Cotswolds Trip Day 2

Might as well jump straight back in!

Snowshill Manor

Now, this is a strange one. From the outside, Snowshill looks like a regular, unassuming National Trust property. Lovely gardens, buildings, surroundings etc. But ohhhh no. Don’t fall into that misguided trap. I’m now going to quote Wikipedia because they’ve summed it up nicely.

It is a sixteenth century country house, best known for its twentieth century owner, Charles Paget Wade, an eccentric man who amassed an enormous collection of objects that interested him.

See what I mean? It’s notΒ a museum either. It is genuinely just one mans collection of things he liked: weapons, toys, bicycles, furniture, armour, masks, plus a ton of other stuff. It was so overwhelming to go into each room. They were utterly PACKED with allsorts of bits and bobs; you just didn’t know where to look. I’m trying to think of a way to actually structure this post as it’s a place you have to see for yourself to really appreciate. I think I’ll just post some photos of my favourite bits, add (not very helpful and inane) captions and let the photos do the talking.

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The exterior

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The exterior, different angle

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Part of the beautiful gardens

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MODEL HARBOUR

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His bedroom

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Here we go…

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Where do you look?!

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Creepy masks

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Even creepier armour

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And again…

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Practical stuff

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Just a giant ship & many bikes

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Look at that gorgeous piano!

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I’m in love with all of these

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One section of the music room

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That’s one old, heavy book

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LOOK AT THE SIZE OF IT

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