Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation
for 22 in an historic Tudor Manor House

The Manor House

Cadhay is a truly magical place to stay for a remarkable and unique self-catering holiday for groups of family and friends. Though the Tudor 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.

The Manor House dates back to the 16th Century and it’s history and appeal are clear to see. In recent years Cadhay has been transformed into a house used for weddings, family gatherings and for groups wanting a large house to stay in together.

There are a total of 13 bedrooms throughout the house which will comfortably sleep 22, if you need more beds we have a further three holiday cottages which sleep an additional 14 people. This makes us ideal for large groups wanting luxurious accommodation in the heart of East Devon.

Flexible Group Accommodation

Cadhay is available for you and your friends to stay on a weekly basis throughout the year, although outside of the holiday season we do take weekend bookings.

The accommodation is set over three floors in tastefully decorated and high quality rooms. You can choose whether to stay in a traditional four-poster bed or a more contemporary version hand crafted by Cadhay’s furniture-maker owner. Alternatively you can sleep under the eaves in the cosy attic rooms.

Warm and Comfortable Surroundings

Central heating has been installed throughout and additionally there are woodburning stoves ensuring your comfort at all times. The kitchen with an Aga and electric oven is very well equipped with all the conveniences you would expect.

If you’re planning to have a large banquet or more relaxed group meal then the Georgian dining room is ideal, it seats up to 22 in opulent surroundings.

Availability. floor plans and photographs of each room

2018

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2706-Jul£5,628Available
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4723-Nov£3,665Available
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2019

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901-Mar£3,384Available
1008-Mar£3,384Available
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1329 Mar£3,384Available
1405-Apr£4,613Available
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1619-Apr£4,613Available
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2017-May£4,613Provisional
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2231-May£4,920Available
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2521-Jun£5,628Booked
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3026-Jul£5,628Available
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3820-Sep£4,920Available
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4004-Oct£4,096Available
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4218-Oct£5,248Available
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4401-NovBooked
4508-Nov£3,665Available
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4722-Nov£3,665Available
4829-Nov£3,665Available
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Cadhay is constructed around its central Court of the Sovereigns, overlooked by four carved images of the Tudor monarchs.

Reception Rooms

Georgian Dining Room – seating up to 22 for formal or informal meals in splendour.

The Library – a place to gather, for the ultimate in comfort and enjoyment.

Living Hall – the perfect setting for your pre-dinner drinks, a great place to meet, mingle and discuss.

Drawing Room – With a Steinway grand piano for you to play.

TV Room/Snug – Ideal for a quiet escape or a great space for young children.

Kitchen

With it’s AGA that radiates warmth and comfort all year round as well as an electric oven. There is also a Scullery with two dishwashers and a wonderful old fashioned Larder.

Bedroom 

Haydon – a luxurious twin or super king double, with adjacent walk in shower room. Great for accessibility.

Flower room

A practical space with washing facilities and iron.

Garden

Croquet Lawn

Outside BBQ

Seating Areas

Medieval fish ponds

Please click on the yellow areas on the interactive plans below to see images of the individual rooms throughout Cadhay.

Ground Floor
HaydonKitchenDining HallLibraryLiving HallDrawing RoomCourt of the Sovereigns

Haydon

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

Kitchen

With it’s AGA that radiates warmth and comfort all year round as well as an electric oven. There is also a Scullery with two dishwashers and a wonderful old fashioned Larder.

Dining Hall

Grand Dining room with Georgian windows and ceiling, plus Tudor fireplace with a cosy woodburner.  You can seat 14 at the main table or up to 22 (using extension table) for that special family (or friends) meal.

Library

A place to gather, for the ultimate in comfort and enjoyment.

Living Hall

The perfect setting for your pre-dinner drinks, a great place to meet, mingle and discuss.

Drawing Room

With a Steinway grand piano for you to play.

Court of the Sovereigns

Stunning courtyard, for that real 'Wow' factor.  During the summer there are large tables and benches for al fresco dining.

The accommodation on this floor comprises

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

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

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

Sugar Plum – a corner four-poster double 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

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

Paulet – the master corner bedroom with a four-poster double, 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 additional bathrooms.

On the same floor are the Long Gallery, 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.

Please click on the yellow areas on the interactive plans below to see images of the individual rooms throughout Cadhay.

First Floor
Sugar PlumNurseryBartonReibeyThe Roof ChamberPauletWhethamThe Long GalleryWhetham Annexe

Sugar Plum

A corner four-poster double (5ft) with Georgian panelling, window seat and double aspect windows, accessed via The Nursery or the Long Gallery.

Nursery

A twin with panelling, double aspect windows and window seat.  Interconnecting with Sugar Plum.

Barton

A lovely double aspect corner room with fine four-poster double.

Reibey

A double room with view to front of the house.

The Roof Chamber

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.

Paulet

Paulett

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

Whetham

A corner room with contemporary double handcrafted half-tester, view over the garden and en suite bathroom (bath plus hand-shower and washbasin).

The Long Gallery

Originally designed for Elizabethan ladies to exercise, stretching the length of the house, now full of antiques and fascinating objects.

Whetham Annexe

A single room with an interconnecting door to Whetham, ideal for a family of 3.  Alternatively, the door can be locked to provide a cosy, separate single room.

On the top floor, there are two separate attics, with five comfortable and smart bedrooms.

The East Attic  

Peveril – a large twin bedroom with newly added en-suite bathroom.

Newton – a super king or twin bedroom with separate bathroom (bath plus hand shower and separate shower).

There is also a large anteroom with a Table Tennis table.

The West Attic

McLintock – a twin bedroom and bathroom

Peere Williams – a super king double bedroom with its own sitting room and bathroom

Phyllis – a newly refurbished double room, with en-suite shower room.

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Please click on the yellow areas on the interactive plans below to see images of the individual rooms throughout Cadhay.

Attic
Peere WilliamsMcClintockNewtonPeverilPhylis

Peere Williams

Peere Williams, super king bedroom, with a private sitting room and a bathroom (bath/shower).

McClintock

A twin bedroom, McClintock, with its own bathroom.

Newton

Large super king bedroom, with gorgeous views over the garden.

Peveril

Twin room with a recently added en-suite bathroom.

Phylis

A newly refurbished double room, with en-suite shower room.

Family Friendly Large House for Rent in East Devon

Our 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 a short drive from 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.

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

” Cadhay Estate is a beautiful escape to a calm and quiet retreat in a lovely part of the country.  The owner and caretaker are incredibly friendly and helpful. We have now stayed in The Stables and The Coach house, both are beautifully designed and carefully equipped.  We can’t fault the properties at all.  Highly recommended, we will be returning in the future.”

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