|Chavenage House, Tetbury|
|The Ghost of Greville Lodge|
I was absolutely enchanted by the gorgeous manor house that stood in for Greville Lodge and longed to pay a visit to see its charms for myself. Imagine my delight when, upon investigation, I found it was located about 30 miles from where I live - fantastic!
|Portrait of David Lowsley-Williams|
The Cotswold manor house has been almost unchanged for four centuries and, as a result, has been used as a period film and TV location for over twenty years. Agatha Christie: Poirot - The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990), The House of Eliott (1991), Cider with Rosie (1998), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Tess of the D'Ubervilles (2008), and Wolf Hall (2015) have all filmed here.
Unsurprisingly, there has been an upsurge in visitors this summer due to the location being used in the BBC's popular Poldark (2015), starring Aidan Turner (a.k.a. Kili in The Hobbit trilogy, and the very swoonsome vampire Mitchell in Being Human). The TV crew are due to return this October to film for the second series.
If you're ever in the area when the house is open to the public (Thursdays and Sundays from 1st May to 30 September), I'd highly recommend a visit. Here are some more pics to whet your appetite:
|Elizabethan memorial figures found in the porch of the Chapel|
|Tapestry in Cromwell's Room|
|Ireton's Room with Flemish tapestry|