Following a recent Meet Up weekend away I joined The National Trust and I know what I'm like - if I don't plan some visits the membership card will gather dust for a year! Anyone fancy joining me on a visit to Chartwell?
Meet at the entrance at 11am and then obtain a timed ticket to visit the house. Free to National Trust members and £12 for non members (or £13.40 if you want to Gift Aid on the entrance fee). Parking free for National Trust members and pay and display for non members. (am not an advert for NT but membership offer on at moment for £42ish for a year!). Open 11am to 5pm. Plus they have a good tea shop!
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life.
The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man.
The hillside gardens reflect Churchill's love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, Lady Churchill's rose garden, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse created especially for the youngest Churchill daughter.