About Rudding Estate

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An Estate with Pedigree

Rudding Estate is a beautifully appointed, exclusive collection of offices, homes and leisure services, utilising converted period stone buildings. The Estate is 1300 acres of prime Yorkshire countryside around the pretty village of Follifoot, just 3 miles from Harrogate town and a short drive from Leeds, York and major transport links. 

Historical Estate

Dating back to the 1700's, Rudding Estate was centred around Rudding House and Follifoot within the forest of Knaresborough. 

In 1972 The Mackaness family purchased the Estate and set upon major development of properties and facilities, including conversion of farm dwellings and providing mains services for all properties. 

In 2003 Mark Mackaness became custodian of the Estate where he remains dedicated to ensuring that all aspects of the Estate are developed to the highest standards with the emphasis on quality at all times. 

1300 Acres of Inspiration

Complementing the office and residential rentals, the Estate comprises 1,100 acres of arable and grassland together with 200 acres of forestry. These compliment the properties because the land offers refreshing country views, invigorating walks, wonderful surroundings, easy parking and a certain exclusivity.

Prime Location

Set just 3 miles from the affluent spa town of Harrogate and surrounding the picturesque village of Follifoot, Rudding Estate is one of the most convenient locations for a office let or home to rent. Harrogate was voted the 'Happiest Place to Be' in the UK by Rightmove in 2015 and in 2017 was 3rd in the UK and voted 'Best Place to Be' in Yorkshire and Humber. However, if you need connections, Rudding Estate is perfectly convenient for Leeds, York, the A1/M1 (just 5 mins away), local and national train stations are easily accessible as is Leeds Bradford Airport. 

Quality House and Office Rentals

Superb office suites, houses, cottages and apartments to rent in ideal locations just outside Harrogate and Follifoot. Each property is finished to an exacting standard, with the emphasis on quality throughout.

Environmentally Friendly

Within Rudding Estate, there are three separate renewable energy sources; solar banks, wind turbines and ground source heating. These provide businesses on the Estate with substantial savings on their energy bills, whilst helping deliver green credentials, it's a win-win scenario.

Services & Leisure

The Estate has more to offer than offices to let and houses to rent; there's a private gym with personal trainers, beauty treatment rooms, sports injury and performance clinic and even a chiropractor. Rudding Estate also offer corporate and team-building events, such as one of the UK's most exciting 4x4 courses, clay pigeon shooting, hovercraft driving and quad biking. Please email for more information.

The Coat of Arms of the Mackaness family displays the motto 'Omnia nobis curae' - 'We find interest in all things' this motto guides the improvement and progression of the Rudding Estate into future.

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