"We hope that when you visit us, you will feel that you are in the relaxed atmosphere of a family house. At Chavenage you can escape into the peaceful surroundings of a Cotswold manor, virtually unchanged for 400 years."
David Lowsley-Williams, Chavenage.
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Come and see 'Trenwith', the Poldark family pile, owned by Charles Poldark (played by the late Warren Clarke), and actually 'played' by Chavenage House in Tetbury.
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Pro Cyclist Vs. .....His Dad!? | Road Bike Takes on E-Bike, But Who is Faster? Global Cycling Network, 9 August 2020
Despite being the father of an ex professional cyclist, George Lowsley-Williams, also known as Hank's dad, hasn't ridden a bike in over 20 years! Hank decided it was time for this to change, and invited his old man out on one of his training loops so they could ride together for the first time.
Luckily for George, he had assistance in the form of an Orbea E-Bike so he could give Hank a run for his money on the hills!
"Absolutely excellent video in every way—great quality, brilliant editing, hilariously funny and in places quite touching. GCN at it’s best". GH.

Guest Speaker: Thursdays with Anne Diamond, with George and Caroline Lowsley-Williams - Viking, July 30 2020
Guest Speaker Thursdays are hosted by Guest Lecturers who would have been presenting to you onboard, or people who have led extraordinary lives. Legendary BBC broadcaster Anne Diamond launches our first Guest Speaker Thursdays, with a treasure trove of stories from her broadcasting days.
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Coronavirus (CV-19) Update (December 2020).
Please can we ask that you:
- Wear a mask when inside Chavenage if you are over 11 years old.
- Respect the social distancing rules.
- Make use of the hand sanitizer provided.
- Please wash your hands after using the facilities.
- If you are feeling unwell, please delay your visit until you are feeling better.

Chavenage House is now officially closed for Public Tours. Currently, our open seasons runs from 1st May to 30th September for the general public, day and casual visitors. [Thursdays and Sundays plus Bank Holiday Mondays, 2–5 pm (last admission 4 pm)].

It is still possible to book group tours (minimum number 21) at £10 per head (to be guided in groups of six or in a household or support bubbles) at any mutually convenient time and on any day throughout the year. For the 1½ hour tour there is a minimum charge of £210 (inc Vat). These tours are deemed as 'out of hours', and therefore members of Historic Houses would have to pay. The tour would include stories of the filming, some interesting ghost stories – however it is mainly based on the history of the house.

A private personalised tour (1½ hours) can be booked at any time on any day for visitors numbering 1–21 persons with a family member guiding. Minimum Charge £210 (inc Vat).

To comply with the Government's Track and Trace programme, we will keep everyone’s details for 21 days who enter Chavenage House.

there is a Coffee Shop on site, Wild Carrot at Chavenage which is open from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily.

We are taking bookings for 2021 but obviously watching any changes to Governmental Guidelines. All being well, we hope to be open once again to the public over Easter – that is Easter Sunday 4th April, 2021 and Easter Monday 5th April, 2021.

Remains open 01666 504696 – email for any enquires. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

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We visited on Bank Holiday Monday and were captivated by the atmosphere and warmth of Chavenage. I just wanted to extend my appreciation of the tour provided by (and I beg his pardon if I remember his name incorrectly!) David Lowsley-Williams as the tour he provided was such a refreshing change from the "average guided tours" provided by so many! We had the opportunity to exchange a few words with a very pleasant female family member after the tour and found her gracious and charming. How lovely that the family are so willing to ensure that their visitors feel a valued part of Chavenage. Thank You. I shall be enthusing the charms of Chavenage to friends and colleagues.

This is undoubtedly the best guided tour we have ever experienced. Caroline’s delivery of the potted history of both the family and the house is excellent and hugely entertaining. Although tours are between 2 and 5pm on both a Thursday and Sunday, one needs to arrive promptly in order to benefit from the full two hour tour. We will definitely return and would highly recommend a visit. Excellent value for money!
Ashley C

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.
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