Lantern of light weekends

See the house and gardens in a new light, whether you join us for a daytime stroll and lunch, or stay for the 'lantern of light' from Saturday 28 November to Sunday 3 January, 11am until 7pm.

Visit the house and gardens, for a winter stroll or a look around the Elizabethan house.

Why not stay a little longer to celebrate the festive season, when the house and garden come alive with light.  Watch as Montacute begins to transform as night falls, lights will gradually be turned from 3pm

House and garden

We are lighting up the house and garden for the festive season from 3pm until 7pm.  You will be able to explore the house with rooms that will be atmospherically lit transporting you back in time to an Elizabethan Winters night.  With walls of glass offering views across floodlit garden, celebrate the festive season in a new light, a lantern of light.

House opens at 12pm, closes at 2pm.  Re-opens at 3pm until 7pm.

Please note last entry into the house at 6.30pm.

Festive food and gift ideas

The Courtyard Cafe will be full of light and seasonal fare.  We will have an alfresco experience with a twist.  The café will be serving a variety of festive dishes, which can be eaten inside or out, or why not takeaway and enjoy whilst you explore the garden.

The shop will be open for those special gifts, and tempting foody treats for your Christmas tables.  There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for presents for him, her or maybe something special for yourself.