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 magnificent cedar trees at the south end of the Cedat Lawn cast much needed shade on a warm summer’s day, so make a perfect spot for a picnic. The view back up back up to the house is especially picturesque and you also have views out to the estate.

The Garden Orchard on the South Drive is one of the less formal areas of the garden, which makes it an ideal for running around, climbing trees and eating picnics. 

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.

Sausage rolls

Feeling peckish?

Our café is serving a range of light brunch and lunch options, hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes. Wearing a face covering is a personal choice, although they are recommended in crowded and enclosed places. 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.