Rent a magnificent Tudor manor


Book Cadhay for your perfect wedding or special occasion.


Visit Cadhay House and Garden on Friday afternoons through the summer


Welcome to Cadhay...

Cadhay is a beautiful and historic Tudor manor house offering luxurious self-catering accommodation for up to 22 people, with three holiday cottages on-site providing additional accommodation for 12 – 14 people. The house is located at Ottery St Mary in the heart of rural East Devon, ten miles east of Exeter and six miles from the sea at Sidmouth.

The house is licensed for Weddings and many couples have taken advantage of the Manor House and its grounds for their special day. We are also privileged to host many parties and gatherings of family and friends. Cadhay offers a blend of history and charm with the peace and tranquility of the Devon countryside.

The house and its’ gardens are open to the public every Friday afternoon from May through to September. These open days include guided tours of the house which recount its history dating back to the early 15th century.

What’s on at Cadhay House & Gardens

Our Cottages

The Manor House

Open Days

A treasure of East Devon

Our manor house and holiday cottages are a great base from which you can explore all of East Devon and West Dorset. Cadhay 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, around West Hill and Woodbury Common, and on the South West Coast Path. 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.

Unique experience in an Historic House

Cadhay offers a unique opportunity to experience an historic house set in magnificent gardens with medieval fishponds. 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.

All of the accommodation at Cadhay is great for those who are looking for a short break, holiday or place to celebrate a major occasion. The manor house and our holiday cottages all have well equipped kitchens and bathrooms with all of the conveniences you would expect.

Listed by Country Life as “one of the top ten manor houses in the country”, Cadhay is a splendid manor built in 1550. Cadhay is constructed around its central Court of the Sovereigns, overlooked by four carved images of the Tudor monarchs.

More from Cadhay

Cadhay in Devon, is a large, historic house dating back to the 16th Century. It offers luxury, self catering accommodation, for a week or long weekend, for up to 22 people.

The neighbouring Stables, Coach House and The Cider Press are self contained, holiday cottages, sleeping a further 14. They can also be rented individually.

Cadhay's History

Our Accommodation

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Cadhay Manor House

The Coach House

The Stables

The Cider Press

What our visitors say

“What a wonderful place to spend a birthday! We all had such a fantastic time exploring the house and beautiful gardens.The bedrooms are beautiful and so comfortable. We hope to be back to continue this love affair.”

“A truly beautiful place and accommodation.  Didn’t want to return home.  Cadhay is a real gem and we felt very fortunate to have found it.  We will return in the spring and stay longer.”

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