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

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

Portraits on the East Landing

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

A new Aga at Cadhay

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