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Ightham Mote

Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Ightham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The house goes on forever and ever. There is a very nice cafe on the grounds with inside and outside seating. There are walking trails and plenty of grounds to explore. We visited several times and there is always something to see. We got to go on the attic tour which was so very very interesting. If you have younger... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Well done to the National Trust for opening this property in winter, even if on a limited basis. We stumbled across this property online and added it to a planned day out to Scotney Castle, half an hour away. It was a great bonus. You can only visit the downstairs in winter and only with a guided tour. Our guide... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Ightham Mote is lovely in the summer but in the winter only the downstairs of the house is open which you can walk around in 5 minutes, unless you take time to take in the details. The grounds are lovely but don't expect to spend the day at Ightham Mote as this can all be done in less than an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I would like to go at least twice more to get the full impact of this charming property nestled amongst the trees. Such interesting brick work on the chimneys and the interior fascinating- bags of atmosphere...and peace. The unevenly-shaped cobbles were tricky for pushing a wheelchair in parts , but there is a free 8 seater buggy with a driver... More 

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Nottellingyouville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The exterior of the house and location are gorgeous. There were only a handful of rooms to look round and not much in the way of garden open. The food in the cafe was excellent, as I find all NTs to be, but the cafe itself was overcrowded and uninspiring. During the winter: park in the car park, have lunch... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I had looked for somewhere to break our journey on the way to Cambridge and was so pleased to visit. As the ground floor was set up for a Victorian Christmas with some 'actors' playing out the lady & gent, the maid and butler. We shall defintley go back in the spring or summer. The cafe is reasonable witha great... More 

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Henfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Visited on Thursday 18th December 2014, the house was open (ground floor only) and decorated for a Victorian Christmas and was excellently done complete with a 'Victorian' Butler, housemaid, Gentleman and Lady of the house, beautifully presented, the National Trust really excelling itself.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A very interesting old house and garden in an idyllic setting in the Kent countryside. Well worth a detour. Beautiful at any time of the year, there is a seasonal theme both in the house and in the gardens in December. The restaurant serves excellent Christmas lunches.

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Gardens well kept plenty of nice walks. Well stocked shop overpriced as per normal for national trust house is great room guides can be annoying but I pretend to be a foreigner and ignore them usually does the trick. Cafe good but very expensive nice outdoor seated area nr the toilets which were clean and tidy

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First of all plenty of easy parking. The house is open all winter, though access to some of the house is restricted. The escorted tours are very informative, starting by a warm fire in the Great hall. The guides are very knowledgeable, and the tour takes about 45mins. The tea rooms are open and provide a welcome break. The gardens... More 

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