Welcome to Hovingham Estate

The Hovingham Estate has been in the ownership of the Worsley family for 450 years. It is a thriving rural Estate, in the heart of North Yorkshire located 17 miles North of the City of York. The majority of the Estate lies within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Hovingham Estate is a working Estate proud to employ local people. Our businesses include Farming, Forestry, Firewood Sales, Property to Let, House opening, Corporate Hospitality and Events. We also take our responsibility in maintaining our part of England's Heritage very seriously.

Gardener/groundsperson role 

We are looking for a full time gardener/groundsperson, who would report directly to the owners. This is a live-in position. Please see further details under Recruitment. Salary £24,000 - £26,000. Closing date 31st January 2022.

Coronavirus Notice

Following the most recent Government guidance regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus, Hovingham Estate are complying with this guidance and advise that the Estate office is now open. 

We will consider whether external visitors are permitted into the Estate office on a case by case basis and this will be subject to Covid questions prior to entry.  We will continue to monitor the situation and ask visitors to continue to wear masks and use hand sanitiser when entering the Estate Office.

We thank you for your understanding. We will monitor the situation and keep in touch through our website.


Hall opening 2021

We are pleased to advise that Hovingham Hall is now open and we are accepting bookings for Group tours for 2022. Please note that this is for Group tours only, of 15 people or more, and is by appointment only. Please see further details under the Hovingham Hall section of our website. Please contact the Estate office on 01653 628771 or email office@hovingham.co.uk for any enquiries or to make a booking. 

Property to Let
The Estate has properties, both residential and commercial, to let in and around the attractive village of Hovingham
Timber & Firewood sales
Timber & Firewood
Quality locally sourced sustainable timber & firewood for sale. Local delivery available on request.
visiting Hovingham Hall
Visiting Hovingham Hall
Sir William and Lady Worsley invite group bookings to visit their historic house (by appointment only). Hovingham Hall is an attractive Palladian family home was designed and built by Thomas Worsley between 1750 and 1770.

More from the Estate

Hospitality & Events
This elegant Eighteenth Century house with its magnificent reception rooms provides a special setting for entertaining.
Farming is the core business of the Estate and is primarily arable with permanent pasture let on grazing licences.
The Estate has a long tradition of woodland management and have won many awards for forestry and conservation
conservation at Hovingham
Environmental stewardship is at the heart of the wider management of the Estate and we have won many awards for good practice and conservation.
HH Members