Type:Historic House / Palace

Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1QT

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Cadhay is approached by an avenue of lime-trees, and stands in an extensive garden, with herbaceous borders and yew hedges, with excellent views over the original medieval fish ponds. The main part of the house was built in about 1550 by John Haydon who had married the de Cadhay heiress. He retained the Great Hall of an earlier house, of which the fine timber roof (about 1420-1460) can be seen. An Elizabethan Long Gallery was added by John's successor at the end of the 16th century, thereby forming a unique courtyard with statues of Sovereigns on each side, described by Sir Simon Jenkins as one of the 'Treasures of Devon'.

Suitablity for the Disabled: Ground floor & grounds. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Guide Prices

ADMISSION House (Guided tour) & Gardens: Adult £8, Child £3. Garden only: Adult £4.50, Child £1. Groups 15+ by prior arrangement.




  • Disabled Accessibility


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Wedding Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Opening Times

* Cadhay will not open in May as planned, the situation will be reviewed regularly.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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