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Shaw's Corner

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Ayot St Lawrence, nr Welwyn | Hertfordshire, St Albans AL6 9BX, England
+44 1438 820307
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Not worth a special trip out

Went Saturday 9th June 2018 as Ayot St Lawrence had an art and beer festival on. This house and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicholas F
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Luton, United Kingdom
Wonderfully homely and praceful

We thoroughly enjoyed this little gem. The house was so lived in. Lots of fascinating Information... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lilyoftheshire
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Ayot St Lawrence, nr Welwyn | Hertfordshire, St Albans AL6 9BX, England
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+44 1438 820307
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"george bernard shaw"
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"nobel prize"
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"lovely house"
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"st lawrence"
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"small house"
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"ruined church"
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"single track road"
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"interesting insight"
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"his life"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went Saturday 9th June 2018 as Ayot St Lawrence had an art and beer festival on. This house and gardens is not worth a special trip out, it has a very nice garden and the house has some interest but there are far better attractions...More

Thank Nicholas F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this little gem. The house was so lived in. Lots of fascinating Information by the knowledgeable guides. The little lanes around Shaws corner meant no traffic noise, and with no aircraft, just birdsong to accompany our walk around the garden it is...More

Thank Lilyoftheshire
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We're NT members and visited on Sat.7 April as the weather was not too bad (at least it wasn't raining). As we got there early there was no problem parking, but we had had problems finding the house (no SatNav!). In the entrance hall a...More

Thank suemoret
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Take care driving here as the lanes are very narrow. There is only limited space in the car park too, though the staff are very adept at helping you. The National Trust staff/volunteers are pleasant and very knowledgeable and they certainly help to add value...More

Thank PamNottingham_UK
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Shaw's Corner, in the tiny village of Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, was the country home of playwright George Bernard Shaw. The house and gardens are now owned by the National Trust, so entry is free to NT members, but other visitors will have to pay....More

Thank aramis
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

As a playwright old George had the knack Cos' he wrote his plays in the shack Its a long way to go And the roads are quite slow I'm not sure we'll ever go back

Thank jnismith
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Visited recently with friends. On the face of it, it is as another reviewer has said "just another house" BUT what a house! I would very much like to live there. It is hard to describe the atmosphere. It is homely, filled with objects and...More

1  Thank Rozzar1
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Having driven past Shaws Corner many times over the years, I visited forthe first time on a slightly blustery day which curtailed the exploration of the gardens. The volunteers did an excellent job of describing the life here of GBS. Though I left a little...More

Thank derekmcl2015
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I suspect that you do need to have enough a of literary bent or at least a personal interest in George Bernard Shaw to get full value from a visit to this lovely cottage. We loved it and readily swallowed up everything that was offered....More

Thank DavidVictor01
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We went here as a family, 2 adults, one teenager and one 8 year old boy. We listened to a guide who spoke nicely but too quiet about th place. We loved the house and the garden. All was so perfect kept and many helpful...More

Thank Semplicetta123
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772Susan
16 September 2017|
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Response from Conquester | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the slow reply. It is about 25 miles from the centre of London in a village called Ayot St Lawrence. It is only a small village but five minutes walk away there is a good old fashioned pub called the Brocket Arms... More
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edwebster46
16 August 2016|
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Response from VacaCouple2014 | Reviewed this property |
You really need navigation to get there. It is complicated with lots of narrow back and side roads.
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