Montacute's picnic spots

Visitors in the formal garden at Montacute House

Picnickers are welcome at Montacute House and there are lots of choice spots to discover; whether you want sunshine or shade, or even need some shelter if there is a sudden spot of rain.

Hidden behind the West Drive is the lower paddock where you can find a family picnic spot for spreading out a blanket and munching on your sandwiches.  Relax under the tall trees, which cast some much needed shade on a warm summer’s day.

The Garden Orchard on the South Drive is one of the less formal areas of the garden, making it ideal for eating picnics and also for a game of hide and seek.

For a peaceful site with views out to the estate, the quiet picnic area is tucked away behind Cedar Lawn. 

In and around the Stables are a number of wooden picnic benches, including some that can accommodate wheelchairs.  Should the rain appear, there is also a covered area to retreat to.

Finally, setting up the formal lawns of East Court and West Garden give you a bird’s eye view of the house.

Maps of the grounds can be found at reception and if anything if forgotten, takeaway treats are available from the Courtyard Café.