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Couldn’t have been better!

This tour has received rave reviews for a reason. Caroline and family make it entertaining, tie in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helsingoer, Denmark
A wonderful house beautifully presented by a fantastic family

We visited as a group of 20 friends and I can honestly say i have never enjoyed a visit as much as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Warwickshire, England
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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
| Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
+44 1666 502329
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We were lucky enough to visit during the Easter weekend. When we arrived we were greeted by George, Dad of the family outside the main house, and once parked up our tour began! George gave us a fascinating tour of the house (some areas were...More

13  Thank lovetoholiday11
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Whilst the tour was both entertaining and amusing we felt there was very little of the house on view. It's certainly unique and worth a peak but the house was very busy with a coach tour and a military dinner which did not make for...More

13  Thank Contessa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour has received rave reviews for a reason. Caroline and family make it entertaining, tie in real history, and have perfected their stories so well that even our kids (ages 10-15) were engaged (could have had something to do with the family dogs and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a group of 20 friends and I can honestly say i have never enjoyed a visit as much as this. We were shown round the house by Caroline who was incredibly knowledgable about the history of this beautiful place. It has risen...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent... Caroline your tour was steeped in history woven with personal families stories and when combined with your witty humour made for a fabulous time. It was lovely that you sat down with my family over tea and scones and gave us even more stories...More

1  Thank Lauren N
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 5 October 2018 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 3 October 2018

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 29 September 2018

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 28 September 2018 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 26 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
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26 September 2018|
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
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
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