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Address: West St, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01892 890651
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful rooms and garden.

Very interesting house and garden. Lots to learn about Henry James and his guests. You can see letters that he wrote and his original telephone. Lots of other interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting house and garden. Lots to learn about Henry James and his guests. You can see letters that he wrote and his original telephone. Lots of other interesting artefacts. Only downside is that you can only see three of the rooms in the house and the garden.

1 Thank AmytravelsBrighton
Belfast Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a National Trust member i got free access to the 3 rooms and garden in Lamb house open to the pubic. It was a nice but brief visit. For fans of Henry James and E Benson's Mapp and Lucia then this will be of interest to them. Rye is such a lovely place to visit and it is worth... More 

Thank Pen10poppy
Pekin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house was interesting if you are a fan of James or Benson (Mapp and Lucia); the garden was relatively small and interesting, although much bigger than you would imagine from the outside of the house. Rye is an interesting town to visit and has good shopping and restaurants.

Thank Pippadude
Larkfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely house but as others have pointed out, there isn't much to look at as only 3 downstairs rooms are open to the public. I understand there is a tenant living here but it's a shame not to be able to see more of the house. The garden is very nice but still not that big in... More 

Thank misslambx
London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only 3 rooms and the garden are accessible . If you are interested in Henry James and /or EF Benson then this is a must see place...otherwise it is if limited interest. The garden is pleasant and you can have a coffee there.

Thank Jackie H
Lancashire, England
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676 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a National Trust 18th century property which was once the home of Henry James and later of E.F Benson and from where the Mapp & Lucia novels were written. In 2014 the house was used to film the adaptation. The house only opens at 2pm so don't plan a morning visit. After visiting the 3 downstairs rooms we... More 

1 Thank OldBear
Gosport, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a must do for NT members in rye. The house is interesting with lots of photos and other mementoes from the now famous residents. The old telephone room is a good place to start and then through the other rooms and the hallway, where there are sketch copies of the famous visitors to the house. The green is... More 

Thank John H
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The garden is amazing. It is unexpectedly large with beautiful nooks and crannies. There are tables and chairs set out so you can order tea and cakes. There is no other food and no toilet facilities (try the Mermaid for both!!) and you can't visit much of the house. For peace and quiet in a beautiful town garden it'd hard... More 

Thank maryanne m
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

As NT members this was a must to visit especially as this lovely house was used when the Mapp & Lucia series was filmed. There are just the ground floor reception rooms plus a pretty garden available to the general public but it has an interesting story to tell.

Thank Peter D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Lovely house and gardens beautifully maintained,volunteers very helpful and knowledgable and friendly.

Thank kosmos244

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