1st Option introduces this outstanding Grade 1 listed property in Dorset. Originally built in the 1440s, Parnham Park is one of Dorset’s oldest stately homes of its kind. Boasting 133 acres of parkland, its grounds include a deer park, a waterfall, a lake, landscaped lawns, fountains, sculptures and gazebos. The eclectic blend of Art Deco, retro and regal interior decor in natural palettes come together to create an intense but soft atmosphere throughout each space. Parnham Park is uniquely both wholesome and opulent, proving perfect for imaginative and outlandish shoot briefs.
In the West Wing, clients can find 3 large double bedrooms, a mezzanine kitchen and an orangery. Although not typically at the top of our clients’ checklists, an extensive taxidermy collection also awaits in the same wing, surrounded by a vastly unusual collection of antiques, ornaments, art and vintage furniture. Another room overflows with eccentricity, taking clients to the middle of an illusionary jungle; a high ceiling towers over the thoughtfully-placed bric-a-brac and antique furniture in this cosy, sheltered spot. The space is softened through dimmed lights and beautiful artwork, mounted neatly across the tall yellow walls.
Another unconventional feature to be commented on is Parnham Park’s unmatched guest bathroom. This room continues themes of wilderness through vintage-style wallpaper, exposed sink basins with industrial faucets, a huge rustic mirror and a bold, overhanging ceiling globe. The master bathroom is juxtaposed in style, adopting a modern luxury vibe, presenting a marvellous crittall-style wetroom shower, a freestanding roll top bath and dark wooden storage. Views of the verdant surrounding grounds are offered through slim, arched bay windows.
Parnham Park is undoubtedly a valuable asset to our portfolio. Its queer decor, beautiful structure, extensive outdoors and spacious rooms make it a perfect location for a variety of shoots. If you’d like to snag this spectacular property for your upcoming project, get in touch with us today!