We Are Providing The Perfect Halloween Hangout For British Bats

We Are Providing The Perfect Halloween Hangout For British Bats

Our Estate is highlighting the urgent need to protect these most misunderstood mammals.

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We Are Trialling New Digital Pathways

We Are Trialling New Digital Pathways

We are joining forces with Oxfordshire County Council and the University of Oxford to trial a series of new digital permissive pathways on our land.

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Our Starring Role in BBC’s Flagship Rural Affairs Show

Our Starring Role in BBC’s Flagship Rural Affairs Show

Our Estate and its unique colonies of wild honeybees had a starring role on BBC One’s Countryfile on Sunday.

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Our Shepherd Set For a Year of Milestones in New Dream Role

Our Shepherd Set For a Year of Milestones in New Dream Role

We advertised for a Head Shepherd in 2021 to look after our 1,200-strong flock of Scotch Mule sheep.

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Schools Join Our Estate’s Epic Tree Planting Project

Schools Join Our Estate’s Epic Tree Planting Project

School children from across the south are joining our epic tree-planting project to create nine new woodlands on our Estate.

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Our Shepherds Launch Thank Ewe Campaign Ahead of Lambing Season

Our Shepherds Launch Thank Ewe Campaign Ahead of Lambing Season

Our shepherds are asking dog owners to act responsibly while visiting our estate in the run up to lambing season.

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Together With Rowse Honey, we Will Create Over 50 Acres of Sustainable Habitat For Pollinators

Together With Rowse Honey, we Will Create Over 50 Acres of Sustainable Habitat For Pollinators

We are joining forces with Rowse Honey on a major conservation project to create a sustainable nectar source for local wild bees and other pollinators, as well as introducing new habitats for insects and birds, in and around our Oxfordshire estate.

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Our Estate Completes Planting of New Flagship Woodland

Our Estate Completes Planting of New Flagship Woodland

Our rural team has completed planting the first of nine new woodlands on our Oxfordshire Estate.

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Become Our New Head Gardener

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Become Our New Head Gardener

We are looking to recruit a new Head Gardener – the first time the role has become vacant in 40 years.

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Our Apprentice Shepherdess Primed for <br/>Busy Lambing Season

Our Apprentice Shepherdess Primed for
Busy Lambing Season

We are marking National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the work of our new apprentice stockperson, Ellie Young.

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Shared Ownership Scheme Offers Hope For Local Home Seekers

Shared Ownership Scheme Offers Hope For Local Home Seekers

Our shared ownership scheme at Park View - Woodstock is offering local people an affordable way to buy their own property and stay in the area.

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Sheepdog Puppy Nell Enjoys First Christmas at Blenheim

Sheepdog Puppy Nell Enjoys First Christmas at Blenheim

A sheepdog puppy called Nell is enjoying her first Christmas with us on the Estate.

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Barn Owl Chicks Hatch Out in Our Nest Boxes

Barn Owl Chicks Hatch Out in Our Nest Boxes

We are helping to rebuild wild barn owl populations with the help of artificial nest boxes which have been put up around the estate.

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Our New Solar Park to Generate Enough Power For More Than 700 Homes

Our New Solar Park to Generate Enough Power For More Than 700 Homes

We have begun work on a new solar park on former agricultural land northeast of Woodstock.

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Morgan Sindall Creating Nine New Public Access Woods on Our Estate as Part of ‘Unprecedented’ Tree Planting Project

Morgan Sindall Creating Nine New Public Access Woods on Our Estate as Part of ‘Unprecedented’ Tree Planting Project

The first of 270,000 trees are being planted on our Estate as part of an ‘unprecedented’ project, in partnership with Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group, to create nine new woodlands.

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Park View Wins Best Partnership Scheme at the WhatHouse? Awards

Park View Wins Best Partnership Scheme at the WhatHouse? Awards

Our ground-breaking approach to affordable housing was described as ‘outstanding’ by judges after we won Best Partnership Scheme at the WhatHouse? Awards on Friday.

