All the children liked the museum room with all the gifts Sir Winston were presented with, especially numerous amounts of cigar cases! We were all sad to hear about the Churchill's daughter 'Marigold' who died just before her third birthday.
I think my favourite room was the dining room, overlooking the beautiful gardens that Churchill helped build and landscape. For their Golden Wedding Anniversary the Churchill children presented their parents with a book of paintings of gold roses by numerous artists-29 in all, its a really beautiful book and such a thoughtful gift. Seems like Winston and Clementine were much loved parents. I never realised what a talented artist Churchill was either! There are numerous paintings of his throughout the house and in his own studio, which is a building within the grounds of the house.
At the back of the house we spotted two black swans swimming in the lake
Its such a big house but felt so cosy.
A really lovely morning was had here and its really triggered Bailey's curiosity about Sir Winston Churchill, he's started reading a book that we have had in the house for a while about Churchill. The rest of the afternoon was spent in Reigate going around the charity shops whilst we waited for Hubby's meeting to finish. We picked up some good books and a lovely print for the girls bedroom. Then we set off back home, a drive that should have taken 3 hours actually took us 6. So we were all shattered when we got home. A lovely week yet again in Sussex though and some great, educational trips. The NT membership has paid for itself already, just this week!