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Address: Standen West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
Phone Number: +44 1342 323029
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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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Great for a dog walk

Visited yesterday with my dog. They allow well behaved dogs on leads pretty much everywhere but inside the house and the kitchen garden. They have water bowls outside the cafe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Oleta F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with my dog. They allow well behaved dogs on leads pretty much everywhere but inside the house and the kitchen garden. They have water bowls outside the cafe. Took the dog for an hour or so walk around the bottom wood and up to the formal gardens. Was lovely visit haven't been for almost 7 years. Lovely staff... More 

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Thank Oleta F
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as a group of four basically to look at the Kaffe Fassett displays and the Christmas Tree he had decorated. Well what do you say, I was not at all impressed as the tree he had decorated did not portray Christmas to me, although two others in our party thought that it was great, everyone to their own opinion.... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited midweek November but could only go with the guided tour, as volunteers shortage. There are chickens in kitchen garden, where we picnicked, pretty gardens & an unexplained pool (swimming maybe?) Tip : Go at the weekend when the house is freeflow & ask any questions of the room guides & you can spend time in each room.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely house with amazing gardens. Steeped in history and old fine things. Guides were very helpful. Walks are lovely and a nice cafe'. £10.50 entry.

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Thank KateSmith47
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great tour guide who gave us a wonderful insight into the Beale family's life and the history of a fascinating house. Lovely barn for a good range of lunches and perfect packs of tulip bulbs in the shop. I'd love to go back at Christmas to see each room decorated for a different decade of the family's occupation.

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Thank Emma D
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb house with William Morris designs and furnishings. Always great to visit, the house and the gardens in various seasons.

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Thank Sophiebella2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late Autumn visit on sunny day. The whole ambience of the house and associated collection of buildings is perfect. Marvellous views to Ashdown Forest. Gardens varied on several levels, even has chickens in the kitchen garden. Enjoyed lunch in the restored barn, the sticky toffee pudding was the best I've had. Hot milk with coffee and attention to detail evident.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lots to do and seeing we enjoyed spending a norming at Standen. Beautiful Autumn colours and wonderful outdoor walks.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Really good day out, lovely well kept house with great gardens with lots to see and do. Kids really enjoyed the hidden play room. Cafe was really busy with not a great deal of seating.

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Thank Mark0751
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Such a shame! The house and garden are lovely. In the autumn colours they look stunning. The staff are all very pleasant and knowledgable. The cafe is well below what I would expect from the National Trust however. Slow service followed by an underbaked scone, served with dirty cutlery and an indescribable cup of coffee... More what I would expect... More 

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