Inside Quebec House
We were back out and about this Saturday. Originally we were planning on going to Chartwell again, which we have visited twice before, but then a last minute change of plans. One of the places that we have read about was Quebec House, near Westerham, in Kent which is owned and maintained by the National Trust.
Quebec House is the birthplace of General James Wolfe on what is now known as Quebec Square in Westerham, Kent. The brick home is located in residential neighbourhood surrounded by historic homes and more modern 20th Century housing.
It is named after his victory at the Battle of Quebec, and the house’s coach-house contains an exhibition on the battle and on Wolfe’s life. The house itself contains memorabilia on Wolfe’s birth at the house on 2 January 1727, and his life and death. The coach house contains artifacts relating to the battle.
Located near the intersection of Vicarage Hill, Bradsted Road and Hosey Hill, a blue plaque along the outer brick wall marks the entrance of the Wolfe’s home.
The house was originally built in the 16th century and named Spiers, though it was rebuilt in the 18th and 20th centuries.
The house is only small and the gardens are small, which has been one of the reasons why we looked at visiting it before and then decided to visit a places that are much larger.
The house doesn’t open until 1pm, which is rather late for a National Trust house and like usual we never read the times as per usual and arrived well early. Actually, we arrived just after 12pm and had a stroll around the gardens, and captured some of the beautiful flowers that were amongst the borders. Then we sat outside the coach house and enjoyed our coffee and scones, with strawberry jam and clotted cream…
At 1pm the house open and we went inside. The above picture is taken from inside the house, in a room that was painted in light bright colours. It was a very light room for an old house.
Here is another picture from inside the house, this was the entrance hall into the main house.
The house is still under renovation and unfortunately we couldn’t go up to see the children’s bedrooms, which is a shame, but once the renovations are complete, we will be returning to Quebec House, to view the renovations.
As we strolled up the stairs to the main living room and bedroom, on the landing was this chair.
What I love about the chair, pictured above, is the intricate carving. And should you ever be in the vicinity of Westerham, may I suggest you visit Quebec House and definitely order the Cream Tea, which we had with coffee, it is well worth the money and absolutely delicious.
Hope you enjoy the pictures…