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Milton's Cottage

Deanway, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4JH, England
+44 1494 872313
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A Beautiful Building!

Visited this beautiful cottage this week. The couple showing us around were very friendly and told... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Freddie K
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Amersham, United Kingdom
An historical treat

This attraction comprises the cottage which is Grade 1 listed and a compact delightful garden... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Chasingdreamscape
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Deanway, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4JH, England
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"paradise lost"
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"oliver cromwell"
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"english literature"
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"volunteers"
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"poetry"
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"plants"
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"museum"
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"thrill"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this beautiful cottage this week. The couple showing us around were very friendly and told us some very interesting fact about Milton. There are some beautiful editions of his books and a lovely garden at the rear of the property that is a must-see.

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Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review Freddie. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to explore our garden as well.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

This attraction comprises the cottage which is Grade 1 listed and a compact delightful garden which is Grade 2 registered. There is ample parking at the rear when the venue is open. The cottage contains a varied and interesting collection , of items, which include...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

A very knowledgeable lady showed us around the small cottage packed with information. Wonderful exhibition of editions of Paradise Lost, it was quite a thrill to be able to turn the pages of the Kelmscott Press edition. Very attractive garden. Staff were very helpful giving...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

My husband took a group of students, all of whom found the visit very worthwhile and moving. The guided tours were excellent, and the garden is stunning.

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Interesting little cottage - authentic and feels as if nothing has really changed inside. There was a guide who answered our questions - 3 rooms with books and prints on show. . The garden was very lovely ! As he was interested in plants the...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

This was an impromptu visit for the whole family. Our kids are 3, 9 and 11 so I wasn't sure if the oldest and youngest would enjoy the museum but they both found the visit interesting for different reasons. The very kind volunteers gave us...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Very modest and authentic atmosphere inside the cottage...The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. This is where Milton completed "Paradise Lost", The cottage garden is 'Paradise Found' Tulips, daffodils, a blossoming cherry tree, bluebells, forget me nots, a magnolia tree ( planted on the occasion...More

Thank Sharon G
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Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Thanks for your lovely review: we're glad you had an enjoyable visit and found time to explore our literary garden - planted with trees flowers and herbs referenced in Milton's poetry.

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

Really enjoyed the visit and tour but you it really takes on a real feel if you have reread paradise lost or at least some his poetry before you visit.

Thank KalvinFX
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Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2017

Thanks for your review and feedback Kalvin. We're currently updating our displays - ready for our 2017 opening on 1st April - and will be including more displays of Milton's poetry for those who have yet to read this visionary writer.

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Reviewed December 3, 2016

A tiny gem showing both how people lived and the history of the period between Charles 1 and Oliver Cromwell. The layout is clear and even if you don't know anything about John Milton you will come away with a better feel for the period...More

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Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2017

Thanks for your lovely review, Sonny: we're delighted to hear you found our layout informative and had an opportunity to enjoy our lovely literary garden.

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Reviewed November 9, 2016

What a fantastic mind John Milton had. We learnt how creative he had been with inventing new words - 630 such as - DAMP, SENSUOUS, COMPLACENCY, PADLOCK to name but a few. Some very rare books on display in this cherished cottage where he live...More

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Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

Thanks for your lovely review Peter: it was a pleasure to welcome you to Milton's Cottage.

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