The Cavendish

Teatime brings ‘some of the nicest, warm, home-baked scones’ at this ‘welcoming’, ‘beautifully kept,’ traditional hotel on the Chatsworth estate. More

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The Cavendish
Church Lane
DE45 1SP
01246 582311

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24. 2 on ground floor.


all year.


lounge, bar, 2 restaurants, 2 private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre grounds (putting), river fishing nearby.

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all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B from £244, D,B&B from £343. Set menus £49.50 (plus 5% service levy on all prices). 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Teatime brings ‘some of the nicest, warm, home-baked scones’ at this ‘welcoming’, ‘beautifully kept’, traditional hotel on the Chatsworth estate. It is owned by the Duke of Devonshire; Philip Joseph, the manager, ‘runs it very well’. Across the oldest part of the hotel (the once-upon-a-time Peacock Inn) and the newer Devonshire wing, ‘very attractive’, refurbished bedrooms each has its own charm (‘though I wish they’d make one with a walk-in shower’). All have ‘welcoming touches’: assorted hot drinks, biscuits, ‘large, thick bathrobes’. In the modern Gallery restaurant and the informal Garden Room, new chef Adam Hill’s cooking is ‘pretty faultless’, as regular visitors discovered in 2016. ‘Our Kitchen Table menu was well balanced and beautifully presented – delicious mushroom and wild garlic soup; wild sea bass timed to perfection; sweet, tender local lamb.’ Cross the adjacent parkland to reach the stately home – or stay in and soak up the ‘lovely’ atmosphere. ‘A morning cuppa sitting up in bed and looking across the estate doesn’t get much better!’ (Padi and John Howard, Beverley Adams, Susan Willmington)

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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
DE45 1SP

Guest comments

'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
'Reception was friendly and efficient. Our room, overlooking the Chatsworth Estate, was quiet, and spacious. Fresh milk replenished daily and placed in the mini bar; plentiful teas/coffee. Eric Marsh was much in evidence. Excellent dinner ,innovative and well presented in the main restaurant - elaborate deserts and great cheeseboard. Breakfasts included a good selection of cereasl as well as fruitcooked breakfast was substantial ' - Donald Reid - May, 2012

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Tourist attractions

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