For a warm Derbyshire welcome, gracious bedrooms and an exceptional setting, this 250-year-old coaching inn overlooking the Chatsworth Estate ticks all the boxes. Stroll across stately parkland and fields dotted with Limousin cows towards the great house, resplendent after its restoration, with gleaming scrubbed sandstone, gilded windows and carvings. Owned by the Duke of Devonshire and run by Peak Hotel Management, The Cavendish Hotel maintains the personal touch: marmalade to take home, walls crammed with pictures and a divinely glamorous chef’s table amid the bustle of the kitchen. In the elegant dining room, head chef Alan Hill’s admirably fresh and simple cooking mixes classic French cuisine with a modern English twist – don’t miss his Dorset crab mayonnaise served with chicory, or his mum’s recipe for lemon tart. One thing’s for certain, once ensconced in this fine building in beautiful surroundings, you won’t want to leave.
Doubles from £224
+44 (0)1246 582311; cavendish-hotel.net
Walk across parkland to Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Why not enhance your visit to Chatsworth with one of our Champagne Picnic Hampers.
Visit the Chatsworth estate farm shop for local produce.
CLAIM TO FAME
The Cavendish, formally owned by the Duke of Rutland, became the property of the Devonshire Family in 1830, reputedly won at the card table.
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