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Chavenage

Chavenage

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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 since 1891 and the Stephens family before them. A Colonel Nathaniel Stephens, MP for Gloucestershire during the Civil War was cursed for supporting Cromwell, giving rise to legends of weird happenings at Chavenage since that time.
There are many interesting rooms housing tapestries, fine furniture, pictures and relics of the Cromwellian period. Of particular note are the Main Hall, where a contemporary screen forms a minstrels' gallery and two tapestry rooms where it is said Cromwell was lodged.
Recently Chavenage has been used as a location for TV and film productions including a Hercule Poirot story The Mysterious Affair at Styles, episodes of The House of Elliot, Casualty and Cider with Rosie. In 2005 Jeremy Musson visited in the BBC's The Curious House Guest. Chavenage has recently doubled as Candleford Manor in the BBC'S Lark Rise to Candleford. Scenes from the series Bonekickers and Tess of the D'Urbervilles were shot at Chavenage.
Chavenage is especially suitable for those wishing an intimate, personal tour, usually conducted by the owner or his family, or for groups wanting a change from large establishments. Meals for pre-arranged groups have proved hugely popular. It also provides a charming venue for wedding receptions, small conferences and other functions.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Disabled accessGuided tours for individuals

Suitable for filming, photography, corporate entertainment, activity days, seminars, receptions and product launches. No photography inside the house. Plant Sales Occasional. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Corporate entertaining. Private drinks parties, lunches, dinners, anniversary parties & wedding receptions. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Guided Tours: By owner. Large groups given a talk prior to viewing. Couriers/group leaders should arrange tour format prior to visit. Parking: Up to 100 cars. 2-3 coaches (by appointment). Coaches access from A46 (signposted) or from Tetbury via the B4014, enter the back gates for parking area. Education/School Visits: Chairs can be arranged for lecturing.

Opening details

Summer May-Sept Thur, Sun, 2-5pm. Last admission 4pm. Also Easter Sun, Mon & BH Mons. NB. Will open on any day and at other times by prior arrangement for groups. Winter October-March By appointment only for groups.

Prices

Tours are inclusive in the following prices. Summer - Adult £8.00. Child (5-16 yrs) £4.00 Winter Groups only (any date or time) Rates by arrangement. Concessions By prior arrangement, concessions may be given to groups of 40+ and also to disabled and to exceptional cases.

Address

Chavenage,
Tetbury,
Gloucestershire,
GL8 8XP

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ST 871951  Lat: 51.65535 Long: -2.18653

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals

Suitable for filming, photography, corporate entertainment, activity days, seminars, receptions and product launches. No photography inside the house. Plant Sales Occasional. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Corporate entertaining. Private drinks parties, lunches, dinners, anniversary parties & wedding receptions. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Guided Tours: By owner. Large groups given a talk prior to viewing. Couriers/group leaders should arrange tour format prior to visit. Parking: Up to 100 cars. 2-3 coaches (by appointment). Coaches access from A46 (signposted) or from Tetbury via the B4014, enter the back gates for parking area. Education/School Visits: Chairs can be arranged for lecturing.