The original country house consultant

Eddell & Co is an independent property consultancy. We advise individuals and family offices how to navigate all aspects of the life cycle of property ownership, anticipating what will come next and how it should be dealt with most effectively.

We are at our best dealing with complex and exacting private clients and their properties. We have been involved in many of the highest profile transactions of the last 20 years.

What we do

Management Consultancy

Our team has been involved in some of the most complex and high-value country-house projects of the last 20 years. We work in partnership with our clients to create a strategy that fits with their unique circumstances, ensures the smooth running of their estate and maximises the potential of what are very valuable assets.


Estate Management & Strategy

As rural-practice chartered surveyors we are experts in all aspects of rural estate management and long-term land use strategy whether conventional, regenerative, re-wilding or net-zero.  Land use can have many competing demands, be it landscape, amenity, agriculture, environmental or recreation. We work with our clients to find the right balance.


Project Assembly & Structure

Putting the right design and project team in place on the appropriate terms of business will have a dramatic impact on the overall cost, both emotional and financial, as well as the ultimate success of the project.


Benchmarking Operating Costs

Cheapest is not necessarily best but value for money is essential. We advise clients with property running costs ranging from £100k per annum up to £2m. And we know what the true cost of operation should be.


Staffing & Recruitment

Once the construction phase is over, real life begins.  Living happily ever after depends on having the right people on board.  We are experts in recruitment of staff, including Estate & House Managers, and ensuring there is effective management on the ground.  We also supervise staff, carry out appraisals, arrange health & safety policies, training and deal with disciplinary or redundancy situations.


Problem Solving

In over 30 years of practice, we’ve become experts in solving even the most unusual and complex of problems and we do so in a way that is sensitive and discreet.


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Who we are

Philip Eddell


Philip has been rated by Spear’s 500 as one of the country’s leading property consultants in their inaugural list in 2010 and then for the last 5 consecutive years. After graduation from the Royal Agricultural University, he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with a leading regional firm. He then joined Knight Frank in 1998 where he was appointed Partner and established the Country House Consultancy department, before moving to become a Director of Savills in 2007 and establish the London & Country House Consultancy department. In a career spanning over 30 years, Philip has acted for the new owners in many of the highest profile and most complex house and estate purchases.

Tel: +44 7818 610 364


Claire Glover

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Claire graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a degree in Rural Land Management then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with a leading regional firm. She then moved to London to join the Knight Frank Country House department where she was appointed the first female Partner and Head of Farm Sales. Since moving to the country Claire has most recently been a Consultant to Middleton Advisors before joining Eddell & Co. Claire has over 16 years experience in the sale, purchase, and management of some of the highest profile houses and rural estates in the country.

Tel: + 44 7919 303 153


Olivia Rowe

Olivia has managed administration and operations for leading architectural, property and corporate risk companies in both London and Paris. Since moving to Wiltshire, she has been founder and fundraiser for the Jack Rabbit Foundation to raise swim survival awareness, as well as being involved with other charity activities.



Unmatched experience in improving the running of large homes

In the press

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