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Why you should consider holding your conference at a rural manor house

Escot House terrace

There’s sometimes much too much hustle and bustle around the city – so there’s something undeniably charming about escaping to the tranquillity of a country manor house for a conference or seminar. Here you’ll find a unique blend of comfort, elegance, and peace that can make your event a truly memorable experience. Here are a […]

Blooming spring beauties at Escot

Camellia at Escot House

As the days grow longer, Escot Estate undergoes a breathtaking transformation. From January to April, nature puts on a dazzling display with an array of vibrant spring flowers, signalling the arrival of a new season. Let’s take a journey through the Estate and our gardens and explore some of the iconic blooms that grace our […]

Spring has sprung – time to book that team building day?

Segway at Escot House

Building bonds and boosting business – why you should book an Escot teambuilding day In today’s fast-paced business world, collaboration and communication are key ingredients for success. But with remote teams becoming increasingly common, and daily routines often feeling siloed, fostering a strong sense of community within the workforce can be a challenge. This is […]

Is frogspawn on the decline?

We’re republishing this blog from 2021 as figures from 2023 show even more of a significant decline in frog numbers. Toad numbers have dropped by an extraordinary 68 per cent since the 1970s. This is the time of year when the frogs and toads have been doing their thing, with frogspawn appearing in ponds, lakes […]

Beautiful Days Line Up 2024

Beautiful Days with Escot House in the background

With just six months to go until Beautiful Days 2024 at Escot Estate, we’re delighted to share the festival line up information. Headlining the Main Stage on Friday night are acclaimed Irish legends The Saw Doctors. The festival’s Saturday headliner is two-time Ivor Novello winner Richard Ashcroft, frontman with The Verve in the 1990’s – […]

Advance notice of temporary footpath closure 25th February

Cyclist on gravel track

During the weekend of 24th and 25th February we’re welcoming Sportiva Events to Escot Estate for Trail Races and Gravel Races. The Trail Races on 24th February are for runners. All footpaths will be open as usual, but please be aware that you will come across runners from 11am to 1pm. The Gravel Races on […]

Please be mindful when walking near livestock at Escot

We welcome many dog walkers to Escot throughout the year and most are extremely responsible in keeping to the footpaths, picking up poo and keeping dogs under control. We appreciate this greatly. At this time of year you’ll see sheep and lambs on the fields. We would ask that everyone takes extra care around livestock. […]

2023 in review

2023 was another busy year for the Escot team! We were particularly busy with conferences this year, welcoming local businesses and organisations to enjoy our peaceful location for their events, which included some fantastic teambuilding days in partnership with Devon Country Pursuits. 2023 was also a great year for weddings, with numerous couples tying the […]

December Events in Escot Park

We host a wonderful array of outdoor events in the parkland at Escot Estate. This December we welcomed cyclists and runners for two very different events. Cyclocross On December 3rd, Exeter Wheelers and the South West Cyclocross League ran the South West Championships. There were almost 200 riders on the Estate with plenty of spectators, […]

Lady Kennaway’s mincemeat recipe

As we’re on the run up to Christmas we thought it an opportune time to share one of Lady Kennaway’s favourite festive foodstuffs. Lucy is a big fan of homemade mincemeat, the central element of the ubiquitous mince pie. When did mincemeat first appear? It was first popular in the Middle Ages, and instead of […]

Feed the birds!

We are very lucky on the Estate to have lots of native wild birds. Some of them are regular visitors to the garden at Escot House. These are the usual suspects in an English garden, including blackbirds, finches, tits, sparrows, doves and occasional woodpeckers, peacocks, pheasants and ducks! We’ve been putting out food for the […]

10 great reasons to book Escot House for your next conference

We’ve been very busy this autumn welcoming conferences and seminars to Escot House. But just what is it that makes us just a little bit special for delegates? Here are 10 great reasons to book! Timeless Elegance: You’ll escape the hustle and bustle of modern life by choosing our delightful manor house in East Devon […]

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