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Aerial view of Cadhay

Aerial view of Cadhay

Cadhay

Cadhay

The Stables and Coach House

The Stables and Coach House

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Medieval stew ponds

Medieval stew ponds

Sidmouth Hills

Sidmouth Hills

Otter from Cadhay

Otter from Cadhay

Scornhill Bridge

Scornhill Bridge

Cadhay House

Cadhay House

Cadhay front view

Cadhay front view

Court of the Sovereigns within Cadhay House

Court of the Sovereigns within Cadhay House

Library

Library

Whetham

Whetham

Cider Press exterior

Cider Press exterior

Sugar Plum four poster bedroom with dressing room

Sugar Plum four poster bedroom with dressing room

Roof Chamber Cadhay Manor house dating from 1430

Roof Chamber Cadhay Manor house dating from 1430

Cadhay Manor Dining room

Cadhay Manor Dining room

Cadhay Manor Kitchen

Cadhay Manor Kitchen

Coach House kitchen and dining room

Coach House kitchen and dining room

Cider Press Bedroom

Cider Press Bedroom

Aerial view of Cadhay

Aerial view of Cadhay

Cadhay

Cadhay

The Stables and Coach House

The Stables and Coach House

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Medieval stew ponds

Medieval stew ponds

Sidmouth Hills

Sidmouth Hills

Otter from Cadhay

Otter from Cadhay

Scornhill Bridge

Scornhill Bridge

Cadhay House

Cadhay House

Cadhay front view

Cadhay front view

Court of the Sovereigns within Cadhay House

Court of the Sovereigns within Cadhay House

Library

Library

Whetham

Whetham

Cider Press exterior

Cider Press exterior

Sugar Plum four poster bedroom with dressing room

Sugar Plum four poster bedroom with dressing room

Roof Chamber Cadhay Manor house dating from 1430

Roof Chamber Cadhay Manor house dating from 1430

Cadhay Manor Dining room

Cadhay Manor Dining room

Cadhay Manor Kitchen

Cadhay Manor Kitchen

Coach House kitchen and dining room

Coach House kitchen and dining room

Cider Press Bedroom

Cider Press Bedroom

Cadhay

Devon, EX11 1QT

Cadhay Tudor Manor House and 3 estate cottages

  • Historic Tudor Manor House with beautiful gardens
  • Additional 3 country cottages on the Cadhay estate
  • Ideal for special celebrations and gatherings
  • Close to the Jurassic coast and its beaches
  • Plenty of local walks and activities
  • Made for relaxing with woodburners & comfy chairs

Awards

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Visit England 4 star graded

Cottages

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From £2641
  • Cadhay
  • Cadhay
  • Aerial view of Cadhay
  • Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy
  • Living Hall
  • Cadhay Manor Dining room
  • Whetham
  • Sugar Plum four poster bedroom with dressing room
  • Court of the Sovereigns within Cadhay House
  • Wisteria
  • Cadhay ponds with swans
  • Sidmouth Hills
  • Devon Hills
  • Roof Chamber Cadhay Manor house dating from 1430
  • Library
  • Cadhay Manor Kitchen
  • Paulett bedroom Cadhay
  • McClintock twin bedroom Cadhay
  • Phyllis ensuite shower room/bedroom at Cadhay
  • Medieval stew ponds

There are 4 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 22Sleeps 22
    • Bedrooms 12Bedrooms 12
    • Dines 22Dines 22
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Games roomGames room
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WeddingsWeddings
    • Beach (within 10 miles)Beach (within 10 miles)
    • Fine dining (within 10 miles)Fine dining (within 10 miles)
    • National Trail (within 10 miles)National Trail (within 10 miles)
    • Large groups welcomeLarge groups welcome
From £343
  • Coach House and the Stables
  • Coach House lounge
  • Coach House kitchen and dining room
  • Looking out on the walled kitchen garden
  • Aerial view of Cadhay
  • Coach House super-king double or twin ensuite room
  • Coach House double en-suite room
  • Coach House twin bedroom
  • Sidmouth Hills
  • Scornhill Bridge
  • Devon Hills
  • Ottery St Mary Church
  • Ottery St Mary Church
  • Otter from Cadhay
  • Lime Avenue leading to Cadhay estate properties
  • The Stables and Coach House
  • View of Cadhay from Stables and the Coach House
  • Cadhay front view
  • Cadhay House
  • Aerial view of Cadhay

There are 4 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Pub (within 1 mile)Pub (within 1 mile)
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Beach (within 10 miles)Beach (within 10 miles)
    • Fine dining (within 10 miles)Fine dining (within 10 miles)
    • National Trail (within 10 miles)National Trail (within 10 miles)
    • Large groups welcomeLarge groups welcome
From £309
  • The Stables within the walled kitchen garden
  • Stables dining room opening into garden
  • Stables dining room with wood burner
  • Stables lounge and study
  • Looking out on the walled kitchen garden
  • Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy
  • Aerial view of Cadhay
  • Stables en-suite super-king or twin room
  • Stables twin room overlooking walled garden
  • Stables super king or twin room
  • Ottery St Mary Church
  • Scornhill Bridge
  • Sidmouth Hills
  • Devon Hills
  • Ottery St Mary Church
  • Otter from Cadhay
  • Lime Avenue leading to Cadhay estate properties
  • The Stables and Coach House
  • View of Cadhay from Stables twin bedroom
  • Aerial view of Cadhay

