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Monk's House - National Trust

Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
+44 1273 474760
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Beautiful spot

The house is in a beautiful area. the garden is really well kept. The room guides were very... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Sam G
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United Kingdom
Small but sweet ....one of the smaller NT properties but definitely worth a visit.

One of the smaller NT properties but worth a visit. Combine it with popping into the local church... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Suzymaywong
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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The home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf featuring the writing room where she created some of her best known works. A small 17th century weatherboarded cottage and large garden, Monk's House was a gathering place for many Bloomsbury Group members. Set...more
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Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The house is in a beautiful area. the garden is really well kept. The room guides were very informative. An essential visit for anyone interested in the life and works of Virginia Woolf. We cycled to the property and were quite confused by the cycle...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

One of the smaller NT properties but worth a visit. Combine it with popping into the local church. After seeing this property on the Meridian news we thought we’d give it a go and we weren’t disappointed. The grounds are pretty too. If it’s busy...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Monks house is a beautiful hidden gem of the National Trust. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable and make your visit come to life.You can discover the exciting world of Virginia and Leonard Woolf and the Bloomsbury group.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

What a great house to find and learn about Virginia Woolf it was a very nice day and the NT have done an excellent job on preserving the house and gardens was such as pleasure to talk to guides who knew so much, ask about...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Monks House, National Trust near Lewes which is delightful. A meeting place for the Bloomsbury Set including Virginia Woolf. I could write a lot but suffice to say it’s worth finding and the stewards are so knowledgeable and pleasant evoking a brilliant atmosphere....More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

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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
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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

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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

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Callie225
30 April 2017|
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Response from Liz S | Reviewed this property |
You were too early I am afraid. The wisteria was beautiful as always last year and should be so this year. Wisteria needs regular pruning to keep it at its best.
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Roxane L
29 January 2017|
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Response from ladolcevilla | Reviewed this property |
Yes but will be a full day. Visit lessees first as Monks does not open until 13.00. Last weekend this season coming up though.
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dalekguy97
1 April 2015|
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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
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