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Priest House

Priest House North Lane | On the edge of the Ashdown Forest, West Hoathly, England
+44 1342 810479
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Fine old property brimming with historic interest

Do you know where the expression 'Sleep tight' comes from? No, nor did I until my wife and I... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Golfing-Steve
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Lewes
Settrington

A must if you are in this part of Sussex. A wonderful collection of things relating to that era... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
robyngilkes
,
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Priest House North Lane | On the edge of the Ashdown Forest, West Hoathly, England
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Do you know where the expression 'Sleep tight' comes from? No, nor did I until my wife and I visited this wonderful, 15th century house in the picture postcard village of West Hoathly in West Sussex. It is called the Priest House because it was...More

2  Thank Golfing-Steve
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

A must if you are in this part of Sussex. A wonderful collection of things relating to that era and it is extremely well displayed and written about. Also a lovely garden where you can picnic.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to take my elderly Mother to see the Priest House. The house itself is quaint, and seeps history from every aspect of its stricture. Nestled away in the back of West Hoathly, it’s peaceful, and the curator is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. It...More

1  Thank Paleflier
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This place in an education in itself and must rate as one of the most interesting and smaller museums in the UK. Every inch of wall and floor space contains local historical items and exhibits as well as folklore apertaining to witchcraft and herbalists. The...More

Thank LDAPamberley
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Snuggled in the beautiful village of West Hoathly is the Priest House. A 15th century house with loads of exhibits, information and historical artifacts. Well worth visiting while in town.

1  Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This historical house may be small but it holds so much information its amazing. The manager/keeper of this property that we met is so friendly and knowledgeable. He left us to discover at our leisure but was available to talk about all things to do...More

Thank KGSC2016
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

As a local I thought it only fair to visit this little attraction. It's small but full of history, with a lovely small garden. The staff member was friendly and knowledgeable about the history. My friend took her ghost hunting equipment and picked up what...More

Thank mrsflight
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We visited the house and garden recently and were very impressed by all aspects of the property. The building itself is a fascinating structure featuring many modifications over the centuries. The contents are an eclectic collection of items relating to the area and its history....More

Thank Ruby067
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

This timber-framed hall house dates from the 15th Century, when it was built to help manage local land and property owned by Lewes Priory. Seized by Henry VIII in 1538, the house was owned in turn by Thomas Cromwell, Anne of Cleves, Queen Mary and...More

Thank Laurie P
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

An amazing old house and full of history as to how people lived in the 15th century. This is definitely worth a visit

Thank KNAPPICE
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Hannah0488
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Response from KNAPPICE | Reviewed this property |
From what I can remember, the paths are quite narrow but I am sure if you contact the staff they would be able to confirm the exact width for you. Good luck Maureen
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