Open Days

Cadhay house and garden open to the public

Cadhay gardens will be open again on Friday afternoons between 2 and 5.30pm starting August 7th until the end of September. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus restrictions we have reluctantly decided that the house will not be open for public tours on Friday afternoons for the remainder of this season. The Tearooms will be open but for now will only be serving cold drinks and homemade cake which can be eaten on our outside terrace or within the Old Apple Store at socially distanced tables.

Guided tours of the house recount its history dating back to the early 15th century. Visitors will see the Long Gallery, the Roof Chamber with its Elizabethan timbered roof, the Court of the Sovereigns, described by Simon Jenkins as one of the “treasures of Devon” and a number of the bedrooms.

Visitors are also invited to explore the garden and allotments. In fact more and more people are coming just to visit the gardens which are an oasis of calm and tranquility and change dramatically as the season progresses.

Cadhay’s garden is beautiful but it is not a formal show garden. Nonetheless gardening enthusiasts come here to enjoy its informal and natural design and relaxing beauty. The house is approached from the north down a lime tree avenue. On the east side it looks out over lawns with a ha-ha giving a seamless view over parkland – a very popular venue for wedding receptions.

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Cadhay house and garden open to the public

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus we have reluctantly decided that the house will not be open for public tours on Friday afternoons for the remainder of this season. We will review the situation regarding garden openings on Friday afternoons at a later date (if and when the government allow us to) but for now they remain closed.

Guided tours of the house recount its history dating back to the early 15th century. Visitors will see the Long Gallery, the Roof Chamber with its Elizabethan timbered roof, the Court of the Sovereigns, described by Simon Jenkins as one of the “treasures of Devon” and a number of the bedrooms.

Visitors are also invited to explore the garden and allotments. In fact more and more people are coming just to visit the gardens which are an oasis of calm and tranquility and change dramatically as the season progresses.

Cadhay’s garden is beautiful but it is not a formal show garden. Nonetheless gardening enthusiasts come here to enjoy its informal and natural design and relaxing beauty. The house is approached from the north down a lime tree avenue. On the east side it looks out over lawns with a ha-ha giving a seamless view over parkland – a very popular venue for wedding receptions.

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Cadhay house and garden open to the public

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus we have reluctantly decided that the house will not be open for public tours on Friday afternoons for the remainder of this season. We will review the situation regarding garden openings on Friday afternoons at a later date (if and when the government allow us to) but for now they remain closed.

Guided tours of the house recount its history dating back to the early 15th century. Visitors will see the Long Gallery, the Roof Chamber with its Elizabethan timbered roof, the Court of the Sovereigns, described by Simon Jenkins as one of the “treasures of Devon” and a number of the bedrooms.

Visitors are also invited to explore the garden and allotments. In fact more and more people are coming just to visit the gardens which are an oasis of calm and tranquility and change dramatically as the season progresses.

Cadhay’s garden is beautiful but it is not a formal show garden. Nonetheless gardening enthusiasts come here to enjoy its informal and natural design and relaxing beauty. The house is approached from the north down a lime tree avenue. On the east side it looks out over lawns with a ha-ha giving a seamless view over parkland – a very popular venue for wedding receptions.

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Listed by Country Life as “one of the top ten manor houses in the country”, Cadhay is a splendid manor built in 1550. Cadhay is constructed around its central Court of the Sovereigns, overlooked by four carved images of the Tudor monarchs.

Open Afternoons

Cadhay is open to the public every Friday from 7th August to 25th September 2020, 2-5.30pm as well as the 28th to 31st August 2020 at the same times. No need to book ahead but names will be taken on arrival when paying to enter.

After farm buildings on the south side were demolished in 1910, a border was established and a lawn was laid out and planted with Irish yews leading to the mediaeval fish ponds. Plants of note include an avenue of limes, Gunnera manicata, Cotinus coggygnia, Cosmea bipinnatus, Magnolia grandiflora, Dahlia hybrids and Echinacea purpure.

Behind the house, the walled kitchen gardens have been given over to allotments. At some times of the year, homegrown vegetables, wig wams of sweet peas, show gladioli or glorious dahlias can be seen.

The Tea Room, offering delicious homemade cakes and cold drinks, is open at the same time as the garden. There is seating on the terrace situated in the walled kitchen garden or in the Tearoom itself at socially distanced tables.

Entrance to gardens – £5 adults, £1 children (over 5yrs). HHA members – Free with with membership card. Currently due to the Coronavirus restrictions we are unfortunately not operating house tours or hot drinks.

We love dogs but Cadhay isn't suitable for them on Open Days. We are happy to provide water and there is some shade in our car park. There are good dog walks nearby, so please don't let a dog-free visit, prevent you from enjoying a Cadhay Open Day.

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Open May to September

Cadhay is open to the public every Friday from 1st May to 28th September 2020, 2-5.30pm as well as the 23rd to 25th May and 29th to 31st August 2020.

After farm buildings on the south side were demolished in 1910, a border was established and a lawn was laid out and planted with Irish yews leading to the mediaeval fish ponds. Plants of note include an avenue of limes, Gunnera manicata, Cotinus coggygnia, Cosmea bipinnatus, Magnolia grandiflora, Dahlia hybrids and Echinacea purpure.

Behind the house, the walled kitchen gardens have been given over to allotments. At some times of the year, homegrown vegetables, wig wams of sweet peas, show gladioli or glorious dahlias can be seen.

The Tea Room, offering delicious homemade cakes, light refreshments and Devon cream teas, is open at the same time as the house and garden.

Guided Tour of House and entrance to gardens – £8 adults; £3 children. Gardens only – £4 adults, £1 children (over 5yrs). HHA members – Free with with membership card

We love dogs but Cadhay isn't suitable for them on Open Days. We are happy to provide water and there is some shade in our car park. There are good dog walks nearby, so please don't let a dog-free visit, prevent you from enjoying a Cadhay Open Day.

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Open May to September

Cadhay is open to the public every Friday from 1st May to 28th September 2020, 2-5.30pm as well as the 23rd to 25th May and 29th to 31st August 2020.

After farm buildings on the south side were demolished in 1910, a border was established and a lawn was laid out and planted with Irish yews leading to the mediaeval fish ponds. Plants of note include an avenue of limes, Gunnera manicata, Cotinus coggygnia, Cosmea bipinnatus, Magnolia grandiflora, Dahlia hybrids and Echinacea purpure.

Behind the house, the walled kitchen gardens have been given over to allotments. At some times of the year, homegrown vegetables, wig wams of sweet peas, show gladioli or glorious dahlias can be seen.

The Tea Room, offering delicious homemade cakes, light refreshments and Devon cream teas, is open at the same time as the house and garden.

Guided Tour of House and entrance to gardens – £8 adults; £3 children. Gardens only – £4 adults, £1 children (over 5yrs). HHA members – Free with with membership card

We love dogs but Cadhay isn't suitable for them on Open Days. We are happy to provide water and there is some shade in our car park. There are good dog walks nearby, so please don't let a dog-free visit, prevent you from enjoying a Cadhay Open Day.