Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Harold Nicolson's book room at Sissinghurst

We've looked at the various shedlike properties of Sissinghurst before on Shedworking and now there is the chance to take a look at (the admittedly unusually large 'garden office') South Cottage which has previously been largely unavailable to the general public. Owned by the National Trust, it has only just been opened up and is the atmospheric retreat where Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West read and wrote. Most of the original d├ęcor is still intact.

Harold's book room and study, where he did most of his writing, are pictured above. Usually closed to visitors, it has still been used by the Nicolson family as a place to write. The NT is also working on restoring the garden which is now closed until March, while the South Cottage (limited and restricted access) and Vita's writing tower remain open daily. More details at NT.
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