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New Chairman begins with a royal appointment

In April Alex Matthews, who has been a non-executive director since 2013, took over from Henry Thornton as Chairman of Cognatum Estates. His first official duty was to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to open the new development at Stuart...more

The Princess Royal visits Stuart Court

Stuart Court in Minchinhampton had some very distinguished guests at their garden party at the start of June. HRH The Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, attended the event and performed the official opening of...more

Les Blancs Bois in the snow

Winter 2017/18 was one of the snowiest, with much of the country blanketed on several occasions. At Malthouse Court in Towcester they recorded a foot of snow! The south east of the country, and Guernsey especially, had more than its...more

MP Visit

Robert Courts, MP for Witney in West Oxfordshire, visited The Playing Close in Charlbury earlier in the year and met Wendy Bailey, the estate manager, and owners Rachel and Brian Farr, who have lived there for nearly twenty years. Mr...more

Grazing under the Giant

Richie Moon looks back in time via a renovated Cerne Abbas watermeadow. Barton Farm, the setting for one of four Cognatum estates in Dorset, is an unspoilt place, with a magnificent 14th-century Grade I tithe barn, with beautiful square-knapped flints,...more

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