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.

Picnicking at Montacute

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 Cedar Lawn is the perfect spot. 

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.

Feeling peckish?

Our café is serving a range of light brunch and lunch options, hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed and crowded areas. Indoor seating is available, but is limited. We look forward to welcoming you and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

View of the Pavilion in autumn sunshine

Visiting Montacute House: what you need to know

The outdoor spaces, house, shop and café at Montacute House are open. Read this article to find everything you need to know about what is open, what you can expect from your visit. We look forward to welcoming you.