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“An interesting day out in a beautiful setting”
Review of Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Snowshill
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“An interesting day out in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Manor is set in lovely grounds overlooking magnificent views of Shenberrow Hill in the Cotswolds. It is about a ten minute pleasant walk from the car park to the house, and entry by timed ticket. That might give you time to look at the little garden and to listen to a talk about Charles Wade, who assembled an eclectic and fascinating collection of hand-made objects from around the world and displayed them in the house along with his own creations and paintings. Not everything is beautiful, but it is all interesting, and the heart of the Manor is Tudor with a very authentic feel. You can also see where Charles Wade and his wife lived, a small house in the grounds. Visiting here you get close to a true British Eccentric - fascinating!

Visited April 2012
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Trowbridge
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23 attraction reviews
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“A unique experience in the heart of the Cotswolds.”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Having not visited this property for over 30 years we were greatly looking forward to our renewal of memories & weren`t disappointed.
With the increase in visitors over the years they have adjusted to this by providing an attractive Visitor Centre.a new Gift Shop & a very good self service restaurant offering delightful views over the countryside. These days the car park is a 1/4 mile walk from the house & garden,although a buggy service is provided for the less active visitors.
The garden just below the house is quite exquisite & the Priests House where the former owner Charles Wade & his wife lived in pretty barren conditions was well worth seeing.
A guide book is recommended for the tour of the house ,otherwise a lot can be missed. The rooms are all quite small,but jam packed with treasures collected by Mr Wade between the wars.
The N.T. took over the property in 1951 & the owner moved to St Kitts until he died in 1956 so this is one of the earlier N.T. Properties.
The knowledgeable friendly guides helped to make our visit a very enjoyable one, despite a wet day. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2012
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West Midlands
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64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Mixed feelings!”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Three attempts later, we get access to the newly renovated house. VERY CLUTTERED! Reminds me of my house. As in I've got one of those lets buy another! It is VERY charming though, WONDERFUL location,

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Wickhamford
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Very quirky”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

The gardens are beautiful, especially on a sunny afternoon, and the house is in a great setting. Very quirky inside, with a very eclectic collection of objects.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“My Favourite National Trust Property!”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Lovely location, an amazing house crammed with fascinating items. We loved the accomodation that the owner and his wife resided in whilst devoting the gentleman's residence to the enormous collection - see for yourself!

Visited April 2012
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