The Estate takes its role within farming and the community very seriously and is known for being environmentally and socially responsible.

We treasure values such as heritage, tradition, authenticity, uniqueness and respect for the real English countryside.

The Estate has practised "responsible English farming” at Yattendon since 1925. This commitment enables us to look forward to a sustainable farming future in the diverse and beautiful landscape of West Berkshire.

The Estate has been a member of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme since October 1998 and more recently the Entry Level Scheme and the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

Two and six metre grass margins are left un-cropped around arable fields creating wildlife habitats. In addition a large amount of hedge row planting has been undertaken to enhance these boundaries.

Areas of arable land have been converted to grass downland providing habitat for Stone Curlews, an endangered species.