Members explore Woolley Park as part of CLA Berkshire branch AGM

Estate and house tour among the highlights of summer event
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Woolley Park is a 3,000-acre estate on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire border.

Members explored the beautiful estate of Woolley Park during the CLA Berkshire branch's AGM and summer event.

They heard about the estate's diversification projects, the history of the house and enjoyed a peek in the 'Gold room'.

Woolley Park is a 3,000-acre estate on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire border. It includes residential and commercial property and an in-hand arable farming enterprise. Woolley House sits at the heart of the estate and is a grand historic home that has been in the same family since the reign of King Henry VIII.  

The first house was built in 1690 and one of its remodels was designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville, who redesigned Windsor Castle for King George IV.

Today the estate is the family home of Kirsten Loyd, her partner, children and grandchildren. Kirsten has made many changes since inheriting the estate from her father, including developing holiday accommodation, increasing the size of the farm, installing biomass boilers with district heating systems and investing in a programme of refurbishment and redevelopment across its properties.

Attendees also had an update from Jonathan Roberts, CLA external affairs director, on the organisation's recent work and lobbying successes.

The event was kindly sponsored by Carter Jonas, and James Cowper Kreston.

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Members enjoyed a tour of Woolley Park for the Berkshire AGM 2023.