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Cadhay, Ottery St Mary


Ottery St Mary
EX11 1QT
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Built in 1550, Cadhay retains the hall of an earlier house with a fine timber roof. An Elizabethan Long Gallery was added to form a unique courtyard with statues of sovereigns on each side described by Sir Simon Jenkins as "One of the treasures of Devon".

The house, surrounded by magnificent gardens with herbaceous borders and yew hedges, looks out over the original mediaeval stew ponds which may well have been used by the Warden and Canons of the Collegiate Church of St. Mary of Ottery.

Cadhay is one mile north west of Ottery St Mary. If travelling from the west on the A30, exit at Patteson's Cross and follow signs for Fairmile and then Cadhay. If travelling from the east, exit at the Iron Bridge and follow signs as above.

Enjoy a guided tour of the house, wander around the stunning gardens and complete your visit with afternoon tea.

For further details see our web site

House by guided tours, gardens and tea room open from 2.00pm to 5.30pm :-

Cadhay, Ottery St Mary

Historic House
Tea Room
Car Park
Private Group Tour
School Tours Available

Weddings and Conferences
Cadhay has a license for civil weddings and you have a choice of three rooms in the house - the historic, Roof Chamber, the Living Hall and the smaller Sitting Room.

The Bothy, in the garden is also a popular choice, as is the Granary and the old Apple Store. If you choose to be married elsewhere, why not hold your reception in a marquee, surrounded by the magical gardens?

A wedding at Cadhay comes with exclusive use of the house and gardens. This might be for a week but outside the main holiday season we do rent the house for weekends. Cadhay sleeps 23 people and another 14 can be accommodated in our adjacent cottages. We will put you in touch with specially selected suppliers who work with us and are on hand to introduce you to services you may wish to arrange. We usually offer weddings between May and September when the garden is at its best and provides a great backdrop for your photographs.Download a wedding brochure from

Opening Times
House guided tours, gardens and tea room open 2.00 to 5.30. Last Tour 4.00pm
Open each Friday in May, June, July, August and September . Also late May and August Bank Holidays Saturday
Sunday and Monday from 2.00pm to 5.30pm

From the East
Exit the A30 at the Iron Bridge exit just after Honiton. Follow the signs for Fairmile and then Cadhay.
From the West
Exit the A30 at the Pattersons Cross exit and follow the signs as above.

Further Information
Rent an Elizabethan Manor House
There are three reception rooms on the East side where you can gather in comfort and splendour. Adjoining these is the Georgian dining room which was created in 1739 by inserting a lower ceiling in the great hall. On the west side there is a large kitchen with Aga and electric ovens, where up to 10 can eat less formally.
On the first floor you may want to sleep in one of the three traditional four-poster beds or a more contemporary version. Alternatively you can sleep under the eaves in the newly refurbished attic rooms
There is also a bedroom on the ground floor, with disabled bathroom facilities alongside. Central heating has been installed and there are also woodburning stoves in the reception rooms.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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