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Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1732 810378
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A beautiful house in a wonderful garden, we all enjoyed it and the apple festival was a lovely surprise.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful house in a wonderful garden, we all enjoyed it and the apple festival was a lovely surprise.

Thank Kevin L
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very rare beauty and wonderfully maintained National Trust property. Rare for anywhere but a good day out in North Kent. We went to the Antiques Roadshow and probably saw more of the building than the general public as we had a rare artifact. It's great. No place for kids, can be dodgy underfoot for those who don't like cobblestones. Gardens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic moated hall set in lovely grounds and countryside. They also have a very good eatery which can be used by those not entering the grounds or hall. Plenty of parking.

Thank Didge24
Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an NT property, situated in the heart of Kent the 14th century manor has a moat and the whole setting is quite beautiful and very romantic inside you have the banqueting hall and slightly more updated library et cetera. Would like to visit in late spring the bluebells and a chance to see upstairs as well. You can... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing building! This must be unique - maybe there is another building of this age and design in the UK, but I haven't seen it! The house is stunning - a medieval moated manor house which has remained largely untouched by time, although there are a few 'modern' touches, i.e. the Victorian billiard room. I believe it was... More 

Thank IsaCB
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited late October for their special Ghost and Gourmet Evening. Excellent. Led down to the house by a helpful witch, then taken on a guided tour by one of the Tudor ladies of the house whilst owls etc hooted in the rafters and spectres appeared and disappeared as we went from room to room. Death, clutching his scythe, passed by... More 

Thank John D
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love stepping back in time and there's plenty of history at this old hall together with splendid grounds. This is near to home for us but I'd say it's still worth a small journey if you enjoy history or gardens.

Thank Malcolm H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a very cold November day, our visit was a delighted. The buildings set in the valley and surrounded by the moat are quite magical. Although the house itself was closed for renovations we were able to see the fabulous courtyard (and dog kennel) by being on one of the guided tours. Our guide has such knowledge of and... More 

Thank John E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is just up the road from my home and is a regular place of visit to meet friends. A wander around the house, courtyard and gardens is a must. The courtyard is quite unusual and I love the large, old dog kennel out there. It is a moated building and interesting to view from each aspect from the outside.... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad we choose to visit this beautiful 700 years middle ages moated manor house. A 546 acre estate owned by National Trust. Enjoying our walks to the landscaped garden with ponds, orchard, woodland and farmland.

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