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Ightham Mote

Type:Historic House / Palace

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT

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"Ightham Mote is like an island in time. Within its walls, a single life is only a brief thing and a whole century is little more than a pause.”

Surrounded by a moat, Ightham Mote has a quirky charm of its own. Dating from 1320, it was home to medieval knights, Tudor courtiers, High Society Victorians and an American businessman. It isn't a place of grand avenues and imposing vistas, but a family home, which evokes a deep sense of history throughout its different styles. Surrounding the house are peaceful gardens comprising herbaceous borders, an orchard, lake and pleasure grounds.

Guide Prices

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Road Directions

6m East of Sevenoaks off A25. 2.5m South of Ightham off A227.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Event venue
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Open all year
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours


Opening Times

2019 Garden Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
2019 House Opening (1 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
2019 December House Opening (1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00

* Not open 24-25 December.
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
Some areas may be partially closed during winter months - see website for full details.


  • Other Awards National Trust 2017

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