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“Beautiful place with unusual house and excellent gardens”
Review of Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Snowshill
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Full of praise for this beautiful location just outside Broadway in the Cotswolds.
The gardens, walks and views were first class and the house, the home of a great collector of all sorts, was really interesting. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful.
One of the better NT properties to visit.

Thank Roy C
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Last visited Snowshill Maor and gardens many years ago. The National Trust property is set in between rolling hills and has many views to savour. It was quite busy when we arrived and we were directed to the overflow car park which was clearly laid out amongst trees. There was a short walk to the entrance and once into the gardens there was a further walk to the house and gardens. There was a regular "buggy" service to and from the house and for many elderly visitors this was welcome. The gardens have much to offer including "Mr. Wades Cottage" (Charles Wade was the collector who brought together all the items found in and around the house). Apparently the Cottage was where he lived as there was no space in the house and when you visit the house you get a feeling why this was the case. The Cottage took me back in time and made me realise what it must have been like to have been Charles Wade.
For those wishing to visit the house there is a timed ticket and it is suggested that visitors take an introductory short talk before entering. The house is absolutely filled with items that Wade collected with subdued lighting to protect them.The items were both unusual and quirky and in some cases there were multiple examples in the same room. I remember the guide saying in the introductory talk that the house was "a collection and not a museum" but having seen it I am not so certain but you need to make up your own mind.
As with most National Trust properties there was a well stocked cafe and staff throughtout the property were very helpful and informative.
Worth the time and effort - very much so!

Thank Van M
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

So much to see at this National Trust treasure. The volunteers were friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the 20,000 objects on display. Well done volunteers.

Thank Lindalhbt
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

The house was full of objects collected by a Charles Wade. I found this collection a little unusual and not what I would expect in a National Trust house. I loved the walk down from the house, having catching the free buggy up. The gardens and the view from the house were very pleasant and a really good cafe for snacks or lunch.

Thank Makingmemories13
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was our first visit to this National Trust property. We did get mixed up between the village car park and the National Trust one . so maybe clearer sign posting? It is quite a long walk from the car park to the house but you can get a lift in the free buggy but you do need to be fit and mobile to go round the house and the garden, with many rickety steps and low ceilings and the rooms can become crowded.. You could spend hours looking at the eclectic collection of objects inside. The gardens only took a short time to go round and are not as good as a lot of others we have seen in the Cotswolds but the whole setting is idyllic

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