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
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 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
Many of you will remember the portraits on the East Landing where the cleavage of the Lady had been very obviously over painted no doubt to overcome Victorian sensitivities. The portraits have moved into the Long Gallery and been replaced by a new painting by Sargy Mann. We have also taken the opportunity to put the cleavage back into Cadhay … Read More
Cadhay has continued to prosper and it has been very good to see so many people returning as well as many new faces. We had six weddings each successive weekend in the Spring and a more relaxed Autumn as the House booked up very early with guests taking a holiday and being rewarded with a wonderful Indian Summer. The gardens … Read More
Cadhay has again been busy with a record level of bookings and twelve wedding celebrations. It has been very reassuring to see so many people returning.
Cadhay has again been busy with a record level of bookings and fourteen wedding celebrations.
Cadhay has been fully booked for most of the year and it has been wonderful seeing so many people returning.
Cadhay has now converted its heating system from oil to a district woodchip system. The boiler room is situated in the farmyard and hot water is delivered to the main house and holiday cottages through an insulated underground pipe. Heat exchangers extract the heat for use in the various houses which are now controlled by a sophisticated system which compensates for the outside temperature making it a great deal more efficient.
Th e uncertainty around the time of the election last year had an impact on bookings for the main house in the early part of the year. Happily since then they have picked up and the bookings for 2012 already look very encouraging.