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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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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit just outside East Grinstead. An Arts & Crafts house, with views over the Ashdown Forest and Weirwood Reservoir. Lovely gardens to walk around and when you need too a place for coffee too

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are long serving members of the National Trust. We had never been to Standen before and found it to be a little jewel in the crown of the National Trust. The volunteers are really friendly. The house itself was a family home and you are allowed to go into most rooms without it all being roped... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went there with my husband and my mother last Friday. During the same week we also visited Wimpole Hall (Cambridgeshire ), and Polesden Lacey. Standen is our favourite... Small welcoming property, simply furnished and comfortable . Originally build for a wealthy family as a weekend/holiday home. an escape from 19th century London. House decorated by William Morris - the wallpaper,... More

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Hertford UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a group visit to this Grade 1 listed building in West Sussex and set in a beautiful hillside garden with great views overlooking the Ashdown Forest. This is an Arts & Crafts house designed by Philip Webb who was a friend of William Morris and it is decorated with his carpets, fabrics and wallpapers. We had an arranged... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An outstanding property that has been beautifully kept in the arts and crafts style.Lovely gardens and countryside.The staff and helpers were very friendly and informative though over anxious about the snooker table!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very clean, with fantastic staff. We came here for a birthday last year and it was brilliant. Very happy customers and a very happy birthday girl :)

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went here early on a Sunday when it wasn't particularly busy. This is a stunning house with superb views over the countryside. The inside is an Arts and Crafts house as the family had it in the 1920s. Very pleasant cafe in a barn with a selection of hot and cold lunches. Definitely will visit again

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Staines Upon Thames
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After a marvellous visit to Rudyard Kipling's home at Bateman's, Burwash, Standen was an ideal next National Trust visit. Although just a few drive from East Grinstead, Standen nestles in tranquil Sussex down-land that feels a million miles away form the stress of modern life. Like Bateman's, Standen has been beautifully preserved as it was when it was a family... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Well organised parking, shop, refreshments but walking dictated by 'pathways' that don't take long for the fit to negotiate. The remains of the house is interesting but a lot more effort could be made to enhance the historical nature of the place and link with other local interests. Bare in winter, this is freezing cold, too, as wind ships across... More

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Thank you Marilyn for our tour around this beautiful home. It made the visit so much more interesting. This venue is great for a nice day out and have a picnic in the gardens surrounding Standen House. The bistro is also a great place to quench your thirst or have a bite to eat.

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