The Wheler Foundation owns two landed Estates: The Ledston Estate in West Yorkshire and The Otterden Estate in Kent.
The Ledston Estate
The Ledston Estate is situated within the M1 (west), A1 (east) and M62 (south) triangle.
The Estate’s proximity to these major roads provides excellent local, regional and national access.
Ledston Estate comprises approximately 1,235 hectares (3,050 acres) of mixed farmland, woodland, parkland, historic gardens, wetlands, and residential and commercial properties.
The two villages of Ledston and Ledsham are located within the Estate’s boundary. The Grade 1 Listed Ledston Hall is the principal building on the Estate. The Hall is located, as its name suggests, in Ledston, 5 miles north of Castleford and 8 miles west of Leeds in West Yorkshire.
Ledston Hall grounds and gardens are open to the public from May to August, Monday to Friday between 9am to 4pm.
The Otterden Estate
The Otterden Estate is situated approximately 8 miles from Faversham and 10 miles from Ashford in Kent.
The Estate is equidistant between the M2 in the north and the M20 to the south.
The Estate comprises approximately 735 hectares (1815 Acres) on the North Downs with a number of mixed farming enterprises, although livestock features heavily. Approximately 220 hectares of the Estate is woodland, together with a number of residential lets and parkland.
The principal residence on the Estate is Otterden Place which is a private residence.