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Notice: Please note that scaffolding will be erected around the conservatory at the rear of the property from 13 October 2014 until the end of the season due to essential structural work. Work is also being undertaken on the writing room int he garden. The property will remain open as usual.
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 painting by Vanessa Bell of Virginia has now been moved to its temporary home at the National Portrait Gallery for the fascinating exhibition Virginia Woolf Art, Life and Vision. Don’t worry though as we've a wonderful copy on show here at Monk's House. Look out for our surprise visitor.