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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.
Grab a deckchair, bring your picnic and enjoy the beautiful spring weather in our orchard here at Monk's House. The blossom is at its best during April and May. On the 2nd Saturday of each month, we'll be holding readings in the garden so do come along to hear some of Virginia's most famous works in situ.