Nothing short of spectacular

Our incredible Hunting Tower stands on the escarpment 400 feet above Chatsworth House, on the edge of Stand Wood. This fascinating building was completed around 1582 for Bess of Hardwick, ancestress of the Dukes of Devonshire, to designs by the famous Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson.

Part of the Chatsworth Collection.


  • Rooms
  • Beds
  • Guests
Inclusions & Amenities
  • Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Central heating
  • Panoramic views of the park
  • Off-road parking
  • Linen and towels
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (subject to availability)
  • Hairdryer
  • Welcome pack

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Dogs allowed
Children welcome

Please note that while this cottage is child-friendly, we recommend it for older children only, due to the steep spiral staircase that provides access to all floors. This may also cause problems for those with mobility issues. The access to the Hunting Tower involves a magnificent semi-private woodland drive through Stand Wood.

The sixteenth-century Hunting Tower may have been a banqueting house or summerhouse and, as its name implies, it was also used by the ladies to watch the hounds working when hunting in the park below. In modern times it was lived in by members of The Estate staff and, most recently, by the Duke’s nephew.

After extensive repairs to the fabric of the building, it was decided to let the Hunting Tower as a holiday home, giving visitors to Chatsworth an opportunity to stay in this wonderful place. In addition, a small stone outbuilding to the foot of the tower was converted to provide additional accommodation for larger groups wishing to stay in the Tower.

Dogs are welcomed at a rate of £35 per dog per stay, please contact the reservations team to add a dog to your booking: 01756 718111 or email

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Hunting Tower in Detail


Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and lavatory.

Ground floor

Well-equipped kitchen with dining room.

First floor

Sitting room for relaxing and reading.

Second floor

Double bedroom with en suite shower room.

Stone annexe building

Twin bedroom with shower room (booked separately for supplement and sleeps two)


Hunting Tower, Bakewell DE45 1PN
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Nearest Pubs

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley DE4 2NZ – 4.5 miles
The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley DE45 1UL – 3.5 miles


Exclusive *multi-entrance tickets to Chatsworth are included with this Chatsworth Collection cottage.

These tickets give you unlimited access to Chatsworth House and Garden, with free car parking for the duration of your stay. Holders of these multi-entrance tickets are also not required to book a time slot, so you have complete flexibility.

With these tickets, there’s no need to rush to view all of the wonders of Chatsworth, as you can return the following day on the same ticket to see what you missed or revisit your favourite part.

Please note that tickets must be collected from your cottage before visiting Chatsworth.

Multi-entrance tickets are not valid for admission to events such as the International Horse Trials and Country Fair. Please note the farmyard and playground are closed during the Country Fair. 

*Chatsworth tickets over the Christmas period (between 5th November and 8th January) are single entry only. Multi-entrance tickets are not provided when Chatsworth is closed January – March.

Chatsworth Estate Shop Welcome Hampers

Our hampers are a great way of ensuring you have some essential foods in your refrigerator and store cupboard when you arrive. The Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop has a range of local and estate offerings, from fresh produce to estate reared meat.

There are three hamper options available, find out more here.

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Please note that unfortunately, the maximum occupancy of our holiday cottages cannot be exceeded at any time. Guests cannot arrange for visitors to the property or hold events (such as parties, celebrations or meetings) at the property without advance consent. For the comfort of all our guests and neighbours, we expect all residents to behave in an appropriate and non-disruptive manner. For more information on our booking terms and conditions please click below.

Visit Chatsworth

The cottage is perfectly placed on the Chatsworth Estate to explore all that the area has to offer, including the magnificent stately home, garden, farmyard and playground. As well as an abundance of country walks and local beauty spots within easy reach.

There is so much to explore in the Peak District. For inspiration for your visit, read our journal entries “How to spend a winter staycation in Derbyshire”, “Summer staycations in the Peak District” and “Experience Autumn in Derbyshire”.

Please visit to view upcoming events and opening times for Chatsworth.

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