The house Rudyard Kipling (author of The Jungle Book) lived in until his death in 1936. It was donated to the Trust in 1939 when his wife died.

It was a really lovely house, thoughtfully filled with his personal belongings, with the desk set up like he'd just popped out to pick up some bread, and there was a fascinating collection of his works, with some amazingly designed book covers. I wasn't really planning on going there but since I found myself in the area, took a detour there and didn't regret it at all!