Smallhythe Place a National Trust property, open Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am-5pm, March to October. The property closes at dusk if earlier.
Smallhythe Place was built in the early 16th-century when Smallhythe was a thriving shipbuilding port, and was home to the Victorian Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry from 1899 until 1928.
Smallhythe Place includes a colourful cottage garden, a vintage tea room and a charming 17th-century thatched Barn Theatre. Ellen's legacy is kept alive today with a diverse programme of productions in the theatre and garden that are performed throughout the year.
11am-4.30pm. Enjoy a freshly made cream tea in the characterful tea room next to the Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place. Set amongst idyllic Kent countryside, you can choose from a selection of sweet and savoury treats whilst relaxing in the picturesque cottage garden. Licensed. Jams and books available to buy. See www.mytenterden.co.uk/Directory/smallhythe-place-tea-room-listing-1131.aspx
The garden at Smallhythe Place: The garden at Smallhythe Place is a tranquil retreat made up of a traditional rose garden, orchard, nuttery and ponds, all of which are home to an abundance of wildlife including the protected Great Crested Newt.
The Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place: The Barn Theatre is a charming 17th century barn with thatched roofing that was transformed into a theatre in 1929 by Ellen Terry's daughter, Edith Craig. Today it is still used for a diverse programme of talks and shows that take place throughout the year.
Wednesdays-Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11am-5pm (closes dusk if earlier) between March-October
Only 2.5 miles from Tenterden