A plaque has been unveiled at the place a future Nobel prize-winning writer and Prime Minister spent an "idyllic" summer together.

Loughton Town Council commissioned the heritage plaque at Goldings Farm, where writer Rudyard Kipling, his sister Alice and Kipling's cousin Stanley Baldwin stayed in 1877.

The visit was chronicled by Alice and a book The Loughton Idyll, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin at Goldings Farm, 1877, by Janice Langley, explores the freedoms and friendships of the children's stay.

The plaque, which was partially funded by the Kipling Society, has now been installed at the Goldings Farm site after the council received consent from the current homeowners.

The council hopes a dedication ceremony for the plaque will take place later this autumn.

The Loughton Idyll will be available through the library and bookshop for £6.50. Call 0208 508 2361 to buy a copy.

For a full list of the blue heritage plaques located in Loughton go to the council's website at http://www.loughton-tc.gov.uk/Blue_Heritage_Plaques_2586.aspx.