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Monk's House

Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
+44 1323 870001
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NT visit on autumn day

Drove down to see Virginia Woolfe's house on lovely autumn day. First we visited the nearby pub... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Surrey, United Kingdom
via mobile
small house, big garden, history well done

Monks House was the weekend retreat for Virginia Woolf and her husband and the National Trust have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
alexander g
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Viginia Woolf's country retreat.
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Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
+44 1323 870001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Drove down to see Virginia Woolfe's house on lovely autumn day. First we visited the nearby pub (recommended by the NT site - very good) then we started our visit at the house with a walk around the garden. Lovely vegetable allotment, orchard, bowling green...More

Thank BWS123
Reviewed 4 days ago

Monks House was the weekend retreat for Virginia Woolf and her husband and the National Trust have done an excellent job of preserving it and presenting it to enhance the understanding of the Bloomsbury set. The house is small, but the garden is large and...More

Thank alexander g
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Every now and then you visit a heritage property that you just fall in love with; this is one of those occasions. This is the home of Virginia Woolf and is the smaller and more literary companion of Charleston. Everything here is so lovely, soft...More

1  Thank kate5900
Reviewed 16 August 2017

After having been to Charleston House, we visited Monk's House. This house is less colourful, but it is every bit as charming and interesting in its own way. It looks as if it's still being used. The guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Personal...More

Thank Knutselelfje
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you join the national trust as I did these smaller places are worth visiting. Though it was not overpriced compared to others. Not a great amount to see inside but garden was very nice but not huge. I would say visit if in Lewes...More

1  Thank luke1968948
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We found the house to be very interesting and the staff were very knowledgable, willing to share information and answer questions. The gardens were an unexpected surprise. Would love to go again and spend more time exploring.

Thank tamsis1
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The volunteers at this property were so interesting, welcoming and engaging they really made my visit special. The volunteer who was the Woolf's gardener's daughter was completely riveting and hugely enriched my visit. Thank you so much to all of you.

Thank Sidonia01
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The rooms in the house that are open are beautifully maintained and all the guides were interesting and informative. Beautiful gardens too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tracy1000
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We found all the guides to be friendly and engaging. The most friendly was lady from liverpool who was working in shop when we visited. You can buy Woolf s most famous books and ask for it to be stamped with date and monk s...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Small but interesting house with many literary connections, large gardens with good variety of vegetables & flowers.

Thank Graham R
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1 April 2015|
Response from Caroline-J-Mc |
There were two entwined elm trees at the border of the terrace, behind the pond. The Woolfs called them Virginia and Leonard. Virginia's ashes were buried at the base of her tree, but the tree didn't survive Dutch Elm... More