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Cadhay, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1QT
Cadhay is a beautiful house in East Devon, perfect for family parties or special celebrations. There is room for 36 guests to stay overnight; accommodation is offered in the main house, stables, and coach house.
Cadhay House itself has 13 bedrooms, sleeping 22. Three of the bedrooms have four-poster beds, and there is a downstairs bedroom, with an en-suite with disabled facilities.
The Stables and Coach House sleep a further 12 (with 6 guests in each).
There is plenty of space in Cadhay House to have all of the guests together, whether that’s in the kitchens and comfortable reception rooms, the library or the study.
The house sits in beautifully restored gardens (that carry their own fame), and that lead gently down to medieval fishponds.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
Cadhay is a discreetly grand house, and has been refurbished to a high standard. It’s current owner, Rupert Thistlethwayte is a furniture maker of note, and Elizabeth Jane Howard used to write upon one of his desks. Rupert has made several of the fine pieces within the house, including a modern-take on a four-poster bed.
About The Location
Cadhay is located in Ottery St Mary, in the heart of rural East Devon, ten miles east of Exeter and six miles from the sea and beach at Sidmouth. East Devon is an ideal place to enjoy walks, along the lovely Otter Valley, around West Hill and Woodbury Common, and on the South West Coast Path. The nearby coastal stretch that extends across East Devon and West Dorset takes in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, covering 95 miles of stunning coastline.
Things To Do
Walking, obviously, but there’s also the lovely town of Ottery (the birth-place of Coleridge) to explore, and Otterton Mill to mosey around, to admire its arts and crafts.
All types of water-sports are available on the Exe, and up on Dartmoor you can do orienteering, rock-climbing and pony-trekking.
Cadhay is ideal for a party of friends or family, a wedding or special celebration. The capacity for wedding ceremonies is 110 people (40 in main house or 110 in garden/granary/tearoom) and 150 people for marquee wedding receptions. The house holds a wedding license for either a specially-built glass atrium, or the stunning Roof Chamber, arch-braced with chestnut (Rupert’s grandmother believed the chestnut kept the cobwebs at bay).