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Review of Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Snowshill
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Yep as the title suggests mixed up.
Sure to divide opinion
Garden and Manor.
Beautiful setting. But a 10 min walk up from entrance to manor and gardens isn't actually very informative or helpful unlike the buggy available and it's driver.
The garden is very very appealing and attracted people from across the world. The manor is stuffed with enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and the weird and wonderful collection which I found overwhelming and slightly disturbing as has been mentioned to in previous reviews. Still , it is a unique place and a must see.
Restaurant not dog accessible. Car park ok although stone chipping can jump up and hit your car. overspill car park adequate. Sand issue with que and entrance. Two tier system please!! Plants to buy. Take a picnic.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

A lovely house and gardens, model fishing village too. The collections in the main house are somewhat odd but very interesting. Some fascinating pieces, some bizarre and some just odd but all equally interesting. A truly different experience to most NT properties. We didn't stay for food as the queue was far too long at 1345 on a damp Sunday.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We returned to this venue for a wander round the gardens and cafe mainly, as we'd been to the house before and it wasn't to our taste (clearly, modern psychiatry would have something to say about Charles Wade's penchant for collecting). The gardens are lovely, but the cafe needs to improve its offer, hence this review.

My tiny square of banana cake cost £2.60 and was both overbaked and tasted strongly of baking powder. The brownies were a similar price and ungenerous in size. Also, the selection of cake was very limited, with not a whiff of that National Trust staple, Victoria sponge, in sight. The National Trust (of which I am a proud member) has a well-deserved and happy reputation for excellent afternoon tea and cake, and Snowshill is, quite frankly, letting the side down. If you can't get a decent afternoon tea on a weekend at a beautiful country house, when can you get one?

My advice? By all means see the house if you want, but give the cafe a swerve (unless you only want a sit down and something to drink), and go instead to Tisanes in Broadway, where you'll get a great choice of tea and cake at a far more reasonable price.

I genuinely hate to dissuade anyone from giving their hard-earned to such a worthy cause, but equally I don't expect to pay over-inflated prices for an offer which other NT venues in the Cotswolds (and indeed elsewhere) do manage to get right.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Absolutely loved the visit to Snowshill. Thank goodness for the great British eccentric, and for the National Trust for doing such a great job to preserve and present it all so authentically! I especially enjoyed the Priests house- couldn't quite believe my eyes! Gardens were beautiful at this time of year. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This has to be one of the best National Trust properties in the whole country! Not only is it set in an amazing part of the Cotswolds and is really picturesque, but it has a collection of such diversity and interest that you could spend absolutely ages here. We've been back several times and always find something we hadn't noticed before. If you're into interesting historical anythings you'll find something related to it here! The house is a little walk from the car park and the cafe but the views are just stunning. Great for kids too - the staff in each room always have an interesting fact or trinket to amuse them (and you!) with.

Thank branty1970
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