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About our host venue – GQ Magazine’s ‘Best Hotels in the UK’

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“Dorset’s Grandest Hotel” The Telegraph
“Best Hotels in the UK” GQ Magazine

10 Castle Street is a hidden jewel that we are thrilled to have partnered with for this, the first Noon ’til Moon, in association with Veuve Clicquot.

Guests will enjoy 11 hours of entertainment on the Garden Stage, amongst pop-bars, food trucks, lounges, and full-scale hospitality packages, including overnight stays at this stunning property.

Here we give you all the information you need about what to expect, with a feature blog about the venue itself. Enjoy!

THE VENUE

The property is a Grade II listed Palladian mansion, remodelled into a luxury hotel and private member’s club.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Cranborne, East Dorset, 10 Castle Street is within easy reach of historic Salisbury and Stonehenge, the Jurassic Coast and the New Forest.  This beautiful area of the Cranborne Chase was a favourite of medieval kings as a hunting ground, and also has links to Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

The grand, symmetrical exterior is typical of the Palladian style architecture, which became popular in the UK for a brief time in the mid-17th century.

The house itself boasts an extravagant history dating back to the eighteenth century. The original owners were the Stillingfleet family. It was then altered and extended by Thomas Erle-Drax of Charborough in the late 1750s. Later it was bought by Lewis Tregonwell, who became famous for building what is now the oldest property in Bournemouth. Owned by the Cranborne Estate, 10 Castle Street is a fantastic example of a traditional country mansion steeped in history, character and charm.

10 Castle Street features 9 luxury bedrooms, a formal restaurant as well as relaxed drawing rooms, several private event spaces, divine bar, large terrace and stunning gardens.  There is also have an on-site wine shop and there will be a spa, which is currently in final planning stages.



MEMBERSHIP

Becoming a member of 10 Castle Street gives you access to other like-minded people. Members are invited to a wide range of events, from private viewings to a number of exclusive parties with our selected partners throughout the year.

As a member, you and your guests have the freedom to enjoy every aspect of the club; it’s grounds, extensive facilities, luxurious bedrooms, fine dining rooms and private cellar – all at preferential club rates.

Reciprocal clubs of which you have access to include Brody Land, Budapest, South Kensington Club, London, and The Delphi Club, Bahamas.


DINE

10 Castle Street believes that a restaurant should offer a lot more than a place to eat. This is a belief shared by head chef Bill Keera, who is incredibly produce-driven when it comes to sourcing food from local amenities.

Bill creates seasonal menus that consist of homegrown produce from our estate, locally sourced meat, and fish hand picked by him from our Poole fishmonger.

His ethos is very much “field to plate” paired with his sushi skill and Asian-inspired background – the menu has been developed with exquisite traditional flavours, artistic plating and show stopping desserts.



STAY

Each of the individually designed bedrooms in the main house have en-suite bathrooms and a specific personality. If guests need a reason to visit, the unique feel and charm, along with fabulous views, provide the ideal location for a weekend away, a holiday in the heart of Dorset, wedding or shooting party.

Please note – all rooms are already reserved for Noon ’til Moon

ART

10 Castle Street brings together not only the magnificent sculptures on display by various artists, including Hamish Mackie and Simon Gudgeon, but also art works from Mayfair’s Messum’s gallery, Helium London and Camden’s Cob Gallery.

Art is such an important part of the ambiance at No.10 that even some of the walls have been hand painted by local artist Freddie Wimsett, there are also parts of the interiors that have been Gilded to turn the interiors of the building into a work of art.

Other artist’s work on display includes Damien Hirst, Banksey, Ursula Leach, Sally McLaren and Hazel Morgan, as well as Chris Levine who works with the Fine Art Society.

THE EVENT

Time for a summer gathering!

A boutique one-day event at a totally unique location, Noon ’til Moon will make use of this stunning house, and its impeccable grounds, as we invite you to join us at what is set to be one of the social events of the year.

Enjoy a high-energy curation of live bands, DJs and alternative entertainment, alongside a high-quality selection of food and drink, spread across multiple lawns, and the house itself, with a selection of carefully curated experiences.

Guests are reminded that the dress code for the event is ‘Riviera’.

Your own interpretation of this theme is welcomed – buy tickets TODAY

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