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Address: Mote Road | Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1732 810378
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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Nice place to spend a sunny day

Visited on a sunny Saturday in March. The setting of the house is spectacular. Arrived in time for the guided tour that goes into the gardens and over the road. This was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on a sunny Saturday in March. The setting of the house is spectacular. Arrived in time for the guided tour that goes into the gardens and over the road. This was very interesting and we learnt a lot about the house and garden from the friendly volunteer. We also caught the talk in front of the house later on.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Easter Sunday and it was not as busy as we expected. The staff were tremendous - smiled a lot and very helpful and enthusiastic. The grounds are massive. Plenty of space for picnics - although it would be nice if everyone could follow the guidance given about where not to picnic! The House itself seems bigger as... More 

Thank Ian L
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is my closest NT site and I'm a member so cycled here on a Sunday. I was able to go round the house and have someone in each room be keen to give me information about each room and the house in general. The garden tour was also very interesting. The resturant was very busy and the staff quite... More 

Thank TheUkReviewer
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mother and sister here yesterday. We really enjoyed the visit. The house with all its furniture is in brilliant condition, the gardens are beautiful and the people inside each room were friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. They have a painting of the teenage girl who once lived there, which has been loaned to the house for 1 year.... More 

Thank Powder1000
Quenington, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is set in an intimate little valley which is landscaped with views from all sides. Rolling grassed areas with maintained trees frame pretty flowered areas too. The manor house is fascinating and is surrounded by a good sized moat, with lovely aubretia growing off some of the walls. The house has been added to many times, over hundreds... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this lovely moted building, which has an idyllic feel to it. Not a home used by great nobility, but dating back to the 1300s, it has great charm and warmth. We had two young children with us and they were given 'Eye Spy' sheets (on clip-boards with pencils) with 45 images to match to things they saw. It... More 

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Polegate, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a busy Saturday and took advantage of a most informative talk by one of the volunteers before visiting the house. Made that experience more enjoyable. All the house stewards were helpful and informative and all added to the visit. Lovely well maintained grounds to enjoy as well. We will certainly be visiting again.

Thank Bob C
Purley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful National Trust house, surrounded by a moat with pretty gardens. Exceptionally friendly and informative guides, nice cafe and gift shop. Off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.

Thank Pauline P
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful house and Gardens but totally let down by the extremely rude staff member I was unlucky enough to encounter on the entrance. Condescending, snooty and extremely unwelcoming of Scottish National Trust Members. So much for 'for ever - for everyone'. If your thinking of visiting be on your guard as the silence from the other staff members who overheard... More 

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IghthamMote, Manager at Ightham Mote, responded to this review

Thank you for emailing us your comments and this review. Your perception of your reception is disappointing, and I'm sure you are not one of these people, but you may be aware, a National Trust of Scotland membership cost less than a standard National Trust membership, but with the same access to all the same places in England/Wales & NI.... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful old house surrounded by lovely gardens and lawns. We had an afternoon to spare so as members of the national trust decided to visit here. The weather was glorious which showed the house at its best in the sunshine. About 2 hours would be enough to see most of the place but it all depends how long you... More 

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