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Chavenage House

| Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
+44 1666 502329
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Fantastic historic house with welcoming family led tours

We went as part of a small group and had a fantastic tour , we were made to feel really welcome and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol B
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Wimborne Saint Giles, United Kingdom
Wonderful and Amazing Chavenage!

We do small group tours around the UK with our business, Scottish Dream Tours and have visited the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ScottishDreamTours
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Glasgow, 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 by members of the family.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
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+44 1666 502329
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went as part of a small group and had a fantastic tour , we were made to feel really welcome and not hurried. Excellent value for money with delicious biscuits served with a welcome hot drink on arrival. Make a detour to visit this...More

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We do small group tours around the UK with our business, Scottish Dream Tours and have visited the house a few times as part of our small group tours. It is always a favourite stop of our guests and of ours as well. We had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National Trust & English Heritage take note, at Chavenage no areas are roped off, and there is not a do not touch sign in site ! In fact your are encouraged to touch and sit in the valuable historic artefacts. The Lowsley-Williams family are past...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Excellent tour with Caroline, family member of this private house. Very good history lesson given and also about the different films and drama series that have been filmed there. Little chilly but how do you heat a huge house! A welcome cup of tea warmed...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

as part of a New year package holiday. We were welcomed and taken round by members of the family that still lived there. The was proceeded by a very interesting and amusing introduction by Caroline and was followed by tea or coffee and biscuits in...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

What a great tour! Lots of stories about the house and a little about the filming of Poldark too on our tour with Caroline. Beautiful house and grounds.

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

We went to see Chavenage house, but unfortunately there was a film company all set up to do filming for the "Poldark"series, so we could not actually get to see the house,What we can say is the surrounding area is very beautiful, and its only...More

1  Thank AROMANLOZ
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely visit to this property with a group of friends. Enjoyed a lovely lunch and tour provided by members of the family. An interesting property with lots of interesting anecdotes both personal and historical. All in all a very highly recommended visit

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

A visit to Chavenage House is a must. There is so much history to the house and the Lowsley-Williams family are extremely welcoming. Our party were treated to an amazing 2 course lunch and shown around by Caroline who was so much fun and knowledgeable....More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

I had pre-booked this trip. All the correspondence via email beforehand was very efficient. We arrived to a warm welcome. The family give the tours and are very knowledgeable. David Lowsley-Williams gave us a wonderful tour-such wonderful stories. The house and grounds are very beautiful...More

Thank Jane P
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Marta R
March 27, 2018|
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Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
Hi there, yes the 2nd April is Easter Monday Bank Holiday and we will be open from 2pm to 5pm. The tour takes about 1.5 hours. Come and you will be added to a tour, so no waiting around. See you then.
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sweetlittle0ne
September 11, 2017|
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Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
Hi Amy, we are open next Sunday 2-5pm, no need to book ahead but I would try to get here just before 2pm. As you are bringing your Mother in her wheelchair park up at the front door rather than going on around to the Car... More
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72Lydia
September 10, 2017|
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Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
The tour takes about 1 + 3/4 hours. Some children love it and are glued to the commentary whether it is me or my brother George guiding. Actually I will not be guiding that afternoon as I'm going to an AGM. It is not an... More
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