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Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Tenterden
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 1, 2014
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small with lots of history and nice mementos of Ellen Terry . the gardens are small and not anything to talk about would have been nice to be there in and evening for the small theater and see a live production.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The house itself is amazing filled with artefacts from Helen Terry's life . The gardens are beautiful with its own Theatre. A must for lovers of the great outdoors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As NT members we are lucky to be able to pop to these places as often as our hearts desire!! We both love Smallhythe. Quaint and lovely house along with the theatre barn to muse over awhile. Follow this with a stroll around the relaxed gardens and orchards. By this time, you will have earned a break in the little... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Small is beautiful and this house just blew me away. The gardens are "rustic" and the church next to the property is worth a visit. Very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers helped to set the scene. Walmar castle and gardens near Deal are also worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Having travelled around the Kent/Sussex countryside my wife and I have been visiting NT/HHA properties so whilst in Tenterden visiting the KESR railway we then went to Smallhythe Place (NT) before going onward to Bodiam Castle(NT). Being July 2014 the building is exactly 500 yrs old and was originally called "Port House" as being a thriving shipyard before the sea... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful cottage where Ellen Terry the famous Victorian Actress once lived. So many of her personal belongings on display in the house. Plenty of info around and volunteers to talk to. Only thin in my opinion that let it down was the messy garden (just out of main view of house) So if you are thinking of going for outdoor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Home of Ellen Terry. Wonderful old house, packed with theatre memorabilia and the barn has been converted into a thatched theatre in which many famous actors have performed. Spent hours there!

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Hatfield Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Enjoyed our visit, for the building, its contents, the adjacent barn theatre, and the bucolic setting Recently we had visited the Watts Gallery near Guildford where there was an exhibition dedicated to Ellen Terry, George Frederick Watts' first wife. Smallhythye was the perfect complement, dealing with the whole of Terry's life. HIghly recommended.

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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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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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