29 June 2021
Due to the going current restrictions due to Covid 19, Mulgrave Estate have taken the decision to cancel all open gardens for this Year. Lord & Lady Normanby allow public access to Mulgrave Gardens for a number of days per year, each open day is hosted by a different organisation in aid of a local charity. We look forward to 2022 when we hope we can open the gardens for all to enjoy.
09 June 2021
Located down a farm track in a rural setting this lovely house has a range of outbuildings and garden. Comprising a large kitchen/diner, utility and a living room with a wood burner. Upstairs there are four good sized bedrooms with a family bathroom. Available from August 2021, minimum 12 month tenancy. Rent £1350pcm.
06 May 2021
Our resident Exmoor Ponies are on the move again around the Estate. We recently rehoused them at Sandsend Quarry to graze the coastal slope grassland. The grasslands here are becoming choked by gorse, bramble and rank grasses so the Exmoor’s are the ideal tool to combat this and get the flower and herb rich sward back into condition. The quarry is open to the public but please observe the signs on the gates and be responsible around the livestock. As we move the Exmoor’s around the various conservation grazing sites we are looking for volunteer pony checkers to keep an eye on them on a day to day basis and report any problems. If you walk to the quarry regularly and would like to volunteer for this do get in touch with email@example.com
20 April 2021
Quarry fencing underway at Deepgrove. Our contractors have made good progress recently with the new stock fencing that is being installed at Deepgrove Quarry, Sandsend. Around a mile of fencing around the boundaries of the quarry will allow for the introduction of conservation grazing with suitable livestock. This will prevent the area being swamped by gorse, bramble and rough grasses and enable the herb rich grassland underneath to flourish. Panels are to be placed on site as well to tell the story of this fascinating part of the Estate, it’s history, wildlife and connections with the local community at Sandsend
20 April 2021
Work is due to commence this week converting a complex of farm buildings in Lythe to a children’s day nursery with additional services such as a holiday club, toy shop and community space. Planning permission was obtained with a subsequent tender exercise during last year and Twenty-Five(York) Ltd have been appointed as the Principal Contractor. The buildings are owned by Mulgrave Estate who are part-funding the project.
24 February 2021
The Mulgrave Estate have recently added a number of native trees to the riverbanks at Beckside Farm. The trees, a mixture of Alder, Willow and Oak will add stability to the riverbank once the roots take hold as well as eventually providing extra habitat for riparian wildlife. Planting the trees is part of stage one on the scheme with a follow up over the next month or so with livestock fencing to prevent cattle entering the watercourse and causing siltation to the gravel beds lower downstream. Siltation causes the spawning grounds for several species of fish to become choked and reduces the chances of successful breeding within the watercourse. Mulgrave Estate have worked in conjunction with the River Esk programme at the North York Moors National Park Authority via it’s WEG scheme (Water Environment Grant).
24 February 2021
A number of enhancement projects that the Mulgrave Estate have undertaken have received attention from a film crew recently. The restoration of the traditional hedges at Kettleness were filmed with Runswick Bay providing the scenic backdrop. Our contractors are currently busy planting over 800m of new native hedgerow by the Cleveland Way up there and the whole story of landscape, history, benefit to wildlife and keeping alive traditional skills was told by staff, tenant farmer and contractor.
14 January 2021
Following recent changes to Government lockdown rules in England, we are writing to advise that we shall continue to undertake statutory compliance inspections, emergency repairs and routine maintenance work when they can be done within the scope of the guidance.
You should be aware that all Estate staff and contractors have been instructed that any works must be done in a Covid-19 secure fashion, strictly within the stipulations of Government guidance, and in accordance with a suitable Covid-19 risk assessment.
No works will be carried out in properties that contain an individual who is showing symptoms of Covid-19 or who has a confirmed case of Covid-19.
11 December 2020
Today, millions of people in the UK have put on a Christmas jumper to raise money for a great cause. A very festive Mulgrave Estate team are delighted to have taken part in 2020 Safe the Children Christmas Jumper Day. Thank you to everyone who has donated.
26 November 2020
Today, we have taken delivery of two new Exmoor ponies to assist with our conservation grazing on Sandsend Rigg. We are now up to maximum numbers for grazing this area within the woodland. Thankfully, both pairs of ponies took to each other straightaway with very little introduction. We will monitor progress with the grazing over the coming months. The ponies are on loan from the Yorkshire Exmoor Pony Trust.