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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden TN307NG, England
Phone Number: +44 1580 762334
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Lovely Idyllic Place

A fascinating visit, definitely for those with a passion for Theatre and the arts. I would also reccommed the costume tour they have on offer, it is an extra £2.50, but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A fascinating visit, definitely for those with a passion for Theatre and the arts. I would also reccommed the costume tour they have on offer, it is an extra £2.50, but the costumes shown are all beautiful and the information given is about each piece is also really interesting,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

A little treasure of a place especially for anyone with an interest in the theatre / arts/ or local people of interest . Close connections with other National trust properties such as Sissinghurst. Small quirky house with lots of fascinating things to look at . Loved the historical theatre costumes . Shame there wasn't a shop with related things to... More 

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Finding this small National Trust House just outside Tenterden was a lovely surprise. Parking is rather limited, but extra spaces are available beside the church. The house was the home of the actress Ellen Terry, and is, I think, furnished as it was when she lived there. The gardens are tranquil and kept in order by good tempered volunteers. There... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Loved this little house and its garden, cafe, theatre, costumes, church and family history. The guides in many of these National Trust properties are so knowledgeable and all the details about her friends and family were so interesting! A very delightful morning and indeed much of the afternoon . (great cakes too)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We had about half an hour to spare and dropped in - as NT members it was free. Lovely gardens to walk around and an interesting house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Archetypal rose cottage stuffed with belongings of its former owner, Ellen Terry. I'm not particularly interested in the history of the theatre but it had me hooked. The garden is idyllic. We particularly enjoyed listening to the beekeeper who is a relative beginner (so he says) but is a mine of information, and entertaining with it.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Home of actress Ellen Terry. Well worth a visit, full of memorabilia. Gardens are beautiful and well laid out. Lovely tea room offering a range of light meals and homemade cakes.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A lovely sunny day helps most places to shine but I was impressed with Smallythe. It was a bit of a last minute stop off but we all enjoyed hearing about the history of the hose and of course about Ellen Terry. I have to confess to knowing very little about the actress but when you see some of the... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Visited the lovely cottage and garden whilst staying in Tenterden for a few day, it is a such a surprise, from the outside it looks quite small but it has lots of rooms to view and masses of interesting items to see. It is hidden away in the tranquil countryside,we spend a couple of hours browsing the cottage and garden,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful house and gardens tucked away in the stunning surroundings of the Kent countryside. It has such a tranquil and peaceful feeling and really did feel like stepping back in time while walking around the gardens. There is a nice little tearoom to stop and rest and the theatre looks amazing! Would love to come back soon to watch... More 

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