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Address: | Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
Phone Number: +44 1666 502329
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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CHAVENAGE HOUSE is a privately owned Elizabethan Manor House open to the...

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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The past lives here

As many others have noted this is a family business and the family all have that wonderful easy touch of privilege, humour and a job of work that is to preserve their heritage and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As many others have noted this is a family business and the family all have that wonderful easy touch of privilege, humour and a job of work that is to preserve their heritage and yet make it accessible. The Cromwell bedroom entirely clad in Flanders tapestries from the 1400's with its short bed, bare boards and ghost will live with... More 

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sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Chavenage, I can recommend anyone to visit this wonderful house full of history and fabulous stories told to you by a member of the fantastically welcoming family that own it. We will definitely return.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

As avid Poldark and Larkrise to Candleford fans, we were eager to visit the historic setting for these two remarkable series. It was quite a challenge to find Chavenage, but it was so worth the effort to get there. We were able to join a tour given by the owner's daughter. What a delightful experience! She provided detailed accounts of... More 

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cleethorpes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Fascinating tour conducted by the owner.only drawback it was over an hour and a half and some were visibly wilting at the end well worth it however

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The tour was led by the brother in law of the owner, so that immediately personalised it and added value. The owner's wife was also part of the welcoming party in the entrance hall. Despite the fact that a lot of their income will be derived from television deals etc, the whole place had an uncommercialised and local feel to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were given a delightful tour and it's history by family member who still lives within the house. We had an insight to its long list of famous guests throughout it's lifetime together with the ghosts or strange things within! Lovely to see an old house steeped in history that is still run by the family and kept "grounded" rather... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Absolutely superb tour given by Caroline. Best we have ever done and so funny and enjoyable. Thank you.

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visit the house, often meet the family. Famous as a film set and for ghost hunting. Been in the family for many years.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had heard that this was the venue of choice for film makers and currently being used for Poldark! All is distinctly quirky including the current resident owning family. Hadn't realised that the advertised opening hours were in fact the start and finish times for a guided tour and a veritable tour de force of a history of the place given... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Guided tour by owners family members. We had one of the younger men who was excellent, but I suspect they are all good. Lots of history and many fascinating rooms and artifacts. Limited opening times so plan your visit with care but it is well worth it.

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