National Trust Adventures: Standen House

Imagine that you decide that it was a good idea to join the masses to venture out on a
Bank Holiday on a sunny day in May. Yes, this post has been a long time coming but back on the Bank Holiday Monday in May my aunt and I ventured out to West Sussex to National Trust Standen House.

Firstly, it’s a bank holiday why we thought it wouldn’t be busy is beyond me but still we carried on to be turned away because the car park was full. We went found a little spot to park waited 20 minutes and tried again, this time with more success in ‘clearing the blockage’ as my aunt said. After playing car park jigsaw we ventured into the grounds headed straight for afternoon tea, well cream tea. Nonetheless it was delicious, I had jacket potato with baked beans for my belated lunch, which followed with Blackberry and Elderflower Infusion tea and scones. This one thing I love about afternoon tea is it come in many shapes and forms, and this was mine and my aunt’s version on this particular day. National Trust Standen, you have set the standard for teas of the future of these National Trust adventures! We didn’t get to venture into the gardens to their full extent but we had a look around the kitchen garden, where my aunt and I reminisced about memories. Lovely day out, and good cream tea!









Standen House is an arts and craft family home with a warm and welcoming atmosphere in Morris & Co. interiors, set in beautiful hillside garden perfect for a rural retreat.