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Chris Boucher

Great day out. Lots to interesting history and architecture. Combined the visit with a trip to Jane... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris B
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Lunch at Tea Rooms

A limited choice on the menu but does have both cold and hot choices. Every thing we ordered was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cara S
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Step back in time as you visit Chawton House, referred to by Jane Austen as the ‘Great House’, as it was owned by her brother Edward. See the dining table where she enjoyed meals with her family and stroll through the walled garden. Discover the...more
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Winchester Rd | Alton, Chawton GU34 1SJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out. Lots to interesting history and architecture. Combined the visit with a trip to Jane Austen's house which is a short walk away. Lovely cup of tea and cake in the cafe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A limited choice on the menu but does have both cold and hot choices. Every thing we ordered was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. A lovely setting and helpful friendly staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a very enjoyable photography workshop this week, led by Claire Lewis, whose enthusiasm, knowledge and encouragement made it a very worthwhile experience. I learned a lot and it was great to have the run of part of the house to take photographs to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OlwenP7
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of visiting Chawton House yesterday with my aunt and nan. It was, as with previous visits, an absolute delight. We received a warm welcome by staff and volunteers (headed by Toby the dog) and had a wonderful time walking around this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ellora S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chawton House is in a beautiful setting with lovely views. The house is steeped in history and interesting to look around. The best part of the visit was meeting Jeremy, Knight, a descendant of Jane Austen who used to live at the house. His love...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ElBH6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited under the National Garden scheme. As it happens the house was open also. Entrance to the house was good value. The house is beautiful and interesting to see the Jane Austen connections. Good visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Y1400WKsean
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Enrolled on a photography workshop with Claire Lewis and was enthralled as we had exclusive use of the house and grounds. Chawton house and grounds are a gem that seems yet to be on the touist trail but it is abeautiful place. Shut out the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stevekF5511JH
Reviewed 4 January 2019

This is he place where JanAustin wrote some of he books. Her brother Edwin Austin Knight owned the Estate. It is the home of the Library. of Godmersham Park and you can through their website see the books as Jane Austin would have seen them....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Chawton House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Chawton House! Whilst Jane Austen's brother Edward did indeed own both the Chawton estate in Hampshire and the Godmersham estate in Kent, Jane actually wrote her novels at what is now the Jane Austen House Museum, a short...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018

Visited Chawton's Christmas Fayre with my sister and two year old nephew last weekend and it was great! Lots of great craft stalls (managed to purchase a few presents), the food was delicious and the staff were super friendly and accommodating. There were parlour games...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natalia H
Reviewed 1 December 2018

4 of us attended the Christmas Fayre on the 1st December along with an 18 month old child. The house looked beautiful even on a rainy day. However, the amount of people proved a nightmare. It was impossible to look round, visit the craft stalls...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FParris
CHMarketing, Manager at Chawton House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Firstly, we’d like to say a huge thank you for attending our inaugural Christmas Fayre, we’re so pleased you liked the house and we’re really sorry your enjoyment of the event was hindered by the crowds. As the first event of its kind we had...More

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