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Chavenage House

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Address: Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
Phone Number: 01666/502329
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Family is a hoot!

We were hosted on a tour by the patriarch of the family. He was thoroughly entertaining with his historical stories and self deprecating asides. The manor is interesting with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Terry O
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Reno
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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were hosted on a tour by the patriarch of the family. He was thoroughly entertaining with his historical stories and self deprecating asides. The manor is interesting with centuries of history from Cromwell to WWI Aussie Pilots landing at the home for morning coffee. The daughter was humorous as well but educational. A delightful time!

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Angouleme, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to tour Chavenage House, joining a Classic Car tour group (which included a Citroën-Maserati SM). The Elizabethan era manor house is the personal home of the Lowsley-Williams family and as such its ambiance is a combination of "lived in" and historical venue. The tours are conducted by various members of the Lowsley-Williams... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Recommend this for a half day trip. House/history extremely interesting, guide (we had the owner's son), humorous and very informative. Came away smiling.

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solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I had rejoined HHA (£75...27 properties last year) and decided to visit Berkeley Castle (adult £10..HHA Free) in the morning and then onto Chavenage House (Adult £8 ..HHA Free) ready for their opening at 2.00.on Easter Monday. With thanks to the family owners being hands on it was one of the most informative and entertaining 2 hours... More 

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London
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a special guided tour arranged by our (GCCG) classic car group's Wessex Area Organiser. What a grand sight our cars made parked outside this fine Elizabethan House made famous by Poldark and other period dramas. However the real treat lies within - and here we're not talking just about the historic interiors. This ancient house has only witnessed... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I thought a visit to Chavenage House would be a pleasant way to spend Easter Sunday afternoon with mother-in-law. I didn't factor in the warmth and humour of the house's family giving the guided tour. The family coped very well with an influx of visitors all eager to see round the house. We were treated to tales of Poldark and... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A bespoke guided tour by a family member really brought the place alive, with humourous asides to boot ! Well worth the visit....

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camberley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

For anyone wanting a truly wonderful day out go to Chavenage House! Booking is advisable but it is a real treat! The family welcome you with open arms and treat you to a tour around the house and gardens...they really bring the place to life and of course recently it is the house used in Poldark!! Should you go as... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The family who have lived in the house, gave us the tour. But it was done with fun at its heart. The visit was warm, with gardens welcoming visitors and a family church with a who's who in heraldry on the walls. Seen on tv, and film, its a generous mix of old and new with Cotwold charm thrown in.... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Family members give the tour. Warm friendly funny. Great anecdotes. This home is a must for anyone touring cotswolds. Highgrove on one side and princess Ann on other. Not to be missed

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