We've visited Scotney a number of times over the years, but this was the first occasion when we've coincided with the house being open. We really enjoyed our visit. Well done NT for having the whole place open during the winter. I'm not sure that I would rate Scotney as highly as some folk in a list of top NT places to visit, but the view down to the old castle is unquestionably beautiful. The staff were great, as so often seems to be the way with the NT. A few minus points though: reception didn't offer us timed tickets for the house (so we had to go back); the kite-making activity (for half-term) was free and good fun but also disorganised and seemingly unsupervised (not so clever with scissors, etc); and although the loos have great eco credentials, they also needed a bit of TLC (and taps that don't feel like an intelligence test - which clearly I failed!). But lots more pluses, including a lovely tea room decked out with fantastic photographic reprints of Kentish history. Great place.
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