I visited Chartwell some 18 years ago and felt the need to go back, all the 50th aniversary news of Winston Churchills death in the media reminded me how much I like Kent as a county. It was a freezing cold day but I was not disappointed, the house although not grand given the importance of Churchill was welcoming and friendly, with lots of great recent history.
I would like to go back and see the garden in full bloom and be able to saunter more outside and take in the stunning grounds.
It was nice to catch up with my family and spend the weekened together, they have been reading the 'Churchill Factor' by Boris Johnson which they highly recommend.
My favourite part of Chartwell was the study and the dining room, you are not allowed to take pictures in the house so I have included an old photograph of the dining room.
The views from the arched floor to ceiling windows are spectacular.
There are many stunning places in this area of Kent, and some very nice Oast houses now as stunning private homes.