Go on a ghost hunt at Chartwell

The Dining Room at Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill, at Westerham, Kent

Many visitors to Chartwell, Kent, have reported the whiff of cigar smoke emanating from the rooms. This was once the home of famous cigar smoker Sir Winston Churchill, and the most fascinating ghost story associated with Chartwell, comes from the man himself.

In an article entitled ‘The Dream’, Sir Winston gives a moving account of how his father appeared to him as he was painting in his studio.

He had been copying a portrait of his father when suddenly he became aware of an odd sensation and there, sitting in his red leather upright armchair, was his father, just as Winston remembered him in his prime.

The south front view of the house at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent


Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill