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Anne Olivier and Quentin Bell’s home, Dower House, in West Firle in the South Downs of England is now listed on Airbnb for rental. So far, it has a five-star rating and boasts a “Bohemian atmosphere.”

The home has a well-equipped kitchen, book-lined study, large drawing room opening onto a terrace, two bathrooms, and four bedrooms, three with a queen-size bed. Inside amenities include a fireplace, free wifi, washer, iron, central heating, all bedding and linens, and TV. Free parking is available.

Outdoors, there is a walled garden and breathtaking views, as the house is situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, just outside Firle village at the foot of the Downs.

The cost for six guests is $438 per night. Read more.

With its fascinating history and unique artistic and literary associations, staying at the Dower House is an unusually intimate and enriching experience.

Screenshot of the Dower House listing on the Airbnb website.

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The Charlotte Street Hotel in the Bloomsbury district of London evokes the Bloomsbury Group with its art, its feel and its look, according to this video in which Kit Kemp explains the concept behind the drawing room.

The video begins with a Virginia Woolf quote from “Street Haunting,” goes on to explain the importance of the Bloomsbury Group, and mentions the art — of the Bloomsbury and artists of today — that is displayed on the walls. Of particular note is the Roger Fry painting that takes pride of place in the hotel library.

Special thanks to Helen Harrison of Chicago for sending Blogging Woolf the link to this information.

 

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