Woodhall is a privately owned estate in rural Hertfordshire, which has been in the same family ownership for over 200 years. The estate, which centres around the 18th century house let to Heath Mount School, brings together agriculture, forestry, conservation and a wide range of village property. It is 3 miles north of Hertford within easy reach of good road, rail and air links.

Whilst retaining a unique heritage and rural charm, today the estate is run along commercial lines, letting property, grazing and shooting and hosting corporate social and charity events It is also a popular film location.



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Within easy reach of London, Woodhall is situated in the triangle between Hertford, Stevenage and Ware. Hertford and Ware are historic market towns with traditional high street shops, and Stevenage is a lively post-war new town with contemporary retailers and extensive leisure facilities. The rural villages close by are all thriving, with vibrant communities, shops, schools, churches, clubs and a health clinic providing valuable services for young and old alike.

There are many opportunities to sample the delights that Woodhall has to offer, as a tenant of one of its many let residential or commercial properties, as a grazier, as a visitor to its many events or as a walker enjoying stunning views from rights of way.



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The Woodhall Estate offers endless opportunities as a location close to London for television, feature films, advertising and photographic shoots. It offers a wealth of attractive traditional buildings, a picturesque fishing lake and river banks, stunning parkland with fine and ancient trees and extensive farm and woodland.

Most recently Woodhall has been used as a location for the BBC production of Stephen Poliakoff's 'The Lost Prince', the ITV drama series 'Foyles War' and 'My Uncle Silas' by HE Bates.



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The topography and woodland at Woodhall provide high quality shooting opportunities for pheasant, duck and deer.

Bespoke days can be arranged to suit individual requirements, whether private or corporate. Lunch can be provided on a shoot day if required and local accommodation can also be recommended. Game and venison are sold locally when in season.


Upcoming Events

Warrior Adrenaline Race - 10/09/2016
On 10th September Woodhall Estate are pleased to be hosting the Warrior Adrenaline Race, from Regiment Fitness – offering 5km,10km and 20km obstacle experiences through the Estate’s stunning historic parkland and woodland.  Adult and junior courses, featuring slides, tunnels, rope climbs and water, ensure fun and challenges for family and friends, whilst also being a great way to raise funds for charity.

For more information, please visit http://www.warrioradrenalinerace.co.uk/


Latest News

Storm Katie & The Broadwater - 13/04/2016
The River Beane flows through Woodhall Park which, in 1772, was dammed to create the Broadwater and a weir and cascade at what we know as Tumbling Bay.
We have experienced an exceptional amount of water flow through the river this winter, most recently from 'Storm Katie' when an unprecedented amount of water arrived on 28th March. Unfortunately the bank to the side of Tumbling Bay gave way with this floodwater, resulting in the draining of the Broadwater.
We currently have specialists looking into the best way to re-instate the Broadwater and this historic landmark feature, whilst creating an opportunity to improve the water flow and environmental quality of the River Beane which was once a very well-known chalk stream habitat.  

The Grand Tour Sponsored Ride - 11/04/2016
Ralph and Alexandra Abel Smith regret that the Grand Tour Sponsored Ride will not take place this year as the event has become a victim of its own success and has outgrown the site.
The bridge over the river on the main drive was built in the 18th Century for carts and horses and the lorry/car park is on a slope which presents difficulties in wet conditions.  We are looking into having an easy access lorry/car park near the Park and our aim is to stage another Grand Tour Sponsored Ride in aid of charity in the future.
When we have more news it will be posted on our website.

Appointment of an Estate Director - 24/03/2016

The Woodhall Estate is pleased to announce that it is creating a new position of Estate Director. The Estate Director will assume overall management and operational responsibility of the Estate, as well as identifying new opportunities and project managing major schemes. He/she will report directly to the family.

More information on the position is available at the website of Hanover Fox, our appointed head hunter: www.hanoverfox.com

All applications must be made through Hanover Fox and not directly to the Estate.


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Property to Let

The Woodhall Estate, situated in rural Hertfordshire, has an extensive residential and commercial property portfolio.

Its location 3 miles north of Hertford and proximity to London ensure it has good road, rail and air links. All properties are produced to a high standard and include estate houses principally in the villages of Watton-at-Stone, Stapleford, Bramfield, Tonwell and Sacombe, shops, offices, light industrial units, workshops and a livery stables.