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ImageChawton is a small village but retains a number of facilities

We have :

  • The Jane Austen museum
  • Chawton House Library, the library, focuses on women's writing during the 1600's to 1830's
  • Cassandra's Cup, the village tea rooms
    Located directly opposite the museum the tea rooms are open from mid-morning to late afternoon.
  • The Greyfriar public house, located adjacent to Cassandra's Cup
    The pub serves a variety of food and beverages throughout the day
  • Historical buildings dotted around the village dating back many generations
  • A number of local establishments providing Bed and Breakfast (B&B) services
  • Some great walks to nearby villages and beyond.
  • and a relaxed, friendly way of life.

A number of the organisations listed above have web sites, their details can be found under the links section of this site. 

For information on finding us or our heritage, click on the links, or just browse around using the menu on the left.



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Upcoming Events

  • Chawton House Library NGS open garden
    May 28, 2017 (All Day)

    Chawton House Library has recently joined the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and will be part of the NGS Festival Weekend & 90th anniversary. This inspiring programme organises the opening of outstanding gardens around the country to raise funds for...

  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    June 02, 2017 (08:30 - 10:00)

    Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley. Find out more about the fascinating history of the grounds, including the ‘wilderness’, the ‘ha-ha’ and the additions made by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward...

  • Chawton Open Gardens
    June 11, 2017 (13:00 - 17:00)

    Open Gardens

    Weekend event with various gardens in the village ope to the public

  • Chawton WI - Air Ambulance
    June 14, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI are hosting Hampshire Air Ambulance at Chawton Village Hall.

    The Air Ambulance will be providing a talk on this vital service.

  • Garden Tour and Cream Tea - Chawton House Library
    June 18, 2017 (14:30 - 16:30)

    As part of Regency Week Garden Manager Andrew Bentley will be giving a guided tour of the garden. Cream Tea included in the ticket price.

    The Library, House and Gardens will be open as usual Monday to Friday 12pm to 4.30pm and on Sunday 11am to 5pm...

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