A mile from Ottery St Mary is this very special big manor house dating from Tudor and Elizabethan times.
Full of history and character, it is a magical place for family gatherings or sociable house parties for friends.
The lime avenue leads to your grand Georgian porch into the entrance hall.
Off this is a quiet little study and the magnificent dining room with wood burning stove in a huge fireplace and a long table.
There are three interconnecting rooms in which to relax, all with designer curtains, leaded windows and lovely furniture.
The living hall and the library both seat eight around the wood burning stove, whilst the drawing room with its grand piano has comfy seats for six people.
The kitchen, where there is space to cook for everyone, has a friendly farmhouse style Aga and table and chairs, plus a proper old fashioned scullery and pantry in Downton Abbey style.
You will find one twin bedroom downstairs, whilst upstairs there are seven spacious bedrooms on the first floor, most looking over the splendid gardens, and a further five smaller bedrooms in the two attics, once for servants but now comfy and smart.
On the first floor you can marvel at two amazing ancient rooms: the Long Gallery which houses a display of historical items worthy of a museum, and the remarkable Roof Chamber which boasts the roof of the original Great Hall and oak furniture, and weddings can be conducted here too.
You can enjoy alfresco meals in the wonderful Court of the Sovereigns sheltered within the walls of the house, and around the manor are three acres of lovely gardens to wander and play in, with trees, fountains, paths, flower borders, lawns and a big pond.
There is plenty at Cadhay to keep you occupied, but when you're ready to explore further afield, you can browse the shops, pubs and restaurants of the town or get active at the sports centre or tennis courts, or head to the other old town of Honiton which also has plenty of attractions.
There are walks to enjoy all around with lovely countryside and woods beside the River Otter, as well as the Coast Path and sea at Sidmouth.
Exeter's city attractions are worth visiting, with a lovely cathedral and green.
Cadhay is a unique place for an outstanding and memorable break in Devon.
Over three levels. 1 x ground floor twin bedroom (can convert to super king size double) with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin. Seven first floor bedrooms: 1 x king size half tester double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x single (with door to previous double), 1 x twin, 2 x king size four poster double, 1 x double, 1 x king size four poster double with en suite bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, WC and basin. Two bathrooms with bath, WC and basin (one with hand shower). Five second floor bedrooms in two attics: First attic: 2 x twin (one can convert to super king size double). Bathroom with bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC, basin. Anteroom with table tennis. Second attic: 1 x super king double with sitting room and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x single with shower room with shower, WC and basin. Ground floor hall. Study. Dining hall with wood burning stove. Living hall with wood burning stove. Drawing room. Flower room. Kitchen with breakfast table for eight. Pantry. Scullery. Utility room. First floor Long Gallery. Roof Chamber.
About the location
OTTERY ST MARY
Alfington 2 miles; Honiton 5.5 miles; Sidmouth 6.5 miles; Exeter 14 miles.
Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year. Ottery has welcoming traditional Devon pubs and plenty of individual shops, offering quality local produce and a warm welcome to visitors. The area is a walkers’ paradise, with strolls along the banks of the River Otter or hill climbs offering magnificent views as far as Dartmoor. Nearby Escot Country Park is a fabulous wildlife visitor attraction for the whole family and the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site is a short drive from Ottery where resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline. An easy drive from Ottery is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and many fabulous restaurants.
Note: Check in time from 6pm May to September; 3pm from October to April.
Please note Christmas and New Year change overs will be on Fridays only and will be on the following dates;
Friday 21st December 2018
Friday 28th December 2018
Friday 20th December 2019
Friday 27th December 2019
Friday 21st December 2020
Friday 28th December 2020.