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.

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WHAT'S ON AT UGBROOKE HOUSE AND GARDENS

PRIVATE TOURS

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.

CELEBRATE THE SOUTH WEST

On April 26th, we are holding a fundraiser for Farms for City Children.  There will be stalls featuring products from all over the south west, as well as a raffle, goodie bags, light refreshments & mini tours of the house.

SAVE THE DATE

Congratulations to all those newly engaged couples who said 'yes' over the festive period, now for the wedding planning! Be sure to book your tour of the house and gardens to secure your date for 2017/18 soon as dates are already filling up!

Our Newsletter

Let us keep in touch with occasional news about forthcoming events at Ugbrooke House and Gardens.

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