There are 4 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Pub (within 1 mile)Pub (within 1 mile)
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Beach (within 10 miles)Beach (within 10 miles)
    • Fine dining (within 10 miles)Fine dining (within 10 miles)
    • National Trail (within 10 miles)National Trail (within 10 miles)
    • Large groups welcomeLarge groups welcome
From £242
  • Cider Press exterior
  • Cider Press lounge
  • Cider Press Bedroom
  • Cider Press view
  • Cider Press sign
  • Devon Hills
  • Sidmouth Hills
  • Otter from Cadhay
  • Scornhill Bridge
  • Lime Avenue leading to Cadhay estate properties
  • Aerial view of Cadhay
  • Cadhay front
  • Cider Press exterior
  • Cider Press exterior at sunset

There are 4 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Pub (within 1 mile)Pub (within 1 mile)
    • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Beach (within 10 miles)Beach (within 10 miles)
    • Fine dining (within 10 miles)Fine dining (within 10 miles)
    • National Trail (within 10 miles)National Trail (within 10 miles)
    • Large groups welcomeLarge groups welcome

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Covid Refund Guarantee

Covid Refund Guarantee

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Ground Floor Facilities

Ground Floor Facilities

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Games room

Games room

Space to play

Space to play

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

Barbecue

Barbecue

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Catering available

Catering available

Ready meals available

Ready meals available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Weddings

Weddings

Beach (within 10 miles)

Beach (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

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Cadhay

Cadhay Tudor Manor House and 3 estate cottages


Cadhay is a truly magical place to stay for a remarkable and unique self catering holiday for groups of family and friends. The Tudor Manor House sleeps 22, two of our holiday cottages sleep 6 and a third sleeps 2. The whole estate exudes the history and grandeur of centuries past, but the house itself is far from a museum. 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 with the past all around you, yet still very much in touch with the modern world of today.

Cadhay offers a unique opportunity to experience an historic house set in magnificent gardens with medieval fishponds. Guests from all of our properties have the opportunity to wander around the allotments and enjoy the fascinating walled kitchen garden. Although it is Tudor, the house was heavily restored in the Georgian period. Built around a central courtyard, it is surprisingly light and a joy to stay in or visit. The cottages have also been refurbished to the same high standard and all the houses are full of wonderful furniture and works of art.  

Whether you'd like to stay in the grandeur of the Manor House with a large group to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a holiday with your partner, closest family or friends; we have a property that is sure to suit you. The manor house and our holiday cottages all have well equipped kitchens and bathrooms with all of the conveniences you would expect.

Cadhay is a great base from which you can explore all of East Devon and West Dorset. The estate is located just outside of Ottery St Mary, an attractive parish town on the River Otter some ten miles from Exeter and six miles from the sea at Sidmouth. Ottery is a peaceful and beautiful town, with excellent independent shops offering local food as well as one of the best wine merchants in the South West. If you want to go out for a meal there are plenty of great pubs and restaurants on your doorstep.

East Devon is an ideal place to enjoy walks along the lovely Otter Valley, Woodbury Common, the South West Coast Path plus Exmoor and Dartmoor. If you want to explore the beach, the seaside towns of Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Branscombe, Beer, Seaton, Lyme Regis and West Bay are all short drives away.

Whatever you like to do on holiday we're sure you'll be able to enjoy them from Cadhay. For the more active there are plenty of opportunities for water sports, horse riding, golf, fishing, climbing and lots of fun things to do with children like Wildwood Escot, the Donkey Sanctuary, Bicton gardens and the many beaches. The favourite pastime for the majority of our guests however is to enjoy the company of their guests in and around the properties, particularly in the glorious gardens. Have a Devon cream tea under the trees, play pooh sticks in the stream, watch the dragon flies and birds around the medieval fishponds, play ball games in the field oppositie or just relish the chance to relax and have fun with your nearest and dearest friends and family.

Meet the owner

Rupert Thistlethwayte

The current owner is furniture maker Rupert Thistlethwayte, a direct descendent of the Pouletts whose coat of arms appear above the fireplaces. Over the past decade, he has restored Cadhay to its previous splendour and welcomed 100's of people to stay in his much loved Tudor Manor house or its nearby cottages. Rupert lives nearby on the estate with his partner Caroline and is usually there to greet you in person when you arrive and welcome you to the Cadhay estate. You'll often find Rupert working in the grounds with head gardener Dave and his able assistant Mike or ticking off tasks on a list of jobs given to him by Jayne the house manager. When he has time, Rupert makes beautiful bespoke modern furniture examples of which can be seen in most of our properties. Recently he's taken to electric mountain biking and loves discovering new routes in our stunning local area both in the countryside and along the coast. Rupert looks forward to sharing his wonderful estate with you.

