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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
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited this as a group this week. This house is absolutely crammed with treasures-paintings(portraits), furniture and porcelain. The house itself is old and of architectural interest and there is an extensive park with grazing sheep. However, what made thus such a pleasure to visit was the guide. He had many an anecdote and insight into the pictures and was... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This Elizabethan stately home is well worth the visit. We arrived at 2pm on Sunday which gave us time to do the house and fit in a cream tea too. The house interior is both interesting and a delight if you like to see the Italian old master paintings. They have the second largest Van Dyke in the country. Which... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Nothing to get excited about, don't bother going. There are far more interesting places go to Charleston instead!

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 858307
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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