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Charleston, Lewes

(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury group. The interior was painted by the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, and together with their collection forms a unique example of their decorative style.
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  • Just been to Charleston on its first day open for the season. Very wet and muddy, best to go on a dry summer day. It was even colder in the house with no heating on anywhere, we had to keep our hats a...  more »
  • A lovely house and gardens formerly inhabited (and designed/decorated by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant plus sundry Bloomsbury group chums). Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • This small(ish) cottage with lush gardens set among the glorious South Downs is an absolute delight for art and history lovers. Steeped in history and fecund with artistic pieces and simply adorned fu...  more »
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  • A lovely, bohemian home which gives great insight into the lives of the group - and our guide was a joy. We enjoyed a very good lunch afterwards made with fresh produce from the gardens. Such a good day.
  • Amazing place to visit - make sure you book a guided tour to get all the interesting history.
  • Amazingly well preserved, with fantastic & knowledgeable tour guides.
  • A must visit for any Bloombury Group fans. We were lucky and visited on a gloriously sunny day. Its not a big place, but book one of the tours and enjoy a quick meal there too.
  • Lovely gardens and interesting history about this house ...nice cafe and friendly staff