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Cadhay House main view
Dining room
Wedding couple in the main border
The east lawns - ideal for croquet and games
A typical bathroom
Friends enjoying a meal in the Dining room
Drawing Room
The Library
Sugar Plum
Roof Chamber
The Living Hall
Court of the Sovereigns
3 cottages available to hire if holding an event in the Old Apple Store or marquee
The Old Apple Store available to hire for events
Marquees available to hire for large events on the front lawn
Stunning gardens to relax and enjoy your time away
Dining room
Wedding couple in the main border
The east lawns - ideal for croquet and games

Cadhay, Ottery St Mary, Devon

Sleeps 12 - 22 12 Bedrooms 22 Dining

Large manor house sleeping 22 with a games room for celebrations and family reunions near Exeter and Exmouth

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Cadhay, Ottery St Mary, Devon, sleeps 12 - 22 in 12 bedrooms.

Situated in the heart of east Devon, yet close to the city of Exeter, Dartmoor and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Cadhay is a country manor house sleeping up to 22 with much to offer everyone.

A stay at Cadhay is a rare and unique experience. To arrive here is to enter into an amazing historic house that has been lived in continuously for centuries. Yet the feel is welcoming, understated and relaxed, a house that offers modern comfort without having been modernized.

With its deep sofas and wood fires, you will quickly unwind and will soon feel entirely comfortable and at home.

Cadhay has been beautifully restored and offers modern comforts: it is a place where you can live comfortably and confidently in the rural Devon countryside, the past all around you, yet still very much in touch with the modern world of today.

Cadhay is licensed to hold weddings - in the House, the garden or a marquee - please see our website for more details.

Cadhay has 12 bedrooms sleeping up to 22 (9 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single). On the first floor you may choose to sleep in one of the three traditional four-poster beds or a more contemporary version hand-crafted by Cadhay’s owner, furniture-maker Rupert Thistlethwayte. Alternatively you can sleep under the eaves in the newly refurbished attic rooms.There is a bedroom on the ground floor with disabled bathroom facilities alongside.



There is a landline, broadband and mobile signal at Cadhay.


Ground floor: Double or twin bedroom and adjacent shower room suite. Level gardens.

Dog Friendly

Up to 3 well behaved, house trained dogs are welcome. £20 each.


Large fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and AGA. Seating for informal dining for 10. 3 fridges, freezer, pantry, scullery with 2 dishwashers.

Dining Room

For formal dining and special occasions, or a relaxed supper party, there is a magnificent Dining Room seating 22. Outdoor dining in the Courtyard.

Sitting Room

There are four sitting rooms allowing space and flexibility - the library and living hall, with wood burners, the drawing room, and the snug, with TV.

TV and Music Facilities

The Library and snug have TVs as does the sitting room in the Peere Williams suite. There is also a radio and a CD player.

Games Room

There is table tennis equipment set up in the House. Croquet for the garden.

Heating and Open Fires

There is central heating throughout, and wood burning stoves in the Dining Room, Library and Living Hall. Wood is provided.


Cadhay has 12 bedrooms sleeping up to 22 (9 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single). There are 3 4-poster beds, Cot available.


White cotton bed linen is provided, as are towels. Please bring your own beach towels. White table linen for the Dining room is available to hire.


Cadhay has 9 bathrooms, 2 shower-rooms, 1 being on the ground floor and suitable for disabled guests. There are 3 more separate loos.

Children's Facilities

Games room with table tennis, TV/DVD player, extensive gardens and grounds for play - the best hide and seek in Devon!


Lawns, peaceful corners of the garden, around 2 mediaeval stew ponds. Nearby river walks and cycle paths. Barbecue and seating for outdoor dining.

Swimming Pool

There is no swimming pool on site, but Exeter, Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth and Topsham (outdoor only) all have pools.


There is ample parking adjacent to the house.


Cadhay is non smoking.

Booking Information

Please refer to our website or contact Jayne for details of latest weekly/weekend rates. Prices range from £63pppn. Minimum 3 night weekend stay starting Friday evening, full weeks if in school holidays, mid-week’s not available. £750 damage deposit that is returned if all is well after your stay.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £4398
3 Night Weekend
From £4171


Cadhay is situated in beautiful East Devon, just off the A30, between Honiton and Exeter and accessible by road, rail or airport.

  • Cadhay is on the outskirts of Ottery St Mary, and within easy reach, by car of Exeter, Honiton, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
  • Ottery has a variety of independent shops - local butchers,a farm shop, a wine merchant. There are supermarkets locally and others will deliver.
  • Ottery has a selection of pubs and take away restaurants. Award winning pubs and restaurants in Honiton,Tipton, Rockbeare, Lyme Regis and Exeter.
  • Exeter Airport is less than 10 miles.
  • Honiton (SW Trains). Exeter (First Great Western). We can provide you with names of local taxi firms.
  • A local bus route runs from Ottery.

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Weddings

The long border in front of the house
Beautiful private surroundings


Situated in the heart of rural East Devon, yet closely linked to the rest of the country by road, rail and air, Cadhay, a Tudor Manor, offers a special place to be married and celebrate your wedding.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates.

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