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National Trusts First Purchase

This was the first property that National Trust bought in1896. It is a lovely property in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
livelifet0thefull
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Very enthusiastic volunteers

A charming little house with a lovely garden. The most enthusiastic volunteers I have encountered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra c
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Alfriston Clergy House The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Nice little house, the first one the National Trust acquired. Some guides in the property to answer any questions and info boards dotted around the rooms. The garden is small with a few apple trees. National artist shop also. I wouldn’t go out of my...More

Thank KatyandPeter
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We visited the Clergy house because we had the National Trust membership. It is small but really beautiful with a little shop and a small but really nice garden, where you are allowed to take books and read. Very peaceful and lovely.

Thank 18Susanne18
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth calling in if you are staying or visiting Alfriston. It’s worth being a member of the NT (particularly in this instance) as the entry price seems relatively steep. Friendly, helpful and knowledgable volunteers made the visit interesting and educational. The beautifully kept gardens...More

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