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Impressive estate

As soon as I entered the house, I had the impression that I was living in the previous century. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
40rena
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I wanted an afternoon out in or around Ashford and searched the internet and fouind this lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Glynis H
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Discover a Jacobean house with a Medieval hall and lose yourself in the incredibly beautiful gardens and ancient parkland. Fabulous events and workshop programme throughout the year. Gardens open daily: 1st March- 1st November 1pm-6pm Guided House...more
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Godinton House Godinton Park Godinton Lane, Ashford TN23 3BP, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as I entered the house, I had the impression that I was living in the previous century. I was impressed by all rooms especially the room of the owner's aunt. Expensive pieces of furniture and lovely paintings. The gardens are so beautiful and...More

Thank 40rena
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I wanted an afternoon out in or around Ashford and searched the internet and fouind this lovely house advertised. We had a guided tour of the house after which we walked round the gardens. Glad we chose to visit now because the house closes next...More

Thank Glynis H
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Been here before but always need to visit a place several times to really see everything I mentioned I was related to the Tokes, he was my 8th great grandfather, and our tour guide made it very entertaining and amusing! A great house with a...More

Thank LordNoddy
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Fascinating house with an interesting history. A small number of families had lived here over many centuries so there is a strong continuity and linkage through the ages. It is now a trust and impeccably managed and cared for. The staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and...More

Thank Dahlia72
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We visited this delightful property last week. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and interesting as they revealed the history of this historic property and it's owners. It is set in acres of parkland, we were met by cattle on the drive! ! A lovely walk...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 4 with a little one. Perfect for an afternoon stroll followed by tea in the tea room. Has a £5 per person entry fee though.

Thank clive b
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The walled garden was average but the extensive grounds are beautifully laid out and maintained. There is a small Italian garden and there is also a large sunken rectangular pond which is very relaxing. The house is absolutely stunning. I have never seen such carved...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Opens at 1pm and from obtaining tickets to the tour of the house and then extensive walks around the gardens and ponds made this a really enjoyable afternoon. The guides that took us for a tour of the house were clearly up to speed with...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Enjoyed looking round the beautiful gardens which was a real treat for my mum. Sat by one of the ponds for a while which was really peaceful. Before we came away, we paid the tea room a visit and had an excellent cream tea with...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Did not offer any vegan cakes or toasted teacake. Good for vegetarians though. Did not offer soya milk for a hot drink. Easiest option you could offer would be vegan toasted teacake with jam as one option.

Thank Celeste S
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Mary B
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If you are a member of Historic Houses, it's free. Historic Houses membership is a bit like the National Trust membership but it covers many privately owned homes like Godinton, also Hever Castle, Pashley Manor Gardens... More
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