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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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Quaint cottage

This is one of the smaller National Trust properties but it is still full of character. Highlights include the tearoom in an old barn and a small theatre. Just to note that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of the smaller National Trust properties but it is still full of character. Highlights include the tearoom in an old barn and a small theatre. Just to note that there isn't a real car park and parking is located at the side of a road where cars pass by quite fast. There are not that many spaces... More 

Thank Catastrothree
Surrey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

It was good to visit Smallhythe Place finally as I remembered having seen it on one episode of Time Team. The old house is linked with the medieval craft of boat building and also with the great doyenne of the Victorian theatre Ellen Terry. This is a really charming National Trust property with lovely garden and good tea room (in... More 

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Brentwood, Essex
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 

Thank flutefairy
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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.

Thank Sarah D
Ashford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank madlizzie04
Guelph, Canada
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 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 via mobile

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 11, 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

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