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Standen

Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
+44 1342 323029
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Fabulous example of Arts and Crafts in all its glory

Standen is a delight to visit at any time: it is laid out as if the family had just popped away... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KevinHorlock
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Reigate, United Kingdom
What a gem!

Standen is a wonderful NT property. It is set up as it would have been on a weekend in the mid... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ctrunfree
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Melbourne, Australia
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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
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Standen is a delight to visit at any time: it is laid out as if the family had just popped away during the 1920s and it has a feel of currently being lived in. It's spacious and it shows the commitment of architect Philip Webb...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Standen is a wonderful NT property. It is set up as it would have been on a weekend in the mid 1920's, and it is very easy to imagine life in the house in that period. It comes across as an exceptionally comfortable place to...More

Thank ctrunfree
Reviewed 5 days ago

The weather was abysmal, not their fault, but for reasons I can't explain it seems each time I go it's pouring The house is lovely, not the largest but well presented and delightful staff who engaged well. Loved listening to the man who played the...More

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 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 3 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
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hellotourist
23 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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Response from shelleymock | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from brendan b | Reviewed this property |
£10.45 with Gift Aid £11.55 No concession for Seniors
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