Saturday, 31 July 2010

an unpretending house

Virginia Woolf described Monk's House as:

an unpretending house, long and low, a house of many doors; on one side fronting the street of Rodmell, and wood boarded on that side, though the street of Rodmell is at our end little more than a cart track running out onto the flat of the water meadows.

Here, in a little wooden summer house in the garden, she wrote many of her novels. From the writing room there is a view out over water meadows and the Downs.

Leonard Woolf was the gardener...

but Virginia's bedroom looked out onto it.

1 comment:

  1. I have very envious of this lovely week of visiting gardens Alice. ALL OF THEM! Hope it gave you lots of good research and inspiration. xxCA