Oteley Estate

A lady at a Christmas market
23 Nov 2021
The Oteley Estate on the shores of the mere in Ellesmere are holding a Christmas Winter Market on Thursday, December 2. The market is free to attend and will be held in the original stable yard. Local businesses will be selling a mixture of gifts, food, and drink products so visitors can enjoy stocking up on Christmas gifts and produce. Clare Mainwaring, from the family business said, “This will...
Highland Cattle on the Oteley Estate
05 Nov 2021
As world leaders tackle the climate crisis at COP26 in Glasgow, a local farming family in Ellesmere is urging locals to keep supporting Shropshire’s farmers, despite negative press around the environmental impact of the meat industry. The Oteley Estate is home to two herds of native breeds of British cattle - Beef Shorthorn and Highland, a small flock of sheep and some pigs. Earlier this year...
The view across the mere
31 Aug 2021
The Oteley Estate in Ellesmere has two dates remaining for their local market and open gardens this year. The final 2021 dates are Saturday, September 11 and Saturday, October 9. The market is free to attend and will be held in their original stable yard. Local businesses from within a 30-mile radius will be selling local food, drink, crafts, jewellery, and fashion. Clare Mainwaring from the...
A stall at the Oteley Estate market
30 Jun 2021
This summer the Oteley Estate in Ellesmere has been holding a series of events to allow the public to explore their mereside gardens. Popularity has been growing for their market area, which is held in the original stable yard. The family-run team have decided to make the market free to attend to allow more people to come and enjoy the stalls selling local food, drink, crafts and fashion. The...
The tower in the gardens at Oteley
07 Jun 2021
The Oteley Estate in Ellesmere is opening their historic gardens to the public again on June 12. The estate’s owners will be transforming their original stable yard into a market for local producers and exhibitors, with tea, coffee and cakes available as well. They are looking for businesses that are interested in promoting themselves or selling their goods to take up stands at the market....
The house and lawn at the Oteley Estate
17 May 2021
The open day at Oteley Estate earlier this month was a huge success, with hundreds buying tickets to access the hidden gardens of Ellesmere that overlook the mere. On the day £5,000 was raised for the National Garden Scheme, which funds nursing and health charities. The estate has opened its gardens to the public almost every year since the NGS began in 1927 and this year the number of visitors...
Gardens at the Oteley Estate
30 Apr 2021
For anyone who has ever looked across The Mere from Ellesmere’s promenade and wondered what sits on the other side, the answer will be revealed at Oteley Estate’s Open Day on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Visitors will be able to explore 10 acres of gardens running down to The Mere, including a walled kitchen garden, a boathouse, a wild woodland walk and views across Mere to Ellesmere. The private estate...
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