Contact us

Please note:

If you book a table for La Casa Verde via this contact form, your table is only confirmed once you receive an email. This is especially important over the weekend as the office is closed on a Saturday and Sunday and after 5pm every evening. 


Larch Cottage Nursery:

The Nursery, Red Barn and La Casa Verde are open from 9am to 5:00pm, 7 days per week (We are only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

La Casa Verde:   

Open from 9:00am  – 5:00pm for  Coffee, Cake and Scones (last orders 4:30pm) 

Breakfast served 9:00am – 11:30 am  

Lunch served 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Afternoon tea 2:00pm – 5:00pm (last sitting 3:30pm)

 (Afternoon tea must be booked at least 48hrs in advance. We also require a £10 per person deposit to confirm the booking)

Restaurant Bookings

Any bookings made via the contact form after 5pm on Friday will not be picked up until Monday. Therefore, please call the restaurant directly for any bookings during this period. 

If you do not receive  a confirmation email when you make a booking via the website please call us. 

Disabled Access ~ Free Parking

Dogs are not allowed into the Nursery, La casa Verde or Red Barn    

Group Bookings and Coach Parties

Please contact us in advance regarding group bookings to ensure we are able to accommodate you.

We are unable to accept large groups without an advanced booking.

We are unable to accept coaches parties due to access restrictions and facilities available. 

Please visit the restaurant page for further details      

Chapel and Gardens 2024

Our Private Gardens and Chapel are open on a Wednesday and Sunday 1-4pm From the 1st May until the 29th September (£5 entry fee with proceeds going charity)

For more details on events we run here throughout the year please visit our events page.

Dogs are NOT allowed in the nursery and gardens, restaurant or shop


Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 2DR
Telephone: 01931 712404

Telephone: 01931 712767

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