Sunnycroft

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Sunnycroft is an Edwardian villa which takes you back to the 'country house' lifestyle before the first world war. Sunnycroft tells the story of a Brewer, a Widow and three generations of a local industrialist family. Opened by the National Trust in 1999 the house offers guided tours of the villa and gardens. croquet and games on the lawn and an Edwardian tea room serving light refreshments. The house is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 2nd March - 5th November and then weekends through the Winter.
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julie m
telford139 contributions
Permanently closed.
Sep 2021
Is it now closed permanently for visitors?No diary available for 2022 on National Trust website.
So sad about the closure of cafe.When it was run by volunteers it was very successful.
National Trust needs to be more open about the future plans for Sunnycroft and it's website should give us a clue.
Written November 25, 2021
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Susan W
Beverley, UK11 contributions
Please, just visit Sunnycroft if you are in the area!
Sep 2021 • Couples
So difficult to pick one thing as a favourite part of our visit. The house is stunning, the gardens are a joy and the whole NT team on site were SO knowledgeable and friendly
Written September 19, 2021
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jan c
Shrewsbury, UK208 contributions
National trust hidden gem
Sep 2021 • Family
Visited as a group of five. Arrived early so explored the gardens, had game croquet on the lawn and ate picnic lunch. Our guide Mary said she was new to Sunnycroft but wouldn’t have known as she was extremely informative, very pleasant. Lovely to see as house would have been through the different owners times. Excellent exhibits throughout the house. The gentleman dressed of the period very friendly and delighted in telling us about the vehicle in the garage. Very impressed and will return once the conservatory is renovated.
Written September 14, 2021
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celiab494
Manchester, UK6 contributions
Lovely house, pity they closed the cafe
Aug 2021
House has a really welcoming atmosphere. You can really feel this was a family home. The gardens and orchard are good too. Only disappointment was that the cafe was permanently closed. It used to be particularly good to sit on the veranda and have afternoon tea, just like the family who owned the house would have done
Written August 19, 2021
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templar79
Warwick, UK71 contributions
How the other half lived
Aug 2021
A fascinating glimpse into the life of a Victorian mini-estate typically built for captains of industry who wished to reside in a semi-rural location away from their place of work. As the guides told us, many were later demolished for housing or turned into residential homes or flats, so to have this perfectly preserved example is rare indeed. Thanks to the thrifty nature of the Lander family, much has been retained of the original fabric and furnishings of the house - even where improvements were made such as a modern sink other areas of the same room were left untouched. A real step back in time experience. But come on National Trust how about re-opening the tea room - surely a must for any visitor - and perhaps a shop. You might argue that the volume of visitors doesn't warrant it, but how can you expect numbers to increase if you don't have the facilities? A final note of appreciation for the excellent guides and other staff members who display an obvious love of the building and the history it records.
Written August 18, 2021
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chrisjerman
Welshpool, UK137 contributions
Delightful!
Aug 2021 • Friends
What a delightful place and well worth a visit it feels homely and the guides are very informative and friendly.
Written August 7, 2021
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Martin H
4 contributions
Period House
Dec 2019
Excellent building for the period. Very well maintained and loads to see. All the staff were very polite and helpful. Well worth a visit.
Written March 9, 2020
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Maureen P
Telford, UK7 contributions
Sunnycroft
Dec 2019
We visited during the Christmas period & loved the decorations and carol singers.
The gardens looked as if they would have been nice to wonder round in the Summer months, but it was cold and wet on the day we visited.
Written February 12, 2020
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Ann B
Telford, UK17 contributions
Fly on the wall experience
Oct 2019
The history of the era and people who had lived there, met you at every turn. It was quite unique in that it brought back memories of my own childhood.
Written February 12, 2020
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Steven C
Stocksbridge, UK85 contributions
Small property but lovely
Oct 2019 • Couples
Visited here twice now and loved both occasions.
It is a beautiful house, tucked away off the main road. There are beautiful trees on the walk down from the car park and the volunteers at the National Trust are really friendly. When we've been before, usually you get an informative talk about the house which lasts 15 minutes and is worth listening to.
The facilities are good and it's fairly easy to walk around. Definitely highly recommended if you're in the area!
Written October 30, 2019
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