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Small And Secluded

This is a lovely little place, accessed via a driveway with a gate which you have to open and close... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Quirky National Trust property with plenty of charm

St John's is a small and quirky property with an interesting history. You start your visit in the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
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National Trust property. Moated garden and 13th C chapel of Knights Hospitallers, tranquil, hidden gem in a small village not far from the Dartford Bridge.
Sutton at Hone DA4 9HQ, England
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a lovely little place, accessed via a driveway with a gate which you have to open and close yourself leading to a small grassed car park. The property is only open on Wednesday's from 2pm, so I would recommend that you double this...More

Thank livelifet0thefull
Reviewed 10 August 2018

St John's is a small and quirky property with an interesting history. You start your visit in the chapel of the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. It was a rest station for members of the order traveling from the...More

Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 22 July 2018

How disappointing. We were so pleased to find a Wednesday afternoon that we could visit, and thought the old chapel was interesting, if a bit neglected. The gardens however, were such a disappointment. I will not compare it to other NT gardens as this is...More

Thank Isabelle P
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I think the reviews which say that this is not worth a visit are unnecessarily harsh - in the words of other reviewers, this is not a Chartwell or Knole, and doesn't pretend to be. Yes it's only open on a Wednesday from April to...More

Thank Stonehugger
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Well, not quite Dartford - but only 10mins drive away this is a beautiful, tranquil haven with herbaceous borders bursting with colour and scent in the Spring and Summer. The garden is surrounded by a moat and has some stunning mature trees and a lovely...More

Thank Zoe P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Open only on Wednesday afternoons, St John's Jerusalem is a medieval chapel with an interesting connection to the crusades. It was established by the order of St John who provided accommodation for those on pilgrimages to the Holy Land (a kind of medieval Premier Inn!)....More

Thank RickW419
IghthamMote, Public Relations Manager at St John's Jerusalem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for your feedback and highlighting to visitors, who might not realize, that the chapel is the only interior place to visit, with the remaining property tenanted, and bringing in much needed income to the Trust. However, the garden with the surrounding moat are...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Only open on Wednesdays. It is national trust so free to members. Interesting although only a small chapel is open to the public. Nice peaceful walks around the grounds name it worthwhile.

Thank Rip_5
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is very local to me and having lived here for quite a few years I've never managed to visit! Probably because it's only open on a Wednesday afternoon. When you arrive you'll need to open the gate and drive down the long path, the...More

Thank The_Mr_and_Mrs_V_
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is VERY local to us but it is still really hard to find - gate off a busy road, hidden down a track across a field. The parking is a bit dodgy as the grass is a bit long and, after a rain shower,...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went to see the chapel built by the Knights Hospitallier but it has been so altered its integrity as a chapel is lost. We were told that one owner converted it to a house and kept the last 20 feet as a private chapel...More

Thank Janette B
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