Designed by Nathaniel Ireson in the early 18th century, Ven was reconfigured 100 years later by Decimus Burton, architect of two of the historic glasshouses at Kew Gardens. At Ven House, Burton rebuilt a staircase and added a drawing room, orangery and conservatory. The Medlycott family, who had lived in the house for several generations, eventually sold it in 1957. Since then, it has had a number of owners including American decorator Tommy Kyle and, later, Jasper Conran, who held onto it for eight years before new owners purchased it in 2015.


"The show-stopper is the entrance 
hall, a double-height space with a 
marble floor, oak-panelled walls and 
gallery. But the real charm lies in 
the enfilade of rooms along the 
south front"
House & Garden 


In Memoriam of Queen Elizabeth II