About Riddell Estate

Businesses, Activities and Heritage


Riddell is a diversified agricultural estate which extends to 1,739 acres. Its magnificent woodlands frame the exquisite Border landscape. The Estate’s panoramic views span the Eildon Hills, Berwickshire; the Cheviot Hills and the English border.


Riddell’s agricultural enterprises produce high quality organic lamb, beef, forage, oats and barley and timber.

Other enterprises include residential housing, holiday accommodation, equestrian facilities and field sports.

Serviced luxury country house accommodation will be launched in 2020. Countryside activities, small events, weddings and celebrations will be offered in conjunction with the superb new accommodation.

In recent years the estate has built a strong reputation for a wide range of country sports and activities (e.g.  Riddell Shoot and Clerklands Loch) and as home to the Sealpin Sporting Dog Training establishment.

Maintaining close ties with the local community, Riddell hosts a range of community and charitable activities, providing a sports field for the village of Lilliesleaf and educational facilities for the Borders College.

Over the last two decades Riddell has become recognised as a species rich, bio-diverse natural environment. The estate encompasses: hills; lochs; ponds, hedgerows, water margins, wetlands; a wildflower meadow and extensive grasslands. Riddell is an ideal environment for wild life enthusiasts; natural food foraging and bird watching.

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