The day we chose to visit was cloudy, drizzly, and not very warm. But this visit sent our spirits soaring! Car park is near the house, but there is a slope down to the house and at the end of the visit you will need to go up again. Restaurant was adequate but long queues formed at lunchtime. Loos clean both by the car park and near to the house. Now for the house. Fantastic! It wasn't just what we saw, it was the volunteers in each room who told stories that made it come alive. Kipling wanted this house to look how it would have been so the furnishings and the way everything is arranged is both authentic to the house and to Kipling's life. We loved John's 'ensuite' (not to be missed) and the fantastic 'wallpaper' in the dining room. The wartime display upstairs is very moving. However the lighting there is quite dim and I couldn't read it properly. We loved every minute of this visit.
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