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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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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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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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.


Upcoming Events

2018 Warrior Adrenaline Race - 24/11/2017
On 21 April 2018 Woodhall Estate are pleased to be hosting the 2018 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/races/


Latest News

Woodhall Estate are Recruiting - 16/03/2018


A rare opportunity to join Woodhall Estate.

We are currently recruiting for the following postion:

Building & Facilities Manager

For further information please see our recruitment page.

Countryside Learning 2017 - 28/06/2017
On 25th and 26th May Woodhall hosted two Countryside Learning days where over 400 pupils from various schools, both local and from inner city London, were invited 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 we undertake to manage a country estate.
The Woodhall team provide learning stands, such as ecology, game keeping and farming while the Countryside Learning team provide some really good fun, practical activities such as forestry, planting and livestock. There is also a bird of prey demonstration and all of the children’s favourite seems to Gary Richardson’s famous working dog Murphy.


Hedgelaying - 14/06/2017
Forward planning is key to maximising the long term benefits for wildlife at the Woodhall Estate. Vast stretches of hedgerows have been planted over the years and now that they have established we want them to be beneficial to as much wildlife as possible.
Part of our winter/spring programme of works is spent hedgelaying in an effort to make the hedgerows as wide and as dense as possible.  They can then act as a wind break which helps to catch seeds to either provide food for wildlife or produce strong regrowth, thickening the lower layer of vegetation.  The hedgerow plants often still flower and fruit that same year which can be an adverse effect of continual hedge cutting rather than planned hedge management.
Positive hedgerow management has many benefits:  songbirds have a greater chance of finding a safe refuge in the centre, away from predators trying to steal their eggs.  Hedge trimmings are mixed into or stacked near to the area to naturally decay for the benefit of insects and their habitats.

As soon as our hedgelaying operations are completed song birds definitely seem to be attracted to them even in the winter months, and now it is June we would like to think that there are plenty of safely fledged  birds successfully finding a steady supply of little caterpillars to feed on.  


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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.