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This house isn't as big or grand as the mansions in Newport. It has more of a homey feel. The previous owner liked to do needlepoint, and her work was displayed on many of the chairs in the house. She also was quite a fan...More
My son and I decided that this year we'd visit all the (Preservation Society) Newport Mansions. Chepstow is a large house, but is feels like a "home" Some of the Mansions look like a museum, wonderful; but large and imposing. Chepstow feels like the owners...More
Fortunately Chepstow was deeded to the Preservation Society of Newport County while the last of the family was still living there. The feeling you have with your visit is one of visiting friends and not a museum. Yes the house was built in 1860, and...More
Chepstow was an amazing, quirky, wonderful home. As it was lived in until 1997, there is this wonderful history meets modern feel to the house that you don't really get elsewhere. Nancy was lively, humerus, and an overall amazing guide.
This house is on the smaller side yet is very charming and more livable than other mansions such as the breakers, it is not as over the top as a gilded aged mansion. We were able to connect with the former inhabitants during the tour....More
One of several mansions I was able to tour. This is a guided tour on the top of each hour. Pictures are permitted, but no flashes. Each of the Preservation Society homes offers a parking lot by the house for free or you can walk...More
When we drove up I thought the house was a bit small in comparison to some of the other cottages such. While it is smaller it was occupied until a much later date and the furnishings and lifestyle are much more relatable. I don’t have...More