Lees Court Estate, Faversham
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Lees Court Estate
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LEES COURT ESTATE

​The Lees Court Estate has been described as the finest Estate in Kent. The Estate has been in the Sondes family for the past 700 years and became the centre of The Countess Sondes’ life on the death of her husband, Henry George Herbert, The Fifth Earl Sondes in 1996.

The Estate, during the early 1900’s, was 85,000 acres. Today the Estate is 6,900 acres with a core of 2,663 acres around the villages of Sheldwich and Badlesmere with the balance at The Swale Estuary, Oare and Faversham Creeks.

Swale Estuary & Creeks

Swale Oysters

Lees Court Oysters

Lees Court Oysters are considered to be some of the best oysters in the world

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Farming on the Lees Court Estate

Swale Oysters

Seeds LP

Lees Court has grown a range of Non-Food Crops and is looking at further ways of adding value

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The Shoot at Lees Court

Swale Oysters

Lees Court Shoot

Lees Court Shoot is acclaimed for its sporting quality, atmosphere & style, conservation values & outstanding natural beauty

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23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus - Public Rights of Way


During this current Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the public enjoying the beauty of the Estate.  Can we politely remind all those visiting the Estate to keep to the...

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23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus - Archaeology

Kent Archaeological Society and Lees Court Estate have decided to postpone all archaeological activities for this year.  We look forward to welcoming back the Team and all the volunteers in 2021....

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23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus - Seasonal Work

The Estate Office has received several calls enquiring about Seasonal Work during this pandemic.  Unfortunately, we do not have any seasonal work available.  However, our tenant farmer John Higgs...

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