Chartwell house on a lovely sunny day


Churchill once said, ‘a day away from Chartwell is a day wasted’.

For over 40 years it was the country residence of Sir Winston Churchill.  Bought in 1922, primarily because of the views over the Kentish Weald, it was transformed into a home where Winston and his wife Clementine, brought up their young family. 

The house is laid out with personal mementoes, photos and books presented to show how it was lived in during its heyday of the 1920s and 1930s, when the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Lawrence of Arabia came to visit. See the study where Sir Winston worked on his numerous books, the dining room which hosted many a dinner party or the delightful drawing room. Throughout Chartwell there are strong reminders of Churchill’s position as wartime Prime Minister and his long and fascinating life.

Visit the studio housing the largest collection of Sir Winston’s paintings. explore the grounds including Lady Clementine’s Rose Garden or the small Marycot playhouse built by Sir Winston for his youngest daughter Mary.

Chartwell Guides

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