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 & BallTEST
The tiled floor is originalTEST
The kitchen is painted in Cactus by NeptuneTEST
Carved stone arrow-slit windows reveal Battel Hall's centuries of historyTEST TEST
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 chapelTEST
The first floor landing, with a window seat on the left. The lamps are from Rowan Plowden Design and the lampshades are from OkaTEST
One of the building's original architectural details, an intricately carved corbel in the dining roomTEST
The headboard is covered in Alhambra by Lewis & WoodTEST
The en-suite to the Wisteria roomTEST TEST
The painted blue chest in the Larkspur bedroom is from Ardingly Antiques FairTEST
The headboard in The Peony bedroom is by rowan Plowden Design, upholstered in Oak Leaves by BlithfieldTEST
Francesca found the painting at ArdingleyTEST
Arched stone windows and puddled curtains in the Hellebore bedroomTEST
A door in the Hellebore bedroom's bathroom leads to a secret passage through to the Peony bedroomTEST
The curtains in the Myrtle bedroom are Zarafshan by Lewis & Wood
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