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Ugbrooke is set in a tranquil Devon valley landscaped by "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.

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, while Lady Clifford's extensive interior design skills are apparent in many of the rooms today.

The House contains many fine paintings, furniture, beautiful needlework and a rare family military uniform collection. But above all, Ugbrooke remains the comfortable home of Lord and Lady Clifford and it is a delight and privilege to be able to share the house's history and welcoming ambience.

The Estate provides 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.

Lord and Lady Clifford in the Spanish Garden

"Ugbrooke has been the Clifford family seat since 1604 and it remains today very much the focal point of the Clifford family and our much cherished home. I remember arriving at Ugbrooke from Australia in 1957 when the house was a grain store. My parents undertook the massive task of making the house habitable. More recently, with the help of my wife, Clarissa, a professional interior designer, we have restored the interiors, found all sorts of long forgotten treasures in the attics, re-hung pictures, and re-positioned furniture."

"I hope that you will get a flavour of Ugbrooke from the website and if you are planning a visit I know that our dedicated team will do their best to make your visit very special."

 

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Ugbrooke House - April 2014