An accidental earl with a Southern legacy welcomes history-loving travelers to the English country manor he saved.
Earl of Shaftesbury, Nicholas Ashley-Cooper
Home-grown takeover have evolved in recent decades from cutesy cottages with lots of pine to remote shepherd’s huts and converted windmills.
As part of the restoration of St Giles House in Dorset, the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury have transformed the seventeenth-century stables into striking and characterful accommodation for guests.
We were delighted to win the UK Heritage Award for ‘Most Improved Heritage Development’ 2019.
Nicholas and Dinah carefully restore the once dilapidated ancestral seat.
Take a look at the extraordinary interior around St Giles House
Following our restoration work at St Giles House, we were over the moon to win the HHA/Sotheby’s Restoration Award.
An acclaimed restoration has brought an outstanding house back to life.
St Giles House reads today as a largely Georgian building with Georgian interiors in a Georgian park.
“Restoring a house this neglected is a massive undertaking. Nothing had been touched since Victorian times”
There is so much to to see and do in the beautiful county of Dorset, read our guide on the best things to do in Dorset this spring.
There is a lot to take in from wedding fairs and events, read through our list of the five things to ask during a wedding showcase.
We are hosting the eighth Great Dorset Chilli Festival on our beautiful grounds this summer 28th to 29th July.
Read our guide to choosing your wedding venue for useful tips and questions to ask when choosing your dream wedding venue.
We were thrilled to recently host Rachael & Wayne here at St Giles House and it was an elegant affair indeed.
We’ve been working hard this year to create a luxury offering of accommodation.
Short film featuring the Earl of Shaftesbury
St Giles house lies in Wimborne St Giles on the southern edge of Cranborne Chase.
We are excited to finally have a new website for St.Giles House.
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