Encouraging wildflowers at Escot Estate

We’re enjoying a wonderful show of wildflowers this autumn (yes, it’s autumn!). But new patches of wildflowers don’t just appear from thin air. In fact, experts say 97% of the nation’s meadows have been eradicated since the 1930s, with popular species like wild strawberry, ragged robin and harebell facing steep declines. Campaigners say the collapse […]

Reconnect with your colleagues at Escot

Face to face meetings at Escot  – how we can help you reconnect Like all other conference venues, we have worked hard to make sense of various announcements, including the recent ‘rule of 6’. But now it’s official, we can welcome up to 30 people for a business meeting, so we are happy to be […]

Wedding venue showrounds – what you need to know when you visit

We’re delighted to announce that Escot House is once again open for wedding showrounds. Lucy will be pleased to take you round our lovely wedding venue and have an informal chat about your plans and what Escot can offer you. Covid-19 measures As a result of these unusual times and the measures that all venues […]

August at Escot – rather different this year!

Every August, the Estate is usually a hive of activity as it’s the get in for Beautiful Days – which should have taken place from 21st to 23rd of this month. It would have been the 18th BD Festival held at Escot. We’d be seeing contractors, trucks, stages, lighting, signage pouring in through the gates. […]

Smaller wedding receptions at Escot

UPDATE 31st July: The government has now pushed this back for ‘at least a fortnight’. From August 1st, wedding receptions can have up to 30 guests. This is a marked change from previous guidance which said just six guests for a reception, and if held indoors only from two households. The current guidance (from July […]

While we’re closed you can still get active!

Outdoor activities at Devon Country Pursuits One of the great benefits for corporates and other organisations using Escot House is the option of booking onsite activities. We often talk about the combination of a morning conference and afternoon activity as presenting the perfect away day – hard work followed by hard play! Although we’re not […]

Covid-19 Update

Like all venues Escot has been unable to host weddings, conferences and other events since lockdown began. We’re keeping up to date with the latest guidelines, as Covid-19 restrictions are changing fairly quickly. Cinemas and museums now look set to reopen from July 4th and today the PM is likely to rule on the reduction […]

The Gathering Place – ideal for outdoor get togethers

While we wait for further guidelines on many aspects of life, including weddings and corporate events, one feature at Escot presents an opportunity for outdoor get togethers. The ‘Gathering Point’ is a semicircle of benches with 12 hand carved backrests representing different aspects of the food chain. This striking and beautiful feature was created on […]