Dating from 1913, Kelling Hall was originally built for Sir Henri Deterding, a founder of the Royal Dutch Petroleum company. It is thought to be the first important commission for the architect, Sir Edward Maufe. The building shows his early links with the Arts and Crafts movement due to its butterfly plan, knapped flint walls and gabled roof and was designed to be the finest sporting estate in the county.
The estate remained within the Deterding family for many generations, until 2008, when it was sold to the Widdowson family, and after many months of sensitive restoration, Kelling Hall remains very much a family home.
Awards in Conservation
Through diversification The Kelling Estate has grown to 2,250 acres, keeping conservation and biodiversity at the forefront of our work.
In 2018 we were delighted to be shortlisted for The Purdey Awards for Game & Conservation. These prestigious awards seek to promote a wider appreciation of the outstanding game and habitat conservation work, carried out by shoots throughout the United Kingdom.
In November 2012 the opportunity arose to purchase local country house hotel The Pheasant Hotel, and a fine addition to our already successful group of luxury holiday lets and residential properties.
After a complete refurbishment and luxury interiors update the hotel now offers luxurious stays for every generation and remains a firm favourite for many discerning locals.
We are also proud to offer two delightful Shepherds Huts to our holiday let portfolio.
To book a stay at the hotel, or check availability with any of our holiday lets, please head over to The Pheasant website, where we can direct your enquiry.
Holt Garden Centre
In April 2018 the Estate expanded further with the acquisition of Holt Garden Centre, formerly known as Emcy Garden Centre. As one of the largest garden centres in the county, we pride ourselves on having everything you need, and more.
With an abundance of products and plants, Holt Garden Centre and The Garden Terrace Cafe are now a destination venue for garden, homeware and pet enthusiasts.
Whether you're after some stunning new garden furniture, a new potting shed, greenhouse, or BBQ, we have it all ready for you to take home with you.
We also offer a range of homeware and gifts, clothing, shoes, wellies and kids toys and, of course, all kinds of gardening accessories.
Our plant ladies are widely renowned for their skill and expertise - so pop down for lunch or a cuppa and have a chat with any of the team.