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Alfriston Clergy House

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Address: Alfriston Clergy House The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
Phone Number: 01323 871961

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A hidden gem

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Seaford, United Kingdom
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank ShantiD21
Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank longtallmike
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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.

Thank ladolcevilla
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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

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.

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.

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!

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!

Thank ChrisDessein
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Gorgeous ,fascinating, beautiful property. Perfectly kept, very friendly helpful and enthusiastic National Trust staff. Lovely cottage garden full of bees and wildlife. The location is like a gorgeous oasis of peace and nature , in a fantastic perfectly kept and incredibly old and beautiful village. Can't recommend highly enough! Very worthwhile visiting.

Thank Sue C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a small cottage with an interesting history having started as a farm house and as many have commented, the first NT building. It only takes an hour or so to go around the house and gardens, with a bread oven in a huge fireplace (which you can stand in as I did), remarkable full height hall, stone sink... More 

Thank Lisa C

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