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Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
01580/762334
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Tenterden
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jun 25, 2014
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Chard
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is small but delightful, with welcoming and knowledgable staff. The house has bags of character as did its former owner. The garden is lovely and the tea room had its own interest with baby birds in their nest overhead. Really enjoyed the visit.

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Kent,England
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a quintessential British cottage, small but quaint, very interesting as it was the home of Victorian actress Ellen Terry, it has a lot of memorabilia in the house and the building itself is wonderful. Beautiful gardens and a lovely tea room. Great place to spend a peaceful afternoon.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is the home of Ellen Terry, a famous Victorian actress. It was maintained after he death by her daughter and one assumes it is during this phase that is was transformed from house into museum of the theatre. The costumes, especially the beetle wing dress was amazing, but there are only so many "dagger as used by Sir thing... More

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Plymouth
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Easy to get to and park from Tenterden. Could visit Chapel Down Vinery at same time. Knowledgeable NT volunteers, garden good. You might see the house shrew!!

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upminster
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Smallhythe Place is the former home of Ellen Terry, the beautiful but controversial Victorian actress. It has original artefacts inside as well as a barn theatre still in use. Garden is lovely and the fact that the sea used to come right up to Smallhythe adds to the interest. Ellen Terry was married three times but had two children with... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Small national trust property. Quaint and not far from Sissinghurst. Has a small theatre attached to it. Wa home of Ellen Terry, actress.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went here today and it was very interesting. It is National Trust so we got in free. It is where Dame Ellen Terry lived. The house is fairly dark inside (to protect furniture) but if you are a theatrical fan, you will love it. It was rather crowded but only because a coach group had turned up just before... More

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NW Kent
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have driven past Smallhythe Place many times over the years, never bothering to stop on the way to Rye and Romney Marsh. Now having annual membership of the Trust we visited over the Bank Holiday weekend. What a charming house! The building and its grounds have an honesty about them and I congratulate the Trust and its volunteers for... More

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Asthead
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Loved the Celtic "John the Baptist" church nearby. Whole area just stunning. The architecture looks tudor but is very well maintained.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had not set out to visit Smallhythe Place but, coming across it 'en route' we decided to stop and take a look. We're really pleased we did so as the place is a delightful way of spending a couple of hours immersed in the life of Ellen Terry and learning something of the history of the house. The volunteer... More

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