Bamber and Christina Gascoigne’s generosity and vision have opened the doors of this ancient house and its estate to all for the first time in a thousand years. West Horsley Place will be restored to create a welcoming space for the community to share and enjoy with arts, culture, community, history and nature at its heart. Restoration of the buildings and the pursuit of creativity and learning will take place side by side.
Visitors will enjoy the quiet calm of many parts of the estate, but also the bustle of activities that may inspire them to take part. We shall hope to combine to a rare degree the natural pleasures of architecture, the countryside and woodlands, and the joys of creative activity, all on a small, intimate and informal scale – perhaps an almost unique blend.

Our vision for West Horsley Place, to be achieved over the next ten years is:

  • To restore the Grade I listed West Horsley Place and the Grade II listed buildings across the estate so that they are no longer on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register.

  • To develop a wide range of cultural and learning programmes in arts and crafts, historic and natural heritage that are accessible to as many people as possible.

  • To restore the natural landscape and estate as part of a county-wide nature recovery network.

  • To be sustainable – environmentally, socially and financially.