The Priest House and Garden

the priest house and garden in June
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The only one of its kind open to the public, this beautiful 15th century Wealden hall house stands in a traditional cottage garden on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in picturesque West Hoathly.

The house was owned in turn by Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, Anne of Cleves, Mary I and Elizabeth I. It is now furnished with 17th & 18th century country furniture and domestic objects while the garden is planted with over 170 culinary, medicinal & household herbs.

The resident curator gives fascinating tours of the house and garden if requested and you are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the cottage garden.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Open: March to October 10.30am to 5.30pm. Sunday 12pm opening. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Admission charges

Adult £4.20, child £2.10, concessions £3.60, family £10.50 (2 adults and upto 4 children), Garden only £1.00.
A reduced price for groups of 15 or more is available, please contact The Priest House for more details.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Social History

The Priest House and Garden
North Lane
West Hoathly
West Sussex
RH19 4PP




01342 810479

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