Standen House and Gardens
Standen is hidden at the end of a quiet Sussex lane with breath taking views over the High Weald and Weirwood Reservoir. A late Victorian family home and garden brought vividly to life in this gem of the Arts and Crafts movement. 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 big names of the Arts and Crafts period are represented in the house interiors, including ceramics but William De Morgan and metalwork by W.A.S Benson. 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.
Getting to Standen via Bluebell Railway
Catch a steam train from Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes or Kingscote to East Grinstead where metrobus buses run from Southern Railway's station to Standen.
Please check if steam train service one or two is in operation on the date of your visit.
Metrobus service 84 picks up in Brooklands Way (next to Sainsbury’s) and drops off at the entrance driveway to Standen. There is about a ½ mile walk down the lane to the house and garden.
Group and coach tours, for combined visits between Bluebell Railway and National Trust Standen House and Garden please contact us on the details below.
For more information or to book please contact our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800
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