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Lamb House

Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
+44 1892 890651
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Not very good

Visited the house and garden but not very impressed. Only 3 rooms are open to the public and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony24
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Kent
Poor value if you're not a NT menber

Visited one afternoon - goodness not much to see of the house! Two rooms downstairs are open to the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Nick G
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  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
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Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the house and garden but not very impressed. Only 3 rooms are open to the public and the garden - while quite large - is not very nice. There is a line between tumble down old fashioned and simply neglected and tatty which this...More

Thank Tony24
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visited one afternoon - goodness not much to see of the house! Two rooms downstairs are open to the public - they apparently rent out all other areas to a tenant. If you paid the entry fee to see the house you would be very...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Quite a small site to go round. Really nice views from the top but you need a nice clear day to get the most of the view that you can see from the pictures. Not a far walk down to the sea which is good.

Thank Samuel E
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Hidden away at the end of West Street in the centre of Rye, this is another of the National Trust's tenanted houses, which means only a few rooms to explore. Although the house guides were very informative, it's the garden which stands out as the...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Famed for being the location for the recent TV series of Map and Lucia this is a wonderful house with a beautiful walled garden. Famous for it's literary connection with Henry James this a must for all lovers of town houses and is well preserved...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Felt it was poor value for money as there are only 3 available to see and no public toilet facilities.

Thank bbbbarbara2017
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very welcoming staff and plenty of information sheets. Provides a great history of its past residents with lots of examples of their time living there. wonderful garden which was made better by visiting on a sunny afternoon, so could sit, rest and enjoy it for...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

There's little to see: only three small rooms and the garden. It's worth it only if you're a big Henry James/EF Benson/Mapp and Lucia fan. If you're in Rye - a delightful village/town - then go if you're an NT member otherwise it's not really...More

Thank bestcornishcat
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This hidden gem is not obvious from the outside. As a National Trust member & long term former resident of Rye, I had never before visited this place. However it's well worth taking the time. The garden is really lovely, & must be very warm...More

Thank RickyB727
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Found this by accident on one of our days out in East Sussex. Beautiful town house with some very interesting history. Home to a great many visitors over the years including Rudyard Kipling and H.G Wells and it was the house seen in the Mapp...More

Thank mjmuk1
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Gaye C
25 June 2017|
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Response from bestcornishcat | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs there. I suspect they aren't permitted (other than support animals) because you have to go through the house to get to the garden.
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doddtrry
17 April 2017|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Lamb House is a National Trust property
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