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The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor

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Closing for renovation

I went on one of the last tours of the house at the end of April 2017 before it closed for... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
JBMED
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Suffolk, UK
Still undergoing restoration

Extensive work still being undertaken and as a consequence it was not possible to view inside the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Melvyn J
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 Jul 2018
“The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fremor”
26 Nov 2017
“Still undergoing restoration”
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Sadly still not open due to renovation at the time of our visit in July 18. Lovely quiet beach close by though.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Al C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Extensive work still being undertaken and as a consequence it was not possible to view inside the house and photographs of the work from outside not allowed. That does not detract from the fact that the house is beautifully located and many aspects of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Melvyn J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Patrick Leigh-Fermor, rather like Jean Cocteau, undoubtedly put his genius into his life rather than into his creative writing. A man of immense talents who, paradoxically, so often failed to recognise the true beauty of the world he inhabited. A person of great wit, a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
9  Thank patrickmarsh007
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were so lucky to have the opportunity, in 2016, to visit Patrick Leigh Fermor's wonderful house, thanks to the Benaki Museum. As huge fans of his writing, it was an unforgettable experience and a great treat

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I went on one of the last tours of the house at the end of April 2017 before it closed for renovation. They are anticipating 18 months closure, so I suspect we will be looking at spring 2019 before it opens again. A beautiful place...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank JBMED
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The house is in a bad state of repair though just after our visit the house is being closed for renovation. It is owned by the Benaki museum who arrange visits, they have been given funding by the Niarchos foundation. The house was bequeathed to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank castawayatheart
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you are a fan of Paddy, you are in for a real treat in a visit to this beautifully-situated house. This is a great privilege as you are allowed to wander round the house that still contains many of his personal effects, books, work...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The house of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor is owned by the Benaki Museum and it recently got opened to the public (it is in the process of being restored). As far as I'm aware the house is only open for a couple of hours...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank eefajk
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