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Smallhythe Place

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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
Phone Number: 01580/762334
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating house

Smallhythe Place is a fascinating, attractive 16th century house that is now managed by the National Trust. The house contains a great many varied and interesting artefacts and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brentwood, Essex
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Brentwood, Essex
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208 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smallhythe Place is a fascinating, attractive 16th century house that is now managed by the National Trust. The house contains a great many varied and interesting artefacts and furniture that once belonged to the actress Ellen Terry who once lived there. A number of her stage costumes are also on display,one of the highlights was seeing the magnificent, beetle-wing dress... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

End of summer evening performance of the Pantaloons. We took coats and a pic nic and enjoyed the humour and good banter between the 5 person cast.

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

As a disabled tourist - it's nice when a venue goes out of it's way to make your visit enjoyable. This was true of the staff of Smallhythe Place - they couldn't have been more accommodating. A beautiful house, with VERY interesting exhibits. I personally LOVED the little café in the garden - really sweet.

Thank Pingu44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are members of NT and had never been here until today. We were at Bodiam Castle and the NT app told us this was near by. We set off my boyfriend was more keen than I was but I have to say this is one of my favourite properties. Even though it is smaller it has a lot to... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the home of Ellen Terry a famous old stage actress. The house's main attractions was her old costumes. One of the dresses was made from green beetles. Really quite amazing, it took over 1500 hours to refurbish. My sister felt a presence in the house and had to leave. As she was going down the stairs she asked... More 

Thank Rolfe1954
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a sucker for National Trust properties, always have been, so the opportunity to visit Smallhythe on a research trip was not one to miss. I was not disappointed - the house and grounds are so beautiful, the contents fascinating, and the staff and volunteers so helpful and informative. I can't wait for my second visit.

Thank Sam81285
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I visited Smallhythe with my elderly mother, the staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful.The house was beautiful and it's history fascinating. The delightful tearoom offered a scrumptious selection of cakes and snacks. We finished off our visit relaxing in the pretty tranquil gardens, all in all a perfect day out.

Thank Tracy L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

One needs to see this beautiful place. The house of Ellen Terry the actress and the small theatre that puts on plays and speakers. I felt as though I had been thrown back in history in the beautiful museum that houses so much information in reference to the actress and also its previous history in shipbuilding.

Thank Pauline H
Calstock, null, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

From the outside we thought that we wouldn't be very long in here but the opposite. We were there for hours. Lovely old cottage and fascinating history of Ellen Terry and her friends and family. Many many artefacts that she collected on show and stuff about the theatre. Beautiful and quite large garden. Lovely tea room. We sat out in... More 

Thank Kim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Absolutely stunning house with plenty of artefacts and information to take in. The garden is beautiful and what a great idea to use the barn as a theatre, very apt.

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