An ideal habitat
A diverse habitat means diverse wildlife. Three and a half miles of the River Coquet, as well as woodlands, shelterbelts, old pastures, game cover plots, hedgerows and uncultivated arable field margins, make Holystone a prime wildlife-spotting location.
We are very fortunate to have regular sightings of red squirrels and elegant roe deer. In Spring and Summer, rabbits and hares are a joy to behold as they frolic in the surrounding fields. Pheasants and partridges that remained on the site after the shoot agreement expired, have bred and reared young that are free to roam the estate. The profusion of birds is so great that it would be impossible to mention all the varieties that can be found here, but most notable are the charming dippers, colourful kingfishers and wading birds that frequent the shores of the River Coquet.
There is a large deciduous wood on the estate where we are currently working on an environmental project in conjunction with the Environment Agency.