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St John's Jerusalem

Sutton at Hone DA4 9HQ, England
+44 1732 810378
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Delightful little gem of a garden

I think the reviews which say that this is not worth a visit are unnecessarily harsh - in the words... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Stonehugger
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Kent
Dartford's Best Kept Secret

Well, not quite Dartford - but only 10mins drive away this is a beautiful, tranquil haven with... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Zoe P
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good55%
  • Average11%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible0%
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“little gem” (2 reviews)
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Sutton at Hone DA4 9HQ, England
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 27 October 2015

it is set in a surprisingly pretty garden just off a busy and very ordinary suburban street and the whole building is very handsome to look at from the outside, but the part open is a single room which is starkly white-washed and the information...More

Thank Mike2trip
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely gardens, quite retreat in a busy area. Not much too do but that is the charm of the place. It would be nice to get a cup of tea.

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Reviewed 14 May 2015

Saying this venue is a "waste of time" is harsh. What it is not is Chartwell or Knowle. It is a very small chapel constructed at the end of a private house. Set amongst some very pleasant gardens and surrounded by the river one side...More

Thank Bob M
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