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Ightham Mote

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Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
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Gorgeous property and great volunteers

Came late on a Sunday afternoon. Started our national trust membership here. Lovely 14th century house thats been well restored. The chinese made wallpaper is especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Watford, England
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Watford, England
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Came late on a Sunday afternoon. Started our national trust membership here. Lovely 14th century house thats been well restored. The chinese made wallpaper is especially impressive along with the house architecture and furnishings. Volunteers were very helpful explaining the rooms and helpful placards in most rooms when there was no volunteer. Cafe was good standard where we had cream... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in the Kent countryside this has to be one of the most magical places to visit in all of England. We were blessed with good weather and the house and grounds are absolutely fantastic. The house itself is a joy to wander around and the volunteers are all very helpful and knowledgeable and really add to the value... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely Tudor house. Some parts older than Tudor at 700 years ago. The staff are volunteers but do amazing talks. Especially Roger on the garden tour which lasts about 1 hour. The house history talk lasts 15 mins and the guy was very entertaining. The tour inside the house is amazing. Lots of paintings and even a Victoria cross. You... More 

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this property whilst on a visit to nearby Knole and it was well worth the effort. (only and effort because we got lost as the satnav is even more stupid than we are) I just fell in love with it at first sight. Very old, charming and beautifully looked after. All the volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

great place to visit and the kids loved it! My favourite national trust property in Kent. The house and grounds are very special

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tucked away Ightham Mote is a treasure. Day we visited the carpark was full and we thought we would be on a conveyor belt in the house. Not at all. We had plenty of time to look and take everything in and the guides were very helpful. If you get the chance, listen to the 15 minute talk before you... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited Ightham Mote on a day trip to Kent to combine it with a visit to Knole. We found it fairly easy although the Satnav wanted to take us down a road that was temporarily closed. The advice is to use the A227 from where the house is well signposted. We arrived at 1100 on a BH and although... More 

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Gosport
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Picturesque setting, very old, beautiful building. Was surprised that it had been restored in the period of the last owner and not earlier, felt it didn't match the exterior. Nevertheless well worth a visit, but begrudged having to pay to park on top of the admission charge.

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UK
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100 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is out of the way and the satnav co-ordinates don't exactly bring you to the gate! However we did enjoy our visit which started with an overview from a volunteer in the sunshine. The house sits in this moat which gives it an impressive look. There are gardens worth a visit though it should be noted that the is... More 

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Off the beaten track. Very pretty gardens and helpful / interested staff. Nice coffee shop 1:5 hill to the house. Lots to see in the house.

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