The Estate Office, Ugbrooke House, ChudleighTQ13 0AD
In a tranquil Devon valley between Exeter and Newton Abbot, Ugbrooke House is set in an extensive park, landscaped by Capability Brown. Ugbrooke has a history covering 900 years, featuring in the Domesday book of 1086 and exhibiting a fascinating variety of alterations made over the centuries. Guides will thrill you with British History; tales of espionage, intrigue and a secret treaty all played out within the Clifford Ancestry.
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, while Lady Clifford's interior design skills are apparent in many of the rooms today.
The House contains many fine paintings, furniture, beautiful needlework and a rare family military uniform collection. But above all, Ugbrooke remains the comfortable home of Lord and Lady Clifford and it is a delight and privilege to be able to share the house's history and welcoming ambience.
Open to the public from the second Sunday in July to the second Thursday in September on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 12.30 to 5pm; guided tours 1.30pm and 3.15pm.
Private party tours for groups of between 20 and 50 are welcome on days other than above and may be arranged on weekdays from April to the end of September.