LIFE AT BELMONT

The benefits of walking barefoot

When did you last go barefoot? Most of us won’t have been barefoot since last summer. But, now the weather is warming up it is the perfect time to indulge in being barefoot, our favourite method for bringing mind and body present, so that it is possible to hear the deeper stirrings of the soul. The moment we remove our shoes and place...

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This week on the estate: dormouse boxes

We’ve been putting up dormouse boxes in various places around the Estate this week. Dormice are known to be living nearby and we’re hopeful that we may have a population living here. The boxes will help us find out if we do and, if so, where they are. ⠀ ⠀ The hazel or common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is the UK’s only native dormouse....

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Tips to manage your wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week so a timely reminder to check in with your mental state and to be aware of how others around you are faring. Here we share our team's top 16 tips for staying balanced. Like many of us, sheep prefer not to be isolated, opting instead to stay with their flock. Of course, that's not possible...

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Calm community focus

We hope this finds you well amidst the current changes that COVID-19 is having on all of our lives. Our hearts go out to all those in struggle and experiencing loss. Time to reflect, adapt & be compassionate One of the gifts that this otherwise uncertain time has given us is that of reflection. Our team, here at Belmont, has been adapting behind...

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Meet the Team: Hannah – Office Manager

Hannah is the Office Manager at Belmont and no stranger to country estates. Prior to joining us eighteen months ago, she worked next door at Tyntesfield’s National Trust property, for eight years. Hannah’s role involves creating various processes to ensure the smooth running of the estate, which she relishes in, because it enables her to indulge daily in her love of...

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Meet the Team: Jack – Estate Team

Jack joined us in October and is one of the most recent members of our Estate Team.  Before coming to Belmont, Jack worked on a farm and vineyard in Chew Valley. He has a degree in conservation and absolutely loves being outdoors with his co-workers.  Most days Jack can be found doing something wood related on our land.  At this time of the year this...

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When we eat together, we thrive together

Eating together as a team is important to us at Belmont. We believe that food is a natural connector and that by enjoying meals together we deepen our connection with ourselves and those around us.   We find that eating together once a week helps us to informally share what we are working on as we move through the seasons. Our team...

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Meet The Team: Head Chef – Darren Broom

About me I’ve been a chef for 15 years, working with some of the country’s top chefs.  After stints with Michael Caines, Marco Pierre White and having run my own food business as a private chef, I’ve honed my own food style with influences from Scandinavian food culture, the wild ingredients I forage for, our own food history and the art of...

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