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

Wild Flower Areas - 14/07/2016


Some of the less productive areas of farmland have been planted with wild flower and grass mixes which are now awash with colour.  Plants such as knapweed, chicory, St Johns wort, scabious and cranesbill provide a valuable environment for predatory insects to breed and overwinter, feeding on pests such as aphids which can damage crops.
The earlier flowers in this area, such as clovers, vetches and campions are a great attraction to bees and in early May were smothered in soldier beetles, ladybird eggs and newly hatched larvae.  These beneficial insects should always be encouraged to reduce pest aphid species such as flea beetle, which can cause devastating damage to oil seed rape plants. 


Countryside Learning - 09/06/2016


On the 9th and 10th of  June we held two days in Woodhall Park when we welcomed over 350 pupils from various local and inner city London schools to come for a day out in the countryside
This is one of the activities we undertake every year to encourage children to appreciate the outdoors and it is a good opportunity for us to demonstrate some of the activities involved in managing a country estate.  The Woodhall team provided learning stands, such as ecology, game keeping and farming, whilst the Countryside Learning team provided some really good practical activities such as forestry, tree planting and livestock.  There was also a bird of prey demonstration and all of the children’s favourite seemed to be Gary Richardson’s famous working dog Murphy.
When added together it was a fun and informative day for all.
By the look on the faces of teachers and pupils alike as they departed for home, a good day was had by all.


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.  

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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.