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Address: Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 858307
Description: House opening 2015: 24th & 25th May bank holiday weekend. 7th June – early...
House opening 2015: 24th & 25th May bank holiday weekend. 7th June – early September, Sunday – Thursday 2:00 – 4:30pm Firle Place, home to the Gage family for over 500 years is a beautiful Stately Home in East Sussex. Surrounded by its extensive park and nestled amidst the tranquil Sussex downlands - South Downs National Park, Firle Place offers a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Visitors can unravel an exciting history within this rambling, un-English-looking stately home. Inside discover an astounding collection of Old Master paintings of international importance, Sevres porcelain and exquisite furniture displayed in elegant rooms. Enjoy light lunches, afternoon teas and cakes in the recently refurbished licensed Tea Room which is open without charge from 12:30 – 4:30pm (on house opening days). Visitors are also encouraged to visit the ancient Parish Church of St Peter in West Firle village on the margins of the park. The Gage chapel here contains stunning monuments to the family. Firle Place is more than just an art gallery or a beautiful country house; it is also the focus of a community which lives ad works on the Firle Estate, and, what is more, remains the much-loved home of the present Lord Gage, the 8th Viscount, and his family. Many visitors end the day with a visit to The Ram Inn, set in the heart of Firle village. This old coach house inn has built an excellent reputation for really good local food as well as locally produced cask ales. There are also four beautiful bedrooms and an annexe, and offer bed & breakfast all year round.
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Home to the Gage Family for over 500 years,Originally tudor,but remodelled in 18th Century,now looking like a french chateau.Large Parkland with seating areas.The house has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
jantre
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Home to the Gage Family for over 500 years,Originally tudor,but remodelled in 18th Century,now looking like a french chateau.Large Parkland with seating areas.The house has a large collection of Old Masters Paintings and Sevres Porcelain.Also licensed restaurant.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

House tours only, no free flow the day we visited. I would have loved more time to look at some of the beautiful 17th century portraits, but the guide was more interested in showing us the photos of family members with "our Queen Mother" and talking about how much Prince Philip always enjoys his visits to the Gage family seat.... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We do not live that far away,but finally visited last Sunday.Enjoyed a self guided tour,and tea outside.

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Brighton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We only stopped by the cafe here for a tea and cakes. Excellent selection of cakes but when they were bought out to us in the garden, they were ridiculously small slithers. I took them back and asked if this was their portion size. They said no and that they were busy and had done it hurriedly (they weren't very... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I visited this venue for a light lunch. The grounds of Firle Place are beautiful and the house's interior has an eminent reputation, so we naturally expected the same quality of the teashop there. Sadly, we were deeply disappointed. The range of food offered was very limited and service was very slow considering there were hardly any... More 

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solihull
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350 reviews 350 reviews
105 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having joined the HHA in April my wife and I have been visiting their properties whilst in Sussex/Kent and ventured to Firle after leaving Sheffield Park (NT)(Approx 15 mile 30mins). The conducted tour (approx one hour) was interesting and informative (500 years owned by the Gage family) The tearoom is open to non-visitors also. Adult £8.50 Senior £7.50 Child £4.00... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We visited the new opened Firle place for a garden show which was quite entertaining but we really enjoyed visiting the house which is delightful and interesting. It is now open after being closed for a number of years for refurbishment and although there is still work to be done it was a pleasent visit

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Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We attended the annual garden show at Firle Place and enjoyed the stalls, the ambience and the grounds which were spectacular and also there was lambing going on which was great. There were lots of attractions for children so grandparents please note! However, the stairways and grounds were uneven and it was quite difficult to walk over parts of the... More 

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Florida, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Café staffed by a very rude man with dubious standards of sobriety and hygiene. Visitors not even tolerated by Lady Gage who was offensive and ill educated about herbs, their uses and the different properties within the same species. Herb Garden is an insult to the intelligence of the public to invite them in, when it needs basic tending and... More 

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Eastbourne
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75 reviews 75 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Having been here in E Sussex for 7 years, we finally visited Firle Place; what a wonderful house, super little cafe, wonderful grounds all ver contained and not open to the gen public too often so well worth a visit.

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