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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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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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