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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
Phone Number: 01580/762334
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A little gem

Wasn't aware of the house until told about it whilst at the vineyard near by. Pleasant surprise and well worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
MaChrisa
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Luton, England
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Luton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wasn't aware of the house until told about it whilst at the vineyard near by. Pleasant surprise and well worth the visit.

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Pevensey, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Quintessentially English cottage with a pretty garden seen in Spring .Pity the ponds overgrown and green .Interesting memorabilia in the house . Staff very knowledgeable and particularly interesting gentleman in Ellen Terry's bedroom who knew all the history of the house . Definately worth a visit .

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We just went since it was National Trust and close to where we were staying, Tenterden. It was our last day before returning to the states, and we thought we would go here and then return to Sissinghurst. It was much more interesting and there was more to see than we expected. The house and collection were quite good, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Journeying through Kent countryside on a warm English Spring afternoon is a pleasure in itself. The lovely house was just visible from the road, that encouraged me to go in. What an enormous pleasure to discover it was the former home of Ellen Terry. It's rammed with theatrical memorabilia, but still retains a low key homely feel. The architecture is... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Smallhythe Place is a quaint 16th century house which now is memorial museum to Ellen Terry.There is the barn which has been turned into a theatre and I was really surprised to find out all the very famous actors who have trod the boards there.It is still in use today. Look out for famous names on the chair backs.There was... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was a pleasure to visit Smallhythe Place over the easter period, I could easily imagine it in the summer months with its fresh flowers. I enjoyed learning about the residents that had lived in the building but I did feel that maybe they could have provided more history of the building and it’s very early residents rather than its... More 

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Herefordshire, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Such a quirky building. So old and being timber framed it is really distorted. As it was Ellen Terry's favourite house it has a load of memorabilia. Interesting stuff. If you are not sure who she is it might pay to swat up on her history. Nice tea rooms. A bit cold in March! An excellent cream tea. Not a... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Smallhythe place is just a small but interesting house,where Ellen Terry lived,the house is around 500 years old,there is the old barn which has been made into a theatre,there are some of Ellen Terry's old costumes on show,from her acting days,and old furniture,lots of books and letters etc.Plus they have a cafe with the usual N.T.menu.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Smallhythe Place wasthe home of Ellen Terry. There were a few old costumes, and books and letters, old furniture but not much else. An interesting item was a book of an Oscar Wilde play sent for her to take a leading role. We took some photos of the exterior before moving on.

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La Romieu, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

In around Tudor times and before, seagoing ships were built here! English oak and iron fittings all came from the local Wealden Forest. This is where the English iron industry began. Opposite, across the valley, is the Isle of Oxney. In days of old it was indeed an island. In Medieval times there was a great storm which blocked the... More 

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