The Cavendish Hotel, on the Chatsworth Estate, sounds its stately presence like an outcrop of sun-scrubbed sandstone in a pastoral landscape of peaks and caverns.
The Cavendish Hotel nestles amongst the hills of the Peak District – a 250-year-old former coaching inn and the closest hotel to Chatsworth House. A delightful 15-minute stroll through fields and stately parkland leads you to the doorstep of Britain’s favourite country home.
As part of the Duke of Devonshire’s family estate, much of the hotel’s decor and furnishings come from Chatsworth. Bedrooms enjoy idyllic pastoral views over the Estate.
Dine in the sumptuous surrounds of the Gallery Restaurant, or in the heart of its award-winning kitchen. Freshly baked scones topped with delicious homemade jams can be enjoyed in the Garden Room and, waking up rested in the Derbyshire Dales, guests can take breakfast at their leisure, served daily until noon. A warm welcome awaits…
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Savour two AA Rosette fine dining in sumptuous surrounds – delicate hues of duck egg blue, fine art and, of course, magnificent views over the Chatsworth Estate. Guests are treated to beautifully presented dishes using fresh, local ingredients and can enjoy delicious modern British cuisine complemented by a list of around 70 wines. There is an extensive half bottle selection and many wines offered by the glass.
Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.
The chef’s table at the Cavendish affords up to two guests the opportunity to experience all the energy of an award-winning kitchen, offering a tantalising glimpse behind the scenes. Watch your meal being prepared from scratch and enjoy a bespoke menu for the evening.
The Garden Room, through its glazed surrounds, commands stunning views over the Chatsworth Estate and features a stylish interior - a chequered floor and dark wood furnishings. Guests can enjoy a range of home-cooked favourites, with light and four-course meal options available. Afternoon teas are a must, where freshly baked scones are topped with delicious homemade jams and served with slices of pistachio cake.
In the summer, dining at the Cavendish reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. The Garden Room opens out onto the verdant rolling fields of the Chatsworth Estate where the view is spectacular and, making the most of the fine weather, guests can dine on the patio, or on the lush green grass, at their leisure.
Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the Garden Room or Gallery Restaurant.
Bookings are recommended.
The unique surroundings of the Cavendish present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. The hotel’s private dining room houses a fine collection of oil paintings and features spectacular garden views. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.
Winner of the independently judged Hudson's Heritage Award for the 'Best UK Picnic Spot 2014,' Chatsworth is awash with picturesque designated picnic areas, and Chatsworth House ensures an extra special backdrop to your fête champêtre. Enhance your stay on the Chatsworth Estate with a personal picnic hamper for two, including two tickets to Chatsworth House and a half bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne. Call Classic British Hotels on 0845 0 70 70 90 and make Chatsworth your favourite picnic spot.
Enjoy a spot of fishing on either the Rivers Derwent or Wye in partnership with the Chatsworth Fishery (River Derwent) and Cressbrook & Litton Flyfishers Club (River Wye).
Covering four miles of double bank fishing, the Chatsworth Fishery, passing through Chatsworth Park, has a good head of brown trout and is also home to many grayling. Guests fishing the Chatsworth Fishery have privileged access through Chatsworth Park, as well as use of the luncheon hut.
Premium quality river fly fishing on the Derbyshire Wye is also available. This world-famous limestone stream is a haven for wild brown and rainbow trout and, in its lower reaches, grayling. Guests may fish the exclusive members’ beats – four miles of double bank fishing in astonishingly beautiful scenery.
Situated on the Estate, with magnificent views of Chatsworth House from the 2nd and 11th green, Chatsworth Golf Club is a short 15 minute walk from the Cavendish Hotel. Golfers can savour the scenery of the Peak District, but will need to play with the utmost of precision to best the narrow fairways, small greens and infamous roughs, where one wrong shot can cost you dearly.
Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1SP, Great Britain
The ‘Palace of the Peak District’ and Britain’s favourite country house
Set in a 30,000-acre estate on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth House is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. Despite being situated in Derbyshire, the 1st Earl of Devonshire was so called because the title of the Earl of Derby was not available. In 1694, William Cavendish (fifth generation) was made the 1st Duke of Devonshire by William III of Orange. Since 1549, Chatsworth has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.
Boasting one of the finest private art collections in the world, treasures have been acquired by the Cavendish family from the 16th century to the present day: artefacts from ancient Egypt; Elizabethan needlework to Enlightenment scientific instruments; Old Master drawings; neoclassical to 21st century sculpture; and computer portraits. The Devonshire Collection includes paintings of Chatsworth and the Cavendish family throughout the ages by masters of the day, including Sir Anthony van Dyck, Pompeo Batoni, John Singer Sargent and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Recently opened, the New Gallery also houses a programme of exhibitions that are exclusive to Chatsworth. The magnificent Painted Hall, with its grand staircase and painted ceiling, is awe-inspiring to behold.
As one of Britain’s favourite attractions, the recent three-part BBC documentary Chatsworth follows the Duke, Duchess and Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, giving unprecedented access to the Estate and exploring the dynamics of modern life in a stately home. Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley, were both filmed at Chatsworth.
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