Courtyard Cafe

Holker Hall Cark-in-Cartmel LA11 7PL

The Courtyard Cafe at Holker Hall offers respite from a tour of the stately home’s magnificent rooms and gardens, but the big secret is that you don’t have to pay for entrance to use the cafe. It’s a great pit-stop for anyone touring the southern Lakes – with the bonus of a lovely drive through estate parkland to the house and courtyard seating for a sunny day. Meanwhile, in the deli and food hall next door to the cafe, you can stock up on Holker Estate produce, from lamb and sausages to gin and biscuits.