The Estate



Built in 1606 at the direction of Sir Henry Slingsby, Red House Estate has served as a stately country manor, an international boarding school, and a working estate - complete with first-rate equestrian facilities - over the last four centuries. Dignitaries such as King James I and Charles I have visited the estate, which sits on the banks of the River Ouse, and today boasts a combination of historic character and modern amenities.

In 1975, the Gordon Family assumed ownership of the estate. Over more than 45 years, the property thrived as an educational setting as well as a working estate. Today, Red House Estate continues to focus on historic preservation while welcoming the local community and visitors to enjoy its abundance offerings.

Things To Do

Enjoy a stroll around the estate grounds, where visitors are welcomed by a horse chestnut tree-lined drive, established perennial gardens, the beautiful 17th century chapel and Rose Garden. Or, go further afield and explore the banks of the River Ouse or the many footpaths in the surrounding North Yorkshire
countryside. For those looking for more sporting activities, the lawn tennis court is available alongside the croquet lawn, as is the 18m outdoor swimming pool.

Adults and children alike will find endless opportunities for exploration or relaxation.