About Ugbrooke House and GardensFamily 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.
WHAT'S ON AT UGBROOKE HOUSE AND GARDENS
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 June bride? Ugbrooke House & Gardens has only one Saturday left for your June wedding next year, but other dates later in the summer are still available. Contact us now to secure your date.
This Easter, Ugbrooke is opening the gates to the gardens for the first time! Explore the Capability Brown parkland this Spring and see the daffodils at the best time of year. Open Easter weekend and the first week of half term. See below for more details.
Let us keep in touch with occasional news about forthcoming events at Ugbrooke House and Gardens.