Hey pesto! Catering with foraged ingredients

Wild garlic pesto and gnocchi

At Escot we are proud of our catering skills, which have given pleasure to guests and delegates at many wedding receptions, parties, conferences, seminars and family days over the years. Lady Kennaway is a qualified caterer, always happy to don her apron to create delicious dishes. Working alongside Lucy is a long standing member of […]

Weddings in the future

Outside weddings devon Escot

It’s still impossible to say what the wedding of the future will look like, although many are making predictions. Throughout the industry, it seems that very few weddings have been cancelled, with most couples opting for postponement to 2021. At the moment the sense is that when lockdown restriction ease, wedding ceremonies may only involve […]

Escot’s Jungle Staircase

Escot wedding jungle staircase

How many couples can say they’ve had their wedding photos taken on a jungle themed staircase? Everyone loves the stairs that lead up into the house, but do you know the history behind it? Escot House was built in 1837 by Sir John Kennaway and as the family home of Sir John-Michael and Lady Kennaway […]

Walking at Escot

walking dogs at Escot

At Escot we have a number of public and permissive paths which are enjoyed by local dog walkers, most of whom are responsible, know the countryside code and respect it. Some walkers don’t realise that the driveways are private and there isn’t actually a right of way for vehicles, or public parking except for visitors […]

Peaky Blinders at Escot

Peaky Blinders Escot

If you’re a fan of Peaky Blinders you’ll love this themed immersive experience at Escot House on April 25th. The event is being organised by The Vintage Trading Post and is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Here’s the intel: “We will throw you into the gritty gangster world of the Peaky Blinders. Put on […]

Getting Wed When You’re Older

Older couple wedding Escot

Celebrating your ‘late-life marriage’, as it’s sometimes dubbed, is likely to be quite a different style of event than for younger couples just starting out. Whatever your reasons for getting married later on in life, whether you’ve been together forever and simply want to formalise your relationship, whether you’ve been widowed or divorced, whether it’s […]

Teambuilding all year round

Team building at Escot

After quite a long Christmas break, it’s taken a little time to get back into the swing of it, at least for some of us! For corporate teams, it’s important to get the motivation going again, not always easy in a soggy January although we’re glad to see the sun for a few days at […]

Introducing Fanfare Ceremonies

Fanfare Ceremonies

We’re delighted to include this guest blog from Fanfare Ceremonies giving our wedding couples a wider choice of wedding ceremony: Do you want your ceremony to be truly bespoke and personal with no rules and regulations?  Indeed wouldn’t it be more relaxing to know the person who will be conducting your ceremony? I’m Frances but […]

Escot 2019 Review

2019 review Christmas

As we head into 2020, we thought it would be nice to have a little look back at some of the highlights of the year. We welcomed a huge variety of corporate, community and private events to the house including awards ceremonies, anniversary parties, memorial services and of course, weddings. Amongst the weddings were some […]

Brides Do Good

Wedding dress Escot

Your wedding dress is an all-important choice. No doubt you want something beautiful, eye-catching, extraordinary – and definitely something that makes you the star attraction on the day! But such a dress can come with a huge price tag, especially if you really do want that designer look. And then what do you do with […]

Artisan Fair 2019

Artisan Fair 2019 Escot

Christmas shoppers looking for unique and unusual gifts will find inspiration at the Escot House Artisan Fair on Saturday, November 23. This is just the second year for the event, which debuted last year and was declared a resounding success by shoppers and traders alike. The event is organised by Helen Bottrill of The Creative […]

Red Squirrel South West Auction Lots

Red squirrel Escot

Presenting the auction lots for the Red Squirrel South West 2019 fundraiser! If you are interested in placing a bid, please email Charlotte Gannon at rsswproject@gmail.com with your chosen lot(s) and your maximum amount before 5pm on Friday 18th October. Olivia Kennaway Red Squirrel photo A framed print (approximately 39x31cm) of the ‘The smell of […]