A popular cafe has announced its closure after being in business for 13 years.

The Llama Karma Kafe on the A66 has closed its doors for good.

In a message to its customers, they said: "Sadly the time has come to say goodbye from all the team, llamas and our lovely animals as we are now closed and will not be reopening in the future.

"We have enjoyed sharing great food and our lovely llamas and unusual animals with everyone and we understand that there will be some very disappointed regular customers from all over the UK who have come to see a visit to llama Karma Kafe as a traditional start to their holiday or stop off on a regular journey.

"It has been lovely to have had such kind comments in our visitor's books over the 13 years we have been open and to be told you are 'their most favourite kafe' in the world by so many customers young and not so young has made it all worthwhile.

"The llamas will now be having a well-earned rest in their paddocks and will, we are sure to miss all the attention and 'llama selfies' they have posed for over the years.

"They have raised considerable sums of money for several charities along the way with this activity which has been invaluable to those involved and benefitting. People watching from our viewing gallery has been a favourite occupation for them all!

"The good news is that if any past customers would still like the opportunity to stay with llamas then we have a lovely holiday cottage in the area where the llamas reside so guests can still take the llamas on a lovely trek in the scenic Eden Valley.

"Details can be found by visiting www.coachmanscountrycottage.co.uk

"We would all like to thank you for your past custom and support it was always greatly appreciated. Highways England have now taken over the site of Llama Karma Kafe and will be holding their public consultations regarding the dualling of the A66 there over the coming weeks and will no doubt put the site to great public benefit in the future."