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Address: 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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Nice, beautiful garden, and nice design house.

We like to go to garden and house in UK. This was a house which we really like the design of the house, and could imagine how comfortable for the family to live there from what we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We like to go to garden and house in UK. This was a house which we really like the design of the house, and could imagine how comfortable for the family to live there from what we has sen. The house was verybeautiful not only when we arrived there but from the pics we took. it was really beautiful and... More 

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I chose this lovely NT house as a venue to meet up with a friend, and it was absolutely ideal. It combined well with my husband visiting the nearby Bluebell Railway, and he had time to do both the hall and the train ride, which was a lovely varied day. My friend and I had lunch in the small courtyard... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have visited Standen several times and always enjoyed the time there immensely. The house is very interesting and often has small exhibitions on show and the gardens are beautiful. There are also kitchen gardens which are well worth wandering around. Wonderful to walk around the grounds when the weather is good.

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy drive to West Sussex to this Grade I listed Victorian National Trust property built at the end of the 19th Century by architect Philip Webb for the Beale family. Interiors feature William Morris carpets, fabric and wallpaper and innovative features such as early electric lighting, central heating can be seen in this large family house in a beautiful... More 

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Nove Zamky, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as live nearby and regulars in National Trust sites. The house is great, still expanding, and the garden, the land is just superb for a long stroll. We had a pram so were slighly limited by access in the park but still managed a beautiful walk around the land.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting arts and crafts home, often with small exhibitions inside. This is our most local NT place and as such we visit once or twice a year. The gardens are a little varied and there's a good deal of work going on to restore some areas to their former glory. Lovely views once you climb the steps and the kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house encapsulates all that is best about the Arts & Crafts movement. Many superb examples of wallpapers and fabrics designed by Morris plus furniture and pictures. The gardens are a delight.

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not visit the house this time, there is a major revival being carried out in the gardens, it is being restored to how they would have looked in the 1920s when Mrs Beale set them out. All of the areas had volunteers working on projects (this did not detract form the pleasure of our visit). The Rosery when completed... More 

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Horsted Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place but the restaurants lets it down. We popped in for lunch at 12.30 and they had already sold out of the lunchtime special, considering lunch starts at 12.00 we found this unbelievable, nothing much else to offer so we drove elsewhere for lunch, such a shame

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed the visit , which widely surpassed our high expectations - this is a top international destination for people interested in design- , architecture- and landscaping history. The house is welcomming and accesable " please sit down" - the garden is full of surprises and different themes: thevrock garden, teracess with a breathtakening view of the vast landscape,... More 

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