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Smallhythe Place

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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden TN307NG, England
Phone Number: 441580762334
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A cultural oasis

What a wonderful place.The house is full of memorabilia and the garden houses the thatched theatre.It provides a wonderful insight into the era of theatrical development.Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
John R
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Broadway
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Broadway
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place.The house is full of memorabilia and the garden houses the thatched theatre.It provides a wonderful insight into the era of theatrical development.Well worth a visit with a very quaint cafe to refresh yourself.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful time capsule of the past this house and gardens stand for. Ellen Terry was a top Victorian actress, with a hugely interesting family tree on display in the house, so much memorabilia laid out in display cases with notes of affection, she apparently kept all her costumes, which are stored away, and odd ones brought out to... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a lovely ;little cottage filled with curios and mementoes of ellen terry, the garden is beautiful filled with rambling roses with a scent that fills the air and lingers

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Thank helen t
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ellen Terry, top Victorian/Edwardian actress is one of my heroines, but my husband, who accompanied me under sufferance, found the information given by the guide at the house so interesting, that he is now a fan, too. The house is lovely on its own account, with sloping floors and friendly feel. There are strange and wonderful things: Ellen's beautiful death... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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95 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in because of a local friend's recommendation. There was a lot more to the place than we realized. The shipping history and the garden were bonuses. We enjoyed our morning tea as well. The staff were informative and friendly.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is an attractive cottage and garden. It's a particularly interesting visit for those who enjoy the theatre. It's close to Chapel Down Vineyard so it's easy to make a combined visit.

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Thank Ray J
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A beautiful National Trust building with a very informative self interpretive house tour. There is also much of interest on the site and around the gardens . To be recommended.

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Thank Trevor R
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This was one of the highlights of our visits around National Trust Properties in East Sussex. We spent a whole afternoon viewing the home of the great actress Ellen Terry. The house staff were exceptionally knowledgable and amusing. The garden tour was very interesting with a very enthusiastic guide and another gentleman who was an expert on beekeeping. The small... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Visited on a sunny day a couple of weeks ago and found the house full of interesting memorabilia of Ellen Terry and the gardens very relaxing. A lovely location and you can walk down the lane afterwards and along a footpath by the river. Am now reading From Ships to Sheep, a fascinating book about the history of the village.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Incredible array of memrobelia . Managed to do the garden tour most informative and really to be taken advantage off. Delightful guides in the house .

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