The Deer Park
The deer park was established in 2004 with 2,000 metres of deer fencing, two stags (Napoleon and Solo) and twelve young hinds. We now have a very healthy and thriving herd of 80 plus Sika deer which roams the meadows and woodland running down to the lake.
Sika deer were brought to England from the Far East in the 1860’s to populate parks in country estates so are well-suited to their current environment. They are similar in size to fallow deer but darker in colour. Their Summer coats are dappled with white spots and they have a distinctive white rump all year round.
The deer graze the land throughout the year but their diet is supplemented in the winter with estate-grown hay and silage and root vegetables from the walled garden.
We use no pesticides or chemicals and the deer enjoy a totally natural diet and a stress-free life grazing happily in 45 acres of the estate.