Our Team at St Clere

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens….” We asked the team who make it all possible to tell us a few of their favourite things about St Clere.

Eliza Ecclestone

Eliza Ecclestone - Managing Trustee

  • The magic in the air here that means people unwind and feel different
  • The view of the tree silhouettes to the West of the house as the sun sets
  • The feeling that everyone who works on the estate loves this place
  • Driving over the bumps on the drive reminds me of my childhood

Simon Ecclestone - Woodlands Manager

  • Pulling back the curtains every morning…those blue cedars!
  • The Pinetum
  • Imagining the past from the portraits and artefacts
  • Seeing how the kids use St Clere – no screen required.

Martin Platt - Estate Foreman

  • Meeting lots of people from different backgrounds
  • Working with a small team of people
  • Living and working in the countryside
  • Still learning something new every day
  • Looking after live stock

Sue Harvey - Estate Administration & Finance

  • Nothing is too much trouble
  • The stunning house & gardens – who wouldn’t be impressed?
  • You can’t help but smile, working with people who love being at work
  • My dog snoozing in front of the log burner in the office
  • Never monotonous, no two days are ever the same

Martha Parker - Events

  • The sense of space and the beauty of the landscape
  • The variety of events here: fashion & film shoots, festivals, weddings and seminars.
  • Working on projects that create happiness & good memories
  • Being part of a great team

Jamie Platt - Event Logistics

  • Working with lots of different people on all kinds of events
  • Giving something back to the Estate after growing up here
  • The variety in my day, solving problems and being creative
  • Being out and about and working outside in a beautiful place

Kallum Sewell - Estate worker

  • The people here are great
  • Every day is different
  • Learning new skills is fun
  • Working outside in the woods

Andrew Platt - Forestery & Woodlands

  • Following the path of water from the lake to the secret lake
  • All the different types of woodland
  • Standing at the top of brigadiers beeches looking over the house and lake beyond
  • Keeping warm with the Biomass boiler

Kulbahadur Rana - Housekeeper

  • Everyone is friendly and helpful
  • It is quiet and peaceful
  • It’s not too physical for a Grandad!

Richard Miles - Estate Maintenance

  • My colleagues and the residents here are all great to work with
  • There’s a strong team spirit
  • It doesn’t really feel like work – I enjoy it that much!