Unique architectural elements feature throughout this once grand home. Many of the principal rooms have highly decorated cornicing and now offer a tantalizing glimpse of life in the ‘Big House’. Vaulted ceilings and intricate pieces of stone work abound. The original floor tiles remain in the Long Gallery – these well-worn stones tell a story of their own! Be transported back in time in the dining room; the table is set as the King family prepare to entertain guests.
The Main Salon, arguably the house’s most elegant room, once playing host to soirées and other social occasions, now serves as a dedicated area for artistic and cultural performances. The grand scale of the Long Gallery and Main Salon with their impressive tripartite windows, ornate fireplaces and high vaulted ceilings portray the impression that King House was built as a symbol of status and power.
Witness the splendour of how the King family lived in our period rooms and see how this magnificent house was constructed. Hear the tales of the Georgian stonemason as he reveals how he worked with stone, as well as the modern carpenter charged with restoring the house.