Press Releases

Estates Director John Varley presents his thoughts on farming in Devon post Brexit

Transcript of John Varley's presentation to the Devon Farm Management Association, entitled: “Taking advantage of the breakpoint – a perspective on the choices Devon farmers will have to make over the next five years”

Blackhill Quarry application - the facts

Former quarry is providing 158 acres of space for nature whilst application for 2% of the site will help sustain local economy

Estate helping in fight to save Britain’s smallest rodent

It’s probably best known for being Britain’s smallest rodent, with each individual weighing in at around five grammes. What may be less well known about the harvest mouse – aka Micromys minutus – is that it is listed as a priority conservation species in England.

Turf cutting marks the start of Exmouth’s prestigious Plumb Park

A turf cutting ceremony has marked the start of work at Exmouth’s prestigious Plumb Park, a joint venture development which will provide East Devon with high quality new homes set around 14 acres of parkland.

Clinton Devon Estates’ sustainable vision is praised

Clinton Devon Estates has been presented with the prestigious Client of the Year Award at this year’s Landscape Institute Awards, at a ceremony in London hosted by bestselling author Bill Bryson.

Public support needed for the future of Budleigh Salterton Farmers’ Market

Budleigh Salterton Farmers’ Market is relaunching this month, and a rallying cry has been issued for people to come and enjoy the range of produce available, in order to future proof the monthly community event.

New tenants to take on running of 264-acre Stantyway Farm

A couple with a wealth of experience have been appointed as the new tenants of Stantyway Farm, Otterton, by Clinton Devon Estates.

Public support crucial to success of restoration at ancient Woodbury Castle

Restoration work is about to begin at a 2,500-year-old Iron Age hill fort in East Devon.

For Sale: Residential Development site in Exmouth

Major residential development site for sale for up to 163 units. Land at Broadway Farm Pankhurst Close, Exmouth, EX8 2RN

Farmers market is still going strong 12 years on

Budleigh Salterton Farmers Market is still going strong, 12 years after it started bringing fresh, local produce to East Devon’s shoppers.

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

Do what you can to elevate your profession. It is an honourable one

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550