Chartwell was bought in 1922 by Sir Winston Churchill (Born 30 November 1874 – Died 24 January 1965) and his wife Clementine (née Hozier, Born 1 April 1885 – Died 12 December 1977). Chartwell was their principal adult home and was presented to the National Trust following the death of Sir Winston in 1965. It is little wonder that the house has a reputation of being haunted by Britain’s most notable Prime Minister. ‘According to his son Randolph, Winnie was seen sitting in his leather armchair, in his garden studio at Chartwell, after his death.’ [Kent and Sussex Courier, ‘The ghastly ghouls rumoured to haunt our sleepy district’, 31 October 2008]. The waft of cigar smoke has apparently also been reported by some visitors to Chartwell.