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Monk's House

Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
+44 1323 870001
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Fascinating weekend house of Virginia and Leonard Woolf

The volunteers at this property were so interesting, welcoming and engaging they really made my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

The rooms in the house that are open are beautifully maintained and all the guides were interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Viginia Woolf's country retreat.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“dining room” (6 reviews)
Monks House The Street, Lewes BN7 3HF, England
+44 1323 870001
Reviews (145)
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Reviewed yesterday

The volunteers at this property were so interesting, welcoming and engaging they really made my visit special. The volunteer who was the Woolf's gardener's daughter was completely riveting and hugely enriched my visit. Thank you so much to all of you.

Reviewed yesterday

The rooms in the house that are open are beautifully maintained and all the guides were interesting and informative. Beautiful gardens too. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We found all the guides to be friendly and engaging. The most friendly was lady from liverpool who was working in shop when we visited. You can buy Woolf s most famous books and ask for it to be stamped with date and monk s...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but interesting house with many literary connections, large gardens with good variety of vegetables & flowers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very special place. I actually have never read any Virginia Woolf at all (now I can be kicked out of my gender forever) but that phrase "a room of ones own" haunts me and all of us I think. It's a lovely room with a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the absolutely charming village of Rodmell, this "National Trust 17th century property" memorialises Virginia and Leonard Wolf. Its is near her home that Virginia committed suicide. It is located within a few miles of "Seaford Beach".

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Not the usual National Trust property. There is no tea room and little visible sign of what might be called the NT look. There is a small loo hidden away in the garden just behind the house but it is not advertised. Despite or even...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Monk's house belonged to Leonard and Virginia Woolf. It is unchanged since they lived there, so you can just imagine their life easily. As you tour the house there is an expert guide in each room to comment on the room, its furniture and its...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited on a busy Saturday afternoon. Monk's House is located in Rodmell village, just outside Lewes. I set the satnav for Southease and, approaching from Lewes, took the left turn just past the Abergavenny Arms. The house is tucked down a lane and doesn't...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Beautiful garden with the hut where vigina wrote her books. I could see myself sitting in the quite in the garden seem you can just come and sit and take in the lovely views. There is a vegitable garden and flowers even boules. The house...More

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Questions & Answers
31 March 2015
Response from Caroline-J-Mc
There were two entwined elm trees at the border of the terrace, behind the pond. The Woolfs called them Virginia and Leonard. Virginia's ashes were buried at the base of her tree, but the tree didn't survive Dutch Elm... More