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Standen

Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
+44 1342 323029
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Nightmare when with a buggy

Beautiful place with great stuff for older children, but worst place ever visited when travelling... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bikerb2_
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Chard, United Kingdom
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Arts & Crafts William Morris decorated house.

We have visited the house on a number of occasions over the years, but felt we should go again as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tony S
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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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Nestled in the Sussex countryside with views across the High Weald, James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location to build their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, Standen is one of the most complete examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors and a story of family life in 1925. Outside, Mrs Beales passion for gardening inspires a major restoration of her 12-acre hillside garden. Each garden room has a distinct character and offers something for every season from spring bulbs to autumn colour. Explore the wider estate with footpaths leading out into the woodlands. Close at 4pm November - January
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful place with great stuff for older children, but worst place ever visited when travelling with under 4's. As you arrive, you are accosted by. NT staff wanting entrance payments(apparently because they 'own the car parking'. I can think of lots of other NT sites...More

Thank bikerb2_
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited the house on a number of occasions over the years, but felt we should go again as this year a number of areas of the grounds which were badly overgrown have been opened up and are well worth seeing. Another nice touch...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The house is very nice but there are better.We found the garden and the associated planting most enjoyable.The view from the Top Terrace was lovely.The house history is fascinating as are the photos of the family, but here I think it is the garden that...More

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting house full of many unique designs & ornaments, well worth a visit. A lot of work has been done outside, recent vegetable garden & other renovations around the grounds. Well worth another visit.

1  Thank Graham R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spring is the best time to go, when the tulips are in full bloom. The house is sufficiently interesting for a repeat visit or two. The gardens are not the most extensive, yet they are charming enough. There is a good little café for afternoon...More

Thank MOFW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so much NT in this area, we had not revisited for quite a few years. A mistake. So much more to see. Internally within the magnificent house and in the grounds. On arrival do not miss the volunteer Glyn Jones with his excellent 15...More

1  Thank hancockmp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful house in the highs arts and crafts style with all the accompanying features including fabulous ceramics from the period. Even on a busy summer Saturday, the place did not feel crowded and it has a very calming atmosphere

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my husband and his family. We took some sandwiches to have a picnic lunch overlooking the countryside and what a view it was. Perfect weather too! We are National Trust members so the entry and parking was free. We started to walk...More

Thank chaz281188
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely location for a day out with the family and/or friends. It has a lot of walks around the estate and the estate itself is lovely. They have some one always at the Grand Piano and it adds to the atmosphere. On...More

1  Thank varun_mukthi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Standen offers practically everything: beautiful gardens, wonderful views, a lovely house, great cafe - all in a close and compact complex

Thank RobKnee
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hellotourist
22 March 2017|
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Response from KateSmith47 | Reviewed this property |
On a sunny/dry day you could spend most of the day there. House is small but beautiful but the grounds are large with walks and ideal for a picnic. Hope that helps 😊
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sussexliz
21 August 2016|
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Yes there is a trail that the kids use a compass with . I done it with my 7 &9 year old , had great fun at the end they got a little book of the 55 things to do before they are 11 , they do one in the house too and they got... More
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OrchidTan
27 September 2015|
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Response from brendan b | Reviewed this property |
£10.45 with Gift Aid £11.55 No concession for Seniors
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