Living on the Swinton Estate

Residential properties

Our properties range from small character cottages to large detached houses and farms. Some are within the Estate villages of Ilton, Swinton and Fearby, or within Masham, other properties are in more remote locations.

There are primary schools at Masham and Grewelthorpe, a variety of local secondary schools, a village hall at Fearby, churches at Masham and Healey, and Masham has a doctor’s surgery, town hall, sports field and tennis courts, pre-school nursery, community office, a weekly market and a good selection of shops.

The majority of the Swinton Estate tenants have been renting from the Estate for many years. The Estate is currently rolling out a programme of refurbishment and improvement works across the portfolio. Works include energy efficiency works (insulation and efficient heating systems), new kitchen and bathrooms to create comfortable modern living.

The majority of our properties are let on assured short hold tenancies and as a primary residence. Preference is given to applicants who have a local connection to the area, and full reference checks apply. To register your interest, please contact the Estate Office on 01765 689224 or email


This is considered on a case-by-case basis and therefore your requirement should be discussed with the Estate Office.

All rents are payable by bank standing order from your bank account on an allocated date of each calendar month, with all payments made in advance. The payment date coincides with the first day of your tenancy.

The Swinton Estate review rents regularly on a little-and-often basis, and generally in line with inflation.

Both the Estate’s and your responsibilities are set out in the Tenancy Agreement. Basically the Estate is responsible for the structure and external fabric of the property, together with heating and plumbing systems. In the event of a repair being required that is the Estate’s responsibility, you should contact the Estate Office, where either Estate staff or external contractors will be instructed. Should you have any queries in respect of works that are your responsibility, please feel free to discuss these with the Estate Office who can put you in contact with suitable contractors.

There are currently no properties available to let 

For residential enquiries, please contact the Estate Office on 01765 689224 or email