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Standen

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Address: Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1342 323029
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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good for children

stunning house to visit,nicely decorated rooms,good gift shop and cafe good gardens,great play area for children in the woods.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stunning house to visit,nicely decorated rooms,good gift shop and cafe good gardens,great play area for children in the woods.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited at the end of December. Even though I find the Arts & Crafts Movement a bit OTT (too much decoration all mixed together), I really loved this house. The architecture and the proportions are so harmonious. The grounds and country setting are also delightful and it makes it a pleasant place to spend a day or half-day. There... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house was exquisitely decorated for Christmas with stunning artwork by Kaffe Fassett. The rooms were very attractively displayed with plenty of information. The guides were well informed and eager to share their knowledge. A very pleasant visit. Lovely gardens and views. Good shop.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing time at this lovely NT Property once we were able to clear the queue of cars trying to get in! The stewards did a great job with good humour. It was the last day of the house having been decorated for Christmas and it was beautiful. We also walked round the grounds and would so recommend a visit to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Standen a few times but decided to go with another family today to get the kids out and about. This National Trust property has a great deal to offer and really is a full day out. You have the house which has many rooms that have informative facts about the family and servants that used to... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited just prior to Christmas and were enchanted by the large Christmas tree, on the forecourt, in front of the main entrance to the house. This year it was dressed by Kaffe Russett, it was so very colourful, we loved the tree, it filled one with Christmas joy. In the house each room had a Christmas tree which portrayed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful decorated Christmas trees in the house and a spectacular tree outside by Kaffe Fassett. Tapestry cusions, quilts and knitting on show ftom KF with more coming in January. Also yarn bombing. A good walk around the garden with a new Bothy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second winter visit within 4 weeks - house (and gardens) beautifully decorated for the festive season. Each of the main downstairs rooms is decorated in a style replicating a particular decade, starting with the Victorian era. Kitchen area is fascinating and, if you pick the right time, there are goodies to taste. Gardens, including kitchen garden, are lovely with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this National trust property to see the Christmas displays and Kaffe items.well done Standen house absolutely wonderful . The Kaffe decorated tree in the courtyard is something to behold . The house is lit with the original light fittings which gives a wonderful Christmas feeling to the rooms .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been gong to Standen since I was little. It is my favourite National Trust property. The most interesting for me is the house and contents. The ä

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