Lees Court Estate, Faversham
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Lees Court Estate
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​The Lees Court Estate has been described as the finest Estate in Kent. The Estate has been in the Sondes family for the past 800 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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01 Mar 2023

Tatler’s Best Butler

Best Butler – Dale Burrluck

We are delighted to congratulate Dale Burrluck, Butler at Lees Court Estate, who was named by Tatler magazine as “Best Butler”.  Dale is a veteran of various Royal and...

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28 Jan 2023

‘Ghosty’ and ‘Dave the Dog’ Remembered

On the 28th January 2023, the shooting community of the Lees Court Shoot, came together to plant memorial trees remembering Graham Ghost and Dave Petty.  Both were long-time members of the ‘Picking...

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30 Aug 2021

Kunekunes at the Edenbridge and Oxted Show

Lees Court Estate was delighted to sponsor the Championship Class for the Kunekune Pig held at the Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show.  The two day show held over the August Bank Holiday...

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