Originally built in 1383, there have been additions and renovations to the property over the centuries. Since Tudor times, only two families have owned Chavenage, the current owner David Lowsley-Williams having inherited the House from his uncle in 1958.
The main historical interest centres on the English Civil War, when the house was owned the MP for Gloucestershire. He was persuaded against his better judgement to vote for Charles I’s impeachment and subsequent execution. Soon after the King was beheaded, Col. Stephens died and it is said that his ghostly form was seen leaving Chavenage in a carriage driven by a headless coachman wearing the Royal vestments.
These days, the property is very much a family home and even though it is opens to the public on a part-time basis. Chavenage has been used as a film/TV location on many occasions and was has recently been seen as Styles Court in Agatha Christie’s Poirot story ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’; as Candleford Manor in the BBC’s ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’, scenes from the high acclaimed ‘Wolf Hall’ and the house now stars as Trenwith House is the hugely popular ‘Poldark’.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£8.00 per ticket|
|Child||£4.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Approx length of visit - 01:30
- In countryside
- Indoor Attraction
- Max group size - 100
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Min group size - 20
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.No, but avoid Sat afternoons as we usualy have wedding receptions.
|Opening (1 May 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)|
|Monday - Wednesday||Closed*|
|Friday - Saturday||Closed*|
* Open Bank Holidays.
Last admission to the public is at 4pm.
Nearest major road is A46. Situated 0.25 miles north of the crossing of the A46 and A4135 at Calcot crossroads turn right towards Chavenage for 2 miles, main entrance on the right.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Kemble, 8 miles. Taxi.