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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, James...

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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Delightful garden walks and interesting house in an Arts & Crafts environment

Not the best of winter venues, but at least it is open! The very large and rambling house does not have as many open rooms as one might expect ad the feel is more of an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not the best of winter venues, but at least it is open! The very large and rambling house does not have as many open rooms as one might expect ad the feel is more of an Edwardian/Victorian/Arts & Crafts fusion. However, lots of William Morris fabrics and wallpapers to enjoy ad probably more Farrow & Ball than is good for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have recently enjoyed a few visits to this interesting 'arts and crafts' house because its suitable for all the family. Its in beautiful countryside with pleasant marked walks of varying lengths, child friendly, and has a good tearoom. We enjoyed the woodland walk followed by lunch and a look around the house. The Christmas opening was wonderful for children... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the most of a sunny September day and visited Standen. We enjoyed lunch in the tearoom and managed to spot the two resident cats before touring the house. There is a Kitchen garden where you can see seasonal produce being grown as well has chickens. Don't forget to check out the nice countryside views from the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy with the information provided on Standen's website and were well-prepared for our visit on 24th Jan. Excellent, friendly guides who were happy for you to either just browse or chat as you wanted. Wonderful house well-worth seeing.

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Henfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Watch out the information in the web site can be misleading about opening times and the NT members handbook can be horribly out of date. We had a wasted visit, couldn't get in house or gardens. We were lucky to get a coffee in the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a dull, damp Winter's day and want to get out of the house. As National Trust members we chose to visit Standen. A relatively small country house but almost a museum piece for William Morris designs - you will recognise them when you see them. What made this a lovely visit was the volunteer playing the piano on the... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most interesting tour behind the scenes in the house and to admire the high quality of the 1890's design and workmanship. It was mainly looking at the servants area and going to the top of the water tower which had brilliant views. The rest of the house is closed till later in the year. The tour is only available... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not an arts and crafts fan, and so was not sure I enjoyed a visit here, but I grew to appreciate the arts and crafts style of the place. It's a pretty house with Christmas decorations put up and was interesting, but not sure if I would have been as interested without the Christmas decorations. Only way to find... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a National Trust property. Designed by Philip Webb, the house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The house is dressed for a weekend stay in 1925, so you can imagine you are a guest of the family. A major restoration of the... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited Standen on January 1st - a wet cold day with grey clouds and driving rain. Even then we enjoyed our time there seeing the house dressed for Christmas - with each room reflecting Christmas in a different decade. It is an ugly but interesting house with plenty of ornaments, furniture and rooms to enjoy. Outside there are good... More 

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