HRH Prince Phillip

This is a tribute for the Duke of Edinburgh by Alastair Bruce for Sky News He refers to his grandfather, Peveril William-Powlett, who lived at Cadhay in the late 20th century and is referred to as Bungy https://news.sky.com/story/prince-philip-a-capacity-for-unbridled-kindness-but-intolerant-of-faff-my-memories-of-the-duke-12270684

Group Private Tours for 2021

We are taking bookings for private tours of the gardens plus tea and cake up to the end of September but are not currently offering tours of the house. It should be possible to have a private guided tour of the courtyard from 17th May onwards if there are sufficient numbers. Please email us via our contact page.   ‘We had … Read More

Coronavirus Update May 2021

Private Houses for Weddings East Devon

Cadhay gardens will be open again on Friday afternoons between 2 and 5.30pm starting May 7th until the end of September.  We are also open  for two weekends, namely the 28th May to the 31st May and the 27th to 30th August 2021 at the same times. . Unfortunately due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not as yet restart public … Read More

Cadhay Newsletter – Winter 2020 / 2021

Private Houses for Weddings East Devon

The Coronavirus outbreak has ensured that it has been a disappointing year at Cadhay as we have had to cancel all our weddings and almost all the bookings for the main house. Cadhay is all about large but intimate gatherings and this is precisely what the Covid regulations aim to stop. However, things did look up towards the end of … Read More

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

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