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Chavenage House

Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
01666/502329
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Tetbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Chavenage House was an interesting stop near to Tetbury. The guides are family members, who have many detailed and personal stories to share. People are able to join in the tour at any time and therefore don't have to wait til an appointed hour. As with many old manor houses there is lots to see and tell about. It felt... More

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Abingdon-on-Thamesl, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a private tour of the house arranged for a club outing. It turned out to be the best house visit ever and we've made a good number over the past 70 years! We were met by Caroline, daughter of the current owner whose family have owned the house since the time of her great-great-grandfather. Caroline gave us a... More

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Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This historic Elizabethan house, home of the Lowsley-Williams family is a must see in the area of the Cotswolds near Tetbury. The tour was recommended by the tourist centre in Tetbury as an historic home with tours conducted by the family which could be quite colorful. The house has served as a location for many television productions such as Agatha... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was visiting friends in the area so we did a lovely walk across fields to get to Chavenage which seemed very hidden away - a huge part of its charm. Talk about going back in time! No wonder they do a lot of period filming here and also weddings to help make ends meet - it really is stunningly... More

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Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a private guided tour of this magnificent house this week and quite honestly, we had the BEST tour ever. We were shown around by members of the family and we have make a special mention to the enthusiastic George, who kept us glued to his every word. Not only did we get a insight into the amazing history... More

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ringwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

we(a group of 15) visited Chavenage on a private viewing this week.Caroline and Luke(and the 2 dogs!!!) made us most welcome and gave us a fabulous 2 hour guided tour of their family home.....full of humour, and anecdotes about Chavenage's history past&present.each member of our group said the visit was the best that they had ever made to a stately... More

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Excellent visit. The tour is conducted by the members of the family so you get some interesting insights. The house is facinating with some very unique features. If you are into country house visiting this is definitely one not to miss. The house is open 2-5 and they do a circular type tour in which you just join the group... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Went with a group to have a tour of this wonderful old house. On the day we went filming had just finished for the remake of Poldark. The family, who live in the house, showed us their wonderful home and gave us a very informative and amusing talk. We were in the Cotswolds for five days and this has to... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was our second time to visit Chavenage House. Again it was our favorite house and favorite tour in all of the Cotswolds. The owners love their home, and show this love in their tours. Our guide was the daughter of the owner(Caroline). She is a wonderful guide. Very humorous family stories and anecdotes of their life at Chavenage. The... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a real treat - a personal tour from a member of the family who knows every nook and cranny and has a good line in amusing stories alongside the key facts. The house is historic as well as very lived-in, and the whole informal experience is so different from many other places where perforce the official guide tells... More

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