Built in 1651, the Grade I Listed St Giles House is one of Britain’s great architectural treasures and home to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The Twelfth Earl, Nick Ashley-Cooper, inherited the virtually derelict house in 2005 and is gradually restoring it in a style he describes as “harmonious”, choosing products which he says “sit right and are there to last.”
This perfectly describes Drummonds’ classic bathroomware. Handmade using traditional methods, their collections are as much at home in contemporary settings as in Stately Homes.
Our Usk roll top cast iron bath was chosen for it’s classic bateau style and with a bespoke copper finish, it’s a real eye-catching feature. Retaining its elegance across the centuries, the bateau bath style is a shape that fits perfectly into traditional or contemporary bathroom schemes making it ideal for St. Giles House.
The size and splendour of the rooms at St Giles House allows for bathrooms on a grand scale: the whole project is a work in progress but the Earl has already installed some of our grandest and most dramatic designs including the freestanding Spittal shower.
A complete glass-enclosed shower unit the Spittal shower stands magnificently in the bathroom. With a classic 200mm shower head and hand shower attachment this is a freestanding shower that provides you with a truly immersive shower experience. At St. Giles House, the cast iron shower tray has been painted to complement the bespoke antique brass finish of the shower itself. A perfect partner to the Usk bath.
This beautiful family house has a long and rich history. In the past 400 years it has been at the heart of politics, philosophy and social thought. It’s inspired generations of people who have had influence on the world around them. The award winning restoration has seen it brought back to life and become a family home once again.
Our single Lowther china vanity basin is supplied with the marble surround and back splash in your choice of white arabescato, grey atlantic or black marquina. St. Giles House opted for the black marquina which perfectly complements the antique brass finish of the basin stand and our classic Mull basin taps.
You can read more about St. Giles House on their website.