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Standen

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
01342 323029
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful example of an arts and crafts house with every effort made to allow people to move easily and appreciate the style and living that took place in this architectural treasure and the gardens are small, perfectly formed to my taste and beautiful. Great shop and cafe, easy parking, warm welcome. Can't believe I hadn't been before. Highly recommend... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Fabulous national trust property. The house is beautiful, the gardens fantastic with fabulous views and lovely walks. The restaurant is one of the best in the area. Well worth visiting and returning regularly. There is usually fresh fruit/ vegetables grown at Standen available for sale.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Standen House is owned by The National Trust. The house and gardens were created in the 1890’s by James Beal and his wife Margaret. With the help of architect Philip Webb, and William Morris’s firm of designers, they made Standen into a family home, fulfilling all the functions needed for a wealthy late Victorian family. The house is very much... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Quite a big 1920s house - crammed full of highest quality Arts and Crafts objects. Easily the equal of Kelmscott Manor. Really nice gardens for a stroll, Grandchilden love the impressive vegetable gardening area and the games area.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Have not visited Standen for years and certainly was not disappointed, the welcome from the staff was exceptional with good information provided when touring the house and gardens. We arrived early to ensure we had no issues with parking as many visitors have switched away from the car parking charges for NT members at nearby Wakehurst Place. We had coffee... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Not having visited this property previously we decided to wait for the advertised talk at 11.30, which meant a 30 minute wait but thought it would be worthwhile. 11.30 came and went and by 11.40 we gave up waiting for anyone to come and give the talk. If the NT are going to put notices up saying there will be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Bursting with the harvest of the late summer the orchard and vegetable garden were full of produce including some very tasty windfall apples for sale at 30p each. Loganberries in the front garden. Secret quarry garden. The Philip Webb house decorated with Wm Morris interiors provides a fascinating insight into the lives and tastes of the late Victorian / Edwardian... More

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Sussex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As my husband volunteers at Standen and it's very close to home we've eaten there many times. Service is cafeteria style (fairly standard for National Trust properties) and there is both indoor and outdoor seating, of which the indoor is more comfortable. No steps, so pretty accessible and I've seen staff help with trays for disabled visitors. The main choices... More

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Really interesting house with the opportunity to get up close and have a proper look. The garden is very nice and compact. Nice setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited this property in the height of the school holidays. Even so, found it very quiet and with enough room to not feel crowded. The house is set out well and is easy to follow. Each room has an information booklet, which gives basic info and "not to miss" furniture and nicknacks, without being too overwhelming. Each room is set... More

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