Welcome to The Waldegrave Estate, Chewton Mendip

The Waldegrave Estate, Chewton Mendip is situated on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, South West of England. This in an area that has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The estate land consists of agricultural land and amenity woodlands totalling about 3000 acres.

The estate properties consist of several large tenanted farms and buildings servicing the agricultural land, a converted former cheese dairy which now provides an extensive mix of offices and light industrial units and some 30 residential houses and cottages, these are mostly scattered in and around the village of Chewton Mendip, with one or two more properties in Radstock.  

Most of the houses and cottages are let unfurnished on tenancies of between 6 months and 5 years, see Cottages to Let and Houses to let.

The commercial property and warehouses and storage buildings are available on a variety of terms and leases.

Our woodlands are managed mostly for amenity, but also for some timber.

The Waldegrave Estate also still owns a few properties in the nearby former mining town of Radstock near Bath, these include the prominent former Natwest Bank building at 5 The Street, Radstock which will be available to rent in 2015 for the first time in over 100 years, and the former infants school next to the Church in the middle of the town, which is awaiting redevelopment. See development sites.  

The estate has belonged to the Waldegrave family for many generations. It was given to Sir Edward Waldegrave in 1553, by the then Queen of England, Queen Mary, also known as Bloody Mary. It still belongs to Sir Edward's direct descendants, the present 13th Earl Waldegrave and his sons, who live there.  The main house on the estate, which was enormous, was used as a barracks during World War 2 by troops, and so damaged that it was pulled down after the war. The family now live in a rather smaller 18th century house.

The estate is managed from its own estate office in the village.

For enquiries:

Please contact our Estate Office in Chewton Mendip.

Telephone: 01761 241049

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Or write to:

The Waldegrave Estate Office, Chewton Mendip, BA3 4NT 



Click on a picture to enlarge it.