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Escot as a venue for wellbeing day retreats

Yoga pose in garden

We often talk about the tranquillity of Escot House set within the extensive grounds of Escot Estate. This is a real draw for those who enjoy the peaceful environment and beautiful views across our gardens and the parkland. Over the years the house has hosted many different types of events, from weddings, conferences and private […]

How team building activities can give your brain a boost!

People taking part in walk the plank team building activity

Team building away days are sometimes thought of as an excuse to escape the office and have a jolly. However, if you delve into the results, you’ll understand that there’s many more benefits than simply having fun with your colleagues. Team building activities are recognized for their ability to improve cognitive function and ultimately enhance […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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