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Address: West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
Phone Number: 01342 323029
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I am not particularly into art and crafts but really enjoyed this house ...so do bother!!! It was such a liveable house and to see and admire all the needlework etc was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I am not particularly into art and crafts but really enjoyed this house ...so do bother!!! It was such a liveable house and to see and admire all the needlework etc was a joy...and I Do not sew.! Dining room beautifully displayed , interestng butlers room and super bedrooms each with their own characteristics . Gardens being busilly tended .... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are into all things Willam Morris / Arts & Crafts then this is the place for you. If not, then don't bother as the house itself is a fairly uninspiring Victorian pile, albeit in nice surroundings that will doubtless look more attractive once the weather improves and the major garden overhaul is completed. A hightlight for us was... More 

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sussex
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely spring gardens, lots of work being done to restore to original gardens . House very interesting with William Morris decoration guided tours on some mornings makes more interesting being told history of family

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This place is relatively local to us and we visit about once every 2 years. The house was designed between 1892 and 1894 by the architect Philip Webb, a friend of William Morris, for the wealthy London solicitor James Beale and his large family. Lovers of the 'Arts and Crafts' movement will find Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers throughout the... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited Standen on a bitter cold February Saturday. Needless to say, we enjoyed the interior much more than the exterior. Inside was the best Arts and Crafts period decor that we've so far seen with lovely William Morris wallpapers and fabric designs and a really warm, welcoming feeling overall. We took two looks around the house, which I would... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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