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Monk's House - National Trust

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Virginia Woolf’s home

National Trust property in Rodmell, where author Virgia Woolf Nd her husband Leonard lived. She, of... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Rodmell, United Kingdom
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A truly unique and wonderful place to visit, house delightfully precious,my only gripe would be no... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Worthing, 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 6 November 2018

National Trust property in Rodmell, where author Virgia Woolf Nd her husband Leonard lived. She, of course, committed suicide by walking into the river Ouse. The house is quite small but well kept, and the gardens are lovely. Well worth a visit. Tea is often...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

A truly unique and wonderful place to visit, house delightfully precious,my only gripe would be no where really to sit as a visitor and take it all in.. wonderful place.great to hear facts from the staff

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Enjoyed my visit here. Only 4 rooms, plus a conservatory and gardens on show, but well worth a visit. The rooms are charming and have that "lived in" feel to them, as the property was an actual home. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, willing to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I always enjoy coming here as we did last weekend. The house is small but full of character and the volunteers are always interesting to talk to. There is a lovely flower garden with lots of colour and smells. Beyond that are large lawns with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank OldishTraveller
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I visited with my friend and our two children, aged 10 and 11. Knowledgable staff and lovely location. Good car park facilities. The gardens were great and old love to return for the Apple pressing in the autumn. The kids enjoyed playing bowls and running...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Just a cottage with a very large garden but when you enter it you step back in time into Virginia Woolf's life.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank davalew
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this site as we are national trust members. This is the former home of 20th century writer Virginia Wolfe the hose has been well preserved and the grounds and gardens are lovely, well worth a visit if you are in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank colinsT1437MJ
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Charming little place. Far away from the railway station.Best to go by car .Opens lunchtime. If you live in the UK and in the countryside not much to see unless a big massive fan.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ElvisRita
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We visited Monks House on a hot and humid July afternoon - the interior of the house was cool and atmospheric, it was almost as though the Woolfs had just walked out of the door. The NT volunteers were extremely knowledgeable and helpful which helped...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MuncherSalisbury
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We were part of a small private party who were shown around by the curator. It was an absorbing and moving visit. We were impressed by our guide's enthusiasm, dedication and love of the house and the Woolfs. It took an hour and a half...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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3 December 2018|
Response from kellyh712016 | Reviewed this property |
The Shelly's in Lewes is wonderful
30 April 2017|
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Response from lizs830 | 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.
Roxane L
29 January 2017|
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.