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First Affordable Homes Available at Park View

First Affordable Homes Available at Park View

The first phase of affordable housing has become available at our ground-breaking Park View development in Woodstock.

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We've Reached Finals in Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year

We've Reached Finals in Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year

We have reached the final of the Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year at the annual Housebuilder Awards.

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We've Been Shortlisted For Estates Gazette Awards

We've Been Shortlisted For Estates Gazette Awards

Blenheim Estate Homes and West Oxfordshire District Council have been nominated as finalists in The Public/Private Partnership Award category of 2021’s Estate Gazette Awards.

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MP Impressed With Our Environmental Initiatives

MP Impressed With Our Environmental Initiatives

MP Robert Courts has praised our commitment to the environment during a visit this week.

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Queen Bee Attempts Palace Coup

Queen Bee Attempts Palace Coup

The Palace is used to welcoming royalty, but when a queen bee inadvertently led her colony to swarm on a stone plinth outside the Duke of Marlborough’s private entrance it was decided she needed to be gently escorted off the premises.

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We're Offering a ‘Dream’ Role for Shepherd

We're Offering a ‘Dream’ Role for Shepherd

We are looking to recruit a shepherd to help care for our 1,000-strong flock of sheep, as well as our collection of rare breed British white cattle .

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We've Welcomed A New National Planning Code

We've Welcomed A New National Planning Code

We have welcomed the government’s new national model design code, which was published this week.

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Shepherd’s Cutie Pies – Sheepdog Puppies at the Palace

Shepherd’s Cutie Pies – Sheepdog Puppies at the Palace

The eight-week-old border collie puppies are the latest generation born from our sheepdogs who work across the Estate.

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Rural Housing Alliance Praises Our Affordable Housing

Rural Housing Alliance Praises Our Affordable Housing

During Rural Housing Week the Rural Housing Alliance has praised our response to the urgent need for additional affordable housing in the country.

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Dry Stone Wall Restoration Uncovers Ghostly Relics

Dry Stone Wall Restoration Uncovers Ghostly Relics

Restoration work on our traditional dry stone walling has revealed a fascinating glimpse into the estate’s past.

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We've been Shortlisted for Prestigious Future of Real Estate Award

We've been Shortlisted for Prestigious Future of Real Estate Award

Blenheim Estate Homes has been shortlisted for the Estates Gazette Future of Real Estate Award 2021.

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Re-discovered 200-year-old Guide Reveals Lost Treasures of one of Britain’s Most Luxurious Roman Villas

Re-discovered 200-year-old Guide Reveals Lost Treasures of one of Britain’s Most Luxurious Roman Villas

Our Palace Archivist has re-discovered a 200-year-old guide revealing the lost treasures of one of Britain’s largest and most luxurious Roman villas

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We've Launched a Tree Sponsorship Scheme

We've Launched a Tree Sponsorship Scheme

We are giving people the unique opportunity to commemorate a special event or remember a loved one and help the environment by having a tree planted on our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Saplings From Europe’s Greatest Collection of  Ancient Oaks on Sale at Blenheim Palace

Saplings From Europe’s Greatest Collection of Ancient Oaks on Sale at Blenheim Palace

A limited number of saplings grown from Europe’s greatest collection of ancient oaks have gone on sale to the public at Blenheim Palace for the first time.

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We Are Addressing Urgent Need To Expand Woodland Creation

We Are Addressing Urgent Need To Expand Woodland Creation

Our Estates Director has addressed a national conference on how to fulfil ambitious new goals for woodland creation in England and Wales.

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Chainsaw Champion Carves Stunning Seat From Fallen Oak

Chainsaw Champion Carves Stunning Seat From Fallen Oak

A fallen ancient oak tree on our Estate has been given a new lease of life as a stunning carved bench thanks to the artistic skills of chainsaw artist Matthew Crabb.

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Growing natural capital: Morgan Sindall And Blenheim Estate creating new forests

Growing natural capital: Morgan Sindall And Blenheim Estate creating new forests

In partnership with Morgan Sindall Group plc we are creating nine new woodlands, planting more than a quarter of a million trees to transform the land as part of an ambitious series of sustainability initiatives.

