Visit: Devon: Cadhay and Castle Drogo
The main part of the present house at Cadhay was built about 1550 by John Haydon. He retained the Great Hall of an earlier house, of which the fine timber roof (1420-70) can still be seen in the roof chamber. An Elizabethan Long Gallery was added early in the 17th century thus forming a unique and lovely courtyard.
Castle Drogo is an extraordinary granite and oak castle designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, which combines the comforts of the 20th century with the grandeur of a baronial castle: elegant dining and drawing rooms and fascinating kitchen and scullery. There is a terraced formal garden with colourful herbaceous borders and rose beds and panoramic views southwards over Dartmoor.