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Firle Place

Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
+44 1273 858307
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Certainly different

The Manor house is well worth a visit but we had to join a guide tour which wasn't what we had been... read more

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Best art collection in a private home in England

This place contains one of the finest collection of paintings to be found in any private house in... read more

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House opening 2015: 24th & 25th May bank holiday weekend. 7th June – early September, Sunday – Thursday 2:00 – 4:30pm Firle Place, home to the Gage family for over 500 years is a beautiful Stately Home in East Sussex. Surrounded by its extensive park and nestled amidst the tranquil Sussex downlands - South Downs National Park, Firle Place offers a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Visitors can unravel an exciting history within this rambling, un-English-looking stately home. Inside discover an astounding collection of Old Master paintings of international importance, Sevres porcelain and exquisite furniture displayed in elegant rooms. Enjoy light lunches, afternoon teas and cakes in the recently refurbished licensed Tea Room which is open without charge from 12:30 – 4:30pm (on house opening days). Visitors are also encouraged to visit the ancient Parish Church of St Peter in West Firle village on the margins of the park. The Gage chapel here contains stunning monuments to the family. Firle Place is more than just an art gallery or a beautiful country house; it is also the focus of a community which lives ad works on the Firle Estate, and, what is more, remains the much-loved home of the present Lord Gage, the 8th Viscount, and his family. Many visitors end the day with a visit to The Ram Inn, set in the heart of Firle village. This old coach house inn has built an excellent reputation for really good local food as well as locally produced cask ales. There are also four beautiful bedrooms and an annexe, and offer bed & breakfast all year round.
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“free flow” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (8 reviews)
Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
+44 1273 858307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manor house is well worth a visit but we had to join a guide tour which wasn't what we had been expecting.as we understood you were able to tour the house in what they refer to as free flow. However it was interesting to...More

Thank CookRE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place contains one of the finest collection of paintings to be found in any private house in the UK. Starting with the largest van Dyck portrait in private hands - which in common with so many others , are of the incumbent Gage family...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited Firle Place on a day when the Antiques Fair was there. We were taken by the wonderful parkland and long, green, gentle approach to the house, with many trees sheltering sheep and lambs.

Thank Cmd2011
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We went to the Firle Place Garden Show last weekend. It was a delight and probably one of the best garden shows we have attended around the country and we go to a lot. Our first visit and hope fully the first of many. Highly...More

Thank shaun t
Reviewed 21 April 2017

What an excellent event , very well laid out with the various stalls and exhibits. Thoughtfully placed benches for people who needed a sit down. Plants at very good prices. Plenty and a good choice of refreshments. Lovely to see the inside of the Georgian...More

Thank margaret s
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a glorious sunny day so the grounds and exterior of the house looked fabulous. Visits inside are by guided tour only and we were shown around by a knowledgable lady. Interesting interior and the relatively small scale meant you could imagine living in...More

Thank LMK63
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We went, with our daughter and her boyfriend, to have tea and cake. We didn't do the tour of the house but sat at a table on the terrace at the front of the house. Unfortunately, one of the slices of cake (which wasn't cheap)...More

5  Thank bobferg
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The location and the house are magnificent and well worth a visit. There are no gardens, by the way, just lovely parkland to drive through, deep in the Downs. Planning is of the essence. Firstly, arrive 12.30-1.00 and have a pleasant lunch on the terrace...More

2  Thank john592
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Spent a lo0vely afternoon at Firle Place just out of Lewes. The house is open for afternoon tea from 12.30 and their are fuided tours of the house from 2.15 pm most days. It was a rather warn day when we visited so it was...More

Thank belairtravellers
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went to the Firle Horse and Dog show which is one of many events that are great to combine with a visit to the house and grounds. A beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Also worth a visit to the village and local pub...More

Thank Robwillwood
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Sylvia C
3 August 2016|
Response from JoD57 |
Try google. Or the firle place website.