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Address: Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 858307

House opening 2015:

24th & 25th May bank holiday weekend.

7th June –...

House opening 2015:

24th & 25th May bank holiday weekend.

7th June – early September, Sunday – Thursday 2:00 – 4:30pm

Firle Place, home to the Gage family for over 500 years is a beautiful Stately Home in East Sussex. Surrounded by its extensive park and nestled amidst the tranquil Sussex downlands - South Downs National Park, Firle Place offers a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Visitors can unravel an exciting history within this rambling, un-English-looking stately home. Inside discover an astounding collection of Old Master paintings of international importance, Sevres porcelain and exquisite furniture displayed in elegant rooms.

Enjoy light lunches, afternoon teas and cakes in the recently refurbished licensed Tea Room which is open without charge from 12:30 – 4:30pm (on house opening days).

Visitors are also encouraged to visit the ancient Parish Church of St Peter in West Firle village on the margins of the park. The Gage chapel here contains stunning monuments to the family.

Firle Place is more than just an art gallery or a beautiful country house; it is also the focus of a community which lives ad works on the Firle Estate, and, what is more, remains the much-loved home of the present Lord Gage, the 8th Viscount, and his family.

Many visitors end the day with a visit to The Ram Inn, set in the heart of Firle village. This old coach house inn has built an excellent reputation for really good local food as well as locally produced cask ales. There are also four beautiful bedrooms and an annexe, and offer bed & breakfast all year round.

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We were pleasantly surprised at how interesting Firle place was! The house is beautiful and unlike many other stately homes it had a really 'normal' family home feel about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Firle Horse and Dog show which is one of many events that are great to combine with a visit to the house and grounds. A beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Also worth a visit to the village and local pub The Ram

Thank Robwillwood
Denmead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came the the vintage show at firle place and what a great day out. It was a lovely day and a constant stream of traffic to get in but very well organised and didn't take long to get parked and get in. Lots of good cars and stalls to look at and a good variety of food. Will definitely an... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the vintage fair at Firle place,was £7 per person,just to walk around a field full of what looked nothing more than a posh boot sale,every thing was over priced,land owner please take note, that people sit on the ground as there wasn't enough benches dotted around for people to sit,so NO dogs please,as I saw several relieving them selves in... More 

Thank Catseyes579
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an impressive place this looks as you drive up to it - beautiful. The gates say please keep closed because of animals inside the garden!!! Never saw one animal!! The gardens open to the public are at the front and consists on a few formal beds and a very impressive water fountain. Tickets are obtained next to the cafe.... More 

1 Thank BorntocruiseUK
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was free flow in the house. I had been expecting a guided tour as per their website but there was none the day we went but there were information sheets to read in each room giving details regarding Pictures and furniture and room guides to answer specific questions. Most of the garden... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at how interesting Firle place was! The house is beautiful and unlike many other stately homes it had a really 'normal' family home feel about the place. They have loads of gorgeous antiques and interesting pieces from all over the world, grand rooms and fancy decor.... but it's totally all mixed in amongst loads of everyday... More 

1 Thank VikiMP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A stunning house and contents which was made all the better by one of the best guides I've experienced for a very long time. A perfect mix of state and family rooms, Apparently Sunday visits are free flow, but the other days have a guided tour and (unusually) I recommend the guided version given how great ours was!

1 Thank andynyny
Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Went here yesterday for a personal family event that was beautifully and professionally catered to. Everything was so well organized and the level of catering was very high. It is generally very safe but parents of small people who can't read should be warned about the electric fence around the pony enclosure .

Thank Nicola F
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We came upon this by chance and found to our delight that the house was open. Opulent and still lived in by the family this house has an extraordinary art collection.

Thank Lin O
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful & vast gardens, an absolute sight to see. Lovely wedding venue with different options - staff/owners also very helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Melanie M

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