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Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Place Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LY, England
+44 1306 711685
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House feels unloved

The house is set in the most beautiful part of Surrey with views on a clear day of the sea - the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sharjahsuzy
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Lovely location, relaxed atmosphere

Visited with friends on a hot Bank Holiday Monday. Fairly long walk downhill from car park to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
northcardiffian
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“the kitchen” (21 reviews)
“his life” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Leith Hill Place Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LY, England
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+44 1306 711685
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is set in the most beautiful part of Surrey with views on a clear day of the sea - the gardens are lovely and some beautiful walks surround Leith Hill. The staff are really friendly and the kitchen provides some lovely homemade scones...More

Thank sharjahsuzy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends on a hot Bank Holiday Monday. Fairly long walk downhill from car park to the house, through rhodadendron woodland & pasture. The house is no great architectural gem, having been a boys school before it came to the National Trust. However, stunning...More

Thank northcardiffian
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Not the most fascinating of the national trust properties and I am not sure I would not have been upset if I was not a member and paid to visit as there is not a lot to see here. The history is interesting and the...More

Thank Marc G
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Beautiful part of Surrey with breathtaking views from this elevated position. Car park leads to Rhododendron Woods which will be stunning at right time of year. Very pleasant walk through woods to field leading up to house, which can be muddy, but great for the...More

Thank veejaybee625
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Despite the connections to the Wedgewood family and to Ralph Vaughan-Williams the house has not much to offer to a casual visitor. It is a wonder that it's open to the public at all, as it has a rather faded feel. The approach to the...More

Thank skitourer64
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Leith Hill Place was where Ralph Vaughan William spent most of his childhood and the location where his initial musical education took place. When he inherited the house he immediately gave it to the National Trust since he did not want it himself. Given the...More

Thank Charles_Brewer
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Large house that was donated to the national trust and has a cafe/kitchen that serves scones and cream. The path from the carpark to the house is fairly muddy in winter times. Cash only accepted.

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely interesting old place but the best thing about it is when you finish have a homemade cake or scone with tea or coffee at a small price in lovely English china and take in the views of the Surrey hills.

1  Thank Kazf22
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Out of the way place parking in rhododendron wood,which is a good half mile walk,nice in summer,not so nice in October,when wet.We walked back along the road.The house is work in progress,not shure where they will get the furniture and fittings from.When visited,exhibition of Wedgewood...More

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Well worth a visit bearing in mind there is no parking at the house (other than disabled) but it is a lovely walk from the beautiful NT garden about half a mile away. It is only very limited opening times and there is a lovely...More

1  Thank douglas w
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140margaret
23 April 2017|
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Response from SueDorking | Reviewed this property |
Still some in bloom - not all.
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christin909
18 June 2016|
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Response from treacleonbusiness | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a museum.
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