Westerham, Kent, England



Chartwell is a country house known as being the home of Winston Churchill for over 40 years. He bought the property in September 1922 and lived there until shortly before his death in January 1965. It is a Grade I listed building, and under the care of the National Trust.


Some have claimed to have smelled a whiff of cigar smoke as they walk around the building, and have attributed this to Winston Churchill himself. However, it was here that the great man penned an account of how his deceased father appeared to him at the house in 1947.


However, it has been suggested by some commentators that the account must be taken with a pinch of salt.


Pictured left is Chartwell House courtesy of Gaius Cornelius.

Mapleton Road,



TN16 1PS.


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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


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Westerham is a town in Kent, England.

It lies 5 miles west of Sevenoaks. It is recorded as early as the 9th century, and was mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Pictured left is a view of Westerham courtesy of Ross Burgess. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.