The Eastnor Castle Estate Office
The Eastnor Estate
The Eastnor Estate looks after over 100 buildings around the southern end of the Malvern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 15 miles south-west of Worcester and 16 miles from Hereford, the estate comprises farmland, woodland and parkland. Parts of the Estate are identified by Natural England as Sites of Scientific Special Interest, and some of the land is within a Geopark. Today it is managed as a very diverse, family business, including farming, forestry, short-term tenanted cottages, commercial property letting and a busy tourist attraction based around the Castle and Deer Park.
Eastnor Property Department
The Estate has its own team of skilled craftsmen who help maintain the estate properties and estate infrastructure. The Estate Property Department looks after everything from our private water supplies to the refurbishment of Estate properties. The team are assisted by local contractors and specialists who ensure all the properties and infrastructure are well maintained.
The Cocks family, ancestors of James and George Hervey-Bathurst, moved to Eastnor at the end of the 16th century. They bought the Manor of Castleditch, an engraving of which is in the Great Hall, and over the following 200 years gradually accumulated further land in this area. The Cocks married into the Worcestershire-based Somers family; the aggregation of their estates with the valuable inheritance passed down by the Lord Chancellor Somers in the early 18th Century, the banking wealth of the Cocks Biddulph bank (now incorporated into Barclays), and the sale of his father’s estate at Dumbleton, near Evesham, gave the 1st Earl Somers the means to start building the castle in 1812. The family, distinguished in law, politics and the army, needed a new residence more in keeping with its status.
The Eastnor Estate has an extensive portfolio of rural properties to rent ranging from charming properties to large farmhouses and outbuildings. The properties are available on Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements.
The properties are situated in and around the village of Eastnor at the foot of the Malvern Hills and close to nearby Ledbury.
The Eastnor Estate properties are managed by:
Emma Tolley Rural Land Management
The Estate Office
T: 01531 636321