Red House

Red House opinie, Bexleyheath

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juliaelizabethann
Orpington, UK282 contributions
Guide made this..
lis 2019
The guide's name was Ann and she was very good. If we had not had her bringing the place to life, we probably would not have enjoyed it. She told us the history of William Morris and his family and friends. I knew a little bit about the Arts and Crafts movement but I learnt a lot whilst I was there. Really enjoyed our trip. Thank you Ann
Written 12 listopada 2019
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surreynicola
surrey20 contributions
Totally charming and fantastic little cafe
paź 2019 • Znajomi
Small but perfectly formed , looked after and staffed by really caring people many of whom if not all must be volunteers . The garden is just lovely . Impressed most of all by the tiny cafe which has restored my faith in national trust catering . Delicious and truly homemade simple food produced and served by talented and enthusiastic individuals . such a rare thing to find these days as the Trust turns so many of it’s cafes into identikit and soulless self service venues. This little cafe truly felt part of its warm and well loved surroundings.
Written 9 listopada 2019
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UKDavidL
Londyn, UK108 contributions
Interesting, but a tad underwhelming
lis 2019
William Morris lived here for five years, and he, with his architect friend designed this neo-Gothic house to suit the tastes of the Arts and Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite movements. An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide took us round, and there were interesting things to see - uncovered wall paintings, a couple of items of built-in furniture, and the house itself. But the house is pretty well unfurnished, and the presence of just a few of Morris-designed chairs suggested how much more could be done to flesh out the bare bones of the house.
It's also the case that the walk form the Danson Park car park to the house, advertised as 10-15 minutes, is rather more for those less mobile than they used to be!
But it is worth a visit if one is interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Written 2 listopada 2019
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Laura Jardine
1 contribution
Poor customer service
paź 2019 • Dla rodziny
Firstly I loved the house. I studied Morris at University so I was really looking forward to my visit. The tour was ok but I have to say the guide was a little uninspiring. However my main issue was the cafe and the total lack of any customer service skills. There was an issue with the tea-a couple in the cafe had sent theirs back as it tasted of salt and then so did ours. The lady suggested it was maybe the dishwasher salt so I assumed she was going to wash the cups and try again. When ours and the other couple’s second drinks came they still tasted of salt. When I asked her if she’d cleaned the cups she just said she used other cups from the same shelf. There was no attempt to try and work out what the problem was!!! I got offered coffee (which I don’t drink) but that doesn’t help if the problem was the cups. Then when we asked for a refund another member of staff never once asked us about the issue or looked me in the eye or offered an apology. He could not work the till so it look a long time to get a refund. Only a 3rd member of staff could work the till and offered an apology. I have wanted to go to the Red House for a long time and this completely spoilt my visit.
Written 26 października 2019
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David K
Worthing, UK1 438 contributions
Red house
paź 2019
Got my train from London Bridge to BexleyHeath , Then waked 12 mins approx to Red House ..
As i entered the street it`s a bit strange as one side of the road is present modern bungalows and on the other is Red House , I was met by three lovely ladies at the reception who were so kind and very nice .
The house itself is a lovely , nothing fancy but the person who made it was William Morris , Poet & Founder of the Arts & Crafts Movement . National Trust , £8:40 per adult to get in (Oct 2019 prices) .
Morris lived with his wife Janey for 5 yrs in 1860 , You will see how he experimented with patterns & colours & designs in each room and see how the Trust has brilliantly peeled back years of layers to see some original drawing & paintings on the walls .
I had a guided tour with a Great tour guide called Tony which is free ,He brought the house alive as he told Morris story of the years he was at Red House , He was so knowledgeable,the tour lasted approx 45 mins and they run from 11am every half a hour until 1 pm After 1 pm you can then go round on your own if you wish .Go on them cos they will tell you a lot about the house & Morris and the architect Phillip Webb , Also his wife Janey handy work and Burne Jones stained Glass windows . In each room not much furniture , What furniture that is there is original, but as i was told this house is still a On Going project .
Went to have a cuppa and a slice of coffee cake in the cafe , The two staff ladies were great and so kind , Toilets are situated close to reception ..
In the house next to the exit is a small exhibition room with artifacts and a time line about Morris and Red House ..The garden surrounding the property was well kept and look out for a apple tree that was planted back in 1860 , Sleightly worn but still there .
A lovely day out and well worth see this little bit of history ..
Written 20 października 2019
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suburbs_girl
London, England27 contributions
Pleasant visit to architectural gem
paź 2019 • Pary
Enjoyable visit with detailed account of the building’s history from the guide (tours are included in the price and compulsory before 13:30).
Written 16 października 2019
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PandyPandora
Harpenden, UK815 contributions
Red House Bexleyheath
paź 2019
This was the home of William Morris and his wife Janey from 1860-1865. It is managed by the National Trust so is free to members, otherwise £9.40 (inlcuding gift aid). Would recommend to pre book a (free) house tour with a NT guide (1 hour) otherwise you cannot enter the property until 1.30pm. Tours are available from 11am. It is an interesting property to visit with unusual features and a lovely garden. The small shop / ticket kiosk is at the rear of the property and there are toilet facilities and a cafe. There is no parking at the property so would advise to arrive by public transport. You can get a train from London Bridge to Bexleyheath and the proerty is a 15 minute walk from the station.
Written 6 października 2019
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Janet
Redhill, UK29 contributions
Excellent guided visitt
wrz 2019
Interested in PreRaphelite movement and great to come here after visiting Standen in Sussex. Really excellent guide gave us lots of information about this and the house.
Written 4 września 2019
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KMC39
Orpington, UK82 contributions
Well worth catching the free tours
sie 2019 • Znajomi
Absolutely cracking little gem of an arts and crafts house built for William Morris. It’s well worth going early for the morning free tour as it really takes you through the history. The staff are really helpful and the gardens are superb. The teeny restaurant offers some nice choices for a light lunch or a yummy cake and drinks.

Well worth planning future visits as conservation of the house is ongoing so treasures are constantly being uncovered.
Written 27 sierpnia 2019
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Surelye
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom481 contributions
Limited Rooms but Excellent Guided Tour
sie 2019
I wanted a Good category i.e. better than average but not quite *very* good.
Check the limited opening hours, the times of guided tours prior to free flow visiting (book on line 24 hours in advance at least as booking closes) and parking which is the biggest issue. Note, the NT guide book recommends parking in Danson Park, but this is approximately a 1 mile walk away, rather than the half mile suggested. It's a lovely park though and well worth exploring in its own merits.

That the Red House was Philip Webb's first design ties in well with a visit to Standen, near East Grinstead (also NT) which was his last big commission. The property really gives the feel of the Morris and the ethos of the Arts and Crafts movement, but there is little in the way of furniture and furnishings as the Morris family were resident here for only five years.

The tour was extremely informative and lasted an hour. The rooms available give the flavour of Morris but not really how the family lived in the home, as so much of it is closed to the public. The gardens are beautiful and it's now an oasis surrounded by urban sprawl and noise, so very different from how it was conceived and enjoyed. We were told of the house's issues though, the extreme cold, the damp, the malfunctioning chimneys and bad room positioning due to inexperience. All basic errors but interesting to hear about.

Staff were all pleasant and helpful. I'd recommend a visit to NT members and Morris fans and historians, but am unsure as to the property's appeal for people who are just looking to visit an historic site.
Written 24 sierpnia 2019
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