St Clere offers a wide selection of different architecture, scenery and landscapes (see Gallery). We welcome enquires for shoots and filming and have an experienced team onsite with a can-do attitude. Located just one hour’s drive from London and only 15 mins by car from Sevenoaks mainline train station we are easily accessible with great transport links.
In addition, we offer:
- Assistance with logisitics
- Assistance with recces including initial photography
- Ample parking around the estate at different locations
- Power (63 amps) in the gardens
- The Old Laundry – exclusive hire as a unit base. This self contained building consists of three rooms, a kitchen and a toilet and is perfect for make-up, wardrobe and refreshments and has access for unloading vehicles
- Caterers to provide lunches / refreshments for shoots
- Good access for lorries and parking
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
- The Orangery
- 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
- Farmland – crops depending on the time of year
- Views over the North Downs
- Steep banks and fields on both steep hills and flat ground