It's one of the most important houses in one of the south east's most picturesque towns. Lamb House in Rye was home to writers and royalty.
But until this week visitors to the property, which is run by the National Trust, could only look around the ground floor.
Now the first floor is open for the first time, offering a glimpse where a shipwrecked King slept and where some 20th century classic novels were written. Tony Green has been for a look around.