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.


Devon Opera is returning to St Cyprian's Chapel here at Ugbrooke House on Saturday 22nd July to wow audiences with a story of love, passion and jealousy in The Conquests of Love, as told by their cast of professional singers and musicians.


You are cordially invited to a Garden Party for all the family on Sunday 2nd July featuring music, entertainment, pony rides, vintage cars and lots more.  A fabulous afternoon of fun for all the family.

From 1.30pm - 5.30pm.

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