Escape to Derbyshire!

17th January 2021
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Are you looking to celebrate the easing of lockdown, when the time comes, with a country escape?

Derbyshire is definitely one to tick off the bucket list, home to one of England’s most intriguing National Parks with dramatic landscapes, country pubs and the beautiful Chatsworth Estate!  

From breathtaking views to picturesque villages, the Peaks are rich in romance and heritage with something special for all the ages. For the thrill-seekers, there is cycling and cliffs to climb and for the rest of us, there are riverside strolls and the finest cream cakes!

Your stay …

We are delighted to share with you our collection of hotels, Inns and cottages on and around the iconic Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit special. From luxury suites at The Cavendish Hotel in Baslow, where you can enjoy views of the Chatsworth grounds whilst you indulge in an afternoon tea. Take a moment to relax in the Farmhouse rooms at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley on your luxurious four poster bed after a long day exploring. Please note that we have dog friendly rooms at our Devonshire Inns, so you don’t have to leave your four legged furry friend at home!

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

You can now book your stay with complete peace of mind with our Devonshire Promise, which includes a free cancellation policy and enhanced health and safety measures, click here to find out more.

Click here to view our Chatsworth Accommodation

Things to do in Derbyshire…


Explore the Peaks by bike! There are routes to suite all abilities from flat, traffic free rides such as the Monsal trail, ideal for families and novices through to move challenging mountain bike rides in the hills. The Bakewell route is great to experience the white peaks landscape and the magnificent views of the Chatsworth House! You can hire bikes locally or bring your own.

Walking in the Peaks

The Peak District and Derbyshire is one of the UK’s most popular walking destinations.  Walk in landscapes that are diverse and spectacular with its natural beauty. Why not follow the Peak District Boundary Walk with stretching moorland tops of the South Pennines to the gentle limestone scenery of the Derbyshire Dales. The route embraces the urban edges of Sheffield and Oldham, as well as Staffordshire’s rugged moorland and the undulating slopes of Cheshire, with never ending photo opportunities!


The River Wye and Derwent both offer excellent fishing for brown trout and the occasional rainbow trout. We find fishermen from all over the world coming to sample these nearby rivers, and believe that they offer exceptional beats to explore.

Exploring the Chatsworth Estate

Chatsworth House

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire manage the Chatsworth Estate for the benefits of guests and the people that live and work in and around the thousands of acres of land that surround our hotels, Inns and self-catering boltholes. You can find out more information about the Duke and Duchess and the Devonshire story by clicking here.

The magnificent Chatsworth Garden is well worth a visit, where you can explore 105 acres with miles of footpaths, giant water features and sculptures – as well as the rose, cottage, sensory and kitchen gardens, and magnificent views. Tickets for the beautiful Chatsworth House and Garden must be pre-booked. Click here to find out more.

You can also enjoy a pre-order picnic in the grounds from the award winning Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop which showcases local produce and has delicious treats from pork pies to freshly baked scones!

However you wish to spend your days in Derbyshire, we wish you a relaxed and safe country escape!

Please note that these details were correct at the time of writing, but details may have changed due to COVID-19 guidelines.

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