Shaftesbury House, Wimborne St Giles

Dorset. Sleeps up to 18

Shaftesbury House holds a wonderful location, situated in a countryside position in the village of Wimborne St Giles, just thirty minutes from the market town of Shaftesbury and the popular seaside resort of Bournemouth.

The 17th century home has been lovingly and carefully modernised in order to preserve its original charm and character while ensuring it offers all the modern amenities guests could possibly need. Shaftesbury House can comfortably accommodate up to eighteen guests across its eight beautifully-appointed bedrooms, each of which boasts en-suite facilities. There is plenty of room for the whole group to socialise together, either relaxing on the velvet sofas in the spacious lounge or enjoying a meal in the impressive dining room, which can comfortably seat up to thirty. The first two bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, ideal for those who perhaps struggle with mobility, while the remaining six are upstairs.

Outside, guests of Shaftesbury House are welcome to enjoy leisurely strolls through the Estate’s vast parkland. The house is located in a fantastic position for those wishing to explore the wonderful surrounding area, with the New Forest and the coastline within easy reaching distance.

Shaftesbury House is situated in the Dorset village of Wimborne St Giles, a selection of helpful amenities can be found in the neighbouring village of Cranborne, including, a farm shop and a post office, just a 5-minute drive away. A wider variety of amenities can be found in the towns of Verwood, Ringwood or Fordingbridge, all less than 20-minutes away while the hilltop town of Shaftesbury itself is a 30-minute drive.

There is plenty for the whole family to see, do and explore in the surrounding area. The seaside resort of Bournemouth is just a 30-minute drive away, here there are seven miles of sandy beaches and plenty of child-friendly attractions including indoor adventure golf, an Oceanarium and the RockReef activity centre. Just a little further along the coast, is the iconic Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, just under an hour away they truly are a must visit while staying in Dorset.

For those looking to explore the great outdoors, the New Forest, home to some of the South of England’s most picturesque countryside, is less than 40-minutes from Shaftesbury House. The lavish mansion of Kingston Lacy, owned by the National Trust, is just a 20-minute drive, visitors will enjoy exploring the beautiful gardens on a sunny day. A visit to Highcliffe Castle also makes for a wonderful day out with its fabulous gardens and tea room, also just 40-minutes away.

Weekly price from £15983

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