Alscot is pleased to support Just Small Change, a charity set up in 2011 by a local couple Peter and Jane Donoghue following a visit to Tanzania and Kenya in 2010. It's aim is to grow livelihoods and overcome poverty one small business at a time through business development.
Working through partner organisations in developing countries, Just Small Change facilitate local microfinance schemes which respond directly to the needs of vulnerable rural and urban communities.
An opportunity to view the stunning and normally private gardens of Alscot Park followed by lunch at The Bell, Alderminster!
Booking in advance is essential.
Enjoy browsing the beautiful and historic gardens of Alscot Park, and take in the stunning views of the wonderfully preserved rococo gothic style house, part of the West family since 1747. See the beautiful surrounding parkland that is home to highland cattle, fallow deer and abundant wildlife. The river Stour flows directly past the Grade I listed house and the upper and lower ponds are home to a variety of species including carp. There are some magnificent old trees (approx. 450 years old) within the grounds, in particular cedar, venerable tulip and s...weet chestnut. The various garden beds including the fragrant lavender garden are a riot of colour in the summer, and the kitchen garden is host to some delicious produce. Amongst the herbaceous borders you will find some wonderful sculptures on the approach to the orangery, pool and aviary areas, where delicious teas are served. Throughout the visit guests will have the opportunity to talk to members of the team about the house and gardens, and some of these amazing points of interest
Following your morning at Alscot you will make your way to Alderminster where you will be greeted for lunch at The Bell; a popular award winning country pub and restaurant owned and run by the Estate and steeped in history, yet beautifully modernised, where you will enjoy a 2 course lunch. The Bell, awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence, boasts character and charm along with excellent service and delicious food. With beautiful landscaped gardens that look out over the Stour valley and rolling countryside there is no shortage of space to sit, relax and enjoy.
To book, please download and complete the booking form and return it by post to Alscot Estate Office, Atherstone Hill, Atherstone on Stour, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 8NF or by e-mail to email@example.com
Our portfolio and reputation as a film and TV location strengthened in November 2017 when the BBC returned to film a forthcoming episode of the new TV drama, based in Stratford, Shakespeare and Hathaway. Jo Joyner and Mark Benton take on the two title roles for the daytime show which plays on Shakespearean themes. Benton plays private investigator Frank Hathaway, with Joyner playing his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare. Jo commented that she loved working at Alscot and as it's only 20 minutes away from her home it was a win win situation for her.
Mark Williams returns to Alscot, as the eponymous Catholic priest-cum-sleuth, wearing his trademark black cassock and wide-brimmed black parson’s hat as filming takes place for a future episode of Father Brown. The BBC's popular daytime crime drama has gone from strength to strength since being aired in 2013 and is now shown in Australia, Canada and America.
Renown children’s television producers, Ragdoll Productions, visited Alscot Park to film a live-action sequence for two episodes of Twirlywoos, their pre-school series. The Twirlywoos, a combination of stop-frame animation and live-action, features four small, bird-like characters who are inquisitive, enthusiastic and always looking to learn something new about the world. Ever curious, they seek adventure and fun wherever they go!
Transmission dates for the episodes that include the filming sequences at Alscot Park are scheduled as follows;
American production company, Cry Havoc Productions Inc. filmed scenes at Alscot Park, featuring some of Jaguar Land Rover's top marques, to appear in an episode of Super-Car Super-Build. The programme show-cases the passion, artistry and engineering behind some of the fastest and most lust-worthy supercars in the world. Exploring the process to create some of the world’s greatest automobiles and discovering what makes each marque’s mechanical prowess.
A fantastic evening of fun, fashion, food and fundraising on Thursday 21st September at 7pm. Tickets £32.50 to include a delicious Bellini & canapes on arrival, followed by a two course dinner with coffee and Fashion Show by Gemini Woman. Pop up shop with clothing and accessories, charity raffle, auction and Heads & Tails. Supporting Shakespeare Hospice and Stratford Bards. For tickets contact Ness Staite t: 01789 450414 e: firstname.lastname@example.org and please note that spaces are limited and full payment secures purchase. Maximum of 8 tickets per person.
The setting was perfect, on the evening of 6th July, as the Alscot Estate XI played cricket against the Birmingham Property Professionals “All Stars” XI. Having won the toss the Estate put the opposition into bat and proceeded to put in place damage limitation as the “All Stars” hit 4s and 6s for fun! Despite some excellent fielding from all players (and some not quite so good catching) the All Stars managed to race along at just under 10 an over to post a formidable total of 191 in ...20 overs. Following a quick break the Estate’s reply started steadily and, despite a couple of quick wickets, solid innings from the middle order saw a brief glimmer of hope for the Estate XI. A fairy-tale victory was, however, never on the cards and some tight bowling ensured that the Estate were kept to a respectable but losing total of 110 in their 20 overs. Overall a disappointing result but an enjoyable evening!
Over 60 members of respective local history groups and societies were welcomed at Alscot Park in June by Emma Holman-West and Lieutenant Colonel George West. The groups experienced a guided tour of Alscot Park followed by a leisurely tour of the stunning garden and parkland.
Alscot was pleased to host 40 Savills Land Agents from across the UK for their annual two day corporate gathering. There was a variety of interesting and relevant speakers, and land agents took part in a tour across the Estate where pit-stops had been arranged in order to show the diversity of the Estate land. Later on the delegates enjoyed gin from Alscot based distillers Shakespeare Distillery and dinner at The Bell, Alderminster - the Estate's own country pub.
David and Ellen Arnold are holding a plant sale at Clift Cottage whilst the beautiful and normally private gardens of Atherstone House will be open courtesy of Mrs Camilla West. Light refreshments and raffle. All welcome and proceeds to MS Society.
Clift Cottage, Atherstone on Stour, Stratford upon Avon. CV37 8NE
Mixed forest woodchip (hard and soft wood) available. £40 per cubic metre and minimum order 10 cubic metres. Free delivery within a 10 mile radius. Delivery charges outside of a 10 mile radius available on application or customers may collect with advance notice.
For orders please call David Arnold 07768 288440 or e-mail email@example.com
The Partners of Knight Frank hosted a private dinner and special concert at Alscot Park on 4th May 2017.
Orchestra of the Swan, an international professional orchestra based in Stratford upon Avon, are mid-way through their 21st anniversary season, an important milestone, and one which Knight Frank were thrilled to mark with this significant sponsored event.
David Le Page lead the Orchestra as they played Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, in the stunning and magnificently preserved Grade I Rococo gothic style house, to invited guests.
Emma and Andrew Holman-West are avid supporters of the Orchestra and were delighted to contribute their private home, Alscot Park, as the perfect venue for such a special fundraising evening.
The Shakespeare Hospice, based in Stratford upon Avon, is a charity registered with the Charity Commission (registered charity no. 1064091) and is a day hospice providing support for patients, living with a diagnosis of life limiting illness, and their carers and families.
The dedicated nurses, counsellors and therapists provide physical, emotional and practical support to adults, children and young people. Services include transitional support for those that are living with a life limiting illness, those suffering bereavement or for people who are caring for seriously ill family members.
As a company, Alscot and The Bell, choose to support one or two local charities per year in order to help make a significant difference.