First blog from the Flete Estate

So much happening, and I’m trying to bring modern life and all the added comfort and convenience to the Estate without destroying the essence of Flete which makes it beloved by so many people. Just dabbling in Facebook, which I swore to my children I would never do, has produced a shower of lovely comments and photos, and even some aerial photos from local people. And as I recognise so many people’s names, I realise what a huge responsibility it is to continue to care for Flete estate, its beaches, cottages, cliffs, footpaths and bridleways, which both local and distant people love.

Many of our guests, too, have been coming to the estate for their holidays for more than forty years, and children and grandchildren are being introduced to the delights of crabbing at Pamflete beach, cooking sausages over the fire in the beach house, or buying an ice cream at the Old School Teahouse at Mothecombe. They too feel a sense of belonging to this heavenly little corner of Devon and have favourite places and memories.

So I plan to share a mixture of old photographs of Flete and Mothecombe, snippets of memories which I hope people will send me, and current news of what we are doing on the FleteEstate.

Marram grass on Mothecombe beach
Old School Tea House café Mothecombe
Old Mr Burch on Mothecombe Beach
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  1. Lesley Eller
    Lesley Eller says:

    Just came across your site.
    Was looking up Pamflete. I am a descendant of Sir Thomas Hele of Flete. (College of Arms descent proven from myself back to Edward III. via Sir Thomas Hele’s mother. Bridget, da. of Henry Champernowne of Modbury. College of Arms required that Sir Thomas Hele’s mother, Bridget could be no other than the Bridget, who was the da. of the Henry Champernowne of MODBURY. ) I am from Australia. About 10 years ago I saw the the view from the driveway.
    A very kind lady, who lived opposite the church in Ugborough drove me to Flete House and then drove me to see the Hele Memoriall in Holbeton Church. The lady who drove me around …I had met that morning…. This lady was writing a book at the time re Edward II. Just thought would share a tit bit of info. Kind regards, Lesley.

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