About the Estate

Woodhall is a privately owned estate in rural Hertfordshire.  The estate, which centres around the 18th century mansion house let to Heath Mount School, brings together a residential and commercial property portfolio, agricultural, forestry and conservation operations, as well as a venue for events and enterprises.  The estate is 3 miles north of Hertford with excellent access to London and national road, rail and air networks.

The most recent mansion house at Woodhall was built in 1775.  The parkland as we know it was also created in 1775 but has been changed and enlarged over time.  To the east of the Stables it includes glades of hornbeam trees and immensely old oak trees.  The lodges and gatehouses on the estate and the ha - ha surrounding the house were built in 1838.  The walled gardens, created during the Napoleonic Wars by prisoners of war, lie to the north of the house and originally comprised formal and kitchen gardens extending to some 5 acres.  Sir Joseph Paxton started his working life here.

The River Beane runs through the estate and has been dammed to create a lake, known as the Broadwater, and a cascade at the weir.

The wider estate brings together heritage and cutting edge rural estate management.  Please visit other parts of this site to learn more about the many wonderful opportunities Woodhall has to offer.
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