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Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden
Come and see a family home and garden brought to life in this gem of the Arts & Crafts Movement, hidden at the end of a quiet Sussex lane, with views over the Ashdown Forest and Weirwood Reservoir.
Built in the 1890s, Standen today tells the story of family life during the 1920's in a unique setting. The design of the house is a monument to the combined genius of architect Philip Webb and his friend William Morris. All the big names of the Arts & Crafts period are represented in the house interiors, including ceramics by William De Morgan and metalwork by W. A. S. Benson.
Our hillside gardens are being restored to the Arts & Crafts inspired garden developed by Mrs Beale, owner of Standen. Using her diaries, lost garden features and a historic plant collection will return the gardens to their heyday, providing year round interest for the garden enthusiast. On the wider estate, footpaths and self guided walks lead out into our ancient woodlands and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
New for 2014, well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in the formal gardens.
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Easter egg hunt
Follow the clues on our Cadbury Easter Egg trail, then claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.
£2.50 per child
Join us this Easter for special activity days with make and take crafts and felt making workshops, storytelling and pond dipping.
(Additional charges may apply)