The estate at Chartwell

Get out and into nature throughout the year here at Chartwell with so much to explore whatever the weather. The estate is a constant hive of activity with the garden and ranger teams hard at work in the busy grounds. Here's just some of the many things we get up to and all there is to see and do.

Spring blossom against blue skies and Chartwell

Closure at Chartwell 

The gardens and toilets at Chartwell have now reopened however the house remains closed.

Chartwell Estate

Chartwell is now closed until further notice. This includes gardens, toilets and the carpark.

Originally named for the Chart well on the property, the 800 acres of rolling farmland and woodland have been part of Chartwell since 1848 when the Colquhoun's owned the property. It wasn't until 1921 that the land was split into smaller lots at auction, with the house and 82 acres being bought in 1922 by Churchill.  

Enjoy a walk

Limpsfield Chart walk

Enjoy the 3 hour circular walk combining Chartwell, Kent and Surrey. Take in the vistas traversing open countryside, wooded glades and passing the grave of Octavia Hill, one of the founders of the National Trust. This walk involves rough ground and steep slopes so come prepared.  

Chartwell estate walk

This 45 minute walk perfect for children explores the Chartwell estate. Discover a Second World War bomb crater, dens made of coppiced chestnut trees and a camp created in honour of the Canadian troops that were stationed at Chartwell in the Second World War.  

West Kent Countryside

View across the lakes to the house at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Walking trails at Chartwell 

All our houses, gardens, parks, toilets, cafes and shops are closed from Sunday 22 March to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. Chartwell is closed, please do not travel here.

Visitor walking their dog in the parkland

Bring your dog to Chartwell 

Here at Chartwell, we love dogs. Bring your furry companion along on a short lead for a stroll around the gardens or go for a roam in the woods. Find out more about where you can and can't take your dog here.

Our work

Teeming with wildlife