The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Markshall Estate
  • The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Markshall Estate
  • Aerial view of Markshall Estate
  • Robins Brook at Markshall Estate
  • Walled Garden at Markshall Estate
  • Coach House Garden at Markshall Estate

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Discover North Essex's best kept secret. Markshall Estate is a beautiful heritage landscape that extends to over 2,350 acres of Essex countryside. The estate includes broadleaved woodlands, a world-class Arboretum showcasing a collection of rare trees from across the globe, The Wild Wood family play area, relaxing lakes, a Walled Garden featuring the longest herbaceous border in the county and much more.

The Orchard Kitchen is currently closed due to some exciting changes taking place to improve the café. Look out for our vintage ice cream van selling hot and cold drinks, and light refreshments. Don’t forget, you can bring your own refreshments to enjoy outside on our Picnic Field just across the Iron Bridge.

When open you'll also find seasonal produce served in the Orchard Kitchen cafe, including meals, light refreshments and cream teas throughout the day. Looking for something special? Ask about our afternoon teas, and look out for our special events. Our shop sells a range of local products including locally produced jams and borage honey produced by bees on the Estate. You'll see works by artists and photographers which can be purchased too. Green fingered? Then stop by our Plant Centre for inspiration direct from the Arboretum. 

Join in the fun with our year-round events programme, including talks and tours, family friendly activities, live music and theatre performances. 

Markshall Estate also offers venue hire and is the perfect setting for weddings, family gatherings, parties and corporate events.

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Guide Prices

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  • Home Delivery


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site - We welcome picnics on Pound Field, across the Iron Bridge and opposite the Visitor Centre.


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Open now
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits


  • Coach parking
  • Drop Off Point
  • Facilities for Coach Driver
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Typical visit duration - 2-3 hours

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly



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      By road - between B1024 and A120 north of Coggeshall. Follow the brown signs from A120 Coggeshall Bypass. The nearest railway station is Marks Tey, which is 5.8 miles away.

      Markshall Estate


      Marks Hall Road, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

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      Opening Times

      * Open Tuesdays - Sundays year round. Please see website for opening times and days

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