Standen House and Garden near East Grinstead. This is an Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden.

The originators, James and Margaret Beale, chose an idyllic location. As a result there are amazing views across the Sussex countryside for their rural retreat. Philip Webb designed the property . The house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship to be seen. In addition the Morris & Co. interiors created a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The house has been dressed as if for a weekend stay in 1925. So you can imagine you are a guest of the family. Cast your imagination back to life during the inter-war years. How would they have entertained themselves? What would be the topics of conversation? How comfortable was it to live here? Questions you may have answered.

The 5-hectare (12-acre) hillside garden undertook a major restoration. In effect this improved the showcasing of the year-round, seasonal highlights and 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.

To visit Standen House and Garden by coach contact Holt Services