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Godinton House

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Address: Godington Lane, Ashford TN23 3BP , England
Phone Number: 01233 620773
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A beautiful house & gardens

I visited as part of a NADFAS group yesterday. The house was opened especially for us. We had guided tours by knowledgeable staff and we had a nice ploughman' lunch. It was all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Christine R
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited as part of a NADFAS group yesterday. The house was opened especially for us. We had guided tours by knowledgeable staff and we had a nice ploughman' lunch. It was all very well organised. The house and contents are superb as are the gardens. We enjoyed walking round the walled kitchen gardens and it was nice to see... More 

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North Worcestershire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had never heard of this place before, but visited as part of an organised group. Quite a long history to it, including various extensions to the buildings and large gardens to stroll around. The house is not geared up for the massive hordes that visit NT properties, and is more relaxed for that. Also, the guides are very pleasant... More 

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South East
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164 reviews 164 reviews
26 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a hidden gem in an area where it is unexpected. The gardens are wonderful and always changing. The House is fascinating and the Guides very good, remember though that the house is only open on Friday to Sunday and Bank holiday Mondays. Only small downside is the tea room is a little disorganised and misses out on some customers.... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Godinton House is a hidden Gem, just off the M20 a few miles from Ashford it is a beautiful house and has beautifully designed gardens. Reminiscent of the gardens of Heligan in Cornwall the gardens of Godinton are gorgeous. The house itself is one of the nicest in the area, the interiors are intense and very natural the history is... More 

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london
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154 reviews 154 reviews
33 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have visited Godinton before but it is such a fascinating place with wonderful art and furniture and very informative guides we had to return.

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South of England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The gardens and grounds are a kovely mix of natural woodland plants, daffodils, fritillias, wood annenomies and formal yew and box hedged gardens. There is a lovely walled vegetable garden with accessible greenhouses. A real garden of seasons. The house is beautiful. Our tour guide, Betty, was very knowledgeable, spoke clearly and had lots of interesting facts about the family... More 

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited with the other half on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately the house was closed which was a shame as we would've loved to have visited. The garden was lovely but some of the plants were dead due to the time of year. We could tell that it would have been a completely different experience in the summer. We visited the... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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453 reviews 453 reviews
181 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

he house, which is unoccupied and owned by a trust is closed in winter. But we walked round the gardens. There were man crocuses including a rather unusual blue one. I got some good photos of a bumble bee taking pollen. In the glass house we talked to some regular visitors who told us that it was ver good to... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love to come back again and again. Wonderful little place fullof history and beautiful antiques. Loved the tour through the house given by an elderly gentleman. Really informative, entertaining and amusing. Well worth a visit!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Good venue house and gardens, worth doing the tour of the house, very interesting have done it twice now and just as interesting! The gardens and grounds are well laid out and great for a nice walk round. The walled garden is also I good to visit in summer.

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