We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Fascinating and amusing

We were in a small group but joined with a larger group. From the start we were enthralled by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline K
Winchester, United Kingdom
Chavenage house trip

Yesterday was another Red Letter day when we visited Chavenage again!! Once again the Lowsley... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gill L
via mobile
Read all 364 reviews
All photos (109)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“family home”(32 reviews)
“guided tour”(38 reviews)
CHAVENAGE HOUSE is a privately owned Elizabethan Manor House open to the public. It has been used as a TV location for many productions and is at present playing Trenwith in the popular Poldark. There is so much more to see and enjoy. Guided tours...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Chavenage, Tetbury GL8 8XP, England
+44 1666 502329
Reviews (364)
Filter reviews
357 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews family home guided tour lowsley williams historic house amusing anecdotes oliver cromwell daughter caroline great humour elizabethan era family affair scones family history tv series lovely house current owners come alive brilliant visit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 357 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a small group but joined with a larger group. From the start we were enthralled by Caroline's dry humour and informative introduction. We were then handed over to her brother George, who talked us through the Cromwell room with its historic tapestries,...More

1  Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday was another Red Letter day when we visited Chavenage again!! Once again the Lowsley Williams family welcomed us into their home and gave us a a treat ...Rhoda David George and Caroline made our day so special with wonderful memories and snippets of history...More

Thank Gill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took a group of 48 people from a Retirement Club in South Somerset for a private tour of Chavenage House. What a delight! Caroline and her brother George entertained is with really funny anecdotes about the family, family history and the filming of Poldark....More

Thank ChristineH2437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chavenage House is a place you must visit. Our tour which lasted almost 2 hours provided us with a wealth of information in a really interesting way. The House and the 2 families which have occupied it came alive during our visit. Our guide was...More

Thank PatrickFG70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cotswolds is full of fascinating and unique properties and this is one of the best. The tours are led by family members and this brings a very personal and unique touch. Their informal approach make you feel like welcome guests and they clearly take...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, friends, and I traveling from Texas and being huge Poldark fans and fans of English Period Dramas found Chavenage House one late afternoon. George happened to be on the lawn and invited us to come back and visit a private tour the next...More

1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last Friday we went on a coach trip to this house in the Cotswolds, what were we to expect, well what a wonderful experience this was. On arrival it looked familiar of course it was if you have ever watched Poldark then this house is...More

Thank Ann F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends came to visit us for a weekend and we are all (unashamedly) Poldark fans yet also lovers of history. We visited Chavenage on Sunday afternoon and were greeted at the entrance hall and shortly after met the wonderful Caroline and her terrific Spaniels. The...More

1  Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely house (and setting for Poldark) was the venue for a family celebration and we really enjoyed the experience. The tour of the house was interesting and informative and our guide was thoroughly entertaining. The food was very good too.

Thank Traveller_B33
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A friends and I went on a tour of this house and gardens. It's an interesting house in a great location but really nothing unusual for the area. It's reasonably priced at £10 but after nearly two hours of the tour and three more rooms...More

3  Thank Jenny W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
The Priory Inn
643 reviews
1.35 km away
The Ormond at Tetbury
574 reviews
1.57 km away
The Close Hotel
487 reviews
1.62 km away
Snooty Fox Hotel
721 reviews
1.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 36 nearby restaurants
The Shore Hotel
219 reviews
.90 km away
Casa La Cucina Italiana
202 reviews
1.45 km away
Cafe 53
410 reviews
1.43 km away
The Priory Inn
586 reviews
1.36 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 25 nearby attractions
Calcot Spa
64 reviews
4.10 km away
Hands on Bushcraft
33 reviews
6.30 km away
Torbay Express Limited
96 reviews
7.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
26 September 2018|
Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
Hello - Caroline Lowsley-Williams here - though we are closed from the end of the month, we do have a tour on Tuesday 2.10.18 at 10.30am. It would be a drive of 50 minutes to an hour to get here from Stow-on-the -Wold. The... More
Lynne H
2 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
HELLO THERE - Just in the office before we open this afternoon. We are open on THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER, 2018 to the General Public from 2pm to 5pm, though I would advise you to get here as near 2pm as possible. It is an... More
Ann B
16 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CarolineChav | Property representative |
I am sorry I did not spot this queston until today - we did not have any tours on Friday and we were hosting a clients wedding on Saturday. Hopefully you can come for a tour sometime in the future. CLW