A Grade I-listed stately home which was largely destroyed in a suspected arson attack is to be a base for “adventure” stays and visits, its owner has said.
Parnham House, near Beaminster, Dorset, was gutted by the fire in April 2017.
Its new owner, former rave scene promoter James Perkins, said his “unusual ideas” for the estate included roaming circus performers and giraffes.
Mr Perkins said he intended to submit a planning application to Dorset Council in January.
The fire broke out in the early hours of 15 April 2017 and took four