Our History

Home to the Tempest Family for 900 Years

The Broughton Hall Estate has been the home of the Tempest family since 1097 and enjoys a rich history stretching back over the Millennium.

Historic House

The Grade 1 listed Hall dates back to 1597 and combines the work of several architects including the renowned William Atkinson, who was also responsible for the impressive Durham Cathedral.

18th Century Gardens

Designed by Andrew Nesfield the historic formal gardens studded with statues, ponds, parterres and fountains offer a glimpse of 18th century fashion.

Rich Family History

The Tempest family are believed to have come to England from Normandy during William the Conqueror’s 1066 invasion of England and were given land in the aftermath of the invasion.

32 Generations

The Tempests are one of England’s oldest Catholic landed gentry families. Roger Tempest, the current custodian of the Broughton Hall Estate is the 32nd Tempest in a recorded line dating from the 12th century.



For those planning a special event, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, wedding or launch, the Broughton Hall Estate features a collection of exquisite venue.

roger and paris avalon philosophy


The vision for the Broughton Hall Estate from custodian Roger Tempest and his partner, director and co-founder of Avalon, Paris Ackrill.



Our 3,000 acre Estate is a wondrous mix of rolling meadow pastures, ancient woodland, heather moorland, wild reservoirs and meandering rivers.