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Absolutely out of this world 😀😀😀

We were lucky enough to have my name pulled out of the ballot for Grayson Perrys design house for... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
a MUST see!

We passed Grayson Perrys eccentric creation on our 5 day walk along the Essex Way. A great place... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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A House for Essex (Julie's House) is designed by Grayson Perry and FAT Architecture. It is both an artwork in itself and the setting for a number of works by Grayson Perry exploring the special character and unique qualities of Essex. The building...more
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Black Boy Lane, Manningtree CO11 2TL, England
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

His wife had rented the House for Essex out for the weekend as a surprise for my friend's 61st birthday. Not sure what to say really because Grayson Perry isn't my cup of tea and in any case I live fairly close by and had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were lucky enough to have my name pulled out of the ballot for Grayson Perrys design house for Julie cope, it's an amazing place !!! We stayed for 2nights the house is wonderful the colours and fabrics & furniture are fabulous, the medow with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We passed Grayson Perrys eccentric creation on our 5 day walk along the Essex Way. A great place to stop and wonder at the eclectic design and decoration. You can stay here (pricey) but read all about it online to appreciate the artistic process and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SuffolkChap
Reviewed 2 March 2018

This is the ultimate flight of artistic fantasy, a whole house designed round and dedicated to a fictitious Essex woman's life - Julie Cope. Like all works produced by Grayson Perry, it's challenging and full of the tiniest details that contribute to an extraordinary story....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is a beautiful house dedicated to "Julie" Love the story and his narration of it at The First Site exhibition in Colchester. Both well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Parking is available at Wrabness Station for £1.20 and the house is down Black Boy Lane, 5 mins by foot. It is an amazing work of art and can be incorporated into a country walk. You can get up about 10m from the house.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ndnileighn
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The journey to this rural cottage takes you along the river Stour in Essex, One of the best ways to visit is by rail, taking the train to Harwich and getting off at Wrabness, this is a only two stops from Manningtree. Sit on the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Howard W
Reviewed 22 December 2017

was there before it was opened to the local people of wrabness, just to walk around, then we looked at as a local inside absolutely fabulous I like the bike hanging from the ceiling, the work is great a must see.

Date of experience: March 2017
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20 August 2018|
Response from Trevorg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure,although you can walk around it. I believe you have to book, but that maybe just to stay there.
23 March 2018|
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Response from ndnileighn | Reviewed this property |
no, you have to ballot on its website to rent it, and it's not cheap. some dates are over £1k for the wkend!!!