The White Hart Hotel

After breakfast we checked out and Mum got chatting to the receptionist.  The topic of her broken leg cropped up and it turned out that the receptionist who was from Brisbane had been working as a physiotherapist before taking time off to go travelling. Her travelling has currently paused whilst she is working in Salisbury.

We said our goodbyes and set off on out return journey.  On the way we stopped at Snowshill Manor where we had lunch.  Mum was astounded by the number of pieces in Charles Paget Wades collection.  She also thought the use of space was a waste of a house.  I am not so sure… His love of collecting has ensured that some very interesting objects have not been lost.  Everything he chose for collection had to incluce colour, design and craftsmanship.

Snowshill Manor

When we had finished enjoying the house, its collections and the garden we continued on our journey back home.  After unpacking and freshening up after the journey, the three of us went to a local pub for an evening meal.  We chose with care, it is one of the places that serves a Sunday roast in the evening as well as at lunch time.  The place was buzzing and it turned out the reason for this was that the landlord was throwing a party for his daughter’s 16th birthday.

The landlord was worried that they were being too noisy (they weren’t) and offered us a glass of champagne after our meal. A perfect end to a perfect weekend away ;-)

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 14th 2014

6 Responses to “Salisbury – Day Four”

  1. Astrid says:

    Never refuse a glass of champagne :)
    Wonderful story and great pictures.
    A good weekend indeed.

  2. ubermouth says:

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend and how lovely that you included your Mum.

    • CherryPie says:

      It was in lieu of the failed Oxford trip around my birthday last year when mum badly broke her leg the day before we were due to go away.

      As soon as she was ready we promised to pick up on the weekend away. Oxford is far to expensive at this time of year so the destination had to be flexed.

  3. J_on_tour says:

    I suppose back in the day, the space to show objects would be seen as a statement to similar contemporaries and extravagance to the less fortunate. These days with the easy accessibility of such places, the growing love of furniture design, ceramics and art thanks to a variety of common educating routes, people seem to appreciate well displayed objects better.

    On a side note, I remember visiting the nearby Lavender farm twice at the end of circular Cotswold day trips. it was possible that we may have passed the entrance and didn’t realise what was here.

    • CherryPie says:

      This guy collected the objects for his own personal pleasure. They were not on display for others. His collections are as they were and they are not well displayed as such, just grouped in relevant rooms. It is a house full of organised clutter.

      I recently visited Berrington Hall which at the time was showing various costume collections. Some of the costumes were from Snowshill Manor where there was no room to display them…