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Notice: In 2013 Monk’s House will be open from Friday 29 March – Sunday 27 October. The house and garden will be open every Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays - garden 12:30pm-5.30pm and house 1pm-5.30pm (last entry 5pm).
Leonard and Virginia Woolf's 17th-century country retreat
Nestled in the heart of rural Sussex, Monk’s House is a tranquil 17th-century weatherboarded cottage inhabited by Leonard and the novelist Virginia Woolf from 1919 until Leonards death in 1969.
Get to know Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the wider Bloomsbury Group by visiting Monk's House. Full of their favourite things, the house appears as if they just stepped out for a walk.
The Woolfs bought Monk's House for the 'shape and fertlity and wildness of the garden'. Today, the lovely cottage garden contains a mix of flowers, vegetables, orchards, lawns and ponds.
Monk's House is a small house and occasionally we have to limit numbers to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior, so there can sometimes be a wait to enter the house.
The mansion is home to a range of fascinating artefacts. To discover more about the items on display, visit the National Trust Collections website. You can browse our highlights and search by object type or period