wood

The curtains in the Myrtle bedroom are Zarafshan by Lewis & Wood

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