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Great Chalfield Manor

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Address: Off B3107, Melksham SN12 8NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 782239
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I go to Great Chalfield regularly. The gardens are delightful regardless of the time of year. The house is very atmospheric. Ask about becoming a friend of the manor and you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I go to Great Chalfield regularly. The gardens are delightful regardless of the time of year. The house is very atmospheric. Ask about becoming a friend of the manor and you can visit when it is normally closed to the public.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This National Trust property is off the beaten track in the lanes of Wiltshire It is a beautiful old manor house with a rich history. Don't miss it

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Unfortunately we didn't have time to see the interior of the house, but the gardens were absolutely beautiful. The lake is really pretty and there are some really beautiful arrangements of flowers and shrubs. The cafe was interesting - an honesty box for the coffee and biscuits! A must if nearby

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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118 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I visited Great Chalfield Manor with my Grandmother as a birthday treat for her last week. We arrived just in time for a guided tour which initially was a private one as no one else turned up! The lady had been involved with the house for 40 something years and what she didn't know about it wasn't worth knowing! One... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The gentleman doing the guided tour was excellent. The tours generally run at 11, 12,1 and 2pm. The Manor is beautiful and is well kept for its age. We were very impressed with the knowledge of the guide and the effort he put in. There are stairs up to the top floor which can be difficult for disabled visitors, however... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited here in September. It was a very interesting tour of the Manor though we were late and missed the gardens and church. My wife said it didn't matter because we saw them in 2007. I had no recollection of the manor but when I came home there it was in the photo albums. Isn't it great to visit... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow what a little gem. This is an excellent example of good things come in small packages. The gardens are fantastic and they alone are worth a short visit..... BUT...... the manor house is brilliant (you are taken on a guided tour)... normally I'm not keen on guided tours but the guide I had was knowledgeable but without seeming "stuck-up".... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful house surrounded by peaceful countryside. If you've seen The Other Boleyn Girl you may recognise the manor. I enjoyed the hour and 20 minutes that we were there. However, once you've done the 45 minute tour of the house, popped into the little church, had a 10 minute walk around the garden, that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this house after a trip to Melksham. Very peaceful setting, lovely colourful gardens and interesting Church. The guided tour was most interesting and we found the house really splendid.We would thoroughly recommend a visit, take a picnic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well worth the visit when you find it. We commented on the lack of signage both to Great Chalfield and NT signs - the blame was laid, rightly or wrongly, on Wilts Council. And when leaving we found it difficult because the only road signs were very local, But the visit was well worth the trouble - tours of the... More 

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