Top seven artists’ homes to visit

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1 KELMSCOTT MANOR, OX­FORD­SHIRE

The great Arts and Crafts de­signer Wil­liam Mor­ris (1834-1896) made this 16th­cen­tury manor house in the Cotswolds his home for 25 years. Its beau­ti­fully re­served in­te­rior in­cludes Mor­ris fab­rics and fur­ni­ture. En­joy the pretty gar­den, too. Open un­til Oc­to­ber. sal.org.uk/kelmscott-manor

2 BARBARA HEP­WORTH MU­SEUM, CORN­WALL

The bril­liant Mod­ernist sculp­tor Hep­worth (1903-1975) lived at Trewyn Stu­dios from 1949, be­com­ing a lead­ing fig­ure among the many artists based in St Ives. Her leafy gar­den is full of her bold art­works, and her clut­tered stu­dio stands as if un­touched since her death. Open daily. tate.org.uk

3 THE HARDMANS’ HOUSE, MERSEY­SIDE

The home and pho­to­graphic stu­dios of Margaret and Ed­ward Cham­bré Hard­man, pre­served in the clut­tered glory of its 1950s hey­day. The ar­chive in­cludes pho­to­graphs of Liver­pool, its peo­ple and the coun­try­side. na­tion­al­trust.org.uk

4 LIT­TLE SPARTA, PEE­B­LESSHIRE

Visit the re­mote home of the late Ian Hamil­ton Fin­lay for the spec­tac­u­lar gar­den, which in­cludes water fea­tures, sculp­tures and beau­ti­ful views. Open un­til end Septem­ber. lit­tlesparta.org.uk

5 CHARLESTON, EAST SUS­SEX

The ex­tra­or­di­nary home of Vanessa Bell and Dun­can Grant, two lead­ing fig­ures in the Blooms­bury Set, is a work of art in it­self. The walls and even the fur­ni­ture are cov­ered in their mu­rals and paint­ings, and the ex­tra­or­di­nary tal­ents and per­son­al­i­ties of this cou­ple re­main as vivid as the colours. Set in pretty South Downs coun­try­side. charleston.org.uk

6 KET­TLE’S YARD, CAM­BRIDGESHIRE

The home of art col­lec­tor Jim Ede (1895-1990) and his wife He­len was con­verted from four cot­tages in 1956, and filled with his col­lec­tion of vi­brant mod­ern art, which you can still see there to­day. A new gallery space opened in 2018. Open TuesSun. ket­tlesyard.co.uk

7 HENRY MOORE STU­DIOS AND GAR­DENS, HERT­FORD­SHIRE

One of the 20th cen­tury’s great­est artists, Henry Moore (1898-1986) lived in this Hert­ford­shire farm­house from the 1940s. See both his well­p­re­served home and many of his mon­u­men­tal art­works dis­played in the grounds. Open Weds-Sun, un­til 28 Oc­to­ber. henry-moore.org

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Fea­tures edi­tor Joe Pon­tin fills the mag­a­zine with ar­ti­cles from all cor­ners of the Bri­tish coun­try­side.

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