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The Stables within the walled kitchen garden

The Stables within the walled kitchen garden

Stables dining room opening into garden

Stables dining room opening into garden

Stables dining room with wood burner

Stables dining room with wood burner

Stables lounge and study

Stables lounge and study

Looking out on the walled kitchen garden

Looking out on the walled kitchen garden

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Aerial view of Cadhay

Aerial view of Cadhay

Stables en-suite super-king or twin room

Stables en-suite super-king or twin room

Stables twin room overlooking walled garden

Stables twin room overlooking walled garden

Stables super king or twin room

Stables super king or twin room

Ottery St Mary Church

Ottery St Mary Church

Scornhill Bridge

Scornhill Bridge

Sidmouth Hills

Sidmouth Hills

Devon Hills

Devon Hills

Ottery St Mary Church

Ottery St Mary Church

Otter from Cadhay

Otter from Cadhay

Lime Avenue leading to Cadhay estate properties

Lime Avenue leading to Cadhay estate properties

The Stables and Coach House

The Stables and Coach House

View of Cadhay from Stables twin bedroom

View of Cadhay from Stables twin bedroom

Aerial view of Cadhay

Aerial view of Cadhay

The Stables within the walled kitchen garden

The Stables within the walled kitchen garden

Stables dining room opening into garden

Stables dining room opening into garden

Stables dining room with wood burner

Stables dining room with wood burner

Stables lounge and study

Stables lounge and study

Looking out on the walled kitchen garden

Looking out on the walled kitchen garden

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Medieval stew ponds, fountain and Bothy

Aerial view of Cadhay

Aerial view of Cadhay

Stables en-suite super-king or twin room

Stables en-suite super-king or twin room

Stables twin room overlooking walled garden

Stables twin room overlooking walled garden

Stables super king or twin room

Stables super king or twin room

Ottery St Mary Church

Ottery St Mary Church

Scornhill Bridge

Scornhill Bridge

Sidmouth Hills

Sidmouth Hills

Devon Hills

Devon Hills

Ottery St Mary Church

Ottery St Mary Church

Otter from Cadhay

Otter from Cadhay

Lime Avenue leading to Cadhay estate properties

Lime Avenue leading to Cadhay estate properties

The Stables and Coach House

The Stables and Coach House

View of Cadhay from Stables twin bedroom

View of Cadhay from Stables twin bedroom

Aerial view of Cadhay

Aerial view of Cadhay

The Stables

Cadhay Devon, EX11 1QT

Family friendly country cottage on Cadhay estate

  • Cosy country cottage for 6 on Cadhay estate
  • Kitchen door opens into a stunning walled garden
  • Perfect for a large family with room to play
  • Close to the Jurassic coast and its beaches
  • Plenty of local walks and activities
  • Made for relaxing with a woodburner & comfy chairs
    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Visit England 4 star graded
    • VisitEngland Gold Award

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Features

Sleeps 6

Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3

Bedrooms 3

Dines 6

Dines 6

Covid Refund Guarantee

Covid Refund Guarantee

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Space to play

Space to play

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

Barbecue

Barbecue

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

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

About & Contact

Family friendly country cottage on Cadhay estate

The Stables is one of three cottages on the Cadhay estate near Ottery St Mary, Devon. The cottage overlooks Cadhay House with the kitchen door opening directly into the walled garden which has been converted into allotments for some of the local community. There are three bedrooms; one twin room, the other two rooms (one en suite) can be super king doubles or twin bedrooms which together comfortably sleep up to 6. There is an additional family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. The cottage has exposed beams, good quality furniture, antiques, bright rugs, interesting paintings and a cosy woodburner giving a homely comfortable atmosphere. You will find all of the equipment you would expect from a modern and luxurious holiday cottage, including a well proportioned kitchen. 

The layout of the Stables is over two floors with three generous bedrooms on the first floor. The cottage will comfortably sleep 6 people, making it ideal for families and groups wanting a short break. The ground floor is spacious with a well equipped kitchen/dining room which has an extremely homely woodburner as the centrepiece plus an intimate TV lounge/study. In the winter you can sit back and relax on our comfortable chairs with the woodburner roaring in the background. There is large French windows that look out to Cadhay.

If you’re looking for a relaxing self catering break in the beautiful East Devon countryside then the Stables is ideal for you and your group. Alternatively there are plenty of more active pursuits locally such as horse riding, water sports, cycling, golf or fishing should you want a little more excitement. There are lots of local attractions to visit if you have children such as Wildwood Escot, the Donkey Sanctuary, Crealy or the many local beaches. There is also space for children to play right outside your cottage with the huge walled kitchen garden or access to a mown field for games. Just leave your kitchen door open and your children can spill out onto your own patio and into the wider walled garden or play pooh sticks in the stream opposite your front door.

Cadhay and the whole of East Devon provides you with many great walks, activities, eating places, pubs and attractions to visit with your group. You can explore the Otter Valley, get away for a long walk on the South West Coastal Path, indulge in a Devon cream tea, enjoy a leisurely pub lunch or just spend the day enjoying the beach when the sun shines.

The Stables is ideal for families or friends wanting a relaxing or active break in quiet and peaceful surroundings within the countryside and close to the coast and moors of Devon.

Member since 2021

Tel:+44 (0)1404 813511

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Cadhay
Devon, EX11 1QT

Location & Attractions

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  • Beach Beach
  • Cycling Cycling
  • Food Food
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  • Heritage Heritage
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  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks

The Stables , 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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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.

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  • Looking out on the walled kitchen garden
  • Aerial view of Cadhay
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  • 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
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  • Cider Press view
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  • 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