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Notice: Due to external decoration work, we currently have scaffolding erected on the northern side of the house. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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. 

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

Autumn colour

Acers in the garden at Standen

Acers in the garden at Standen

Autumn colour has arrived at Standen and to celebrate we have a range of activities designed to capture the season.

Come along to an Autumn colour event or pick up an estate walk leaflet from reception during your visit.

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Helen Beale in the First World War

Helen Beale in her nurse uniform during the First World War. 

Sat 19 July - Sun 16 Nov
11am- 4pm (Mon & Tues 1.30pm - 4pm outside school holidays )
Exhibition looking at the letters and work of Helen Beale, who grew up at Standen but worked as a nurse during the First World War.
Normal admission applies.

Between the Covers

Illustration featured in Between the Covers exhibition at Standen 

Mon 1 Sept - Sun 16 Nov

11am-4pm (Mon & Tues 1.30pm-4pm outside school holidays. Access by guided tour only weekdays in Nov)

An exhibition showcasing Standen's book collection including illustrations from the Golden Age of Illustration.

Normal admission applies

Woodland art

Magic-lore by local artist Bleau-Shanay Hudson on view at Standen © Bleau-Shanay Hudson

Sat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov

11am-4pm (Mon & Tues outside of school holidays 1.30pm-4pm).

Selling exhibition of art inspired by trees and woodlands, from artist Bleau-Shanay Hudson.

Normal admission applies.

Lecture lunches

 © National Trust

Fri 21 - Fri 28 Nov (Selected dates)

10.30am-2pm

Includes lecture in the house, coffee and two course seasonal light lunch.

Varied programme explores the worlds of architecture, art, literature and the Standen garden.

November tours

Standenâ¿¿s restored kitchen range is regularly fired up

Mon 3 Nov - Fri 28 Nov

11am - 3pm (Mon - Fri only)

Throughout weekdays in November access to the house will be as part of a 45 minute taster tour. The first tour leaves at 11am, then every 30 mins until 2.30pm. Timed tickets available on arrival from Visitor Reception. 15 visitors per tour.

At weekends the house will remain free flow between 11am-3pm.

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