DAY TRIP TO CHAVENAGE HOUSE 31 MAY


Cost will be £48.75 to include coach to and from Heston Venue, guided tour and ploughmans lunch. Non members will be £49.75.

Departure from Heston Venue will be at 0830. We will meet our guide at 1030 for coffee after which our guide will take us on an interesting and scenic guided drive of the historic Stroud Valleys. Also known as the Five Golden Valleys, this area was made rich through the wool trade. Your guide will happily tell you all about the area’s links with the early Industrial Revolution. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning views from the comfort of our coach.

After our guided tour we will enjoy a Ploughnman’s lunch plus tea and coffee in the Ballroom, prepared by a member of the family. We will be shown around this house after lunch by a member of the family. Weather permitting you will be able to stroll through the charming grounds before boarding your coach to head home.

This charming manor house exudes a graceful Cotswolds elegance, remaining practically untouched for 400 years. see tripadvisor link.

Few people actually know that this is a major film location, indeed a “must see” in this modern age of the teletourist. The series Poldark is filmed here. Aiden Turner plays the role of Ross Poldark and fans of the show may recognise the beautiful façade as Trenwith, the Poldark family home. All through the house there are references to him in the form of photographs which sit proudly alongside the family photos of the owners.

Another famous visitor to the house was the son in law of Oliver Cromwell. Visit the unique seventeenth century tapestried chamber which bears his name. The grounds are very much as they would have been when it was built and the relaxed atmosphere is a refreshing change. One of the family members will show you around this lovely house, although we cannot promise a glimpse of Aiden Turner.

The House has also been used as a back drop in many TV programmes including the House of Elliot and Lark Rise to Candleford so you may recognise parts of it. The earliest known owner of the estate was Princess Goda, the sister of Edward the Confessor. The House has changed hands many times before coming into the possession of the Lowsley Williams family who still reside there today.

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