Location & Attractions

  • Beach Beach
  • Cycling Cycling
  • Food Food
  • Golf Golf
  • Heritage Heritage
  • Pub/Restaurant Pub/Restaurant
  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks

Cadhay

Cadhay
Ottery St Mary
Devon
EX11 1QT

Beach Sidmouth

Lovely flat sand at low tide, great to paddle in. Beautiful red cliffs and fantastic waves on windy days. Good rock pooling too.

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Beach Cobb, Lyme Regis

The famous Cobb has good shops and a sandy beach. Enjoy the traditions of the seaside: ice-creams, fish and chips and explore the fossil shops

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Beach Beer

Perfect your aim with one of the thousands of pebbles on the beach, hire a boat to explore the bay or take a mackerel fishing trip in the summer.

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Cycling Saddles and Paddles

Hire bikes and enjoy a ride alongside the canal in Exeter, 7 miles of cycle track with two great pubs on route. Canoes also for hire if you prefer to paddle.

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Food Darts Farm Village

More than just a farm shop, great gifts, cafés, healthy (?) fish and chips or hire a bike and do the cycle track along the Exe estuary to Exmouth.

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Food Greendale Farm Shop

Wonderful farm shop and café including fish from local boats, meat and produce from local farms. Also a menagerie of animals including an Ostrich which families will enjoy.

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Food Joshua's Harvest Store

All round fab shop – bread, homemade meals, deli, gifts, yummy cakes, fruit & veg. Highly recommended for wholesome, organic food.

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Golf Sidmouth Golf Club

Stunning course on the coast with beautiful views.

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Heritage Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter’s awarding winning museum with fascinating displays and facts on a whole variety of subjects as well as Devon life.

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Heritage Exeter Cathedral

An Anglican cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter. It is one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere.

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Pub/Restaurant River Exe Cafe

A unique dining experience floating in middle of the Exe River. Catch the river taxi from Exmouth marina into the middle of the estuary for a fun lunch.

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Pub/Restaurant The Clock Tower

The biggest bits of cake you’ll ever have the pleasure to eat at the Clock Tower café above Jacob’s Ladder.

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Pub/Restaurant The Rusty Pig

Great dining experience, popular because of the relaxed atmosphere and unusual menu. Based on a charcuterie, all food sustainable/local, some based around all things piggy, veggies well catered for too.

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Pub/Restaurant The Golden Lion

Enjoy a river side stroll to work off your food directly from the pub (dogs allowed in garden). Can be walked to and from Cadhay.

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Pub/Restaurant Jack in the Green

Award winning restaurant often featured in the national press. Many of our guests have been very impressed by their wonderful food and service.

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Town Ottery St Mary

Our friendly local town with everything you’ll need for your stay. Local butchers, pubs, bakers, fishmongers, grocery stores, wine merchant, a beautiful church and much more.

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Town Sidmouth

Enjoy a relaxing meander around all the small but individual shops, walk along the seafront by the memorable red cliffs or in the relaxing Connaught gardens.

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Town Exeter

Great for all the large High St shops, especially Princesshay shopping centre. Visit the renowned Cathedral or the ancient quay and enjoy people watching from the many cafés.

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Town Beer Village

Lots to see and do in Beer itself. Some great shops, pubs or even better, mug of tea & bacon buttie watching the world go by in one of beach cafes.

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Visitors Attraction Devon Country Pursuits

Quad bikes, segways, shooting and much more. For the more active amongst you, great fun and only 5 mins from Cadhay.

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Visitors Attraction Budleigh Salterton Riding School

Great riding on Woodbury Common, minimal road work. Fantastic stable.

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Visitors Attraction South Devon Railway

One of the top heritage railways in the country alongside the picturesque river Dart. 40 mins. Friendly staff and crew, very family orientated. Beautifully restored engines.

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Visitors Attraction Wildwood Escot Park

Great for young and old alike. Full of interesting things to do and climb on. Amazing ‘Giant leap’ slide, Bird of Prey display, red squirrel feeding and new wolf pack

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Visitors Attraction Seaton Tramway

Beautifully restored trams many with open tops, which travel on a stunning route by the side of the river Axe. You may see a Heron or Egret on your journey.

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Walks Hunter's Path Teign Gorge Walk

A beautiful circular walk alongside the river Teign on the Anglers path, then back on the high Hunters path with great views of the Dartmoor scenery.

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Walks Otterton and the River Otter

Take a stroll from Otterton down the path by the river Otter the sedate Budleigh Salterton or around the coast via Ladram bay.

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Walks Branscombe Coast path

Stunning walk up and over the cliffs with pebbled beaches and great cafés either end and amazing views all the way along.

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