Historic Charm, Meets Natural Beauty

Historic Charm, Meets Natural Beauty

Nestled within the North Norfolk Countryside, Kelling Estate is a beautiful hall and grounds dedicated to conservation, supporting the local community and offering visitors to the area a range of charming holiday and long term let properties as well as a range of businesses.


Forward Thinking Estate

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the surrounding areas and natural landscape are at the heart of the Estate and as such planning and decision making is heavily influenced by the environment, keeping conservation and biodiversity at the forefront of our endeavours.

The Kelling Estate is where historic charm meets the beautiful countryside and aims to invest into the local economy and put in place initiatives to protect and re-establish habitats and its flora and fauna for future generations. Our mission is to protect the charm of the North Norfolk countryside through focused conservation planning.


“Protecting the charm and privacy of the Kelling Estate through an increased focus on conservation and wildlife protection.”

Conservation and Woodland

The Estate has changed its focus from farming to conservation, allocating more and more of its acreage to environmental activities and sustainable practices. From the beginning of 2022 we are proud to be officially part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, designing and tailoring our strategy to benefit the local area and environment.

As part of our efforts we manage the woodland and habitats on the Estate as well as the hedgerows that line the roads. Coppicing and maintenance through cutting are only undertaken at certain times of the year to allow hedges to fruit and provide food over cooler months and to allow undisturbed nesting.

As the Kelling Road, Holgate Hill and The Street are located through the centre of the Estate and its fields, roadside verges and hedges are cut more frequently for safe use.

Conservation and biodiversity will forever become part of the Estate’s focus, find out more about our work below.


Escape, Recharge, Be Inspired

The Estate diversifies to offer those wishing to escape to rural North Norfolk a selection of luxury holiday homes, cottages, and long term residential properties.


Holiday Cottages

Our collection of dog friendly, self-catering holiday cottages offer the perfect escape from the stress of everyday life.


Residential Lettings

The Kelling Estate owns and lets a collection of properties across Kelling village and the Lowes, residential development.


In the Heart of the Community

Located just a stone’s throw away from Holt, the Kelling Estate is perfectly positioned to promote and support local schools, causes and charities.


Consisting of many different businesses including the Holt Garden Centre, the Estate has many avenues in which it can support local causes. With constant conservation works and environmental activities, schools can benefit from learning about the history of the Estate and local agriculture. Charities are welcomed and encouraged to get in touch regarding events and ways that we can help. We currently support a few charities significant to the Widdowson family and the community, and happily promote their amazing work and sponsored events through use of the Estate and donations.


Part of the Kelling Estate

Holt Garden Centre

Becoming part of the Estate from 2017, we are happy to provide local people and visitors a destination venue for plants, home and giftware, as well as a superb tea room to refresh and refill before discovering what the rest of Norfolk has to offer. With an abundance of products and plants, our friendly skilled team at the Holt Garden Centre and The Garden Terrace Cafe are available to help and advise you throughout your visit.