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National Trust's Monk's House

  • 4.6

  • from 358 Google reviews

National Trust's Monk's House
National Trust's Monk's House

Virginia Woolf (2) by Oliver Mallinson Lewis. CC BY-SA 2.0

About the garden

Leonard and Virginia Woolf's 17th-century country retreat. The Woolfs bought Monk's House for the 'shape and fertility and wildness of the garden'. Today, the lovely cottage garden contains a mix of flowers, vegetables, orchards, lawns and ponds.

Opening times

Open May - 28 Oct 2018 Wed - Sun & Bank Holiday Mon's House 13:00 - 17:00 Garden 12:30 - 17:30

Useful details

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



East Sussex, BN7 3HF

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 358 Google reviews

Luz Rodriguez

3 months ago


It was my dream to visit this place and exceeded all of my expectations. The staff was kind, sympathetic, and well-informed. So much information to share about the house and such passion. 100% worthy and an unforgettable life experience. Also, the place is astonishing. The garden is well-preserved. It’s like a fairy tale.

Ans B Muhammad

4 months ago


This is a, 16th century cottage where the famous English writer Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard Woolf lived from 1919. This cottage is undertaken by National Trust and they preserved the artifacts and household items used by the Woolfs. There is a beautiful garden located in front of the cottage with lots of plants , apple and pear trees. Really loved visiting this place.

Sandy Holman

7 months ago


Such a wonderful house with a great atmosphere. Really friendly and helpful staff that we learnt so much from. The garden was also a joy. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Janet Dann

5 months ago


I was struck by the impressive knowledge of the life of both Virginia and Duncan Grant from all the volunteers I spoke to. The small cottage is brought alive by objects and paintings owned by the couple. The gardens are beautiful and larger than I thought they would be and the views to the downs stunning. A great place to visit.

John Coleman

5 months ago


Was passing by and took the opportunity to visit on the off chance of getting in. So pleased I did. Quaint property, knowledgeable staff, very interesting back story, beautiful gardens and vistas. I thoroughly recommend a visit.

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01273 474760

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