Audley Mote House Celebrates Kent Big Weekend


This year’s Kent Big Weekend held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2013, saw Audley Mote House welcome over 100 visitors to the beautifully restored Grade II* listed property, situated in the vast surroundings of Mote Park, near Bearsted.

Mote House took part in the Kent Big Weekend by offering visitors the chance to enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the house, and enjoy the artwork, on loan from Maidstone Museum, hanging in the grand Regency rooms. Paintings on show in the main house available for visitors to enjoy at the weekend included those by Sir James Dromgole Linton, Josh Templeton Lucas and Thomas Sidney Cooper, whose painting was hung in the House originally when it was a family home.

In addition to enjoying the artwork, a number of visitors also enjoyed lunch in the elegant Bar/Bistro and Romney Restaurant. Mote House recently joined the exclusive Produced in Kent organisation. This new membership recognises the work Mote House does to champion the local community, economy and its people by offering a wide range of menus designed to showcase food and drink available locally.

Nick Sanderson, Chief Executive of Audley Retirement, commented: “The Kent Big Weekend offered the team at Mote House the perfect opportunity to showcase the beautiful artwork on display which is on special loan from the Maidstone Museum. It was also wonderful to see Village residents and visitors sampling food from the Mote House kitchen which proudly serves food locally sourced from Kent suppliers. The day itself was oversubscribed which is a testament to just how beautiful the Village is and how well regarded it is by the local community.”

Visitors wishing to experience stunning parkland views and food produced from the local area should reserve a table ahead of time in the Restaurant or Bar/Bistro by calling 01622 633215.