In my last day in London, the plan was to go to Chartwell, the house of Winston Churchill. The house is located in Kent, southeast of London. The sight is a National Trust site; the National Trust is basically an organization that maintains many sights in England. If one signs up to be a member, unlimited sights can be seen in a year.
Chartwell isn’t so much a house as a grand estate. There is lush greenery everywhere, and the atmosphere can be simply described as serene.
There is a large walled garden as well, full of different types of plants.
There are also ponds all around, full of fish.
There is plenty of wildlife, they seem to be having a good time and at peace.
The house itself is anti-climactic after seeing the rest of the estate.
However, it is a bit down to earth compared to the palatial retreats of other leaders. I wondered if the furniture was the real furniture restored, or if it simply a replica.
The most intricate thing I noticed was the pottery in the kitchen. Also, another interesting point was the copper pots. I’ve never seen a copper pot before, but I am aware of the conductive properties of pots. This seems like a risky idea for cooking, and probably why they aren’t sold anymore.
This was a good place to spend a couple of hours, and I can hope to be only so lucky to have even 1% of this in my retirement.