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We're Inviting Tenders For Partnership on Arable Land

We're Inviting Tenders For Partnership on Arable Land

We are inviting farmers to tender for c.1,100 acres (445ha) of arable farmland as we implement our ground-breaking land strategy.

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We've Piloted A Social Prescription Programme

We've Piloted A Social Prescription Programme

We are piloting a new ‘social prescription’ programme aimed at addressing the mental distress, social isolation and physical inactivity caused by lockdown.

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We've Launched Woodstock Community Development Project

We've Launched Woodstock Community Development Project

We're delighted to have launched the Woodstock Community Development Project, in partnership with Woodstock Town Council, and Community First Oxfordshire (CFO).

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Survey Reveals Biodiversity of our Ancient Woodland

Survey Reveals Biodiversity of our Ancient Woodland

A new survey has revealed the incredible biodiversity of our ancient woodland.

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Christmas Comes Very Early

Christmas Comes Very Early

It may only be February but our Forestry Team is already hard at work preparing for Christmas.

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Scan Reveals Record Ratio For Our Sheep Flock

Scan Reveals Record Ratio For Our Sheep Flock

Our flock of sheep are expecting a record ratio of lambs this year according to the latest ultrasound pregnancy scans.

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Volunteers Restore Historic Hedgerow

Volunteers Restore Historic Hedgerow

A team of volunteers is helping to re-plant an ancient hedgerow as part of a wildlife conservation project in Bladon.

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We're Building Bee B&Bs

We're Building Bee B&Bs

We're building our own natural hives to help protect dwindling colonies of wild bees across our estate.

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Our Partner Pye Homes Won Top Prizes at Housebuilder Awards

Our Partner Pye Homes Won Top Prizes at Housebuilder Awards

Our partner, Pye Homes, have won two top prizes at this year’s Housebuilder Awards, the most sought-after and prestigious annual ceremony in the industry.

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Restored Waterfall Roars Back to Life

Restored Waterfall Roars Back to Life

Our iconic manmade waterfall, created by ‘Capability’ Brown, has been restored to its former glory following a major repair and restoration project.

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New tenants playing vital role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

New tenants playing vital role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Our new tenants at Witney Business & Innovation Centre; Healthtech Firm Visiba are helping ease pressure on NHS & support rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Brightening up the community with nearly 2,000 spring bulbs

Brightening up the community with nearly 2,000 spring bulbs

Our Gardens Team are donating nearly 2,000 spring bulbs to local groups following an online appeal.

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We're Supplying Lamb to One of Country’s Oldest Family Butchers

We're Supplying Lamb to One of Country’s Oldest Family Butchers

We are working with Aldens of Oxford, one of the UK’s longest established family butchers, to offer our high quality lamb to its customers.

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Huge Interest in our Latest Collection at Park View

Huge Interest in our Latest Collection at Park View

We are officially launching our latest collection of our landmark Park View development this weekend and hundreds of buyers have already pre-registered their interest.

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Farming Charity Opens New HQ on our Estate

Farming Charity Opens New HQ on our Estate

We have provided FarmAbility a permanent hub space as part of our ongoing partnership with the charity.

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Our Herdsman Harvests Bumper Crop From Giant Veg Chaos Garden

Our Herdsman Harvests Bumper Crop From Giant Veg Chaos Garden

Our Herdsman Richard has harvested a bumper crop of vegetables from a giant edible chaos garden he created on our Estate.

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We're measuring our biodiversity as part of a nationwide wellbeing study

We're measuring our biodiversity as part of a nationwide wellbeing study

Scientists are studying the sounds of nature in our estate as part of a nationwide study into the potential benefits of green spaces for health and wellbeing.

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Stamp Duty has been temporarily waived

Stamp Duty has been temporarily waived

Homebuyers can save thousands under the new Stamp Duty threshold.

