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Smallhythe Place

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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden TN307NG, England
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+44 1580 762334
11:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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Smallhythe Place is a very peaceful, relaxed place with nice gardens that are good to have a picnic in on the weekend.

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Lucas H
Rye, United Kingdom
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Rye, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Smallhythe Place is a very peaceful, relaxed place with nice gardens that are good to have a picnic in on the weekend.

Thank Lucas H
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A property of the National Trust. Smallhythe is fantastic on a mild to warm spring day when the daffodils are blooming in the garden and beyond. It is worth walking up to the small church nearby and visiting the writing shed used by Dame Ellen's daughters female partner. The property is very old and creak and small. A key artefact... More 

Thank fhall_2
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a fan of the theatre or Ellen Terry the Victorian actress, then this is a place you will want to visit. Otherwise you might prefer to visit one of the other NT places nearby. However, the café was good but sadly the shop was very limited and had not cashed in on the Ellen Terry connection.

Thank Vokon
East Sussex
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Have passed this location many times and visited at last. Very very interesting and educational. Nice cafe too!

Thank SussexDave
Tauranga, New Zealand
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219 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

15th Century half timbered building which was once close to the sea. It contains Ellen Terry's theatre collection. The Nation Trust use the building and grounds to put on Shakespeare plays on summer evenings.

Thank 155richard81
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A fascinating visit, definitely for those with a passion for Theatre and the arts. I would also reccommed the costume tour they have on offer, it is an extra £2.50, but the costumes shown are all beautiful and the information given is about each piece is also really interesting,

Thank justjentravel
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A little treasure of a place especially for anyone with an interest in the theatre / arts/ or local people of interest . Close connections with other National trust properties such as Sissinghurst. Small quirky house with lots of fascinating things to look at . Loved the historical theatre costumes . Shame there wasn't a shop with related things to... More 

Thank Fiona R
Woking, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Finding this small National Trust House just outside Tenterden was a lovely surprise. Parking is rather limited, but extra spaces are available beside the church. The house was the home of the actress Ellen Terry, and is, I think, furnished as it was when she lived there. The gardens are tranquil and kept in order by good tempered volunteers. There... More 

Thank Sylvia H
Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Loved this little house and its garden, cafe, theatre, costumes, church and family history. The guides in many of these National Trust properties are so knowledgeable and all the details about her friends and family were so interesting! A very delightful morning and indeed much of the afternoon . (great cakes too)

Thank Judi E
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had about half an hour to spare and dropped in - as NT members it was free. Lovely gardens to walk around and an interesting house.

Thank John A

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