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Lamb House, Rye

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  • Visited one afternoon - goodness not much to see of the house! Two rooms downstairs are open to the public - they apparently rent out all other areas to a tenant. If you paid the entry fee to see the ...  more »
  • Quite a small site to go round. Really nice views from the top but you need a nice clear day to get the most of the view that you can see from the pictures. Not a far walk down to the sea which is goo...  more »
  • Hidden away at the end of West Street in the centre of Rye, this is another of the National Trust's tenanted houses, which means only a few rooms to explore. Although the house guides were very inform...  more »
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  • Very interesting place to visit, doesn't take too long, it's tenanted so only certain areas are open to view. There is no tea room but a pretty garden
  • Built in 1722 by the Lamb family, the house became the mayoral home of Rye and includes George I as one of its more distinguished guests. American novelist Henry James discovered the house by chance and bought it in 1899. He wrote several novels here and entertained many of his peers such as H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling and G. K. Chesterton. The ground floor rooms contain some of James's furniture, pictures, personal possessions, photographs and letters. Bedrooms etc are not open to the public. The walled garden is a delight. Tea and cakes are served by the current tenants of the house (at least during the summer when we visited). If you saw the BBC TV series Mapp and Lucia, you will recognise it - and the house. The house and gardens are not open every day and opening times are seasonal as well. Check with the National Trust website before planning a visit. Worth seeing - 4 stars.
  • A smallish Georgian house which has ─║iterary roots, being the home of 3 authors and of 'Mistresses Mapp'. Only 3 or 4 rooms are open, but a magnificent walled garden with a beautiful mulberry tree is worth the entry fee. Be warned the house is at the top of Rye and a climb up through the town is called for.
  • I want to live there! Beautiful house and just like in Mapp and Lucia.
  • A great example of British architecture. Great place to visit. Lots of history.