My first stop was Snowshill Manor. For much of the past century, Snowshill belonged to Charles Paget Wade, an architect, who inherited his father's businesses at the age of 28, and proceded to buy and restore the house, then fill it with stuff. Wade was an obsessive collector of anything that caught his eye.
The walk from the car park is very pretty:
With boards along the way to entertain and inform:
The house is built in several parts, at the front we see the right-hand side dates from the 17th Century, while the left dates from the 18th:
The gardens are very pretty, with lots to discover in them and in the outbuildings:
Inside are even more wonders:
And finally, a couple more pictures of the garden:
Full set of photos starts here: look out for the various model village buildings that will eventually be returned to their homes in the garden.