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Address: Alfriston Clergy House The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
Phone Number: +44 1323 871961
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Interesting place, easy walk from Alfriston

Lovely staff. Very helpful and cheery. The house itself is well worth a visit. Makes you wonder how they coped with the cold and damp in those days.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely staff. Very helpful and cheery. The house itself is well worth a visit. Makes you wonder how they coped with the cold and damp in those days.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

How nice to visit the first property purchased by the National Trust. The house and furnishings are presented in their original state without any modern additions. There is also a small but interesting garden which must look really colourful in the summer. The staff are very informative and their is a nice little shop on site. The village of Alfriston... More 

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Thank Petei2
Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a beautiful old house in a peaceful setting and surrounded by a lovely country garden. Lots of history, a little gift shop and knowledgeable guides to fill in the details.

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Thank ShantiD21
Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is the first property that the National Trust purchased. It is a timber-framed hall type dwelling where many of the constructional details are visible. We were welcomed by the staff/volunteers who made us feel valued and were prepared to explain the history and construction to us. The whole village is worth exploring and contains many other timber-framed properties.

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Thank longtallmike
UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

It was a wonderful late Summer afternoon in Alfriston and the clergy house was waiting to be seen. It was a very old building and the first founding place of the National trust. Not an awful lot to be seen in a few rooms but it takes you back to a whole new way of life hundreds of years ago.

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Thank ladolcevilla
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was the National Trust's first purchase so unique in that sense as I have been a member for over 40 years. The house and land was purchased for £10 albeit long agao

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Thank Sophie2009London
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Alfriston village is well worth a visit. This property situated on the green next to the church will take about 1hr. Well preserved property and beautiful and peaceful gardens.Lucky if you can get parked nearby but main car park other end of the village so you can view this quaint village on your stroll. well worth the visit.

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Thank onholidayalways
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This property is so interesting and historic. It is possible to see how people lived through the generations right up to its last occupant. The garden is very pretty and well maintained. Lovely to sit in the garden and take it all in. Alfriston is a popular and attractive village but parking quite difficult on a busy summer Saturday.

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Thank Karen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The gardens were very nice and the house itself was quite interesting to see. Well worth a quick stop to see if you are travelling near!

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Thank Tom W
Izegem, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Tucked away behind the St. Andrew's Church, the house is the first ever property aquired by the NT. The house is beautiful restored and worth a visit: small but beautiful! The garden surrounding the house is colourful, tranquil and relaxing and gives a view of the surrounding area. Very informative guide Patricia!

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