Location Filming and Photography

Northbourne Park is available to hire as a filming location during school holidays (see calendar).  Set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland and woods in rural Kent, the 19th century house, including sports facilities and a 13th century chapel, provides opportunities for a single or multi-location shoot.
Some of the other advantages of filming at Northbourne Park include ample parking space for unit vehicles and accommodation for up to 60 persons.   
Location:  Betteshanger, East Kent close to Canterbury, Deal and Dover.  Easily accessible from London, with excellent access to Ashford International station, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, Dover ferries, and the Channel Tunnel.

The school has easy access to the M2 and M20 motorways to London and to Gatwick Airport. Our proximity to Kent’s ferry and Eurostar terminals provide excellent access to the continent. Link to location map.

Full Description:

An early 19th century 1829 country house (Grade II listed building) significantly enlarged from 1851 by George Devey, cleverly embodying 16th and 17th century local features such as Flemish gables and windows in stone, flint and brick.  

The house sits in 100 acres of beautiful private parkland and ancient woods.

In addition to the house there is a 13th Century church on the grounds built by Normans and re-built in 1853-4 by Victorian architect Anthony Salvin.   Many features include; cascading terraces of the Dutch Garden, thatched pottery hut, lime tree avenue, acres of woodland, wooden huts used for military barracks in the 2nd world war (D Day), outdoor swimming pool, playing fields fringed by woodland, cricket pavilion, tennis courts, sports hall and woodland camp.  A porte-cochère, bell tower, weather-cock and gargoyles.

Interior:  original oak-panelling throughout including oak-panelled dining hall and library, stain glass windows and original fireplaces.

Location:  Betteshanger, East Kent close to Canterbury and within easy reach of central London.

In 1936, Betteshanger House became a Preparatory School and is now known as Northbourne Park School, a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged from Nursery to 13 years old.

For further information and to discuss rates and availability, please email:


Northbourne Park School
Kent CT14 ONW

Telephone: 01304 611 215/218
Fax: 01304 619020


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