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Godinton House

Godington Lane, Ashford TN23 3BP , England
01233 620773
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Ashford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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12 attraction reviews
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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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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went when the sculpture show was happening, and that was especially delightful. You come upon all these lovely, whimsical pieces hidden all over the garden. The day I went was very quiet, which made it even more of a treat. Idyllic.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had the tour of Godinton House after looking around the lovely gardens and the guides were very informative and interesting. The afternoon was rounded off with the best tea and cake in their pretty tea rooms and the staff were very polite and friendly.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having lived virtually on the doorstep for a couple of years, we finally got to see this hidden gem of a historic house with fine gardens this weekend. We initially planned to just see the gardens as we weren't aware you could visit the house. However we decided to do both (you can just see the gardens if you wish... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I first came here in the late eighties and we were shown round by a Mr Wyndham Green, a man who had a passion for this house. sadly he is no longer here but the same passion has been passed on to the staff today. I had forgotten how much there is to see from the wonderful house to the... More

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went as a large group and stayed all day. The welcome was warm and the whole day was really well organised without making you feel herded and stressed. Three groups toured the house in the morning, our guide( group c) was very entertaining and informative. The rooms are gorgeous. After a light lunch we had an hour to wander... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon at this house and garden. Hidden away behind Ashford, it was a real haven of tranquility. The tour of the house took about an hour and was very interesting, plus the gardens are beautiful at this time of the year. The delphiniums were amazing and the walled garden a joy to see. Afternoon tea can... More

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