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Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
+44 1342 323029
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Definitely worth a visit

Interesting house which includes a tour if you arrive at the right time. But make sure you don’t... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Wonderful arts and crafts house with superb gardens

Visited here after a brief visit to Nymans (which is not far away) found the whole experience... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gillian C
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
+44 1342 323029
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting house which includes a tour if you arrive at the right time. But make sure you don’t miss the tower, like we did! There are some original furnishings and household objects to look at. The surroundings are very beautiful, you can see why someone...More

Thank Hilary100
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here after a brief visit to Nymans (which is not far away) found the whole experience wonderful. Lovely house and excellent guides and helpers The gardens and grounds are also well worth a visit. Much quieter than Nymans and in my opinion equally as...More

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely relaxing visit. Good to see more of house open to public. Grounds pleasant to walk around even if not a lot of colour or autumn flowers. Easy paths for walking around the grounds.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As ever, this property is well- worth the drive. Dense with history, a visual feast. Volunteers generally knowledgeable and able to answer questions although one or two looked a bit at sea. Varied walks for dog owners and unlike some other local Trust properties you...More

Thank Beatnikbec J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After some windy windy roads through a September countryside, Standen House welcomed us with very friendly stuff. Will come again soon, just before Christmas to see the Christmas decorations.

Thank Fried-Helm H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull garden and house with a wealthy history! The decorations in the house are warm and cosy!The garden is differently tuned!

Thank Helmio B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a journey back from East Grinstead hospital I decided to visit Standen. Happy days☺ Arts and crafts and William Morris are not really my thing but I have been converted. The detail of the building specifications to the construction boss (in conservatory) was Thorough...More

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you are interested in the Arts and Crafts movement, or want to learn about it, this is the place to visit. It's a very nice house with many artifacts, knowledgeable volunteers and good eplanations of the furnishings.

Thank TPT_Traveller
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Standen is a beautiful Arts and crafts house close to East Grinstead, now owned by the National Trust. It is situated in unspoilt countryside with views over Ashdown Forest. It has been filled with furniture and china from the 1920's and is a lovely family...More

Thank 720janc
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This house is a must if you are at all interested in the Arts and Crafts movement. The displays of ceramics is impressive and there is a wealth of information about the owners, the architects and designers. Do not forget to visit the upper garden...More

Thank John D
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Pam C
25 August 2017|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as far as I can remember and having checked on the website I think my memory is right, there is just one price for the whole property as follows:- Gift... More
22 March 2017|
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Response from KateSmith47 | Reviewed this property |
On a sunny/dry day you could spend most of the day there. House is small but beautiful but the grounds are large with walks and ideal for a picnic. Hope that helps 😊
20 August 2016|
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Response from shelleymock | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a trail that the kids use a compass with . I done it with my 7 &9 year old , had great fun at the end they got a little book of the 55 things to do before they are 11 , they do one in the house too and they got... More