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Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG, England
+44 1580 762334
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Interesting house and gardens

The house was owned by the actress Ellen Terry and the contents of the house are hers, left from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
yss97
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Quaint 16th century house

Visited the house of the actress, Ellen Terry in Tenterden. It is a 16th century house, quaint and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie L
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Smallhythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house was owned by the actress Ellen Terry and the contents of the house are hers, left from when she stayed. There are a few costumes, theatrical memorabilia as well as household items. The volunteers in the house are quite knowledgeable. The gardens are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the house of the actress, Ellen Terry in Tenterden. It is a 16th century house, quaint and sloping floorboards on the upper floor. A nice visit on a sunny day. The garden is very pleasant with daffodils and two ponds and a bran theatre...More

Thank Leslie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is in a beautiful setting, lovely gardens, along with a Tea Room and Theatre where shows are often performed, information of performances in a leaflet at the house. The Tea Room was perfect, lovely homemade sandwiches and lovely filter coffee, this was in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful home of Ellen Terry with some lovely memorabilia. The rural setting of the house is charming and The Barn Theatre is most interesting. The only disappointing thing was the cafe which had a limited selection of cakes and no sandwiches. Very weak tea compounded...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smallhythe Place was the home of Ellen Terry, a famous Victorian actress for about 30 years. She was a superstar of her time. The house is quite small but absolutely packed with many personal items, which bring Ellen Terry to life. The guides were extremely...More

Thank Trevor H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this property whilst touring Kent. It is a small property but very interesting. It is well maintained and the staff were friendly and very informative. There is a lot of interesting detail and facts about the property and the famous resident and being...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

My daughter and I visited Smallhythe and found it very interesting the history of the house and contents are amazing. It is a must to visit it looks the same all around the house with the original furniture and pictures as it did many years...More

1  Thank Sheila W
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here since I was a little girl, and was actually named after an inspiration from the house! Well worth the visit, you get a real sense of the past. It is a beautiful house and grounds, and there is always something on....More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the smaller National Trust properties but is packed with interesting memorabilia. Ellen Terry the renowned Victorian Shakespearean actress lived here and we were lucky to have an experienced room guide who was able to tell us about Ellen’s life. A small...More

Thank DP1066
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited for the first time in October. Very well preserved house of Ellen Terry, actress. Most interesting items on display. Great to get the thoughts of her enthusiastic researcher who was in the library working on his fourth booklet. Quirky (especially for the NT)...More

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Nancyfromalabama
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
Nearby are some great places to visit. They are not all NT attractions. The wonderful gardens at Great Dixter, Northiam, E Sussex; Bodium Castle, Kent; the Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst, Kent; The Aspinall Foundation Wild... More
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