Patrick Leigh Fermor’s one-time home at Kalamitsi is a chance to inhabit the very space where a celebrated writer once lived and worked. In our travels, we have run across a number of other instances.
For many years, visitors to Sussex could book to stay in the cottage in Rodmell where Virginia and Leonard Woolf once lived. No longer, unfortunately, though the house is still open to the public, and it’s a chance to see all sorts of memorabilia associated with the couple’s lives. It was of course at Rodmell that Virginia Woolf ended her own life by drowning in 1941.