About Ugbrooke House and Gardens

Family seat to the Clifford family for over 400 years

Ugbrooke is set in a tranquil Devon valley landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. It has a history covering 900 years, featuring in the Domesday book of 1086, exhibiting a fascinating variety of alterations made over the centuries.

From earliest times Ugbrooke was Church land and the house once occupied by the precentor to the Bishop of Exeter. In Tudor times, a manor in the form of the letter E had been built around the earliest house on the site.

Robert Adam and Capability Brown were commissioned to remodel the house, grounds and garden in the mid 18th century. Outstanding Adam interior designs and unique external features remain, and the gardens provide a wealth of interest, lakeside walks and relaxing hideaways. The Orangery is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal or tea while viewing the parterre and parkland.




Organise a special day for your special interest group, club or society throughout the year.  Delve into the rich history of the house and explore the gardens, followed by a sumptuous cream tea or buffet lunch in an historic setting.


Planning to be a 2018 / 2019 bride? Ugbrooke House & Gardens has a few Saturdays left for your wedding  this year and few remaining  dates for next year.  Contact us now to discuss your plans and to secure your  special day.


Planned summer open dates for 2019  :  Ugbrooke Park is opening the House and Grounds from Sunday 16th June to Wednesday 28th August. Open days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The House is closed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit us to  the magnificently restored Robert Adam House, wander the Capability Brown parkland and enjoy refreshments in the Orangery tearoom. See below for more details.