The historic estate of Cadhay lies within the parish of Ottery St Mary, in the county of Devon. The rivers Otter and Tale both run past holiday cottages in Cadhay, and into the surrounding countryside. With the wild wooded valleys, rugged heathland and the stunning coast of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the village’s doorstep, it is the perfect destination for a holiday in the Southwest. At the heart of the estate, Cadhay House is a listed Elizabethan mansion house, set around a central courtyard, with magnificent grounds. Just south of your holiday cottage in Cadhay, Ottery St Mary is a pretty  East Devon village, best known as the birthplace of the Romantic poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The village is famous for its abundance of historic architecture, with more than 100 listed buildings. Look out for St Mary’s Church, which features one of England’s oldest surviving mechanical clocks, and wander along the riverbank, where otters are often spotted. The majestic cliffs and sandy beaches of the Jurassic Coast, and the windswept moorland and river valleys of Dartmoor, are a short drive from Cadhay.

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Recommended Places to Visit When Staying in a Cadhay Holiday Cottage

 

Wildwood EscotYou will discover wildlife, mazes, exhilarating rides, and an authentic Saxon village at this unique attraction, just a short drive from Cadhay.

 

Yarak Birds of Prey

Located at Langford Mill Farm, near Cullompton, this family-friendly attraction offers unforgettable experiences with eagles and owls.

 

All Hallows Honiton MuseumDelve into the fascinating history of rural Mid Devon at this outstanding museum in the market town of Honiton.

 

Bear TrailHave a day out at this award-winning family assault course, with bear nets, zip wires, and tumbles through tunnels.

 

Devon Railway CentreExplore model railways, model village, and play areas at this popular attraction, near Tiverton.