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Beautiful on a windy day.

Small and full of beauty.. was well worth the forty minute drive, we hand a lovely visit. You get a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Beautiful historic building...

An incredible building... transforms you back to the Middle Ages in a truly authentic way. Staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew R
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Alfriston Clergy House The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small and full of beauty.. was well worth the forty minute drive, we hand a lovely visit. You get a great idea of how this house was constructed and the life of the people who lived there.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible building... transforms you back to the Middle Ages in a truly authentic way. Staff are great - their knowledge and enthusiasm are really helpful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Yup. A floor. Made with clay and milk. Who knew? Lovely garden. The interior is interesting. But beware - it isn't open every day do check the web.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited when the garden was in really fine form and plenty of colour and variety. The interior of this, the first National Trust property, was well presented and interesting. It is a fairly small building, and our tour took about 30 minutes, plus time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a small house compared to most of the NT properties, but it's absolutely beautiful and the gardens are so pretty you can almost imagine yourself living there. It's well worth a visit, the setting is gorgeous and local pubs are fabulous!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheReedies
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The very first property that The National Trust took on. For that reason alone, this house is certainly worth a visit. The inside of the house is wonderfully rustic and feels so very, very old, yet lovingly kept. Step onto the chalky floor, look for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was the first property that National Trust bought in1896. It is a lovely property in the small village of Alfriston, and will only take an hour to look around, so you could have a stroll around the village and the adjoining church, as it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

A charming little house with a lovely garden. The most enthusiastic volunteers I have encountered at a National Trust venue

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra c
Reviewed September 2, 2018

It is some 35 years since we visited this property, so coming back was a delightful surprise. It’s interior is small, but fascinating. The gardens also have a great deal of charm. It is really worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I didn't realise that this was the first National Trust property until I got there. A very small property, but wow, what a gem. A very friendly welcome from the guy on reception. Inside the house is small, but perfectly formed. Actually only 4 rooms...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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