Preserving the Past, Investing for the Future

Preserving the Past, Investing for the Future

The Duchy continues to repair, restore and upgrade its rural residential properties across all Estates, with record levels of capital investment and the ongoing roll-out of its quality specification and Design Standard.  Over £2m has been spent on refurbishment projects in the year to March 2017, adding to a similar level of investment last year. […]

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Her Majesty The Queen Visits Her Needwood Estate

Her Majesty The Queen as Duke of Lancaster visited a number of tenants on Her Duchy of Lancaster estates in Staffordshire on Thursday 25th May. The visit included a tour of Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre in Draycott-in-the-Clay and a reception for around 50 tenants at Lower Castle Hayes Farm on the Duchy’s historic Needwood Estate. […]

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Live/Work Flourishes In Hanbury

The Duchy’s converted barns development at Hanbury Grange on the Needwood estate in Staffordshire provides workshop and/or office space as well as luxury living accommodation to its tenants. This live/work combination has allowed one tenant to build an impressive reputation as a new English fashion house, training her own team of highly skilled pattern-cutters and […]

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Sharing Best Practice – Worldwide

 One of the key objectives of the Duchy is to encourage the next generation of farmers to examine best practice in new and innovative farming methodologies across the world. We are therefore delighted that the son of one of our tenants on the Needwood Estate in Staffordshire has been selected by the National Federation of […]

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Six of the best for Christmas

The refurbishment of six of the Duchy’s rural residential properties to incorporate the Duchy Design Guide has been completed this month and all properties are let and will be occupied in time for Christmas. A mix of traditional cottages, period farmhouses and family residences, Park and Apple Tree Cottages, Brakenhurst Farm, Cloughton Fields and Root […]

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