Ugbrooke House has been the family seat of the Clifford family for over 400 years. In the mid-18th century the house was remodelled by Robert Adam, and the gardens by Capability Brown. Both house and gardens are well worth exploring. There is also a very impressive chapel that is still in use. Cream teas are available.
www.ugbrooke.co.uk Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot TQ13 0AD
12 noon Lunch in the Orangery
2 pm Conducted tour of the house. Cost for house and gardens £9.50. If we have 15 or more members visiting the house, we shall get a private tour to ourselves – otherwise we shall have to be part of a public tour.
By car: Take the A380 road. Turn off at the slip road at Olchard Ideford Dip (GR 50.59, -3.58). Turn left at the junction, and continue for 1 km to Ugbrooke.
By bus: There is an hourly bus service (no. 7) from Exeter bus station. For instance, the 10.50 am bus gets to Olchard Ideford Dip (the next stop after Kenn) at 11.17. Cross the A380 and then walk NW for one kilometre to Ugbrooke House. Return buses run hourly, at a quarter to the hour.
If you would like to join this tour, please contact Frances, the organiser, by 10 June.