Avington is a Georgian manor with a classical portico of pillars surmounted by three graceful statues. The house faces west overlooking sweeping lawns to the lake. The lime tree avenue leads down to the side of the house. On the south side there are two unique iron conservatories flank a pillared orangery.
The rooms inside are stunning. Gilded and painted, the Ballroom looks out through floor length windows to the lake beyond. The huge mirrors on all four walls reflect the light, making it a very impressive and spacious room.
The Drawing Room is unique in its decoration, with beautifully hand painted walls and finely gilded ceiling. The Hall and Library are equally lovely, the Hall having hand painted trompe l’oeil ceiling and walls.
There have been many films shot at Avington, Ruth Rendell mystery, films, documentaries, fashion shoots, advertisements, photography, etc. Both the interior and exterior are equally photogenic and offer a large variety of opportunities.
Avington Park is one of the houses shown on Meridian TV in Great Country Houses, starred as Quentcham Hall in the BBC television drama Daniel Deronda and was featured in the X-Factor in the autumn of 2006. Most recently on Masterpiece with Alan Titchmarsh.
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