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Notice: Due to a private function, the Barn Cafe will be closing at 3.30pm this Tuesday 27th January. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden

James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location with views across the Sussex countryside for their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, the house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The house is dressed for a weekend stay in 1925, so you can imagine you are a guest of the family.

A major restoration of the 5-hectare (12-acre) hillside garden showcases year-round seasonal highlights and an award-winning plant collection. On the wider estate, footpaths lead out into the woodlands, Ashdown Forest and wider High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Note: Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in the formal gardens.

Behind closed doors tours in January

The Water Tower, Standen

The Water Tower, Standen

 5 Jan - 13 Feb every Monday to Friday
11am - 2.30pm

Join a behind the scenes tour every weekday in Jan and early Feb and see parts of Standen not usually open to the public. Tours depart every 30 mins between 11am - 2.30pm, lasting an hour. Collect your timed tickets on arrival. Please note that tours are not suitable for children and involve many steps enroute

The main house will be open at weekends only 11am-3pm.

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