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Address: Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
Phone Number: 441342323029
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Nestled in the Sussex countryside with views across the High Weald, James...

Nestled in the Sussex countryside with views across the High Weald, James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location to build their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, Standen is one of the most complete examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors and a story of family life in 1925. Outside, Mrs Beales passion for gardening inspires a major restoration of her 12-acre hillside garden. Each garden room has a distinct character and offers something for every season from spring bulbs to autumn colour. Explore the wider estate with footpaths leading out into the woodlands. Close at 4pm November - January

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Visited here a couple of years ago and as we didn't want to travel too far on a bank holiday weekend we thought we would revisit. Unfortunately a wet day so unable to walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here a couple of years ago and as we didn't want to travel too far on a bank holiday weekend we thought we would revisit. Unfortunately a wet day so unable to walk around the gardens. The house has had some rooms redone and the excellent idea of photocopying the carpet into the floor is great. We decided to... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been fairly regular visitors to Standen over the years and enjoy its tranquility and understated elegance. On this trip we came mainly for the "Endearing Freaks" Martin brothers Exhibition which was excellent. Wonderful to be able to see such rare, mostly privately owned items on public display. As usual the house looked lovely and the gardens were beautiful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Lovely House with Art & Crafts furnishings as the designers lived it. Friendly helpful guides, an excellent day out. Must return!

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I felt as though I could just move into this house, it's so cosy and welcoming. And the volunteers in each room are so approachable and enthusiastic. It oozes arts and crafts. There is a lift in the house for wheelchair users. The gardens are beautifully kept, the kitchen garden made me feel jealous and the vistas are awesome. In... More 

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting house with knowledgeable guides and room wardens. Full of William Morris decoration . Finished off with pleasant lunch in the barn cafe.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A National Trust property so free for members but a charge otherwise. A lovely house full of Arts and Crafts movement furniture, wallpaper etc. Outside there are beautiful gardens with woodland walks and lovely views. There is an area for outdoor play for children. The cafe is nice with a lovely courtyard seating area as well as inside the building.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying across The Weir Wood Reservoir from Standen House & it sat peeking out from the trees, a perfect country mansion. Little did we know that our visit would confirm that fact. This unique house is being renovated & returned to its former glory by The National Trust. As you move around the rooms you are living a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds at this time of year were a delight to the eyes. Look out of the windows when you do a tour of the house to appreciate the vision of the gardeners. For framing these views. Also walk up to the top of the garden to sit and take in the view. It will transport you through time, and... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to take a long walk round the extensive grounds before the rain started which was well worth it. We then went in the house and found it fascinating - the whole house is decorated in William Morris wallpaper with WM fabrics, prints and panels all over the house. We loved the conservatory and the design of the whole... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect example of an Arts and Crafts country house, Built on a bluff, designed by Phillip Webb, left as it would have been, with original william Morris wallpaper and fabrics and a wonderful collection of William de Morgan ceramics and lots more including original electric light fittings, as it was the first country house in England to have electric... More 

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