Charlie & Tessa Giffard are the 30th generation of Giffards to make this very special place their home and while they adapt and modernize they hope to preserve the best of the past and capture the beauty and grace of another era. Chillington is first and foremost an intimate family home, but it has an indefinable charm that despite its formal facade will stay with you forever.

The Giffard Family Children Playing at Chillington Hall.jpg
From the family photo album dated 1922

The Estate has passed down through the generations mainly from father to son. There have only been a couple of deviations where it went from brother to brother and out to a cousin at one point, but Charlie and Tessa have two sons and a daughter and hope that the next couple of generations will continue the tradition!

'The Squire' - Charlie's Great Grandfather. Sept 1920

The Estate is still owned and run on a day to day basis by Charlie and Tessa along with Charlie's parents John and Crescent who also take an active role in its management. The Hall is open to the public on certain days throughout the year, and hosts a rich programme of events such as guided walks, private dining and group tours.  A lot of the estate land and residential properties are tenanted out, but the immediate park and woodlands surrounding the Hall are managed by the team employed by the Giffards.

Charlie Giffard walking through the Chillington Estate Giffards.
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