Cadhay is a charming Tudor mansion which has been beautifully restored over the last ten or so years, by the current owner, Rupert Thistlethwayte. At its centre is the Court of the Sovereigns, overlooked by four carved images of the Tudor monarchs. Upstairs is the Long Gallery, added during the reign of Elizabeth I, and now serving as a family museum. The gardens are a mix of formal and informal, and include a lime tree avenue and medieval fish ponds. Opening times are limited as the house is also self-catering accommodation. The house can be seen by guided tour only.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open May-Sep, Fri afternoon; late spring BH and Aug BH Sat-Mon 2-5 (last tour 4)
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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