Rural Estates

Grosvenor Rural Estates is responsible for the long-term stewardship of three rural estates in the United Kingdom.

Working to protect, enhance, and restore sensitive environmental habitats within these unique locations and improving local property and places, our aim is to be a leading example of sustainability within the rural economy – contributing to the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the communities we are part of.

Our Estates

Eaton Estate

We manage and work to improve a range of agricultural, residential and commercial properties in rural Cheshire and parts of Chester city centre.  

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Abbeystead Estate

A sporting and conservation estate in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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Reay Forest Estate

Safeguarding rare habitats in the North West Highlands of Scotland

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Grosvenor Farms

Grosvenor Farms produce high-quality, nutritious, milk and cereal grains, adopting sustainable practices that benefit animal welfare and enhance the environment.   

From our award-winning commercial farm within Grosvenor’s Eaton Estate in Cheshire, we produce over 35 million litres of fresh milk a year – enough for half a million people every day – and grow 2,200 hectares of forage and grains for food production and animal feed. Our ambition is to be the UK’s leading producer of milk and cereal grains, farming sustainably to become a net zero carbon operation by 2030, building on our 50% carbon reduction achieved over the past five years.  

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Grosvenor Farms produce high-quality, nutritious, milk and cereal grains, adopting sustainable practices that benefit animal welfare and enhance the environment.   

From our award-winning commercial farm within Grosvenor’s Eaton Estate in Cheshire, we produce over 35 million litres of fresh milk a year – enough for half a million people every day – and grow 2,200 hectares of forage and grains for food production and animal feed. Our ambition is to be the UK’s leading producer of milk and cereal grains, farming sustainably to become a net zero carbon operation by 2030, building on our 50% carbon reduction achieved over the past five years.  

 

Grosvenor TimberWorks

Grosvenor TimberWorks brings together a progressive and sustainable approach to woodland management with the processing of innovative timber products, combining a dedication to traditional methods of wood craftsmanship with a long-term commitment to UK forestry.  

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Grosvenor TimberWorks brings together a progressive and sustainable approach to woodland management with the processing of innovative timber products, combining a dedication to traditional methods of wood craftsmanship with a long-term commitment to UK forestry.  

Key people across our Rural Estates

profile of Nicholas Dobbs

Nicholas Dobbs

Head of the Family Office and Head of Rural Estates

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profile of Annabel Farbon

Annabel Farbon

Agent, Eaton Estate

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profile of Neil Kilgour

Neil Kilgour

Agent, Abbeystead Estate

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profile of Ben Mardall

Ben Mardall

Estate Manager, Reay Forest Estate

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profile of Andrew McInnes

Andrew McInnes

Rural Estates Finance Director

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