Open Days

Cadhay house and garden open to the public

Cadhay house and garden, located a short distance from Ottery St Mary in East Devon, is open every Friday afternoon from May through to September. In addition, during the second May and the August bank holiday weekends it is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons.

Guided tours of the house recount its history dating back to the early 15th century. Visitors will see the Long Gallery, the Roof Chamber with its Elizabethan timbered roof, the Court of the Sovereigns, described by Simon Jenkins as one of the “treasures of Devon” and a number of the bedrooms.

Visitors are also invited to explore the garden and allotments. In fact more and more people are coming just to visit the gardens which are an oasis of calm and tranquility and change dramatically as the season progresses.

Cadhay’s garden is beautiful but it is not a formal show garden. Nonetheless gardening enthusiasts come here to enjoy its informal and natural design and relaxing beauty. The house is approached from the north down a lime tree avenue. On the east side it looks out over lawns with a ha-ha giving a seamless view over parkland – a very popular venue for wedding receptions.

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Cadhay house and garden open to the public

Cadhay house and garden, located a short distance from Ottery St Mary in East Devon, is open every Friday afternoon from May through to September. In addition, during the second May and the August bank holiday weekends it is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons.

Guided tours of the house recount its history dating back to the early 15th century. Visitors will see the Long Gallery, the Roof Chamber with its Elizabethan timbered roof, the Court of the Sovereigns, described by Simon Jenkins as one of the “treasures of Devon” and a number of the bedrooms.

Visitors are also invited to explore the garden and allotments. In fact more and more people are coming just to visit the gardens which are an oasis of calm and tranquility and change dramatically as the season progresses.

Cadhay’s garden is beautiful but it is not a formal show garden. Nonetheless gardening enthusiasts come here to enjoy its informal and natural design and relaxing beauty. The house is approached from the north down a lime tree avenue. On the east side it looks out over lawns with a ha-ha giving a seamless view over parkland – a very popular venue for wedding receptions.

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Cadhay house and garden open to the public

Cadhay house and garden, located a short distance from Ottery St Mary in East Devon, is open every Friday afternoon from May through to September. In addition, during the second May and the August bank holiday weekends it is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons.

Guided tours of the house recount its history dating back to the early 15th century. Visitors will see the Long Gallery, the Roof Chamber with its Elizabethan timbered roof, the Court of the Sovereigns, described by Simon Jenkins as one of the “treasures of Devon” and a number of the bedrooms.

Visitors are also invited to explore the garden and allotments. In fact more and more people are coming just to visit the gardens which are an oasis of calm and tranquility and change dramatically as the season progresses.

Cadhay’s garden is beautiful but it is not a formal show garden. Nonetheless gardening enthusiasts come here to enjoy its informal and natural design and relaxing beauty. The house is approached from the north down a lime tree avenue. On the east side it looks out over lawns with a ha-ha giving a seamless view over parkland – a very popular venue for wedding receptions.

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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.

Open May to September

Cadhay is open to the public every Friday from 3rd May to 27th September 2019, 2-5.00pm as well as the 25th to 27th May and 24th to 26th August 2019.

After farm buildings on the south side were demolished in 1910, a border was established and a lawn was laid out and planted with Irish yews leading to the mediaeval fish ponds. Plants of note include an avenue of limes, Gunnera manicata, Cotinus coggygnia, Cosmea bipinnatus, Magnolia grandiflora, Dahlia hybrids and Echinacea purpure.

Behind the house, the walled kitchen gardens have been given over to allotments. At some times of the year, homegrown vegetables, wig wams of sweet peas, show gladioli or glorious dahlias can be seen.

The Tea Room, offering delicious homemade cakes, light refreshments and Devon cream teas, is open at the same time as the house and garden.

Guided Tour of House and entrance to gardens – £8 adults; £3 children. Gardens only – £4 adults, £1 children (over 5yrs). HHA members – Free with with membership card

We love dogs but Cadhay isn't suitable for them on Open Days. We are happy to provide water and there is some shade in our car park. There are good dog walks nearby, so please don't let a dog-free visit, prevent you from enjoying a Cadhay Open Day.

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Open May to September

Cadhay is open to the public every Friday from 3rd May to 27th September 2019, 2-5.00pm as well as the 25th to 27th May and 24th to 26th August 2019.

After farm buildings on the south side were demolished in 1910, a border was established and a lawn was laid out and planted with Irish yews leading to the mediaeval fish ponds. Plants of note include an avenue of limes, Gunnera manicata, Cotinus coggygnia, Cosmea bipinnatus, Magnolia grandiflora, Dahlia hybrids and Echinacea purpure.

Behind the house, the walled kitchen gardens have been given over to allotments. At some times of the year, homegrown vegetables, wig wams of sweet peas, show gladioli or glorious dahlias can be seen.

The Tea Room, offering delicious homemade cakes, light refreshments and Devon cream teas, is open at the same time as the house and garden.

Guided Tour of House and entrance to gardens – £8 adults; £3 children. Gardens only – £4 adults, £1 children (over 5yrs). HHA members – Free with with membership card

We love dogs but Cadhay isn't suitable for them on Open Days. We are happy to provide water and there is some shade in our car park. There are good dog walks nearby, so please don't let a dog-free visit, prevent you from enjoying a Cadhay Open Day.

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Open May to September

Cadhay is open to the public every Friday from 3rd May to 27th September 2019, 2-5.00pm as well as the 25th to 27th May and 24th to 26th August 2019.

After farm buildings on the south side were demolished in 1910, a border was established and a lawn was laid out and planted with Irish yews leading to the mediaeval fish ponds. Plants of note include an avenue of limes, Gunnera manicata, Cotinus coggygnia, Cosmea bipinnatus, Magnolia grandiflora, Dahlia hybrids and Echinacea purpure.

Behind the house, the walled kitchen gardens have been given over to allotments. At some times of the year, homegrown vegetables, wig wams of sweet peas, show gladioli or glorious dahlias can be seen.

The Tea Room, offering delicious homemade cakes, light refreshments and Devon cream teas, is open at the same time as the house and garden.

Guided Tour of House and entrance to gardens – £8 adults; £3 children. Gardens only – £4 adults, £1 children (over 5yrs). HHA members – Free with with membership card

We love dogs but Cadhay isn't suitable for them on Open Days. We are happy to provide water and there is some shade in our car park. There are good dog walks nearby, so please don't let a dog-free visit, prevent you from enjoying a Cadhay Open Day.