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The Homewood

The Homewood Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JL, England
+44 1372 476424
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Stunning hidden gem

I'd been meaning to visit The Homewood for years (huge fan of Claremont Landscape Garden) but the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Wiffen
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Guildford, Surrey
Grand Designs in Esher

We had a really interesting morning visiting The Homewood. Starting out from Claremont Landscape... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Caterpillar307
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The Homewood Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JL, England
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I'd been meaning to visit The Homewood for years (huge fan of Claremont Landscape Garden) but the fact that you have to book a visit on very limited days meant I never got round to it. Delighted that I finally made the effort! I'm not...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We had a really interesting morning visiting The Homewood. Starting out from Claremont Landscape Gardens, we met The Homewood tenant and one of our guides, and we're taken by minibus to The Homewood. Designed by the very young architect Patrick Gwynne, this wonderful family home...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Although this is a National Trust property, it has very limited access. It used to be even worse, so although we've lived nearby for many years, it's only recently we got to visit. It's not just interesting in its own right as an early British...More

2  Thank SteverenX
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This property is owned by the National Trust and is only open on selected days during the year. Booking can be made at nearby Claremont Gardens. This is a fascinating property possibly best visited in early Autumn when the gardens look magnificent. If you've not...More

Thank Becky G
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The second visit here and will not be our last! We were the last visit of the year and what a treat it was. Richard and Anne are fountains of knowledge - the best tour guides ever! The Homewood is stunning and we timed our...More

1  Thank Abssam
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Fine example of 1930s innovative house design tucked away in beautiful gardens. Original period furnishings well presented by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

Thank Liz W
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Not what people think of with the National Trust since its a 1930s example of an early modernist house. But what an example! Money was no object here and the rooms are lavishly furnished in iconic furniture and art from 30s to 70s. No flower...More

1  Thank microbailey
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Like Orson Welles' masterpiece, Gwynne's first work is his best and for many of the same reasons. Because his parents were his clients, he didn't have to compromise like he would for commercial clients. Realize too that The Homewood doesn't look exactly like it did...More

3  Thank Overresearched
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Modernist house designed by architect Patrick Gwynne for his parents. Design influenced by Le Corbusier National Trust property near Claremont Landscape Garden. You must book in advance to visit this property which is still occupied. The guided tour is excellent and lasts for about one...More

Thank jennie g
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

It's hard to believe that this remarkable and beautiful property was designed by a young 24 year old architect eighty years ago - looks fresh and modern by today's standards. If you like modern architecture its definitely worth seeing - and even if you don't,...More

1  Thank JohnMiles101
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