Filming & Location

St Clere offers a wide breadth of different architecture, scenery and features (see our Gallery link). In addition, we are also able to offer film & photography crew:

  • Good access for lorries and vehicles
  • Our full time Estate Foreman who can assist with any logistical issues that may arise
  • Ample parking around the estate
  • Power (63 amps)
  • Exclusive access to the Old Laundry which can be made available for crew members with tea & coffee provided. This private space consists of three rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom and is often used for make-up and changing.
  • Estate chef who can provide lunches / refreshments for crew members or we an external catering partner who can provide larger parties with whatever they require.
  • Super fast Wifi

The House

The house was largely built in about 1628 (the late Caroline period) by Sir John Sidley bt. It is a “double pile house” which means that it is built two rooms deep in a rectangular block with a structural spine through the middle.  It is built on the site of earlier buildings, some remains of a Tudor building still being visible.  It has a 19th century extension to the east and two octagonal towers at the corners of the north elevation, which are not entirely in keeping with design of the main block.

The eastern gatehouse was built in 1967 and adjoins the ancient brick range of the Laundry which is surmounted by a Georgian bell-cote and pendant clock. This still contains a good deal of 16th century brickwork.

Key features at St Clere

  • Two octagonal towers at the corners of the house.
  • Decorative artwork stairway – see photos
  • Landing / Gallery / Library
  • Bay windows
  • Open fireplaces
  • Wood staircases
  • Large Basement
  • Cobbled Courtyard
  • Circular Driveway
  • Art collection
  • Outstanding views of the North Downs
  • Large York stone terrace
  • Kitchen and Herb Garden
  • Herbaceous and shrub borders
  • Hawthorn arch walkway
  • Lake and temple
  • Greenhouses
  • The Orangery

 

Topography

  • Wooden floors, stone floors, tiles and carpet in the house.
  • Grass, York stone, gravel pathways and lawns in the garden.
  • A cobbled forecourt
  • Gravel tarmac Drive
  • Woodland
  • Meadow
  • Tracks
  • Farmland – crops depending on the time of year
  • Lake
  • Views over the North Downs
  • Steep banks and fields on both steep hills and flat ground

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