Welcome to the Dawnay Estates

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The Dawnay Estates


The Dawnay Estates consists of a group of thriving rural businesses based in some of the most beautiful countryside in Yorkshire. The Estates are managed with a long term view which includes an acute recognition of the responsibility to maintain the environment. This responsibility goes hand in hand with a commercial and innovative approach to business.

Once visited never forgotten – my family have been looking after this little corner of England for almost 350 years.

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News & Events

A Warm Welcome To Our New Chief Executive David Steel
David Steel has passed the Estate’s door countless times, driving from property managers Savills’ York office when managing the Duchy of Lancaster’s estates north of Scarborough. Now his commute will…...
A Fond Farewell To Robert Sword
After twenty-seven years, the Estate is saying a fond farewell to its Director, Robert Sword....