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Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: 01732 810378
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NT guides so knowledgable

Delightful morning learning so much from the guides made the house come alive . I will visit again when garden accessible to explore in dryer weather. I was very disappointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Delightful morning learning so much from the guides made the house come alive . I will visit again when garden accessible to explore in dryer weather. I was very disappointed with the cafe both the scone and cake dry not fresh . And when I put this comments to the cafe staff it was not taken on board . I... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place this house is. It is somewhere I have wanted to visit for years and I was not disappointed. It is a beautiful house full of character and interest. The room guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. There are different periods of history exhibited throughout the house which makes it feel like a home you could live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a wonderful moated house with courtyard and fascinating interiors. Plenty of car parking available, so no problems with access. You follow a route through the house using a laminated sheet handed out at the entrance through various rooms and areas of the house , many of which are quite original but several are contemporary to Victorian times and... More 

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

A very disappointing cafe. Service with a smile would cost nothing. Even a few pleasantries would help. However, if you enjoy non customer service this is the place for you. Four of us had coffee but all were in the range tepid to cold. The choice of cake on the counter at 10.45 on a Saturday morning was one slice... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a hidden gem of the National Trust's property empire! Surrounded by its moat (or should I say mote) and filled with interesting objects, including a Victoria Cross, the house exudes charm and peace. We took advantage of one of the introductory talks by a knowledgeable volunteer that set the scene for our self guided house tour, assisted in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited Ightham Mote recently and was not disappointed. The house is beautiful as well as the gardens and surrounding walks. We had a picnic in the picnic area as well as tea and cake in the tea room which was very nice (but expensive). The staff and volunteers were very helpful and on hand at all times. Would definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited Ightham Mote for valentine's day. Most of the house was closed because it was out of season. However, the parts that were open did not disappoint. The staff/volunteers there are amazing. There was a rather lovely gentleman in the courtyard who greeted us and told me the history behind the amazing stained glass window and also about the... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

interesting history, great guides . good café, nice walk and a really lovely house and moat, we loved it. charming.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Excellent couple of hours at Ightham Mote. We only visited the house but it was so interesting especially as we took the time to watch the 30 min DVD about the amazing restoration narrated by Tony Robinson. Just love the National Trust Houses we have visited you feel so welcome, there are volunteers who are always pleased to tell you... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This amazing and magical 14th century moated manor house is a must see. A walk through the house reveals the lives of some of the previous owners in its 700 year history including a mediaeval knight, Tudor courtier, high society Victorian .... and an American businessman who saved it from decay. The National Trust has undertaken an amazing renovation -... More 

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