Charleston Farmhouse
Firle, East Dean BN8 6LL Route Planner
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Opening hours

Mar-Oct: guided tour Wed-Sat 11.30am-5pm (Jul-Aug 5.30pm), Sun and Mon Bank Hols: self-guided tour noon-5pm; ticket counter 1hr before closing

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Charleston Farmhouse is a traditional 16C farmhouse which was occupied by three members of the famous Bloomsbury Group until their deaths: the post-Impressionist artists Vanessa Bell (1881-1961) and Duncan Grant (1885-1978), and the art critic Clive Bell (1881-1964). The house is decorated in their distinctive aesthetic and pictorial style: from textiles and ceramics to hand-painted walls, furniture and fireplaces. Numerous paintings adorn the walls.

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