The 2,500 acres of the Squerryes estate reside in the Kent Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounding the beautiful market town of Westerham, our borders rest on Surrey to the west and Greater London to the north.
The Estate contains varied land which has different uses; from a dairy herd of 200 to arable land producing milling wheat, malting barley and oilseed rape, and the large areas of woodland on the Greensand Ridge.
The Estate’s 35 acre vineyard was planted in 2006 on the South facing escarpment of the North Downs and has since produced two award winning vintage sparkling wines.
The house still contains many original artworks and furniture collected by the family between 1747 and 1774 including a portrait of the family painted by John Wooton in 1735. The 18th Century Dutch and English collections, along with a set of early English tapestries and Japanese Imari porcelain, are a true spectacle.
The house and gardens are only available to Squerryes members for private events.
There has been a garden at Squerryes since the 14th century, providing a peaceful backdrop against the house.
It is fortunate that several early plans of the garden survive to this day, thereby documenting its history. In 1709, the garden followed the formal style of Capability Brown. During the Great Storm of 1987, 147 trees fell in the garden and in the aftermath of this tragic time, the family took the decision to restore part of the formal garden using the original 1709 plan.
Today the restoration of the gardens is ongoing and the family continue to uncover lost treasures from the past, having recently discovered a Victorian ha-ha.
reasons for joy
reasons for joy
As a family we have much to be thankful for all that we enjoy in life. However our deep joy comes from knowing ‘the love of the Lord is better than life’ (Psalm 63).
Life can be up and down and seem out of control, but the Lord’s love is consistent. David wrote Psalm 63 at one of the hardest times of his life and for Christians there is nothing better than knowing the one whose love is the same yesterday today and for ever in good times and bad.
Life is short but the Lord’s love is eternal. Those who know Jesus can face death with confidence and look forward to being with Him for ever.