Coronavirus Update

Cadhay would have been open to the public every Friday from 1st May to 28th September 2020, 2-5.30pm. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus the house and gardens will not be open on Friday afternoons through May and June 2020.  We will review the situation at a later date to make a decision from July onwards.

A Summer Wedding

Licensed Civil Wedding Venues Ottery, East Devon

We have recently received a video from a lovely wedding we were lucky enough to host last summer. The bride’s family  friends stayed in the house for weekend of the wedding with the groom’s family basing themselves in the cottages. While the bride was getting ready family members settled scores on the croquet lawn.  The wedding ceremony was at the … Read More

Group Private Tours for 2020

2020 The diary is now open for group bookings on Friday afternoons from May to September for a private tour of the house plus tea and cake with time to view our glorious gardens. Please email us via our contact page.   ‘We had a most wonderful tour of the house and gardens, the guide was fabulous and we were all … Read More

Cadhay Charity Week 2019

For further details please contact the individual charities running each event: Saturday 25th May, Sunday 26th, Monday 27th May – Cadhay House, tearooms and gardens open from 2 – 5.30pm, donations to National garden scheme Tuesday 28th May – Ottery Helpscheme, Family event 10am – 2 pm. Tearoom and Gardens open. Wednesday 29th May – 10 – 12 Bible Society … Read More

Changes in the Courtyard

The courtyard was repaved over the winter which involved taking up the concrete paving stones, replacing 40 tons of sand with clean stone and laying Blue Lias paving stones on a lime mortar bed. Unlike cement, the lime mortar drains which should prevent the stones being damaged by frost All the stones are Blue Lias but the paths joining the … Read More

A Fond Farewell to Betty Marks

Betty Marks died in November last year and the following are extracts from the tribute at her funeral. Elizabeth Marks, or Betty as we all knew her, was born in 1929. On the very day that she finished her leaving exams in 1943 Betty was taken out of school by her mother and marched up to Cadhay which was to … Read More

Cadhay Feature in Country Life

Cadhay has had another encouraging year with guests in the house almost every weekend of the year. We had a full complement of weddings and the gardens again looked spectacular managing to withstand the unusually fabulous August weather. The number of visitors on open days was well ahead of last year with the team of three guides often having to … Read More