History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Monk's House is a pretty weatherboarded cottage, dating to the 17th century. The Woolfs lived here from 1919 until Leonard Woolf died in 1969. The house has been furnished as if the couple have just stepped out for a walk, with personal objects left as they would have been when the couple lived here. The house is filled with artefacts connected with the literary circles that Woolf moved in, most notoriously the Bloomsbury Group (for another place associated with the Bloomsbury Group see Charleston, at Firle).
The gardens surrounding the house are a mix of lawns, water features, vegetable, flowers, and an orchard. Indeed, it was the garden that persuaded the Woolfs to buy Monk's House; they were struck by the 'shape and fertility and wildness' of the setting. Virginia used the garden for inspiration while writing, and her secluded writing hut stands at the bottom of the garden.
Since the house is a modest size, the National Trust limits the number of visitors allowed inside at any one time, so there may be a short wait to enter.
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About Monk's House
Address: Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex, England, BN7 3HF
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: 4 miles east of Lewes, off the A275
Website: Monk's House
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
OS: TQ421 063
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Anne of Cleves House - 2.2 miles (Historic Building)
Bull House - 2.4 miles (Historic Building)
Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum - 2.4 miles (Castle)
Glynde Place - 2.9 miles (Historic House)
Newhaven Museum - 3.2 miles (Museum)
Firle, St Peter's Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Newhaven Fort - 3.2 miles (Historic Building)
Firle Place - 3.3 miles (Historic House)
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