The Estate


The estate straddles the eastern edge of the Pennines and the start of the Vale of York; thus, part is based on the magnesian limestone, from which the breweries of Tadcaster draw their water.

Rural activities at Grimston Park Estate

It comprises a broad mix of rural activities:

  • Good quality arable land, farmed directly by tenant farmers or by their contractors.
  • Grass for grazing, principally in the park and along the side of the River Wharfe.
  • Managed woodland, producing wood for biomass.
  • Cottages and houses let on shorthold leases.
  • An office development let to commercial tenants, created from a range of old stone farm buildings.
  • The Stockwell Stud Livery Stables, providing accommodation for over 80 horses.

Complementing the landscape

Many of the houses are listed buildings and the majority of the let properties are over 100 years old. The estate has invested heavily in recent years restoring and upgrading properties to a high standard for the modern rental market.

Other notable buildings complement the landscape, a striking example is the Observatory Tower on top of Grimston hill, from where there are excellent views over the parkland and the southern parts of the estate.

The Fielden family nurtures the fine trees that adorn its parkland and have also created three new woods totalling 22 acres in the last four years.