Welcome to Leckford Estate | The Waitrose Farm
Leckford Estate is part of the John Lewis Partnership. Follow the links below to view our Farm Shop, Cafe & Nursery offer and to learn more about us as farmers and food producers.
At Leckford, we are committed to providing our customers with high quality, home-grown produce.
Waitrose customers want to know where their food comes from, how it’s been produced and who has made it.
The Nursery offers a range of plants, containers and stylish gardenware.
The Nursery holds the national collection of Buddleja and Clematis. See the stunning collection at the Nursery during the season, it sits alongside the beautiful herbaceous border in the walled garden.
Welcome to the Leckford Estate
Located near Stockbridge, Hampshire Leckford Estate was purchased by John Spedan Lewis in 1929 and remained his home throughout his life. We have farmed around 4,000 acres continuously at Leckford Estate for over 87 years and as The Waitrose Farm we are committed to producing the very best quality food, working in harmony with the environment.
We are a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) demonstration farm and we believe in the importance of maintaining and building biodiversity through the farming techniques we employ. We are a diverse estate and we invite visitors to come and see us in this very beautiful part of the Test Valley on The Waitrose Farm.
At Longstock Park we welcome customers and visitors to our Nursery, Farm Shop and Cafe. Open every day (except for Christmas and Easter) we have a fantastic display of plants, home and garden items and seasonal produce in our farm shop in Hampshire. We hold two large national collections of Buddlejas and Clematis viticella and during the summer, visitors can access our world famous water gardens. And of course when you need a rest and some refreshment you can enjoy the hospitality offered by our cafe team!
For the more active visitors, between May and October you can enjoy chalk stream trout fishing on our own stretch of the famous River Test or on one of our two all-year-round fishing lakes. You can also take some time out to play on our two 9 hole golf courses. Both offer a very different golfing challenge and a we are very proud that the old course was designed by Harry Colt in 1929. Membership and joining details can be obtained from the Farm Shop at Longstock.
Leckford Estate celebrates and shares Waitrose’s commitment to forward thinking within the food industry. And down on the estate, our Farm Shop gives customers the opportunity to support and enjoy local and regional produce from farmers and suppliers, with the assurance that the food is from a happy and healthy place.
We invite you to relax and unwind at our cafe in the heart of the scenic Hampshire countryside surrounded by our fresh and tasty produce and take in the panoramic views that surround us at Leckford Estate.