A beautiful Georgian villa with sumptuous interiors, built for pleasure, relaxation and entertaining. Located in Bexleyheath.
Danson House boasts a suite of rooms created for Sir John Boyd, a man besotted with his young bride. Enjoy this superb example of 18th-century architecture with its classical proportions, elegant interiors and rich symbolism celebrating love and marriage.
Designed as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London, Danson House was completed in 1766. Sir John Boyd was a sugar merchant and vice-chairman of the British East India Company. Together with the notable architect Sir Robert Taylor, Boyd created
this homage to the Golden Age of Antiquity, filling it with art and sculpture from his travels on the continent. Today his home gives us a fascinating insight into fashionable Georgian life.
Immerse yourself in the beautifully restored interiors, including:
■The octagonal salon, glittering with light and colour from the fabulous mirrors and handblocked wallpaper
■The exquisitely gilded dining room with its set of 17 original wall paintings
■The magnificent oval top-lit stairwell
■The atmospheric library, featuring a rare George England organ
■The architectural details that celebrate love and marriage
■The peaceful gardens designed by a student of Capability Brown.
Danson Park is designated Grade II on the English Heritage register of parks and gardens of special historical interest. It occupies more than 180 acres of land. Records show that an estate at Danson has probably existed since before the 13th Century. At that time the estate would have been arable land, pasture and woodlands.
Danson Park is a very popular public park which provides a large number of facilities for both active recreation or just enjoying the scenery. The park has a full programme of annual events.
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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015