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Chartwell Manor
The National Trust

Chartwell is among the most popular of all National Trust properties attracting some 180,000 visitors a year. The old country house stands beside a quiet lane less than two miles south of Westerham, where Sir Winston Churchill made his home from 1922 until his death in 1965.

 

Chartwell Home of Winston Churchill - National Trust
 
Home of Winston Churchill

Evidence of Sir Winston's long ownership remains in the many personal changes that he made, some with his own hands. Two large rooms have been converted into a museum and on view are gifts he received from nations of the world as tribute to his wartime leadership and displays of the many uniforms that he wore during his long life.

The house is laid out largely as the family home as it was prior to 1939, but everywhere - from the visitors' book near the entrance to the studio in the grounds where he would paint - it is possible to gain insight into the accomplished man and his wide span of activities.

The avenue of golden roses that graces the garden was their family's golden wedding gift to Sir Winston and Lady Churchill and the black swans on the large lake originated as a gift to Sir Winston from Australia.

He recalls in his six-volume work on the Second World War how, during his years in political wilderness between 1931 to 1935, he built "a large part of two cottages and extensive kitchen, garden walls and made all kinds of rockeries and waterworks and a large swimming pool" and an inscribed stone near the Wendy house in the south east corner testifies to the fact.

 
Admission
House Open

NT Members Free
Adults £
11.80
Children £5.40
Family £29.50
(2 Adults and up to 3 children)
Coaches and Groups welcome
Booking essential. Ring 01732 868381
for further details

House open 2009
14th March - 1st Nov

(for full details please see the
National Trust website)
Coaches and Groups Welcome
Shop
Booking preferred.
Ring 01732 868381
for further details
Same day as house 10.30am - 5pm
Then Wed - Sun 11am - 4pm over the winter
(see National Trust website)

Tel: 01732 867837

Restaurants
Visitors with Disabilities
Restaurant
Same day as house 10.30am - 5.00pm
Then Wed - Sun 11an - 4pm over the winter
(see National Trust website)

Function rooms available.
Tel: 01732 863087
Wheelchairs available. Limited access to
house and gardens. Full access to restaurant and shop. Adapted WC at Visitor Centre
Braille Guide Available
W.C.
Parking & Dogs
Behind Shop
Pay and display parking (NT members free)
and access to countryside walks.
Dogs are welcome (on leads please)
 
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