Before listing our recommended all day tours we are excited to highlight Chavenage House just minutes away from Oak House No.1. Chavenage House has recently found fame as the film location for Poldark and opened it’s doors to the public offering guided tours, The owner David Lowsley – Williams says … “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.” Guests that have stayed with us can’t praise the Chavenage Tour experience more highly.
The home of the Lowsley – Williams family is not only the filming destination for Poldark but also hosts many other events including weddings and corporate days. Public openings are on Thursday & Sunday afternoons. The owners are delighted to open the house for visits on any day (not restricted to Thursday & Sundays, May through September), at any time to suit. There is no minimum or maximum number, though if it is to be a group numbering less than 18, financially it makes sense to come when we are already open. The rate for the House covering admission including the fully guided tours is £10 (inc VAT) for adults and £5 (inc VAT) for children. Please note there is a minimum charge for a bespoke tour outside the public opening hours with a member of the family guiding of £180 (inc Vat). Once the group exceeds 18 persons the charge then reverts to the standard charge of £10 per head.
Reviews are glowing indeed :
“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
Do visit the Chavenage website for more details: http://www.chavenage.com/index.html