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CHAVENAGE HOUSE & DORNEY COURT .Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th August 2020 £275.00pp

Chavenage House is a beautiful Cotswold manor house unchanged for the last 400 years. It is hugely popular as the setting for Trenwith House in the much loved BBC series ‘Poldark’. But priory to that it was best known as Candleford Manor in ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’. Built in 1576 it has only ever had 2 families living there. Nowaday The Lowsley- Williams family call it home. Packed with stunning period furniture and fascinating relics from the Cromwell ear.
This is a Private guided tour. The house is NOT open to general public on Wednesdays. Tour conducted by a family member.

Your stay includes Bed, Traditional cooked breakfast .
Depart Faversham at 8.30am on Wednesday and drive to Gloucester. Afternoon Private visit guided tour of Chavenage with Cotswold Cream Tea.
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After breakfast Thursday we depart Tetbury at 10.30am. Drive towards Berkshire . Arrive at Dorney. Leave for home at 3.30pm.

Dorney Court is one of England’s most uniquely beautiful Tudor Manor Houses set amidst acres of mature parkland and encircled by well tended yew hedges. The remarkable and characterful House is Grade 1 listed and designated as being of outstanding architectural and historical interest.
Dorney Court contains a wealth of family portraits besides a varied collection of art that tell a visual tale of the tastes and fortunes of everyone who has lived in the House. Traditional oak furniture, carved panelling, silks and tapestries fill the rooms. The interior and the exterior of the House reward exploration and will surprise the more observant who might spot the 17th century priest hole or even the balding spectre of Dorney Court’s ghost.
Above all else, the history of Dorney Court is the history of those who have been privileged to live in the House and the survival of the building and the contents is testament to the perseverance and tenacity of those people across half a millennium.

Our stay is THE ORMOND an 18th-century Cotswold inn offering stylish, elegant rooms and award-winning food. The individually decorated rooms all have LCD TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some feature traditional, oak-beamed ceilings. The friendly, privately run Ormond at Tetbury also includes a bar area for guests to enjoy, and a candlelit restaurant that serves seasonal British food made from locally sourced ingredients. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the building.

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