Augustus Pugin is regarded as one of Britain’s most influential architects and designers. The Grange was his family home.
Set in its own private garden, The Grange offers a retreat from the outside world, within the thriving town of Ramsgate. To stay here, in the home Pugin designed for himself and his family, offers a unique chance to step into his colourful and idiosyncratic world. In his library, surrounded and sometimes interrupted by his large family, Pugin produced much of his finest work, working at prodigious speed as designs for the House of Lords and the Medieval Court at the Great Exhibition flowed effortlessly from his pen. He reserved some of his finest flourishes for his own home: some remain, others we have reinstated. The house has a private chapel and a tower, from whose roof Pugin trained his telescope on ships in distress (today’s Landmarkers can also climb out to watch more modern shipping from the freight ferry terminal, visible from the first floor and above).