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Fascinating and amusing

We were in a small group but joined with a larger group. From the start we were enthralled by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Caroline K
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Chavenage house trip

Yesterday was another Red Letter day when we visited Chavenage again!! Once again the Lowsley... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gill L
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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
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| Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in a small group but joined with a larger group. From the start we were enthralled by Caroline's dry humour and informative introduction. We were then handed over to her brother George, who talked us through the Cromwell room with its historic tapestries,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday was another Red Letter day when we visited Chavenage again!! Once again the Lowsley Williams family welcomed us into their home and gave us a a treat ...Rhoda David George and Caroline made our day so special with wonderful memories and snippets of history...More

Thank Gill L
Reviewed 1 week ago

we took a group of 48 people from a Retirement Club in South Somerset for a private tour of Chavenage House. What a delight! Caroline and her brother George entertained is with really funny anecdotes about the family, family history and the filming of Poldark....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chavenage House is a place you must visit. Our tour which lasted almost 2 hours provided us with a wealth of information in a really interesting way. The House and the 2 families which have occupied it came alive during our visit. Our guide was...More

Thank PatrickFG70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cotswolds is full of fascinating and unique properties and this is one of the best. The tours are led by family members and this brings a very personal and unique touch. Their informal approach make you feel like welcome guests and they clearly take...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, friends, and I traveling from Texas and being huge Poldark fans and fans of English Period Dramas found Chavenage House one late afternoon. George happened to be on the lawn and invited us to come back and visit a private tour the next...More

1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last Friday we went on a coach trip to this house in the Cotswolds, what were we to expect, well what a wonderful experience this was. On arrival it looked familiar of course it was if you have ever watched Poldark then this house is...More

Thank Ann F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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shawnmariec2017
26 September 2018|
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Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
Hello - Caroline Lowsley-Williams here - though we are closed from the end of the month, we do have a tour on Tuesday 2.10.18 at 10.30am. It would be a drive of 50 minutes to an hour to get here from Stow-on-the -Wold. The... 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
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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
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XCPilot
4 June 2018|
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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
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Marta R
27 March 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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