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Restoration House

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We live in Rochester but have never managed to time it right to visit as being a private house they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ajbandg
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What a gem

We finally got our timing right and went to Restoration House on a day it was open. What an amazing... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Squirrelsdrey
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Ancient mansion house in historic Rochester. Just off the High St., this house is like entering into another world. The rooms have an historic ambience, with early surviving paint schemes and original floors, windows and furnished with fine English...more
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17-19 Crow Lane | Opposite The Vines park, Rochester ME1 1RF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Rochester but have never managed to time it right to visit as being a private house they only open during the summer months Thurs and Fri. Finally though we got to this beautiful important historical building. Inside is amazing decorated how you'd...More

1  Thank ajbandg
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We finally got our timing right and went to Restoration House on a day it was open. What an amazing building! The way the house has been conserved is truly wonderful, allowing a real glimpse of the history of the house. The gardens were delightful...More

1  Thank Squirrelsdrey
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on a lovely summers day. Had refreshments in the small cafe on site very reasonable. The gardens are beautiful & still in progress lovely to have a vision. Lots of places to sit and absorb. The house is very interesting and the guides very...More

2  Thank Taggert1
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We visited Restoration House for the second time on Friday 13 July. This is very local for us and we returned to see how they had progressed with the Tudor Garden. You need to go to see the transformation. We first visited approximatley 6 years...More

4  Thank pearlosborne
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Visited Restoration House for the first time at the beginning of June having lived in Rochester all my life but never having been in. It was lovely, the house itself was eccentric and felt a bit like an Escher drawing. My only critique of the...More

3  Thank Angua11
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This was our second visit to Restoration House in Rochester. The building is steeped in history and contains many paintings and portraits by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Constable. Once again, the stewards were pleasant and helpful and we had another enjoyable visit, viewing the English period...More

7  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The house and its adjacent garden is truly unique for the way it has been restored by its owners. Don't rush through, take time to enjoy every small detail as it will really take you back to Dickens's times.

Thank Redoush
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A wonderful house, with a beautiful garden. Well worth a visit with a guide in each room to talk you through the experience. This place drips history, from King Charles II staying here on his way back from exile to Charles Dickens Satis House in...More

Thank nigelwhittaker2017
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is the house in Charles Dickens book Great Expectations. It is a house to be visited when exploring the places in many of his books. It is a very well cared for house and a credit to its owners. Only open on Wednesdays during...More

Thank ge0ffcat
Reviewed 26 September 2017

A truly wonderful restoration of a house which was threatened with demolition not so long ago. It is named after the fact that Charles !! visted the house on his way back into London after the monarchy was restored in Britain after the civil war....More

1  Thank PeterB4125
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