You’re looked after beautifully by attentive staff: old school hospitality means your bags are carried, the morning papers ordered and you needn’t lift a finger. Ensconce yourself in the Garden Room conservatory for afternoon tea and soak up the views, cosy up in the sitting room with a good book, order an aperitif at the bar. Dinner is a smart affair in the award winning Gallery Restaurant – sparkling silverware, starched napkins, every plate a work of art – you may have to dress up. Much produce comes directly from the estate.
Stroll from the hotel to historic Chatsworth House: it’s a 20-minute meander through a kissing gate and along a bridle path, a rather magical way to arrive at this elegant house. Plenty to enjoy here with seasonal events and regular exhibitions. The award-winning Chatsworth Farm Shop is a good spot to stock up.
The 28 traditional bedrooms are big, light and divinely comfortable. Book a suite if you’re feeling grand.