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Chavenage House

Favoured by film crews, an Elizabethan family home built of Cotswold stone.

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8XP

Chavenage House in Gloucestershire
Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Shop
Accessibility

Disabled Access.
Chavenage is an Elizabethan building retaining many of its original features (dating from before 1576). As a result, there is unfortunately no wheelchair access, and there are steps and uneven floors throughout the house.

Health and Safety Advice.
In the gardens there are uneven surfaces, non-edible plants, low branches, and slippery surfaces in wet weather. In the building there are some steep stone steps, low doorways, uneven and slippery floors, and other steps not immediately obvious. Children should always be accompanied while visiting Chavenage.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Chavenage is a wonderful Elizabethan house of mellow grey Cotswold stone and tiles which contains much of interest for the discerning visitor.

The approach aspect of Chavenage is virtually as it was left by Edward Stephens in 1576. Only two families have owned Chavenage; the present owners (Lowsley-Williams) since 1891 and the Stephens family before them.

Inside Chavenage there are many interesting rooms, especially the 17th-century tapestries. The house and grounds have been used as a TV and film location on many occasions, including featuring as Trenwith in the hugely popular Poldark.

Opening Times

2022

Because elderly and vulnerable family members still live on the premises, individual visits to Chavenage continue to be suspended. Only pre-booked group visits (not free for Historic Houses members) are available.

Thursdays and Sundays, 1 May to 30 September, 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4pm).

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £10

Children: £5

Group Visits

Groups are welcome at any time or day through out the year, by appointment only (coaches). Refreshments by appointment, generally served in the Ball Room. Chavenage is available for hire for private functions such as weddings dinners and lunches. Chavenage is especially suitable for those wishing an intimate and personal tour, usually conducted by the owner, or for small groups wanting a change from the larger establishments.

Accessibility

Disabled Access.
Chavenage is an Elizabethan building retaining many of its original features (dating from before 1576). As a result, there is unfortunately no wheelchair access, and there are steps and uneven floors throughout the house.

Health and Safety Advice.
In the gardens there are uneven surfaces, non-edible plants, low branches, and slippery surfaces in wet weather. In the building there are some steep stone steps, low doorways, uneven and slippery floors, and other steps not immediately obvious. Children should always be accompanied while visiting Chavenage.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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The Great Hall at Chavenage - J. Kerr Photography

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