Chartwell House - Home of Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill is one of the most remarkable and greatest British people in history. American visitors will no doubt already know that he was in fact half American thanks to his mother Jenny Jerome. He was Grandson to the 7th Duke of Marlborough and born in the splendor of Blenheim Palace in 1874.
He was however never to inherit the vast wealth and title of his illustrious family, but what he achieved in life is just staggering.
Most people know Sir Winston as a great leader during the second world war (And rightly so). But he was much more than that.
Knight of The Garter
Author - Produced more published works than Dickens and Shakespere combined!
Nobel Prize Winner
It was said that the only awards that Sir Winston Churchill was not given he either didn't want, or where not worth having.
The man truly deserves the over used term 'Legend'. Come with me to his home...
Chartwell house is the much loved long term home of Winston and Clementine Churchill and their family. The Churchill's lived there
from 1924 until 1965. The house went straight from them to the National Trust and is a perfectly preserved time capsule and monument to the Great Man and his much cherished Wife.
Everything you see is original, and belonged to him and his family.
I will pick you up from your accommodation in my comfortable vehicle. And it will take roughly 1.5 hrs to reach Chartwell in the beautiful Kent countryside. Kent is known as 'The Garden of England'
I will show you around the Gardens first and explain the history of the house, and its many fascinating features including the lakes and ponds all designed and built by Sir Winston. We will even pause and admire his own Bricklaying skills in the walled garden.
We will then explore his house at your own pace. And you will be amazed at how atmospheric it is. You can imagine the great man in one of his Siren Suits relaxing in the Library with a Cuban Cigar. Or perhaps pacing up and down in the Study working on a speech.
The books still in their original places.
Once we have seen the house we can take a short stroll to the Art Studio which contains all original Oil Paintings by Churchill.
Considering his paintings fetch over $1,000000 at auction this is a very valuable collection. Painting was a muse to Sir Winston and he was a very gifted painter.
After our tour we can either stop for lunch at Chartwell, or move on to a traditional Pub in the village of Westerham and see the statue of Churchill in his local village.
Private and Bespoke Tour at your pace. No big groups or time schedules, and personal service throughout.
1 x Person - £215
2 x Persons - £325 (Total for Two People)
3-4 People - £450 (Total for 3-4 people group)