County Durham

The Estate is split into two main land holdings, traditionally known as the Raby Estate and the Upper Teesdale Estate.

These two Estates include tenanted farms, residential properties and commercial assets spread from Piercebridge in the east to the county boundary with Cumbria in the west.

The County Durham Estates include a unique assortment of arable, mixed and upland tenanted farm alongside the Raby Home Farm based in Raby Park.

Estate properties are often recognised by their traditional whitewashed walls which can be seen across Teesdale.


The Shropshire estate has been in the custodianship of the Vane family for hundreds of years. The estate is a large estate situated between Shrewsbury and Telford consisting of fully equipped let farms where our tenants run farming businesses from, cottages where people make their homes and a holiday let where people stay to relax.

The team are tasked with being an open and trustworthy steward of an important rural estate shaping our communities to provide safe and happy living and working environments. To be responsible in our investments and business operations to meet the ever-changing needs of our local community and natural resources. To have integrity in our actions. To take a holistic view when assessing the feasibility of business options and to lead in improving the prosperity of the economy in rural areas.

The aim for the Shropshire Estate is to develop a sense place building new and renovating property to nurture a community for Shropshire providing new work opportunities, living, including affordable homes, creating spaces for people to visit, learn and exercise to help with the health and wellbeing of people in the county.

Our reputation is extremely important and as custodians of the Raby Estate we respect our heritage, build for today and invest for the future generations.


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