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Standen

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Address: Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
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+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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Really nice visit

We went here with my young children and my wife. Kids enjoyed looking round the different rooms and particularly enjoyed the room with charcoal colouring where they made their own... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With all too many others we visited here just after Christmas. We had to wait alongside the restaurant before being allowed to proceed to the car-park. Once parked we decided to visit the eating facility where we joined a long queue to wait to be served. After some 15 minutes I was at the counter ready to place my food... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with my young children and my wife. Kids enjoyed looking round the different rooms and particularly enjoyed the room with charcoal colouring where they made their own william morris patterns. We went for lunch in the cafe and there is quite limited menu if you go before the hot food starts. The kids were happy with their... More 

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West Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally whizz round National Trust sites: yes, a philistine but not here. Standen is captivating and fascinating.We spent nearly two hours there. A family home for such a short period of time, now frozen in time, entrancing and entertaining. The views from the gardens above the home are fabulous and the Cafe barn serves a mean egg bap!

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Egirdir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I declare an interest as a Room Guide volunteer but I think most visitors to the Barn Cafe will appreciate the rural Arts & Crafts envirinment combined with good modern catering at moderate prices.You're welcome just for morning coffee or afternoon tea with typical NT standard cakes but regular visitors in the house have told me they sometimes come principally... More 

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Thank mmacroberts
Hartfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of things to do and watch out for National Trust events. Lovely views, gardens, woodland walks and a decent tea room . All helping to provide engagement for children. The interiors are wonderfully furnished in the "Arts and Crafts Movement" style. Often descriptions of Edwardian life at Standen are available to provide extra interest.

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Thank dickrowberry
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had time to go around the house with an extremely knowledgeable guide - very William Morris an Bourne Jones - plus an interesting history. Didn't have time to visit the Kaffe Fasset exhibition but manage chocolate and scone in the barn cafe - a bit chilly (but it is a barn) only criticism - the scone tho' large... More 

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

Beautiful house with very interesting rooms. The sort of house you feel the occupants could walk through the door at any moment. A real 'lived in' feeling on entering the property. Guides were very informative and pleasant to talk to. If there is a comment it relates to the Barn Restaurant. The food was very good but being there on... More 

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Thank Ron L
Maidstone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful National Trust property. Very helpful and friendly volunteers gave us lots of extra information as we toured the building. This is an exceptional property, incredible to see not only the cleverly proportioned internal architecture but also the quality of building from the arts and crafts era.

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Thank Tim B
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a cold day with our 14 month old. Had to leave the push chair outside and carry him but was no bother. The house is beautiful with William Morris designs everywhere. The cafe was quite busy and we couldn't find a high chair but we will be back.

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Thank Kelly N
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful spot, worth a look and a nice and warming coffee / tea place around.visitors are here mainly for the coffee, tea and food dishes. The area is realky nice and gives a nice view over traditional british living. Recommendable!

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