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Friends came to visit us for a weekend and we are all (unashamedly) Poldark fans yet also lovers of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger L
Brimpsfield, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

This lovely house (and setting for Poldark) was the venue for a family celebration and we really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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CHAVENAGE HOUSE is a privately owned Elizabethan Manor House open to the public. It has been used as a TV location for many productions and is at present playing Trenwith in the popular Poldark. There is so much more to see and enjoy. Guided tours...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
+44 1666 502329
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends came to visit us for a weekend and we are all (unashamedly) Poldark fans yet also lovers of history. We visited Chavenage on Sunday afternoon and were greeted at the entrance hall and shortly after met the wonderful Caroline and her terrific Spaniels. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely house (and setting for Poldark) was the venue for a family celebration and we really enjoyed the experience. The tour of the house was interesting and informative and our guide was thoroughly entertaining. The food was very good too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friends and I went on a tour of this house and gardens. It's an interesting house in a great location but really nothing unusual for the area. It's reasonably priced at £10 but after nearly two hours of the tour and three more rooms...More

3  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly gorgeous place to visit, the house and grounds are magnificent. We were treated to a most fantastic tour by George (the owner’s son); he is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and the anecdotes and stories really bought the place to life for us. The tour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entertaining 2 hour tour given by Caroline-a member of the family-with the help of 2 spaniels. Historic house with many unique features. Topped of with tea and scones in the ballroom+ black Labrador!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to visit Chavenage House on our wedding anniversary as we had held our wedding reception there- we thought we knew the house but we learnt so much more. What a treat to arrive just as George was starting the tour....More

Thank aimar2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is undoubtedly the best guided tour we have ever experienced. Caroline’s delivery of the potted history of both the family and the house is excellent and hugely entertaining. Although tours are between 2 and 5pm on both a Thursday and Sunday, one needs to...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must have been one of the most engaging guided tours my husband and I have ever been on and fortunately for us we have been on many. Our visit to Chavenage ended a perfect bank holiday weekend in the Cotswolds. Visitors are made to...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delight to visit on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Tours are generally run by a member of the family with lots of historical and personal anecdotes. Chavenage is a very lovely house, which may look familiar to fans of Poldark, inside and out There is...More

1  Thank aliceanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whist I must declare a family connection, this was the first time I had attended a tour of Chavenage as a paying guest. I was there with some holidaying work colleagues, from abroad. We joined a varied international group, for a highly entertaining and informative...More

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Lynne H
2 September 2018|
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Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
HELLO THERE - Just in the office before we open this afternoon. We are open on THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER, 2018 to the General Public from 2pm to 5pm, though I would advise you to get here as near 2pm as possible. It is an... More
Ann B
16 July 2018|
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Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
I am sorry I did not spot this queston until today - we did not have any tours on Friday and we were hosting a clients wedding on Saturday. Hopefully you can come for a tour sometime in the future. CLW
5 June 2018|
Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay - I have been away for a week. I am afraid that we only permit care dogs in the house and immediate grounds. Our own dogs are not very friendly to other dogs and our free range chickens take exception... More