Chatsworth House - A Home To History

Located in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, Chatsworth House is one of Great Britain’s most amazing stately homes.

Since the 1550s it has been the residence of the Cavendish family, most notably the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. They’ve opened their doors to the nation, giving you the chance to enjoy inspiring interiors and stunning gardens.


House of discovery

There are over 30 rooms to explore at Chatsworth House (with many others privately used by the family). Each is packed full of beautiful decorations and unique art collections: everything from modern sculptures to ancient artefacts.

You’ll find history around every corner. Many famous people have stayed in the house including Mary Queen of Scots, who was both a guest and a prisoner, and the King of Portugal. There are stories of intrigue, infidelity and political machinations wherever you roam.

Garden of delights

You could spend a day discovering Chatsworth without even going through the front door. There are 105 acres of gardens to walk around where you can enjoy cottages, bridges, farms, fountains, footpaths and sensory gardens. Whether it’s a gentle walk or a vigorous stroll, there’s something for everyone.

Capability Brown, the most renowned landscape gardener in history, played his part in shaping the way the scenery looks. However, the owners do not rest on their laurels and the gardens are constantly refreshed to provide contemporary as well as classical looks. For lovers of nature, it’s a shrine to good taste and memorable views.

Lots to do for the whole family

Chatsworth is a living and breathing attraction and there’s always plenty going on such as annual horse trials, the Christmas market and special art exhibitions. The Chatsworth Country fair is famous for the range of activities it offers as well as the delicious local products available to taste and buy.

There’s also a delightful farmyard café and an adventure playground for the kids. And, of course, there’s an extensive gift shop where you can buy your own little piece of the Chatsworth.

Peak position

After you’ve explored Chatsworth – and there’s more than a full day’s of things to do and see – then you’ll find yourself in the middle of the beautiful Peak District

That means there are plenty of options for those planning a longer stay in the area. Railways, mills, canals and walking trails:  the choice is yours. For those with a sweet tooth, you’re right next door to the home of the Bakewell tart, so why not try out the most authentic possible version of this delicious treat?

Where to stay around Chatsworth

Okay, so we can’t provide you with a hotel on the grand scale of Chatsworth. However, Best Western does have some brilliant places to stay that give you easy access to the house and surrounding areas.

The Sandpiper Hotel is located in Sheepbridge, a short drive from the historic market town of Chesterfield. You'll be ideally placed for exploring Chatsworth House and the breathtaking scenery of the Peak District National Park.

Best Western Cutlers Hotel puts you right in the centre of Sheffield, within walking distance of all the local attractions. It’s ideal for those who want to combine a little urban pleasure with the joys of the countryside.

Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall Hotel in Sheffield offers historic charm and modern luxury. Set in a quiet village, this 12th century manor house hotel has a selection of rooms to suit all tastes. 

Book direct with us for our lowest rates

There’s no need to hunt around for deals because you will always get the lowest price exclusively when you book direct** on the Best Western website, via our call centre or direct at one of our hotels thanks to our brand new  ‘Rewards Rates’ which offer you a discount off the same rates found anywhere else.

To benefit from the very lowest rates around, you need to be a Best Western Rewards member, but don’t worry – if you’re not already a member, you can join today. Simply join for free during the booking process.