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Delightful Garden by the Cuckmere

We visited when the garden was in really fine form and plenty of colour and variety. The interior... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WalkLeader
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Alfriston, United Kingdom
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Beautiful place to visit

This is a small house compared to most of the NT properties, but it's absolutely beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheReedies
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Sussex
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Alfriston Clergy House The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited when the garden was in really fine form and plenty of colour and variety. The interior of this, the first National Trust property, was well presented and interesting. It is a fairly small building, and our tour took about 30 minutes, plus time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small house compared to most of the NT properties, but it's absolutely beautiful and the gardens are so pretty you can almost imagine yourself living there. It's well worth a visit, the setting is gorgeous and local pubs are fabulous!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very first property that The National Trust took on. For that reason alone, this house is certainly worth a visit. The inside of the house is wonderfully rustic and feels so very, very old, yet lovingly kept. Step onto the chalky floor, look for...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was the first property that National Trust bought in1896. It is a lovely property in the small village of Alfriston, and will only take an hour to look around, so you could have a stroll around the village and the adjoining church, as it...More

Thank livelifet0thefull
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A charming little house with a lovely garden. The most enthusiastic volunteers I have encountered at a National Trust venue

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

It is some 35 years since we visited this property, so coming back was a delightful surprise. It’s interior is small, but fascinating. The gardens also have a great deal of charm. It is really worth a visit.

Thank John M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I didn't realise that this was the first National Trust property until I got there. A very small property, but wow, what a gem. A very friendly welcome from the guy on reception. Inside the house is small, but perfectly formed. Actually only 4 rooms...More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Yes folks, it all began in Alfriston. The National Trust's first property. Not a stately country estate but a small (and very old) cottage by the church. It remains picturesque with a beautiful little cottage garden alongside the river. The house itself won't take you...More

Thank djw2000
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The late history of the Clergy House in Alfriston, is synonymous with the birth of the National Trus, as this was the first private property to be saved for public posterity, in England and thereby marked the founding of the mission and future quest of...More

Thank patrickcsmith3
Reviewed 12 August 2018

You can easily miss this medieval house as it is hidden by St Andrew's Church but it is an essential stop on a visit to Alfriston. As usual, being National Trust, the entrance fee is quite high if you are not a member. Although small...More

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