Dating back to the 18th century, this stylish hotel is part of the Duke of Devonshire’s…
“Elegantly and sumptuous rooms in a quintessentially Derbyshire setting.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This stylish property, dating back to the 18th century, is delightfully situated on the outskirts of the Chatsworth Estate. All rooms enjoy far-reaching views across the estate and benefit from the slightly elevated position. Bedrooms are elegantly appointed and offer a host of thoughtful amenities including Temple Spa toiletries in the bathrooms. The comfortable public areas are furnished with period pieces and paintings from the Duke's extensive art collection. Guests have a choice of dining in either the informal conservatory Garden Room or the elegant Gallery Restaurant; there's a kitchen table too. A sun terrace overlooks the croquet lawn and estate beyond.
Facilities – at a glance
Electric vehicle charging
- En-suite rooms annex: 4
- En-suite rooms: 28
- Family rooms: 3
- Bedrooms Ground: 4
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- relationship with another leisure provider
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £183.75
- Double room, minimum price: £241.50
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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