What’s happening at Flete Estate

The stables are available to hire all year around for a variety events including; exhibitions, art workshops, team meetings etc, with exclusive access to the gardens, kitchen & toilet facilities too! For any enquiries please email Izzy at holidays@flete.co.uk or call on 01752 830 234.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Outdoor Performance

Come join us for a magical evening under the stars at Mothecombe for a special outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s classic play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s best-loved plays – full of magic, passion and delicious comedy. We are presenting a full scale, full cast, outdoor performance. The action, and the audience, move from the front steps of magnificent Mothecombe House, through the gardens and into the luscious woodlands of the grounds and ending in the beautiful grandeur of the walled garden and the Lutyens terrace.

Evening Performances: 19:30hrs (Doors open 18:00hrs)

  • Wednesday 11th September
  • Thursday 12th September
  • Friday 13th September
  • Saturday 14th September

Matinee Performances: 14:00hrs (Doors open 12:00hrs)

  • Saturday 14th September

There is a bar and a range of food is available. Doors open at 6pm for the evening performances, and at 12 noon for the Saturday matinee, and audience members are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy on the lawns of the walled vegetable garden.

The play will be performed whatever the weather so do come prepared for anything – warm and rainproof gear and sensible shoes. Being a rambling cross-country journey it is not easy for people with mobility issues, but we will do what we can to accommodate everyone.

Audience size is strictly limited so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Please note all alcoholic beverages MUST be bought on the premise, there will be a pop up bar and BBQ available on the day.

Where: Mothecombe House & Gardens

When: From 11th September 2024

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wild-will-productions-88050729613

Macbeth Outdoor Performance at Mothecombe House

Following the success of last year’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we decided to take on the challenge of putting on one of the bard’s tragedies and we have gone for Macbeth.

As with the Dream it fits beautifully in the gardens and grounds of Mothecombe House (The castle of Dunsinane) and our amazing local actors are rising magnificently to the altogether different challenge of diving into the darkness and moral uncertainty of the play. The blood and beautiful language are really bubbling.

We have a large heavy metal band playing throughout, accompanied by two internationally renowned sopranos. There will be special effects, amazing lighting, terrible weather and, we hope, insurance allowing, horses!

Evening Performances: 19:30hrs (Doors open 18:00hrs)

  • Wednesday 18th September
  • Thursday 19th September
  • Friday 20th September
  • Saturday 21st September

Please note – there is no matinee performance.

There is a bar and a range of food is available. Doors open at 6pm for the evening performances, and audience members are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy on the lawns of the walled vegetable garden.

The play will be performed whatever the weather so do come prepared for anything – warm and rainproof gear and sensible shoes. Being a rambling cross-country journey it is not easy for people with mobility issues, but we will do what we can to accommodate everyone. Folding chairs and shooting sticks allowed. Please no dogs, mobile phones or umbrellas during the performance.

Audience size is strictly limited so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Please note all alcoholic beverages MUST be bought on the premise, there will be a pop-up bar and BBQ available on the day.

Where: Mothecombe House & Gardens

When: From Wednesday 18th September

Time: From 6pm

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wild-will-productions-88050729613

VINOYASA & Somewhere Sauna sessions

Abi will be hosting Yoga sessions every Wednesday from 1st of May, throughout the summer, but with a twist. After a relaxing session of yoga you can enjoy a glass of wine and sea swim at Mothecombe beach. Followed by a sauna session in the heart of Mothecombe village with ‘somewhere saunas’.

Booking is essential so please follow the link below to book.

Where: Mothecombe Gardens

When: From Wednesday 1st May

Time: From 6pm

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VINOYASA & The Somewhere Sauna — VINOYASA – YOGA, WINE & WILD

Devon Makers Market at the Stables

Devon Makers Markets is a new initiative set up by South Devon printmakers, Emma Cook and Maggie Smith. 

Having worked and exhibited together artistically for many years they came up with an idea for creating opportunities for themselves and other artists and makers to show their work together in a variety of venues.

The first event, brings together a diverse group of six selected Devon makers.

Emma Cook [ printmaker].

Maggie Smith [ printmaker and painter],

Charlotte Dalrymple – Hay [ jewellery ],

Chris Pring [ ceramics ],

 Makers Lane [Becca White – printed textiles]

Lou Griffiths [ wooden homeware and art]

It coincides with the gardens having an open day from 10am – 4pm and it promises to be a wonderful show to enhance the experience for visitors to the estate.

Where: Mothecombe Gardens

When: Tuesday, 20th August 2024

Time: 10 – 4pm

No need to book you can just turn up!

Print Block Workshop

Be inspired by the glorious Mothecombe Gardens and create your own Autumnal block prints.
Enjoy a creative morning of block printing in the tranquil setting of Mothecombe Gardens that lie at the mouth of the Erme estuary, surrounded by The Flete Estate.

The session will begin with a wander through the gardens at Mothecombe in search of inspiration for your designs. You can take photos or sketches or just soak in the surroundings.

Grace Coombes from Linnet Workshops will then guide you through each step of the process from designing, carving and printing your blocks on to paper.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with some print experience.

Come along and try something new. Share the experience with a friend or take some time out just for you.

All materials included. Tea, coffee and refreshments will also be provided.

Suitable for ages 16 +

£40 per person

Where: Mothecombe Stables & Gardens

When: Saturday, 19th October 2024

Time: 10 -1pm

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autumn-inspired-block-printing-workshop-tickets-936714537397?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Race the Light

The original RACE THE LIGHT CLASSIC – 8.5 miles of shadowy estuarine trails, meandering through the privately owned Flete Estate.

There’s a double crossing of the River Erme estuary so it’s a race against the light.. and the tide. So wet feet from the off!

The start time for the race is 2:45pm (subject to change of 15-20 minutes depending on weather and tidal conditions on Raceday).

The race starts at the bottom of the slipway on Coastguards Beach, and finishes with a mighty uphill climb to the SchoolhouseDevon restaurant, high above the water.

Each finisher will receive a bespoke RACE THE LIGHT medal.

Where: Mothecombe Beach Car Park

When: Saturday, 7th December 2024

Time: 2.45pm

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RACE THE LIGHT – OuterEdge Events (outeredge-events.com)