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Monk's House

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Address: Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
Phone Number: +44 1323 870001
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Viginia Woolf's country retreat.

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A small hidden gem

I love that the Brits preserve their history big and small. Monks House was never intended to receive crowds and is off the beaten trail but for Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury fans... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim M
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love that the Brits preserve their history big and small. Monks House was never intended to receive crowds and is off the beaten trail but for Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury fans is a pilgrimage that must be made. Only small groups are allowed in the house at a time with a docent in each room with you. The tour... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a great fan of Virginia Woolf's work but my wife is. We took our family to Rodwell to visit the Woolf's house and were pleasantly surprised. There is parking nearby and the National Trust volunteers are so knowledgeable about the house and the history. The gardens are beautiful and even baby who was with us enjoyed exploring.... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this property by chance, it is a small house. The hole of Leonard and Virginia Woolfe. It helps if you are aware of the Bloomsbury Set but even if you are not it gives an insight into a particular way of life in the pre war years,

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You know you visit a house that belonged to someone who is no more...the chills that you get...that tiny sense of fear...that is something you will not feel at this place. Virginia Woolf is one of my favourite writers & even though she had such a difficult time coping with her illness and the traumatic demise, when you enter the... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Interesting small house the former home of Virginia Woolf with some fascinating exhibits, particularly in the garden room where there is a small exhibition of people she knew. The gardens are beautiful with lovely views over the South Dowms. Although there is car parking close by there are no toilets!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We decided to visit Monks House after visiting Charleston. We were not disappointed. The gardens are absolutely beautiful with a little orchard, charming little ponds, natural planting and best of all, a walled garden where we listened to a reading from one of Virginia's books read by one of the friendly, helpful volunteers. The house is small and only the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We visited this national trust property, it is a lovely wee house with a lovely garden. However it is out of the way (and difficult to find) and also very small. It took us half hour to explore everything their is here - a few downstairs rooms as the upstairs is off limits and a garden. Its quite expensive for... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Wolff family "story" is very well presented here by the NT. The tiny ground floor rooms of the cottage with their exposed beams and uneven paved internal floors are full of art, atmosphere and charm. The family garden at the back is equally atmospheric. It is a perfect mix of intimate mature planted areas accessed by narrow brick paths,... More 

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Wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A day of heavy rain and intermittent sunshine, but there was enough shelter here to keep us dry. It is just the ground floor of the house which is on view, and it has a very intimate and real feel to it - as though all these clever witty people have just left the room to congregate in the orchard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My wife, 5 year old daughter and I visited Monk’s House on 29 August 2016. There is a nice little reception and gift shop in the lane outside, and the chap at the till was very friendly. As expected, the house was interesting. Visitors can go into the living room, part of the kitchen and the dining room, as well... More 

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