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.



An Ugbrooke Wedding...

Planning to be a 2021/2022 Bride?

Ugbrooke House reserves a few dates each year for very special weddings. With exclusive hire, accommodation &  butler service for house guests,  we offer a true Country House wedding experience for a day or  for  the entire weekend. Your wedding at Ugbrooke will be unique, with an eye for the finer details we specialise in creating the bespoke day within this spectacular setting, contact us now to secure your date. 

Private tours

Organise a bespoke visit  for your special interest group, club or society throughout the year.  Delve into the rich history of the house, the family, the architecture,  followed by a sumptuous cream tea or buffet lunch in this stunning historic setting of a Robert Adam house within a Capability Brown Landscape.

We are happy to discuss group & bespoke visits for dates from April 2021.

Summer visitors : CLOSED for 2020

Ugbrooke  House & Park is usually  open during the Summer, however Due to the Covid -19 situation The Ugbrooke team have taken the decision to close for the 2020 Summer season. We plan to re-open in 2021.

Apologies for the disappointment this news will cause, we do hope you will add a visit  to Ugbrooke to your itinerary for 2021.