Homes and Antiques Magazine - - TRAVEL -

Nestling in the heart of the Cotswolds, 16th-cen­tury Snow­shill Manor is the former home of ar­chi­tect and artist Charles Wade. A pas­sion­ate collector of the beau­ti­ful and in­ter­est­ing all of his life, he amassed a won­der­ful trea­sure trove of ce­ram­ics, model ships, fur­ni­ture, clocks, mouse­traps and even Sa­mu­rai ar­mour – which resided in the main house while he lived in a cot­tage in the grounds. He re­stored the house in an Arts and Crafts style with oak pan­elling; a sym­pa­thetic back­drop to his ar­ray of pre­cious arte­facts. He once said, ‘They are rooms where there is al­ways some­thing to dis­cover – rooms which in­spire a thou­sand fan­cies’. Open March to Oc­to­ber. Week­ends only in Novem­ber. na­tion­al­­shill­manor-and-gar­den

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE This golden-stone ed­i­fice is filled with trea­sures; Snow­shill boasts a no­table col­lec­tion of Ja­panese Sa­mu­rai ar­mour; Wade’s bed­room in the Priest’s House within the grounds.


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