How to Plan a Weekend Wedding in a Country House

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Weekend Weddings Does everyone tell you that your wedding day will go so quickly? That’s because it will! Before you know it, your day will be a whirlwind of hair and makeup, excitement, nerves, ceremony drinks receptions and greeting many of your guests. These days, weddings are often no longer confined to one day only […]

Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding Planning Checklist for 2022

Lost Lives-1561 Shrouds of the Somme at Ugbrooke

August 2018   Ugbrooke welcomes a team of Naval Officer recruits from RNC Britannia,  assisting the volunteers from SSAFA as they install the Shrouds and crosses of the Lost Lives exhibit, their setting – the tranquil terrace garden here at Ugbrooke. The “poignant & thought provoking tribute” will form the highlight of Ugbrookes’ Military Fundraising event […]

Agatha Christie and The Mysterious Affair at…Ugbrooke House!

For those Agatha Christie fans among you, you may recognise the literary inspiration in the title of this post, a play on the name of Christie’s first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. What is the relevance, you ask?  Well, although Ugbrooke House has been the family seat of the Cliffords for over 400 years and has seen […]

Thank you to the Embroiderers’ Guild

This year, we have been fortunate to have over 50 pieces of work from the Embroiderers’ Guild on display in the house and The Orangery tea rooms.  The exhibition has been celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the renowned landscape architect who designed the gardens here at Ugbrooke House. As the first […]

Tiina tackles 4 islands in 4 days

4 friends, 4 charities, 4 walks on 4 islands over 4 days. This weekend, our resident chef Tiina will not be tying up her apron, but instead, lacing up her trainers. She is tackling a four day charity walk across four islands off the west coast of Scotland, on and around her home of Mull. […]

Ugbrooke Park is the ‘site of the week’ for Capability Brown Festival!

Ugbrooke House is the “Site of the Week” for the Capability Brown 300th anniversary festival. Ugbrooke House is the southernmost Landscape that Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown designed and worked on. We are very proud and lucky to be able to wake up every morning and look out of the bedroom window to Dartmoor over the parkland and […]

Fun with Flags

For fans of The Big Bang Theory, this post’s title will immediately conjure images of the socially awkward genius that is Dr Sheldon Cooper, sitting on his sofa recording his YouTube series about flags.  For those that are yet to discover the smash hit series, I strongly advise a Netflix evening to catch up, and whilst […]

Devon Opera comes to Ugbrooke House

This July, Ugbrooke House was delighted to welcome the Devon Opera to perform at St Cyprian’s. Devon Opera is the only professional opera company in the south west and Ugbrooke House has been fortunate enough to host them and their intimate, accessible performances for a number of years. In addition to bringing opera to the […]