Explore Mulgrave Estate

Extending to 15,000 acres, the Estate comprises a mix of agricultural, residential and commercial property and is close to the beautiful and historic town of Whitby in the North York Moors National Park.

Holiday Cottages

Mulgrave Estate is pleased to offer a selection of individual luxury properties for the self-catering holiday.

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Mulgrave Woods are open to the public throughout the year - they also provide a valuable source of fuel.

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Our Estate owns and manages a number of commercial and residential properties.

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We’re pleased to be closely involved with many community initiatives.

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Information for and about our tenants - find out all you need to know, and much more besides!

Information for and about our Tenants

Farming & Countryside

We’re committed to protecting our local countryside and to safe and productive farming.

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Mulgrave Sawmill Development Project

The Construction of the LEADER funded Sawmill Yard building and additional conversion equipment will enable saw logs to be dried and split prior to selling the product. The saw logs are a by product of the sustainable management of Mulgrave Estate's woodland. 

It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.  

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Explore our events calendar - there’s always something going on at Mulgrave Estate!

Garden Open Dates

Lord & Lady Normanby are delighted to allow public access to the Mulgrave Gardens. Each Open Garden date is hosted by different organisation in aid of a local charity. 

Our final Open Garden for 2023 will be Sunday the 20th of August - Lions Club

In case of extreme weather please check website/social media to confirm the event is taking place.

Well behaved dogs are allowed access but must be kept on leads.

  • Gardens Apprentice Required

    Gardens Apprentice Required

    Gardens Apprentice - An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a full-time gardening apprentice at the privately owned Mulgrave Estate near the picturesque and popular town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. The private gardens at Mulgrave Castle are exceptional and date back to the eighteenth century. Consisting of 12 acres of grounds and gardens comprising of parkland, lawns, woodland, trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders and a traditionally fully functioning walled kitchen garden with historic glasshouses. These gardens have been a source of pleasure and beauty to many for generations.

    Full and in-depth training will be delivered by the Head Gardener and his team, with a focus on practical skills. You will have opportunity to be included with additional in-house courses, e.g., first aid training, strimmer etc. Full details & how to apply click https://mulgrave-estate.co.uk/about/jobs-and-recruitment/gardens-apprentice

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  • New Holiday Home - The Old Guard House, Goldsborough nr Whitby

    New Holiday Home - The Old Guard House, Goldsborough nr Whitby

    The Old Guard House has been carefully restored and converted into a luxury 5-bedroom holiday home over the last 18 months. The original building has been furnished in the style of the 1940s with traditional wallpaper, vintage furniture, and wall art displaying WWII British propaganda and governmental advice. The west-facing upper balcony has also been restored, allowing guests to enjoy a view of the farmland and coastal bays that run along this sensational coast. An extension in same style as the original building has also been added in order to take full advantage of the location. This contains the kitchen/living area, which has been designed for maximum comfort and lounging opportunities! Equipped with a multifuel burner, large TV and huge squishy sofas this is the ‘mess room’ of the house. Glass doors take up almost one entire wall and provide spectacular sea views. These lead out to the private garden and patio, while discreet hedging and fencing alongside the property offer complete privacy to our guests.

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  • Tye Trophy Award for Mulgrave Estate

    Tye Trophy Award for Mulgrave Estate

    The Estate was awarded the runner up prize in for the prestigious Tye Trophy competition at the Great Yorkshire Show on Wednesday. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society nominated our Home Farm as one of the best examples of conservation farming in the northern region. The Tye Trophy recognises the contribution of farmers in the north of England to conservation and environmental improvement on a commercial farm.

    The award was presented by Simon Theakston, President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society for the work the Estate has undertaken over the last 5 years. Several important wildlife habitats have been brought back into environmental management since 2018 including moorland where drainage grips have been blocked to re wet the moor, introducing conservation grazing using native breeds to benefit upland waders such as Curlew and Lapwing, drilling 277 acres of winter bird food , pollen and nectar mixes and over winter stubbles for farmland birds and digging 15 ponds and scrapes on marginal land for freshwater pond species. Restoring 10,000m of traditional field boundaries such as dry stone walls and hedgerows have been undertaken along with planting 27,500 native trees on non- productive farmland. Barn Owls are now a common sight around the farm after installing 12 nest boxes in various farm buildings across the Estate. We now have 12 rainwater harvesters holding 360,000 litres of rainwater from the roofs of the farm buildings and are about to install a solar panel array on the grain sheds to make us more energy sustainable in the future. We are primarily a commercial farm growing over 1,000 acres of cereals with Winter Wheat, Spring and Winter Barley and Oil Seed Rape grown in rotation around the fields. However, every opportunity is taken to maintain and encourage wildlife to the farm wherever possible and we will continue to adopt this approach in the future.

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  • Charity Fund Raiser - Hadrian's Wall Walk

    Charity Fund Raiser - Hadrian's Wall Walk

    Congratulations to our team of hikers who last weekend completed the 84miles of Hadrian’s Wall in just 4 days. The joint team from the Estate and Starline Construction raised nearly £2,000 in aid of CHUF - the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Well Done!

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