Thu 04 Apr 2019
Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this Jacobean house was Kipling’s home from 1902 to his death in 1936. Now managed by the National Trust, the rooms remain much as Kipling left them. It is furnished with rugs, metalwork and furniture reminding of his close association with India, alongside his father’s plaster reliefs and watercolours by Poynter and Burne-Jones. More than anything this is a writer’s home, offering a chance to step into Kipling’s study and library and visit the setting that inspired his writing. We will be welcomed with a short house tour, before examining selected highlights from the collection.