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Address: West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
Phone Number: 01342 323029
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Nice arts and crafts house

The house is known for it lovely Morris interior and is interesting to visit. The house feels more like a home than many of the national trust properties and contains a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The house is known for it lovely Morris interior and is interesting to visit. The house feels more like a home than many of the national trust properties and contains a lot of original furniture and fittings. There are good views from the gardens and its possible to walk around the estate including an interesting woodland area.

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This house was built at the end of the 1800s as a family weekend and holiday home for the Beale family. It has a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere so that the visitor can imagine the big family parties that took place. The wallpapers are William Morris designs. The gardens are being beautifully restored to their origin state as the... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I had recently rejoined the National Trust, and this place is close to home. On arrival,greeted by charming volunteer who guided us to the car park. We strolled up,a small hill back towards the beautiful Arts and Crafts family home, with beautiful interiors, if you love William Morris designs. It's been left as if the family are still living there,... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Standen is a great NT house to visit because it is not too vast. You can really imagine the family life here. The gardens are lovely and there are some really good woodland walks and also a great restaurant in an old barn. Easy parking, too. I also liked the fact that there was no great swarms of people, no... More 

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Lewes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A splendid house with some wonderful pre Raphaelite and arts and craft movement pieces. The decoration of the house and much of the contents were designed by William Morris for a friend of his who was a wealthy doctor. A lovely Burne Jones stained glass window. The garden is excellent as well, sloping down towards the Medway valley. Well worth... More 

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Behind the scenes tours were advertised in our National Trust Newsletter. We had been to this house, the home of the Beale Family, before.This one hour tour was set to run at 30 minute intervals. It really was behind the scenes. We were taken first of all to the kitchen where we sipped spiced cider warmed on the black-leaded range.... More 

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Read about this house an we decided to visit. Free car park, but we had NT yearly tickets.Beautiful interior......gorgeous china and artefacts, very helpful staff inside if you need to know anything. Gardens ok, not bad for the middle of winter. Some great walking paths around the grounds. Def worth a visit. Cafe good too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited on a bright clear February weekend. The views from the house and gardens were wonderful. We toured the house , walking into the hall where there was a log fire burning and a chap playing the newly restored grand piano. Lots of fascinating original content in the various rooms from the snooker room through to the dining, living... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Standen itself is an unattractive house and the gardens aren't special. However, if you are a William Morris fan you'll love the interiors. The National Trust café is fun and worth a visit, as is the quaint little shop. If you are a National Trust member already Standen is perhaps worth a visit, but if you have to pay to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

If you go to standen make sure you park at the bottom car park and go on the trail through the deep woods which is nice as not a lot if people know about that! There is a bridge, stairs, benches, we pretend we are looking out for the fairies and the trolls when we go. It's a lovely family... More 

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