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Address: Off B3107, Melksham SN12 8NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 782239
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Worth braving the single track road which eventually lead us to it!

This manor house dates from the 15th century and has done well to retain the appearance it has today. You can only visit the manor house on timed guided tours (which last about 40... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were very dissapointed. Arrived knowing that it was a guided tour at limited times so got the for 11.20, thought we'd have a coffee. Mmm make your own in paper cups, packet of three biscuits in a box!! Waited for our tour only to be met with a spiral stone staircase with no handrail, that was our tour over....... More 

Thank Jacqueline G
Swindon, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This manor house dates from the 15th century and has done well to retain the appearance it has today. You can only visit the manor house on timed guided tours (which last about 40 to 45 minutes).The family still live in the manor and regularly use the part open to visitors so there is strictly no photography indoors. A shame... More 

Thank FandD2014
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had never been to Great Chalfield Manor, unlike some NT properties that we have visited many times. What a discovery and well worth negotiating the narrow lanes to find. We didn't go into the house, as there are timed tours and the timings didn't fit with our schedule, but we can come back again to see the manor. Instead... More 

Thank kittyginger
Southport, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The place is very interesting if not all that large. Entrance into the house is timed and the array of articles in the house is worth looking at. The whole experience however is probably only an hour unless you go for a walk. The facilities include toilets and free parking but the wheelchair access into the house is only for... More 

Thank Harry S
Egham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A very intresting house to look around which belongs to the national trust. The two guides we had were overflowing with information for us. An amazing house that still has residents in. The house has had a lot of restoration over the years but has been kept as close as possible to it original Stature, The gardens are well worth... More 

Thank 411sally
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76 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A beautiful looking manor and out buildings, like stepping back in time. Parking is free on the grass verges outside and entry to the manor is by guided tours and timed tickets. You can visit the tea room or explore the gardens and small church while waiting for your tour. The house was beautiful and the guide was very informative.... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A very interesting and stunning building in a beautiful setting. We visited here in July and found it captivating. The guided tour is well worth a go, as you learn so much about the history of the place. The gardens are glorious and the surrounding scenery is really lovely.

Thank Debbie W
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116 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Arrived in afternoon, had to wait over an hour for last time slot for house tour which had over 100 people so had to split into 2 groups. Interesting house, where family still live, good history from tour guide. Great gardens. Friendly staff in tea room, food festival on whilst there so able to buy some local produce too. Would... More 

Thank VHMW
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very quaint national trust property (£7 entry) where they trust you to leave cash in the box (£1.50) for your choice of tea and biscuits - you help yourself from the barn. Plants for sale. Lovely gardens with large pond. Church right next to the house is free as it is not owned by the NT. interesting tours of house... More 

Thank fitzzz2015
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This house and garden is the National Trust as its best. It has not been over commercialized so there is no restaurant or shop and is all the better for that. Nor does it attract hoards of children (at least not when we were there). You experience the house by guided tour, which was very well done, covering the full... More 

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