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Monk's House

Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
+44 1323 870001
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After having been to Charleston House, we visited Monk's House. This house is less colourful, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bruges, Belgium
Do not use satnav or postcode on site.

If you join the national trust as I did these smaller places are worth visiting. Though it was not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Viginia Woolf's country retreat.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
+44 1323 870001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After having been to Charleston House, we visited Monk's House. This house is less colourful, but it is every bit as charming and interesting in its own way. It looks as if it's still being used. The guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Personal...More

Thank Knutselelfje
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you join the national trust as I did these smaller places are worth visiting. Though it was not overpriced compared to others. Not a great amount to see inside but garden was very nice but not huge. I would say visit if in Lewes...More

Thank luke1968948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the house to be very interesting and the staff were very knowledgable, willing to share information and answer questions. The gardens were an unexpected surprise. Would love to go again and spend more time exploring.

Thank tamsis1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The volunteers at this property were so interesting, welcoming and engaging they really made my visit special. The volunteer who was the Woolf's gardener's daughter was completely riveting and hugely enriched my visit. Thank you so much to all of you.

Thank Sidonia01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms in the house that are open are beautifully maintained and all the guides were interesting and informative. Beautiful gardens too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tracy1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found all the guides to be friendly and engaging. The most friendly was lady from liverpool who was working in shop when we visited. You can buy Woolf s most famous books and ask for it to be stamped with date and monk s...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but interesting house with many literary connections, large gardens with good variety of vegetables & flowers.

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very special place. I actually have never read any Virginia Woolf at all (now I can be kicked out of my gender forever) but that phrase "a room of ones own" haunts me and all of us I think. It's a lovely room with a...More

Thank chapwell
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Located in the absolutely charming village of Rodmell, this "National Trust 17th century property" memorialises Virginia and Leonard Wolf. Its is near her home that Virginia committed suicide. It is located within a few miles of "Seaford Beach".

1  Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Not the usual National Trust property. There is no tea room and little visible sign of what might be called the NT look. There is a small loo hidden away in the garden just behind the house but it is not advertised. Despite or even...More

1  Thank Ken B
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1 April 2015|
Response from Caroline-J-Mc |
There were two entwined elm trees at the border of the terrace, behind the pond. The Woolfs called them Virginia and Leonard. Virginia's ashes were buried at the base of her tree, but the tree didn't survive Dutch Elm... More

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