This time we randomly (as we do) we decided to visit the Knole House. The biggest attraction for me was the deer park and I couldn’t wait to meet them.
Chasing the deer
It wasn’t a long journey this time as the house is located in Sevenoaks, which is worth a separate blog post. It’s so beautiful, I had no idea! I haven’t taken any pictures, but if you are wondering, it’s a picture perfect commuter town in Kent.
While driving through the narrow road towards the property, I saw a bunch of deer enjoying the sunshine. I didn’t want to miss them so we got some tea and started our visit from the park.
The deer park in old days wasn’t created for people to look at the deer. It was created for them to shoot the deer for pleasure. Who could shoot such cute creatures? I am glad this is not the case anymore.
I had so much fun taking pictures of the animals. They were so tame and not afraid of us as much. I suspect they expected some treats. But feeding deer is not allowed in the park, just so you know.
Exploring the Knole House, one of England’s biggest houses
Knole House, one of England’s biggest houses, was originally built by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, between 1456 and 1486 and then… there’s so much history of the owners of the house, as you can imagine.
There are around 365 rooms in the house, but we only saw 13 of them. Pictures were not allowed in the house, but the façade and the courtyard are equally impressive.
The rainbow room
I especially enjoyed the orangery, or the rainbow room, as I call it. The sun coming through the stained glass created a really happy atmosphere in the long and bright room with large windows.
When I just walked in, I thought the trees were painted in all these different colours, but when I started wondering why they are painted, I realised it’s a reflection. Doh!