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Alfriston Clergy House

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Address: The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
Phone Number: 01323 871961

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Nice little house

This is an interesting property behind the church and is the first ever house that was acquired by the National Trust. It is well preserved but quite small and not a huge amount... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Egham
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Egham
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229 reviews 229 reviews
70 attraction reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting property behind the church and is the first ever house that was acquired by the National Trust. It is well preserved but quite small and not a huge amount to see for the price of £5.50. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The shop is good with a fair choice of merchandise.

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Lindfield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The first National Trust property and one of the oldest buildings. Love the way it is portrayed on a time line. The garden is exquisite too.

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Ruislip
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went in December to see Christmas decorations,which were ok other wise house empty rooms.Problems parking as there is no car park,apart from limited parking on single road,alongside the common on where the church and house are situated.House has no bathroom facilities and no tearoom.There is a tearoom facing the common,did not visit.Best option,car park & toilets,as you enter village... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What a lovely peaceful spot just beside the Church and run by the National Trust. Most interesting walking in the gardens and exploring the history of the house itself. The staff are lovely and could not be more helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Tad expensive if not a member of NT but worth a visit none the less. Probably best on a nice day because the gardens too are well worth spending time in. Look out for the carved oak leaf in one of the beams and spend a while trying to imagine life in 1350 when this house was built! Check out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Costs £5.30 to enter an empty house. Seems over priced to me. we looked through the windows. I don't mind spending money on something interesting but £5.30 for an empty house doesn't seem right. National Trust wake up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Spent a couple of relaxing and interesting hours at this NT property. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Beautiful gardens, in a lovely location.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There is a 'pretty as a postcard' broad green valley in the South Downs through which meanders the lovely river Cuckmere. Five km from the sea, there is a kink in the river course, a peaceful place where in prehistoric times a track crossed its leisurely flow by means of a ford. Here we found what we were searching for,... More 

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The perfect little place to visit if you are a bit tight for time. We really enjoyed our visit here and found it very interesting. I enjoyed the hunt for the five toy bats and three toy mice and found all of them. The parking was a little confusing but we did manage to find a carpark in the village... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This rare 14th Century Wealden timber framed ‘hall-house’ with its lovely cottage garden, orchard and idyllic setting by the Cuckmere River, is one of the most significant houses looked after by The National Trust. It was the first property to be purchased by them, when they were a newly formed charity in 1896. Alfriston Clergy House’s successful restoration paved the... More 

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