Chartwell was the home of Sir Winston
Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life. Upon
arrival at Chartwell you will be greeted by one of the
curators for a private introductory talk about this
historic home. Tea and coffee will be served with biscuits.
Then visit the house with your guide and learn more
about this fascinating political figure and his family
life at Chartwell.
The rooms, left as they were in his lifetime, strongly
evoke his career and wide interests, with pictures,
maps, documents, photographs, books and personal mementoes.
Terrace gardens descend towards the lake. There are
opportunities to inspect the brick laying that Sir Winston
liked to do as a hobby and guests can also visit the
studio, containing many of Sir Winstons’ paintings.
Soak up the atmosphere of this home about which Churchill
himself said “I love the place – a day away
from Chartwell is a day wasted!” before returning
to Dover in time for lunch.