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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 […]

Autumn at Escot Estate

There’s never a dull moment at this time of year! As the sugars in the leaves turn them into those wonderful autumnal colours, so too the ground softens with the seasonal rains. Before it became too wet we managed to run an aerator, or slitter, over the Park, lent to us by Devon Wildlife Trust. […]

How to ensure your bridesmaids dress to impress

We recently spotted a photo from the States with bridesmaids in black dresses. That might not immediately strike you as appropriate, but actually they looked great! And it got us to thinking about how you choose from the many colours and styles available for your bridesmaids. Reflect the season Seasonal colours are always a nice […]

Bake Off prompts thoughts of wedding cakes

You’ve probably noticed that Bake Off is back – and what a way to start, with glorious cakes galore! Including the iconic Bake Off intro chocolate cake with its infamous ‘missing raspberry’. Did you notice that one of the layer cakes was cutely designed as a mini wedding cake? Which got us thinking about all […]

A sign of the (olden) times!

Earlier in the summer we received an email from Jerry Jermyn at Exeter Cathedral School. Jerry had come across an unusual sign in the basement of the building on Palace Gate. It’s a shield mainly made of metal, bearing the Escot family crest, it may have been something to do with the business run by […]

Woodland thinning at Escot

Regular visitors to Escot Estate, including local dog walkers, will notice some changes to the woodland once all the footpaths are reopened after Beautiful Days. This is part of careful woodland management, which ultimately is better for the environment. Below, we have explained why trees have been felled. There are a number of ‘blocks’ of […]

Beautiful Days – a potted history

This weekend Escot Estate welcomes Beautiful Days festival – for its 20th anniversary event. The festival started in 2003, founded by the Levellers and organised by DMF Music. In fact the 20th anniversary should have been last year, but it skipped a year in 2020 due to the pandemic. That first year, with just the […]

Beautiful Days 2023 Footpath Closures

This year’s Beautiful Days festival is on from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August. The Build starts on August 7th from which point vehicular access through the Park will be restricted to residents and festival traffic. Please see below for footpath closure and dates: From MONDAY, 7th AUGUST to WEDNESDAY, 30th AUGUST 2023 FOOTPATH NO. […]

Big Butterfly Count – help take nature’s pulse

Here at Escot Estate we are proud of our work in land and estate management, supporting a biodiverse environment where native plants and wildlife can thrive. Butterflies are a crucial part of the ecosystem. They are important pollinators as well as contributing to the food chain. Sadly, their numbers have been decreasing since the 1970s. […]

Talking about funerals and memorials in Devon

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed that talk of funerals has become more open. There are regularly adverts on TV promoting pre-paying for your funeral, whether you want to have a quiet one or go all out with a big celebration of your life. There’s a lot to be said for this, so your […]

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