About Us

As a family business in every sense, Woodhall Estate integrates diverse people, communities, industries and enterprises. We apply cutting-edge approaches to traditional principles – and always set the highest of standards with the long-term future at the heart of every decision.

Our diverse business brings together property and heritage management, farming and land management, nature conservation and regeneration, events and hospitality. Enterprise, innovation, research, education and charitable activities also form important parts of what we do.

Our roots

Woodhall has been owned and managed by the Abel Smith family for over 200 years. Today the family traditions prevail. Whilst the business is managed professionally, it is done so with the personal oversight and direction of the family. The family both lives and works on the estate and is here to stay; making continuity, enduring high standards and long-termism distinguishing features of the business.