On Sunday we went down to Chartwell, former home of Sir Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine.

It’s a National Trust property, and we’re both members of the National Trust so it only cost us the travel. The house was closed (even though the sign at the gate said it was open), but we’d only gone down there for a walk in the grounds anyway.


There are formal gardens around the house which we walked round when we visited last year, so this time we headed down to the lake, past the statue of the Churchill’s by Oscar Nemon and up the hill along the edge of the wood.

The ground was badly churned up for quite a lot of way which made the walk a bit slippery, but we got some good views of the house and lake.

I’ve uploaded some of the photos I took onto my Flickr album of Chartwell.

We had some food at the restaurant, which like most National Trust properties was pretty good, with some nice home-made cakes.

There are a few other National Trust properties near to Chartwell, so we might venture down that way again.