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Smallhythe Place

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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
Phone Number: 01580/762334
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Perfect Summer Day Out

Smallhythe Place, the home of actress Ellen Terry, is beautifully preserved with many of her personal items on display around the house. The staff were very helpful, providing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Smallhythe Place, the home of actress Ellen Terry, is beautifully preserved with many of her personal items on display around the house. The staff were very helpful, providing interesting information, especially in the library room. Equally, after an excellent explanation about the National Trust by staff on the front desk, I chose to join and would definitely use my membership... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The famous actress Ellen Terry's home and a wonderfully evocative place. Parking is just a few yards from the house either side of the road. We were very lucky as Susannah, the House Steward, had offered to show us some of Miss Terry's costumes from the costume store. I had rung Smallhythe Place before travelling as we were visiting as... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited Smallhythe recently and were completely fascinated by a building which appears to be collapsing although it has been there a long time. It is very creaky and sloping floors are an experience to walk on but it is a treasure trove of all things theatrical as it was the home of Ellen Terry who was part of the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is one of the National Trust's smallest properties and only open from Wednesday to Saturday. Parking (just off the road) is limited. This very attractive house dating back to the 16th century once belonged to the actress Ellen Terry (Smallhythe itself was once an important shipbuilding port on Romney Marsh). Although the garden itself is quite small it is... More 

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I couldn't recommend this illustrious national trust property enough. It's a personal journey through the collection and life of the amazingly talented (and before her time) Dame Ellen Terry (1847 - 1928) - an English stage actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The home of Ellen Terry, a real hidden gem set in beautiful countryside. Wonderful trip for anyone interested in art / culture / theatre. Follow on with a visit to the National Gallery to see a painting of Ellen Terry resplendent in a glorious beetle wing costume. Charming barn theatre at the back and pretty country garden. Vineyard opposite.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lovely historical find. Steeped in detail and with a wonderful garden. Drama delightful in original mini-theatre.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lovely house and gardens. Was not expecting very much but is by far my favourite National Trust gem by far.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Small but fascinating, especially for lovers of theatre history, but more generally as the harbour master's house for a port that's now miles inland.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

First of all, Smallhythe Place will appeal to aficionados of Ellen Terry in particular and History of Theatre in general. The place is small, although on a damp Friday in July, there were not too many people there so we were able to wander the rooms at will. Internal spaces are very dark, partly I guess, to recreate the atmosphere... More 

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