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Park View: a 'Kite Mark for Stewardship'

Park View: a 'Kite Mark for Stewardship'

A newly-published report, by property consultants Knight Frank, has described our commitment to developing high quality properties as part of our Landowner Legacy as a ‘kite mark for stewardship’.

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We've Appointed an Award-Winning Consultancy to Help us Shape a Sustainable Future

We've Appointed an Award-Winning Consultancy to Help us Shape a Sustainable Future

We are working with VeloCity, which features engineers, architects and planners, to re-imagine a future based around people, places, public transport and new technology.

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We proudly hosted a seminar on Affordable Homes

We proudly hosted a seminar on Affordable Homes

In partnership with West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC), we recently hosted a ground-breaking seminar on our radical new approach to the provision of truly affordable housing.

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We've opened our doors to Aspire, a social inclusion charity

We've opened our doors to Aspire, a social inclusion charity

We're joining forces with an award-winning employment charity and social enterprise to provide classes and activities for people facing multiple challenges, helping them move forward with their lives.

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Tiny Acorns Continue Legacy of our Ancient Oaks

Tiny Acorns Continue Legacy of our Ancient Oaks

Our Forestry Team are propagating 3,000 acorns from our unique collection of 900-year-old oak trees.

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New report shows direct link between community and 'social capital'

New report shows direct link between community and 'social capital'

We recently accommodated a special event where the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) published the findings of The Value of Community, a joint report which reveals a direct link between housing type and social benefits – so-called ‘social capital’.

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We've Unveiled Our Long-Term Legacy Principles For Developments

We've Unveiled Our Long-Term Legacy Principles For Developments

At Blenheim Estate Homes we have just unveiled a ground-breaking set of commitments which set new standards in landowner legacy development.

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Introducing Park View

Introducing Park View

We have proudly unveiled our new landmark property development site, Park View, during a VIP preview.

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Doctor's Surgery in Long Hanborough is underway

Doctor's Surgery in Long Hanborough is underway

A new doctors’ surgery being built as part of our Hanborough Gate development is set to enhance the provision of primary care in the area

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Blenheim Estate trees help reconstruct Anglo-Saxon Royal House

Blenheim Estate trees help reconstruct Anglo-Saxon Royal House

Eighty trees from woodland on the Blenheim Estate are being used to create an authentic reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon royal house in Oxfordshire.

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Blenheim Estate Unveils New Permissive Paths

Blenheim Estate Unveils New Permissive Paths

We've created a series of new way-marked permissive paths to provide access to our wider estate.

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Ecology Project Boost For Development's Biodiversity

Ecology Project Boost For Development's Biodiversity

We're boosting the ecology of Hanborough Gate, Long Hanborough.

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Hanborough Gate to Offer Taste of The Countryside

Hanborough Gate to Offer Taste of The Countryside

Visitors to the newly-opened Hanborough Gate show home will be able to enjoy a taste of the countryside on Monday, 27th May.

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Hanborough Gate Show Home Opens Over Bank Holiday Weekend

Hanborough Gate Show Home Opens Over Bank Holiday Weekend

Including a £10,000 interior design offer for new buyers towards interiors, supplied by Vogue Showhomes.

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Blenheim Estate to Waive Tenant Fees Three Months Early

Blenheim Estate to Waive Tenant Fees Three Months Early

New tenancy fees will be waived from March onwards, ahead of the new Tenant Fees Act which becomes law on 1st June.

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Community Development Charity Appointed to Consult on Woodstock's Future

Community Development Charity Appointed to Consult on Woodstock's Future

Community First Oxfordshire appointed to consult local people about the current and future needs of the town.

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Appointing a Facilitator For Community Planning

Appointing a Facilitator For Community Planning

Alongside Woodstock Town Council, we're appointing a facilitator to help us produce an infrastructure and community delivery plan for Woodstock.

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Blenheim Estate Acquires Pye Homes

Blenheim Estate Acquires Pye Homes

We are very proud to announce we have acquired our long-standing development partner Pye Homes

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Work Begins on a New Community Development

Work Begins on a New Community Development

In partnership with Pye Homes, we're working on a new housing development east of Woodstock.

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