Ugbrooke House is a Grade I listed stately home nestled in the quintessential rolling green hills of south Devon.
It has a fascinating history covering 900 years, originally featuring in the Domesday book of 1086, and today it remains the private home of the Clifford family. The Honourable Alexander Clifford and his wife live in the main house, but each summer, they open the doors to their house and garden to allow visitors a sneak peek into their family home.
Visitors can take one of three daily guided tours through the house to learn more about the family, as well as view priceless tapestries, furniture and military artefacts And no visit to a Devon stately home would be complete without a Devon cream tea! The Orangery serves scones, homemade cakes and more substantial lunches with hot drinks and alcoholic refreshments so you can take a moment to enjoy the formal gardens.
Mid-June to end of August: Sunday to Wednesday.
Noon to 5.30pm; guided tours at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm (last admission 4pm).
Easily accessibly via the A380 or the A38 between Exeter and Newton Abbot, about 20 minutes south of the M5.
Newton Abbot train station is on the direct Great Western Railway (GWR) line from London, and is approximately 10 minutes from the house.
National Express buses travel on the A380 from Exeter to Newton Abbot, with the nearest stop 10 minutes walk to the house.
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
House & Gardens:
Adult - £10
Concession - £9
Children (5-15yrs) - £5.50
Adult - £8
Concession - £7
Children (5-15yrs) - £4
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible parking
Private guided tours outside of public opening times can be arranged by contacting the estate office on 01626 852179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For groups of a minimum of 20, private tours allow you to really delve into the history and stories of the family, followed by cream tea, light lunch or full buffet with matched wine depending on your chosen package.
Should you be a smaller group but have a particular interest in one aspect of the house, please don’t hesitate to contact us to see if we can arrange an exclusive option to accommodate your needs.
As a private home, we offer couples flexibility in how they celebrate their big day without strict supplier policies or curfews. In fact, we have personal experience having planned and celebrated our own wedding here!
St Cyprian’s Chapel is another Robert Adam enhanced masterpiece here at Ugbrooke House. The Chapel is claimed to be the oldest Catholic Parish Church in the south west of England. Set against the impressive marble altar, with brilliant acoustics, it's perfect for your big day.
With an onsite chapel and various picturesque settings in the garden, you can hold either a religious or civil ceremony, then move straight on to have your photographs within the stunning gardens. In the meantime, your guests can move straight through to the reception and have a glass in hand to toast your arrival without that awkward break in-bet
Whether you are after an intimate reception in one of our formal rooms, or a luxury marquee by the lake, Ugbrooke will provide a spectacular backdrop for your wedding. As a private home, we offer the flexibility to accommodate your dream wedding fantasies, making your day as unique and memorable for your guests as it is for you.
Every bride wants to do something slightly different and we don’t believe in dictating how your day will run. This flexibility allows you more choice, so whilst we can help advise you, you still get the freedom to have your day the way you would like it. We also limit the number of weddings we have each year.
Ugbrooke has twelve ensuite guest bedrooms, fully restored by an international interior designer with tasteful original features, plus the all important modern amenities.
Rooms each have their own style and personality ranging from grand, stately rooms with antique four poster beds to quaint English twin rooms.
Rooms are available for hire for private parties of a minimum of eight guests for bed and breakfast, other meals are available upon request.
Elevate your next corporate retreat, executive offsite or strategy workshop to a memorable and productive meeting at Ugbrooke House. Set against the remarkable Robert Adam designed house, you have a choice of venue from a boardroom setting in The Library, a more relaxed intimate discussion in The Morning Room or a power lunch in the grand dining room.
Despite being mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the house is thoroughly 21st century. Wifi extends throughout the house and gardens, and is equipped with all the necessary IT and presentation equipment required. Our in-house butler and chef will take care of you throughout your retreat, creating a menu especially for your and your guests with the utmost in privacy and discretion.
The house is highly accessible, located only 20 minutes from the M5 or Exeter airport, and can accommodate up to 24 guests in our twelve luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Why book another tired, sterile conference venue when you can host your executives in a unique, inspiring stately manor? Contact the Estate office and allow us to tailor a package for you and your team.