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Firle Place

Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
+44 1273 858307
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Lovely house and park

I walk in Firle Park quite often, in the summer occasionally having tea at Firle Place, or a pint... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
dvdgurr04
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
Interesting and informative guided tour

We visited Firle Place as we are friends of HHA and we really enjoyed our e The guide was very... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Julie R
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House opening 2015: 24th & 25th May bank holiday weekend. 7th June – early September, Sunday – Thursday 2:00 – 4:30pm Firle Place, home to the Gage family for over 500 years is a beautiful Stately Home in East Sussex. Surrounded by its extensive park and nestled amidst the tranquil Sussex downlands - South Downs National Park, Firle Place offers a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Visitors can unravel an exciting history within this rambling, un-English-looking stately home. Inside discover an astounding collection of Old Master paintings of international importance, Sevres porcelain and exquisite furniture displayed in elegant rooms. Enjoy light lunches, afternoon teas and cakes in the recently refurbished licensed Tea Room which is open without charge from 12:30 – 4:30pm (on house opening days). Visitors are also encouraged to visit the ancient Parish Church of St Peter in West Firle village on the margins of the park. The Gage chapel here contains stunning monuments to the family. Firle Place is more than just an art gallery or a beautiful country house; it is also the focus of a community which lives ad works on the Firle Estate, and, what is more, remains the much-loved home of the present Lord Gage, the 8th Viscount, and his family. Many visitors end the day with a visit to The Ram Inn, set in the heart of Firle village. This old coach house inn has built an excellent reputation for really good local food as well as locally produced cask ales. There are also four beautiful bedrooms and an annexe, and offer bed & breakfast all year round.
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Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I walk in Firle Park quite often, in the summer occasionally having tea at Firle Place, or a pint in The Ram. Archytipically English

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Firle Place as we are friends of HHA and we really enjoyed our e The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We did not use the cafe but everyone that we encountered was very friendly.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I know Firle Place as the very pleasant parkland that I walk through sometimes when walking from Lewes to either Seaford or Alfriston. There is a path running through the estate, although it is easy to find it, at times. They also put on events...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I am not a fan of conducted tours but its that or nothing. The exterior gives no clue regarding the still prominent Tudor features including the courtyard, hall and much of the layout. Yes a few areas need redecoration but I am sure their turn...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This one is not to be missed. A charming family home with incredible history and contents. You need to set some quality time to wander and explore. You will not be disappointed

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

A house full of Old Masters, Sevres porcelain and lovely furniture. If you want to see van Dykes, Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds and many, many more then be sure to go to Firle Place. Beautiful stone faced house set in parkland and still lived in with...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We attended the dog show on Sunday, which was very badly organised. The schedule didn't explain 'Pedigree' classes from 'Novelty. There were 2 classes 'Open' instead of AV Non Working dog, followed by 0pen, which only had 3 dogs entered. The ladies taking Entries had...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for the horse trials on 20/8/17 have been before but this will be the last. 50% price increase on last year, absolutely zero atmosphere this time and very few people in attendance compared to other years. We encountered a man on a quad bike...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

IT WAS BAD FROM START TO FINISH!!! The guide we had was not good at all, she kept on asking us for answers about things that she should have known, as she was the guide, the house looks good from the outside but when you...More

5  Thank Nick S
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FirlePlace, General Manager at Firle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear Nick, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and to give us your feedback. We would like to look into the points you made, so if you have the time to email us on enquiries@firle.com to let us know the date...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited expecting to have a free tour of the entire property, but soon realised visitors are restricted to only a limited part of this beautiful house- with several restrictions thrown in, including no photographs! This is the 21st Century when positive publicity is more...More

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