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The Riding House Information


This 17th Century Riding House sits on the Shaftesbury Estate within the grounds of St Giles House, home to the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury. Located in Wimborne St Giles in East Dorset just 10 miles from Wimborne Minster. Overlooking thousands of acres of Parkland the Riding House boasts an Equestrian Theme throughout with each of the 8 bedrooms individually designed. All en suite with luxurious roll top baths, large showers, smart TV's, king size beds with Egyptian cotton bedding, Bramley toiletries, hairdryers, hospitality tray and dressing gowns Guests can relax in the cozy lounge area which is furnished with an impressive collection of antiques, comfy velvet sofas, a vast array of books, billiard table, Bluetooth speaker and an honesty bar. Breakfast, lunch or dinner can all be arranged in the rustic Dining Room although self catering is also an option . Free Parking available in the Walled Car Park and access to certain parts of the grounds also offered to further enhance your St Giles experience..


  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Meet & greet service
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Subtitles
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • Kosher options
  • Halal options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theater
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Wild life


Ground Floor bedroom available with walk in shower / wet room


Check in: 3:00 PM till 5:00 PM
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Pets by arrangement
Accommodation type: House
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Wimborne (8.7 miles)
    From the Wimborne direction you will pass the Horton Inn on your left, stay on the B3078 sign posted Cranborne. Do not take the first turning to Wimborne St. Giles, continue past the turning to Verwood B3081 (also marked Heavy Horse Centre). Take the next turning on the left to Shaftesbury B3081. You will come to a T junction, turn left to Wimborne St. Giles. Past Glebe Farm on your right and then take the 1st turning on your left marked Park Lane
  • Road from Salisbury (17.0 miles)
    From the Salisbury direction at the Handley Cross Roundabout take the 1st exit to Ringwood/Cranborne B3081 Stay on the B3081 (Parsonage Lane) do not take turnings on left marked Cranborne. Straight on to Wimborne St Giles. Past Glebe Farm on your right and then take the 1st turning on your left marked Park Lane (if you get to the Church you have gone too far!) You will see a sign for the “Estate Office no through road”, follow this. The Walled Car Park is on your right-hand side

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