Chartwell House

Chartwell House

The Family home of Sir Winston Churchill



The House - A glimpse into Churchill family life


It was decided that the house would be displayed as it was in the 1930s, the era when Winston, Clementine and their four children were all in residence.

Apart from minor amendments and additions the house remains much the same as it was when it was originally opened for public viewing in 1966. It remains a great source of interest and enjoyment to this day.


On the top floor of the house you’ll find the museum and uniform rooms, specially designed to exhibit certain items from the Churchill collection. You can tell what era these rooms were designed in; the artistic influence of the 60s can certainly be felt with the bright colour scheme.


The house was never built to be anything more than a home, so naturally the rooms are modest in size and the doorways quite narrow.


The Studio - Churchill was an avid amateur painter, painting over 500 canvasses in total.  A large collection are housed at Chartwell and hang from the walls in the studio.


Gardens - Enjoy wide open views across the lakes, gardens and Weald of Kent, Churchill's kitchen garden and the rose walk.  The garden at Chartwell is a feast for eyes, whatever the season.


VIP Resident -  Since the National Trust opened the house to the public in 1966, the family of Sir Winston Churchill requested that there always be a marmalade cat with a white bib and four white socks in comfortable residence at Churchill.


The current resident Jock VI, or Malley as he was previously known, was rescued by Croydon Animal Samaritans before being adopted by our House and Collections manager, Katherine Barnett.   It’s a modern day rags to riches story – Jock VI has had a difficult start to his life, but as the saying goes, a cat will always land on its feet.  Jock VI now acts like the cat that got the cream and has developed quite a mischievous charactor.  Whilst exploring Charthouse keep a look out for this friendly chap; his favourite occupation is taking afternoon naps, eating tuna, Persian rugs and cuddles.


Monday 10 September 2018


Adult     £36.00

Senior   £34.00


National Trust Member Discount £13.00


Pickup Routes:  Route A & B



Price Includes:

  • Entry to House & Gardens

  • Coach Travel







Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
Hitchin S HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park
Letchworth Station Rd S LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade
Melbourn Car Park S MELBOURN High St Next to Car Park
Vicarage Close Bus Stop
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Royston Melbourn Rd S ROYSTON Bus Stop opp Green Street near Maple Way
Saffron Walden High St SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop
Southbound Goddards/Northbound Saffron Sports
Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfitchet S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Near Tesco Express (Prev Barclays Bank)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K

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