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Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation for 22 in an historic Elizabethan manor

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Cadhay is a truly magical place to stay for a remarkable and unique self-catering holiday for groups of family and friends. Though the Elizabethan manor exudes the history and grandeur of centuries past, it 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, the past all around you, yet still very much in touch with the modern world of today.

Cadhay has 13 bedrooms altogether with a choice of 7 doubles (2 of these can be twins if you prefer), 4 twins and 2 singles. 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.

In addition to the main house, further accommodation is available in adjoining Stable and Coach House, both of which sleep 6. The Stable and Coach House are each self-contained and can be rented individually; or else they can be rented together with Cadhay, offering total accommodation for up to 34.

Cadhay itself has seven bathrooms, two shower-rooms and three separate loos.

Central heating has been installed and there are wood burning stoves in the three reception rooms.

In addition to its comfortable reception rooms, there is a library and study, and the house is equipped with broadband wifi. Leisure facilities include televisions, DVD player, table tennis and croquet. There is a brick built BBQ and seating for outdoor dining.

To explore Cadhay, please view plans for Ground Floor, First Floor and Attic.

Cadhay’s accommodation is arranged as follows:

Ground floor

Haydon - twin or double bedroom with huge stone arch and fireplace and en-suite shower room and loo. Suitable for disabled access.

First floor

Whetham – a corner room with contemporary double handcrafted half-tester (5’6"), view over the garden and en suite bathroom (bath plus hand-shower and washbasin).

The Dressing Room – a smallish single bedroom (optional interconnecting door to Whetham).

The Nursery – a twin with panelling, double aspect windows and window seat.

Sugar Plum – a corner four-poster double (5’) with Georgian panelling, window seat and double aspect windows, accessed via The Nursery or the Long Gallery.

Barton – a lovely double aspect corner room with fine four-poster double (5’3").

Reibey – a small double room with view to front of the house.

Paulet – the master corner bedroom with a four-poster double (5’), carved stone fireplace (ornamental), double aspect windows and en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower, and optional door to landing).

There are two more bathrooms (suites plus hand-showers) and a separate loo.

On the same floor are the Long Gallery, stretching the width of the house with a fascinating display of historical items, and the quite magnificent Roof Chamber with the arch-braced roof from the original Great Hall and much fine furniture. This is one of the designated licensed marriage rooms.


On the top floor, there are two separate attics, with five bedrooms (sloping ceilings) which are comfortable and smart.

The East Attic: two twin bedrooms, Peveril and Newton, with a bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower) and large anteroom with table tennis.

The West Attic: a twin bedroom, McClintock, with its own bathroom; and a double (6' bed or twin), Peere Williams, with a private sitting room and a bathroom (bath/shower) plus Phyllis’s room, a sweet, single room accessed via an en-suite shower room.

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For further information about availability in either Cadhay or Cadhay cottages please email jayne@cadhay.org.uk



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