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  Firle Place
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  • Firle Place - East Sussex
      Firle Place
    by Mariajoy
  • Firle Place - East Sussex
  • Firle Place - East Sussex
  • Firle Place - East Sussex
  • Firle Place - East Sussex
 

Home of Viscount Gage and his family for the last 500 years this beautiful house built from Caen stone (taken from a dissolved monastery) is situated at the bottom of the Sussex Downs. There is a beautiful terrace restaurant (where the Queen Mother once visited) with views over the parkland surrounding the house where lunch is served between 12-2pm and afternoon tea between 3-4pm.

Many rooms are open to the public incuding the Long Hall, games room, and drawing room, where visitors can see a fine collection of old masters, Sevres porcelain and English and European furniture. As well as detailed information sheets for each room, there are helpful staff ready to answer any questions you might have about the house and its history. On a fine day it is really lovely to take a walk around the park and into the tiny village of Firle with St Peter's Church where the Gage ancestors are buried.

The house is only open to the public June-Sept on Weds, Thurs and Sun afternoons 2-4.30pm and Easter, May and August bank holidays. Disabled visitors are limited to the ground floor only unfortunately and no photography is permitted inside. Entry is 6 per adult and car parking is free.

Address: Firle Place, Firle, East Sussex
Directions: On the A27 towards Lewes - take the turning for Firle village
Website: http://www.firleplace.co.uk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 2, 2007
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