WOODLANDS TO LET: On the Coleorton side of the estate, a couple of miles outside Ashby, we are offering small woods to let from the end of September.  Planted about twenty years ago they are ready for thinning, the timber suitable for logs or chips.  People renting a wood will have exclusive use for logging, camping and other quiet pursuits.  Please contact us by email to john@stauntonharoldestate.co.uk or rowan@stauntonharoldestate.co.uk or by phone on 01332 864435 for further particulars.

 With the revival in the building trade our bigger timber is in demand again for oak beams and other household uses.  Our milling company is called ‘The Ten Mile Timber Company’ and our slogan is ‘English timber mostly grown, and used, within ten miles of home’.  There is a general recognition these days that localism is important, and this applies to the wood we use as much as to our food.  I am always somewhat wary of claims about sustainable forest management from countries with a dubious record for  corruption.  Staunton Harold Estate has a recorded history of supplying timber for local uses stretching back four hundred years; we are proud to be continuing that tradition.