Riding To The Rescue

How the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury are overcoming tragedy and embracing the future to save a peerless stately home.

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An English Estate with a Carolina Connection

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Find out why a hedonistic New York DJ turned to ultrarunning

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My Dorset

Earl of Shaftesbury, Nicholas Ashley-Cooper


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Conde Nast Traveller

Home-grown takeover have evolved in recent decades from cutesy cottages with lots of pine to remote shepherd’s huts and converted windmills.


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House & Garden

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.


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UK Heritage Awards Winner

We were delighted to win the UK Heritage Award for ‘Most Improved Heritage Development’ 2019.

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Revival of ST GILES

Nicholas and Dinah carefully restore the once dilapidated ancestral seat.


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The World
of Interiors

Take a look at the extraordinary interior around St Giles House


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HHA/Sotheby’s Restoration Award

Following our restoration work at St Giles House, we were over the moon to win the HHA/Sotheby’s Restoration Award.

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A triumphant return

An acclaimed restoration has brought an outstanding house back to life.


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The Courtier’s House

St Giles House reads today as a largely Georgian building with Georgian interiors in a Georgian park.


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A future for St Giles

“Restoring a house this neglected is a massive undertaking. Nothing had been touched since Victorian times”


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06/04/2018

Things to do in Dorset this spring

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.


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06/04/2018

Five things to
ask during a
wedding
showcase

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.


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06/04/2018

The eight great
dorset chilli
festival

We are hosting the eighth Great Dorset Chilli Festival on our beautiful grounds this summer 28th to 29th July.


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04/01/2018

Your guide to choosing a wedding venue

Read our guide to choosing your wedding venue for useful tips and questions to ask when choosing your dream wedding venue.


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01/12/2017

Rachael & Wayne’s wedding day at St Giles House

We were thrilled to recently host Rachael & Wayne here at St Giles House and it was an elegant affair indeed.


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01/12/2017

Luxury guest accommodation at St Giles House

We’ve been working hard this year to create a luxury offering of accommodation.


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30/10/2017

Short film featuring the Earl of Shaftesbury

Short film featuring the Earl of Shaftesbury


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25/08/2017

The History of St Giles

St Giles house lies in Wimborne St Giles on the southern edge of Cranborne Chase.


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23/08/2017

New Website Launched

We are excited to finally have a new website for St.Giles House.


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23/08/2017

Wedding inspiration

Featured on Wedding Sparrow