The Holker Estate is the much loved home of the Cavendish family; each generation leaving its impressions, either by planning and altering the landscape or by changing the house by adding, re-facing, embellishing or even rebuilding (after a fire in 1871).
The 23 acres of immaculately kept gardens have evolved over hundreds of years. Each owner adding new features and planting, to create a garden rich in heritage, character and beauty yet always evolving.
30 minutes from J36/M6, follow brown tourist signs on A590. Close to Morecambe Bay.
Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7PL
Tel: 015395 58328
Gardens: Holker lime is designated one of The Tree Council’s 50 Great British Trees.
Courtyard Cafe: serving seasonal menus using estate and local produce.
Special Events: food and seasonal markets including the hot hot hot Chilli Festival!
Ilex Bar & Brasserie: offering guests a sense of occasion as well as being able to hire for your own special occasions.
Shop: a unique Aladdin’s cave of ideas and inspiration, and delicious food.
Dogs: welcome in gardens and courtyard.