Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a weekend getaway, or a family escape – coupled with exceptional food – The Cavendish at Baslow ticks all those boxes and more. The country-house hotel in the heart of the Peak District not only comes with stylish rooms; excellent restaurants – including the three AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant and the new, relaxed Garden Room – but it’s surrounded by unspoilt beauty.
Set within the Duke and Duchess of Devonshires’ The Chatsworth Estate, the hotel sits amidst 35,000 acres of natural beauty – and is within walking distance of the big house itself. Enjoy charming walks, tuck into delightful dishes, rest and recuperate – at The Cavendish Hotel a true country escape awaits.
Accommodation at The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow
The 28 individually designed bedrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day of exploring. From stylish and cosy Standard Rooms, to Superior Rooms where art – some of which is from Chatsworth House itself – adorns the walls, to Suites that offer plenty of space, each of the rooms offers complete relaxation with modern comforts.
The rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with luxurious bedding and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee-making facilities.
The Garden Room Restaurant
The Garden Room restaurant has reopened its doors at The Cavendish Hotel in Baslow following a £1.1million investment.
Guests can enjoy a bright, relaxed setting that makes the most of its position overlooking Chatsworth’s parkland, and a new seasonal menu has been created by executive chef, Adam Harper which showcases the best local produce.
Adam has worked in partnership with the Gardeners and Farmers at Chatsworth and local artisan suppliers and farmers – the majority of whom are based within a five-mile radius of the hotel – to develop a menu that celebrates some of the Peak District’s best-known producers, including trout from Ladybower Fisheries, cold pressed rapeseed oil from Bakewell’s Brock & Moreton and pork from the family-run Moss Valley Farm.
The new Garden Room menu features starters such as smoked Ladybower trout and home-cured beef bresaola, mains including lamb, venison and beef from local farms, and plant-based dishes made from vegetables grown in the Chatsworth Kitchen Garden.
For quick bites, a range of sandwiches and speciality coffee will also be available. Those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience can book the restaurant’s new kitchen table, where they’ll watch the chefs prepare a bespoke five-course tasting menu.
The Gallery Restaurant
At The Gallery Restaurant, the ethos is simple: to serve imaginative food, using the freshest possible locally sourced ingredients, in relaxed surroundings.
At the three AA Rosette restaurant – which is overseen by Executive Chef Adam Harper – local produce is at the heart of each of the menus that are offered. Guests can also expect crisp linen and beautiful artwork without the stuffiness of other restaurants of this quality.
Lunch, dinner and a tasting menu are served at The Gallery Restaurant. The dinner menu features dishes such as Chatsworth Farm Lamb Saddle belly, shoulder, herb crust, English asparagus and pommes anna as well as Chatsworth Farm Beef Fillet with rib, tongue, feather, onion, black garlic, broccoli and bone marrow potato.
Dishes change according to seasons, and sample menus can be found here and guests can call the hotel directly to request up-to-date menus. Guests are also spoilt for choice when it comes to drinks thanks to the extensive wine cellar.
Lunch is served: Monday to Saturday from 12noon to 6.00pm. Sunday lunch is served from 12.00noon to 4.30pm and is £45.00 per person for three-courses.
Dinner is served Monday to Sunday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Two course £59; three-course £69 and the tasting menu is priced at £89 per person.
The Kitchen Table
For the ultimate dining experience and a delicious look behind the scenes, The Kitchen Table is not to be missed. Seating up to six diners, guests are perfectly positioned to observe the professional kitchen from behind the scenes, amid all the bustle of a busy night’s service.
The theatrical experience starts from £125.00 per person and includes a five-course surprise menu and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Available every evening from 7.00pm and can be booked up to 24 hours in advance. All dietary requirements can be catered for, and a paired wine flight is available at £50 per person. To book, click here.
Afternoon Tea at The Cavendish at Baslow
While flutes of Champagne and pretty pastries are a given at any Afternoon Tea, The Cavendish offers a more indulgent experience with home-baked sausage rolls and savoury slices, to Chatsworth Lemons and Passionfruit Petit Gateaux.
Taken in the Gallery Restaurant or Garden Room Restaurant, Afternoon Tea includes sweet, homemade creations such as Seasonal Pavlova; Chocolate Cake; and Choux au Craquelin and Berry Cheesecake alongside a selection of finger sandwiches and buttermilk scones with clotted cream and homemade preserve.
All are accompanied by freshly brewed tea, speciality infusions, or fresh coffee – and guests can upgrade to a glass of Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne. Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Saturday from 12.30pm to 5.00pm and is £35.00 per person or for Champagne Afternoon Tea, it’s £50.75 per person.
Things To Do At The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow
The unspoilt beauty and understated grandeur of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales is an escape unlike anywhere else. Find inspiration in the wild moors. Get lost in ancient woodland. Discover untold solitude on peaceful riverbanks.
From breath-taking views to picturesque villages, the Peaks and Dales are rich in romance and heritage. For the thrill-seekers, there is cycling and cliffs to climb. Experience freshwater fishing on the River Wye and Derwent; discover the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales on The Monsal Trail; or plan a visit to Bakewell (famous for the Bakewell Tart), Buxton or Bolsover Castle.
Chatsworth House and Garden
The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations. Today Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.
There are over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Having evolved over more than 450 years, the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden continues to change today. There is plenty to discover at every turn, including permanent sculptures to be found. The garden is famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, the Victorian rock garden and the maze.
There’s also a working farmyard and adventure playground which provides a fun day out for children of all ages – with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more.
The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow Offers
The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow frequently provides different offers for guests looking for a getaway. From reduced prices for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast to Three Nights For Two – and dog-friendly retreats. Keep up to date with a full list of offers here.
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