Richard Marker

Richard Trelawny, born a Canadian, changed his name to Marker at the age of 21 when he inherited Combe Estate.  In Canada he was building timber frame houses until his move to England in 1982. His wife Petronela is also a Canadian and they have four daughters Karissa, Stephanie, Angela and Joanna.

After his move to Combe, Richard set about repairing the estate which was in a very poor state, he did this with the estate’s only employee at that time, Steve Bond.   Much of Richard’s own work can still be seen today on various properties within the estate.   After a while he set up a building team to continue the repairs and deal with several conversion projects on the Estate.

Richard then went to work in the woods under the mentorship of Morris Hammond who taught him how to fell and measure trees and maintain the woodlands.   Richard takes his role as custodian of the estate extremely seriously and this is demonstrated by the time and effort he has put into it improving it over the years.

Richard’s interests outside running the Estate are DIY, travelling, shooting, fishing, golf and horse racing.

Latest news

New Menu at the Farm Shop

Enjoy breakfasts, light lunches, drinks and cakes in our larger cafe are. We have some new items on the menu alongside old favourites and daily specials. Everything is made using local produce and meat from our butchers counter.    

Barkchip back in stock!

Our barkchip nuggets are now back in stock. A long lasting, versatile, high performance mulch, suitable for a wide range of professional and domestic landscape applications, including prestigious sites. Particularly effective when a high quality, decorative finish is required. Made
Find out more

Properties available

We do not currently have any residential properties available

If you would like to be contacted when a property becomes available, please email us.

Contact us