The Cavendish

Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and sitting within the Chatsworth Estate, this smart hotel is a great base for exploring the Peak District. More

Contact details

The Cavendish
Church Lane
Baslow
Derbyshire
DE45 1SP
England
01246 582 311

Hotel information

Bedrooms

28. 2 on ground floor, 4 in converted coach house, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge/bar, 2 restaurants, 2 private dining rooms, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1/2 -acre grounds (putting green), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

background in Garden Room only.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £194-£251, double £269-£399, D,B&B double £379-£509. Set menus £55. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and sitting within the Chatsworth Estate, this smart hotel is a great base for exploring the Peak District. The building – an inn since 1700 – has been extended and updated. Superior rooms, some with a four-poster, some with an original iron fireplace, occupy the oldest part. They have antiques, artwork; a new bathroom (part of a recent refurbishment). ‘Beautiful and stylish’ so-called ‘standard’ rooms in the Devonshire Wing have also been updated. New rooms in a restored coach house have a four-poster, and antiques hand-picked from Chatsworth House. All rooms are supplied with ground coffee, ‘shortbread and fresh milk in a jug refilled every day’. In the fine-dining restaurant, Alan Hill’s menus include such dishes as breast, haggis and shoulder of Chatsworth Estate lamb. Guests can eat less formally in the Garden Room, perhaps honey-roast Derbyshire ham, egg and hand-cut chips; smoked ham-hock burger; meatballs with linguine. The service is ‘friendly without being over-familiar’. At breakfast there are organic Chatsworth yogurts, locally smoked kippers, Scottish smoked haddock, eggs Benedict with Lincolnshire ham. (SW)

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Special offers

Escape on Sunday

Blues on Monday? Then Escape on Sunday at the Cavendish Hotel, set on the Chatsworth Estate. A beautifully appointed room, Cavendish cream tea with a glass of Laurent Perrier on arrival, three course dinner in the Gallery Restaurant from Chef Alan Hill’s seasonal menu and Country Breakfast in the morning. A perfect Escape, refreshed for the challenges of another week! The Cavendish is the closest Hotel to Chatsworth House and is a mere 20 minute walk across open fields to the front of the Hotel. £259 per room per night for two people sharing a double room. A 5% service levy is added to all accounts for distribution directly to staff. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Cavendish
Church Lane
Baslow
Derbyshire
DE45 1SP

Guest comments

'Comfortable, pretty and very English. A perfect base from which to explore Chatsworth. We were give a warm welcome. The rooms could almost be guest rooms in a private house. We had a lovely brass bed in ours, and a wonderful view beyond the old apple tree laden with fruit, to the fields beyond. The baths were modern and efficient; bathrobes were large enough for my very tall husband and the towels were huge. We loved it. ' - Catrin Treadwell - October, 2018
'The staff are charming. Several rooms have been renovated and they are delightful. A stone terrace has been built at the end of the Garden Room, good for wheelchair access and alfresco drinks. The views are delightful. The chef has improved the style and presentation of his dishes; we found them all most enjoyable. ' - Padi and John Howard - May, 2014

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Tourist attractions

  • Peak District National Park

    A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.

  • Arkwright's Mill

    Sir Richard Arkwright's cotton mill,where he pioneered the development of the spinning machine and revolutionised the manufacture of cloth.

  • Chatsworth House

    Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.