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Charleston, Lewes

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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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  • The tour of the house (well, ground floor, as upstairs is closed for renovation) was extremely good, very informative and well-paced. The cafe was fine, if a bit on the pricey side and no fresh brew.....  more »
  • Had a lovely time visiting and went on the winter tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. We had tea and cake in the cafe. It was delicious and no complaints. But I can see why a few...  more »
  • So disappointed with the cafe! Rude and indifferent staff, cracked crockery, no decent coffee and very little to redeem it. Working in hospitality I know how hard it is to please everyone and am...  more »
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  • A smashing place, where you learn all about the people, who lived and stayed there, by a wonderful tour guide! You would not be able to read or her so much without the guides!!! I love this place! And in the new building you can eat good, healthy and tasty food. Even a long journey is worth while!!!
  • Beautiful garden and amazingly preserved artists home and studio. The paintings and decor of the house feels almost contemporary, as if some young art students have just moved out. It is not necessary to know of the bloomsbury set to enjoy this place.
  • Wow what a place. I have had the privilege of working for this venue and rarely have I felt so welcome. There is the renovated barn with galleries, cafe and offering regular events. The farmhouse that has remained untouched for years. It famous for visits and gatherings of the Bloomsbury set. It's a lovely afternoon out with good walks and great views. If you happen to go there end of May there is the famous Charleston Literature Festival which hosts works famous authors and presenters Don't miss this!!
  • What an interesting place knew nothing about it until today. Patsy our guide was brilliant she certainly brought the house and the Bloomsbury Group alive. Need to go back and see the garden when it is dry. The food in the café was excellent I recommend the quiche! Had a lovely time on what was a rainy day.
  • Great displays and exhibitons in Charleston, the house there is lovely and you always have something going on in terms of events, people like different things and you take that into consideration. The staff are at a high kindness. My suggestion would be for urgent road repairs around the area, the roads are critical. 5 stars!

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