Grosvenor Rural Estates

Grosvenor Rural Estates is responsible for the long-term stewardship of three rural estates in the United Kingdom.

Working to protect, enhance, and restore sensitive environmental habitats within these unique locations and improving local property and places, our aim is to be a leading example of sustainability within the rural economy – contributing to the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the communities we are part of.

The Eaton Estate manages and works to improve a range of agricultural, residential and commercial properties in rural Cheshire and parts of Chester city centre. Eaton is situated on the outskirts of the city of Chester and has been home to the Grosvenor family – headed by the Duke of Westminster – since the 1400s.  

We provide tenancies for more than 500 residential and commercial properties – including retail and leisure, offices and warehouses – located across the villages of Aldford, Eccleston and Saighton, parts of Churton and Waverton, as well as Chester’s city centre and Handbridge, offering unique locations, lifestyle and easy access across the north west.

Cheshire is renowned for its fertile agricultural land. Across the estate, there are 14 tenant farmers who play an important role within the local rural community providing employment and working in partnership with us to enhance the environment. 

Over the last three years, we’ve planted half a million trees, challenged assumptions about the sustainability and energy performance of historic properties and developed innovative timber products to replace unsustainable materials.