The Pepper family lived at Loughton House until one Thomas Pepper died as a result of a hunting accident.Thomas Pepper was married to Miss Bloomfield and requested in his will that his brother-in-law, the 1st Lord Bloomfield, acquire Loughton House.The staff was very courteous and friendly and went out of their way to be helpful.
Amongst other modifications, the drawing and dining rooms face south, dating from the Pain brothers restoration program – described in relevant periodicals as one of their finest classical works.
The back staircase stretches from the basement to the second floor and dates from the 1700’s.
The main house can sleep up to 13 adults – cots for babies and additional fold-up beds can be provided on request.
The house has very fine detailing – traces of the late eighteenth-century decoration can be seen in the house as well as early nineteenth-century changes in internal layout.
The ground floor is laid out with bright and generously proportioned formal reception rooms with magnificent decorative cornicing and ceilings, ornate plaster work and large original period fireplaces.