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Smallhythe Place

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Tranquil country escape - and that famous Beetle dress

This is a bit off the beaten track, and you have to keep your eyes peeled for the car park but it's... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Like paradise - until I saw horrible cruel wasp trap which ruined everything

From the minute I left the car, it was heaven. I admired the quirky church, the gorgeous natural... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Gu R
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Smallhythe | Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG, England
+44 1580 762334
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All reviews ellen terry the barn small theatre national trust property her daughter tea room lovely house century house small property oscar wilde interesting memorabilia on display sir henry worth a visit church car park adjoining church personal items
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

We visited today 24th October 2018 as an activity for our grandchildren who are staying over half term. Not a great lot to see in the house but they did learn a bit about Ellen Terry as they are all interested in acting and drama....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is a bit off the beaten track, and you have to keep your eyes peeled for the car park but it's well worth the journey. Park in the church car park and walk down through the gardens - if you're lucky the bee man...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

From the minute I left the car, it was heaven. I admired the quirky church, the gorgeous natural gardens (not too prim, just healthy with great variety) and the sweet little theatre, and the tea shop food was very reasonable and taste was out of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful house preserved in time by the daughter of the most recent owner. Fascinating to learn about Ellen Terry and her thespian friends. The Barn theatre still used regularly to this day. Gardens are lovely, particularly on a sunny day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 967lynnes
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a great place to visit if you are into the theatre. Also there is a lot of Ellen Terry's personal items which make it a very interesting visit. If like me you do not know much about her,this house will give you all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LordNoddy
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Thete is no one site parking at this property, but arrangements for parking nearby at the church or layby are adequate. This is a small property but well worth a visit. The staff are enthusiastic and all the rooms delightfully arranged. The displays and costumes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A wonderfully historic building in its own right this was also the home of the theatrical actress, Ellen Terry who spent the later years of her life in this 16th century cottage. It is full of personal memorabilia and theatrical momentoes that her daughter arranged...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kishere t
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A visit to the late Dame Ellen Terry's delightful 16th century cottage is a trip through British theatre of the late 19th and early 20th century. Dame Ellen as well as being the leading actress of her day, and costarring with Sir Henry Irving, was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank maxin636
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This may not be the largest of NT properties, but I really liked it, a real little gem, although a little pricey if you are not a member maybe. There is no parking at the property, you have to park down the road about 50...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank livelifet0thefull
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Lovely house to look round & see the Ellen Terry history. Fabulous garden as well. Only downside is the lack of parking spaces - not enough.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Meryl R
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Karen M
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Response from jin6x | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not aware of a wasp trap.
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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