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Address: West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
Phone Number: 441342323029
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Nestled in the Sussex countryside with views across the High Weald...

Nestled in the Sussex countryside with views across the High Weald, James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location to build their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, Standen is one of the most complete examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors and a story of family life in 1925. Outside, Mrs Beales passion for gardening inspires a major restoration of her 12-acre hillside garden. Each garden room has a distinct character and offers something for every season from spring bulbs to autumn colour. Explore the wider estate with footpaths leading out into the woodlands. Close at 4pm November - January

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Stunning House in Lovely Gardens with Woodland Walks and nice Cafe

This property is a wonderful example of Philip Webb architecture and William Morris interior decor. The gardens are beautiful and work is in progress to restore parts of it to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This property is a wonderful example of Philip Webb architecture and William Morris interior decor. The gardens are beautiful and work is in progress to restore parts of it to their original glory. There are plenty of woodland walks, although it is easy to get a bit lost as the 50p leaflet is not very clear, and the paths do... More 

Thank BluejaySussex
Basildon, United Kingdom
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545 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A house with real charachter beautiful decor and helpful staff. Sadly the weather was a tad arctic so unable to see the grounds. Stunning example of arts and crafts with lots of examples in this time warp house. It's been left exactly as the family Beale left it, as if they have just gone shopping (yesterday) in the 70's and... More 

Thank Hoppityskip
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful example of an House decorated by artists and designers of the late Arts and Crafts Movement especially William Morris. The grounds and gardens all brilliantly landscaped are at their best in spring and autumn with a multitude of colourful plants and trees.

Thank Bernhard L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden. Unfortunately we were on a timed guided tour and only had 1 hour in the house. We would have preferred to spend more time there so it would be worth checking in advance if you wished to browse for longer.

Thank Willowtring
Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 3 year old grandson to visit, he was enthralled by house spotting a moon, turned out to be a vase, a princess, bust of a less than attractive lady! When the poor man doing the tour lost the thread of what he was trying to say said grandson and I made off downstairs to be intercepted by... More 

Thank Lesley S
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the first time this November, so at this time of year the general feel of the place will be influenced by the weather of course. The volunteer guide at the entrance was welcoming and helpful. Seeing the inside of the house was by timed guided tour only. Our guide was clearly well informed which was great, the down... More 

Thank Eclectic-Annie
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chocolate & beetroot cake with cream cheese frosting in the cafe is delish!! Lovely interesting place to vist - the grounds on a wet, dull autumnal day is still striking

Battle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standen is a beautiful place. It is a "arts and crafts" building. It is inspired by the likes of William Morris. While we enjoyed our visit we felt it lacked the warmth and intimacy of similar National Trust properties such as nearby Nymans. The staff with exceptions seemed a bit uninspired. The gardens are beautiful with plenty of interest throughout... More 

Thank Robin Y
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standen is a lovely house and property and we enjoyed visting the gardens. We missed knowing more about the family who lived there as there were no exhibits about them in depth. However, we would recommend a visit.

Thank Marilyn R
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been to a property of this era. The house is wonderful and the guide we had really brought it to life. The gardens were interesting, even in November, but it well be nice to go back in late spring to see it in all its glory. Well worth a visit.

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