WOODHALL ESTATE

HERTFORDSHIRE

Welcome

Woodhall is a privately owned estate in Hertfordshire. The estate combines residential and commercial property portfolios, arable farming, forestry, public events and environmental projects.

Whilst retaining a unique heritage and rural charm, today the estate is run commercially and seeks to demonstrate cutting-edge integrated rural management. 

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 visitor to its many events, or as a walker enjoying stunning views from rights of way.
 
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Location

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Woodhall is located just 30 miles – or about an hour – from central London. It has excellent access to national road and rail networks north and south, as well as to Heathrow, Stansted and Luton airports. More locally, Hertford is 3 miles away; a historic market town with traditional high street shops and services. The rural villages within the estate’s vicinity are all thriving, with vibrant communities, shops, schools, churches, clubs and a health clinic providing valuable services for young and old alike.
 
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Filming

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We offfer 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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Sporting

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The topography and woodland at Woodhall provide high quality shooting opportunities.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Latest News


Forestry Update October 2018 - 18/10/2018
This season of forestry works in Bramfield Woods has now been completed.

The Pine and mixed coniferous logs have gone to a sawmill in Norwich to be made into fencing and building materials. The chipwood has been used as biomass fuel, which will supply Heathrow Airport and other woodchip boilers. The firewood will be processed by local merchants and some of the red oak will be used for hardwood sleepers.  

Woodhall Estate are grateful to local pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders for respecting our signage and temporary closures of permitted paths, ensuring that this operation takes place smoothly and safely.
The Estate plan to restock the small pockets of felled areas with native, more sustainable species of trees. These will grow from naturally regenerated tree stock and will be topped up by seeds such as acorns sourced from local trees on the Estate, including some of the magnificent veteran trees found in Woodhall Park.

There is an element of tree top and timber left in the felled areas, to ensure there is enough material on the ground to hide young seedlings and provide refuge for small mammals, insects and invertebrates. As this wood decays it will provide an environment for the fungi and mini-beasts to thrive.


 
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Woodhall Estate Forestry works: Summer 2018 - 10/07/2018
Woodhall Estate is continually managing its woodland areas as part of a long term plan to achieve high standards of conservation, sustainability, and bio-diversity.

Currently there are minor roadside operations in progress, for which we have undertaken an element of traffic management, to ensure that the trees adjacent to highways are in a safe condition.  In addition to this, we have planned some pollarding of veteran trees and small felling operations to remove trees which could have a likelihood of potential failure in the future so that more appropriate tree species can be established.

In the Bramfield woods we are undertaking felling operations which include selective removal of certain tree species (primarily Red Oak) in small pockets to establish a more diverse next generation of young trees and ground flora. In these areas, a great deal of the dead wood is retained to provide mini-beast, fungi, amphibian and reptile habitat. Amongst the decaying branches we expect to get natural regeneration of tree species, wild plants and flowers, providing an environment for bees and other winged insects which makes good hunting grounds for bats.

Selective thinning of Corsican Pine, which has reached its natural maturity, is also being carried out in Bramfield woods, to make way for younger trees to grow. While working in the area we are carrying out minor works to ride and path edges, to favour select species and increase wildlife benefits.  The number of different woodland plants, butterflies and bees found along the woodland rides and glades is an indication of the improvements we are pleased to have made in recent years.
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Property to Let

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.

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