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Cadhay

A fine stone mansion with an Elizabethan gallery remaining on the 1st floor at the south side of the house.

Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1QT

Cadhay
Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

One of the most interesting Tudor manor houses in Devon. Built in 1550, Cadhay retains the hall of an earlier house.

An Elizabethan Long Gallery was added to form a unique courtyard with statues of Tudor sovereigns on each side described by Sir Simon Jenkins as ‘one of the treasures of Devon’.

By the 18th-century the house was in a poor state of repair and the new owner restored the house in the Georgian style. He panelled a number of the rooms, installed sash windows and inserted a ceiling in the Great Hall under the magnificent timbered roof.By 1911 the house was again in poor condition and it was heavily restored with a lot of the Tudor hearths being uncovered. Recently it has been refurbished to restore it to its previous splendour.

Cadhay is open for guided tours on Fridays, May to September.

Opening Times

2022

Start of May – end of September: Fridays; guided tours only, 2pm to 5pm (last tour 4pm).

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. There is no need to book – members just need to show their cards on arrival.

House and gardens: £10

Garden only: £5

Group Visits

Groups are welcome to visit Cadhay.

Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1QT

The main visitor entrance is at ///tone.overdrive.wingWhat does this mean?

1 mile north west of Ottery St Mary. From the west take the A30 and exit at Pattesons cross and follow signs for Fairmile and Cadhay. From the east exit the A30 at Iron Bridge, the first exit after Honiton, and follow signs as above.

Take a train to Honiton (5 miles) or Feniton (2miles) and arrange a taxi to Cadhay.

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