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Godinton House

Godington Lane, Ashford TN23 3BP , England
01233 620773
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Ashford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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English first
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The family fun was half term holiday time. The event was in a small marque in the garden containing arts and craft. it was cramped and not good for small children under 5 years. It was only 14 degrees so sitting doing crafts was chilly. The tea room closed at 4 pm rather early when the event was on till... More 

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Kent, UK
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I took my mother here as it is quite local to us. The tour consists of approx. 9 rooms and the lady who took us was very informative, telling us about all the characters who had lived in the house and explaining the amazing wood carving, porcelain etc. She also said that no two tours were the same as there... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Although the house was closed when we visited we found the gardens very interesting, particularly the kitchen garden with many varieties that we never normally see.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Immaculate lawns, beautiful gardens and a house crammed full of interesting artifacts - this is one of the best attractions of it's kind. Knowledgeable and friendly guides take you on an hour long tour through many of the rooms in the house with stories about the owners and their huge collection of furniture, paintings, silver and china etc. Even better,... More 

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188 reviews 188 reviews
54 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We decided to see just the gardens and were very impressed. They're in a peaceful and rural parkland setting despite being so close to the high-speed rail link and the M20. Many themes are to be seen: topiary, 2 lily ponds (1 man-made and the other more natural), Italian garden and the large walled garden with 3 greenhouses, various plants... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The house is lovely and because you have a guided tour you do not miss anything. The tour takes about an hour. We had Betty as our tour guide and she was brilliant she really knew her stuff. The gardens are lovely and the tea room is great. They do not serve meals only tea and cake but it is... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very impressed, lovely house and gardens and not expensive to visit. Recommended. Tea room is pleasant although we did have to wait 15 minutes for someone to take our order. A lovely place to hang out, if I lived locally I would definitely get a season ticket to the gardens.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a very well kept estate with a very beautiful historic house immaculately kept. The guide who took us round (tour was about an hour) was very interesting, pointing out some beautiful porcelain and furniture in the lovely surroundings. The gardens are just wonderful and extensive. There are flower borders, sweeping lawns, an Italian garden and a large and... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very interesting and informative guided tour, beautiful gardens and a pleasant tea room, one of Ashford's hidden treasures

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Larkfield, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was only my second visit but it will not be my last. It costs only £8 adult ticket for the house and gardens and only £5 for a garden ticket. Amazing value for such a beautiful house and stunning gardens. The house tour is very informative and enjoyable and the gardens are beautiful. So many pretty areas to sit... More 

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