Review: The Cavendish at Baslow, Peak District, Derbyshire, UK


When we have been invited to a marriage within the Peak District some months in the past, we jumped on the chance of staying on the pleasant Cavendish at Baslow which you’ll recall being mentioning beforehand on A Luxury Travel Blog. Part of the Devonshire Hotels group, this elegant 18th Century nation home lodge prides itself on its heat hospitality and understated magnificence.

The welcome

We have been warmly greeted on the reception desk and personally proven to our room, alongside an outdated stone-floored hall, passing tasteful paintings, a wall-mounted stag’s head and an amalgam of vintage furnishings.  So far, so good… we have been made to really feel particular and the ambiance was nothing however welcoming, all with out being excessive.

The room

We stayed in Room 21 (Link) – a gorgeous Superior Room with luxurious materials and furnishings that included a surprising interval 4 poster cover mattress with floral upholstery.

As 4 posters go, this one is considerably elevated from the bottom, however there’s a small mattress step on the foot of the mattress (as soon as upon a time, these would have doubled as a chamber pot) to assist anybody who may have a bit help with their slumber.

The mattress in fact takes centre stage however the room can also be very spacious with a desk and a few comfy seating at a south-facing window that overlooks the Peak District countryside, in addition to a dressing desk (or desk if, like me, you are likely to take your work in every single place you go!).

A second window appears to be like west over extra countryside.

The rest room

No chamber pots are required, in fact, because the room is en suite.  Our rest room got here with a shower and bathe over it, basin, WC and fluffy robes and slippers.

We have been additionally supplied with premium full-sized toiletries that included Noble Isle Perry Pear shampoo and conditioner, together with a refreshing Rhubarb bathtub and bathe gel and Rhubarb physique hydration.

The amenities

One of the highlights of our keep was dinner on the just lately prolonged Garden Room, the extra relaxed and casual various to the lodge’s Gallery Restaurant the place Chef Adam Harper’s fastidiously curated menu displays his ardour for native meals and produce. Adam additionally works with the gardeners at Chatsworth to pick fruits, greens and herbs from the kitchen backyard, which produces meals for a lot of the 12 months.

My tender home-cured beef Chatsworth Farm beef bresaola starter was a properly balanced dish complemented by a creamy Peakland white cheese, the richness of rapeseed and the tanginess of sauerkraut.

My spouse’s starter of Estate wild mushroom was a wealthy medley of untamed mushrooms nestled inside a buttery croissant, topped with native Hartington blue cheese, made all of the extra memorable because of a contact of truffle.

It may not have been probably the most photogenic dish however, from the mains, I can heartily suggest the lobster risotto, boasting not simply tender lobster, but additionally mussels and clams, all completely mixed with the fragrant flavours of lemon, garlic and parsley, and completed with Parmesan shavings.

For vegetarians, the curried kitchen backyard cauliflower is an ingenious and flavourful dish complemented by a creamy hummus, spiced granola and coconut yogurt, providing a mix of textures and a few wonderfully-declicate, curry-infused parts.

The lodge is lower than 5 miles from Bakewell so it appeared becoming for me to attempt the Bakewell slice with a luscious white chocolate mousse and refreshing raspberry sorbet – a scrumptious mixture of wealthy, creamy sweetness and a tart raspberry tang.

My spouse’s crème brûlée took centre stage on the presentation entrance and was accompanied by an ensemble of flavours together with fennel pollen, mango, passionfruit, coconut and black sesame.

In the mornings, the elegant Garden Room transforms into a light-weight and ethereal house providing panoramic views of the property.

Since we have been staying on a weekend, on our first morning we opted to do the close by Monsal Trail parkrun, a picturesque and standard route simply 5 miles away, and the workers have been very variety in accommodating our barely later breakfast time.

The hearty Cavendish at Baslow eggs forestiere is an excellent approach to begin the day with its earthy flavors and the richness of the poached eggs, however you may as well select from a complete array of choices included grilled kippers, shakshuka or the complete Cavendish breakfast.


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Nestled on the sting of the Chatsworth Estate, within the picturesque village of Baslow, the lodge enjoys a major location inside the Peak District. Despite its proximity to the primary street via Baslow, visitors enter on the opposite facet of the constructing and, as soon as inside, can benefit from the tranquility of the situation together with the sweeping views of the countryside. And all that is only a brief 15-minute drive from Sheffield and a mere 20 minutes from the M1 motorway, whereas the closest mainline station may be present in Chesterfield, roughly six miles away. From the lodge, you possibly can leisurely stroll into the property via a kissing gate and observe a path to Chatsworth House.

Other good touches

Our room was not solely outfitted with the standard tea and low making amenities, and contemporary milk in a mini-fridge, but additionally a complimentary field of Chatsworth’s very personal delectable, all-butter chocolate and hazelnut biscuits.


Standard doubles usually begin from £210 per evening.

The lodge is at the moment working a ‘four for three’ mattress and breakfast provide for any bookings of 4 consecutive nights, that works out as £220 per evening in a Superior room, throughout the 4 nights. Alternatively, there’s a dinner, mattress and breakfast provide from £358 per evening primarily based on an ordinary room.

The finest bit

What we actually loved about The Cavendish at Baslow is its enchanting atmosphere, surrounded by the serene fantastic thing about the Peak District. The charming views from the lodge, the luxurious countryside and the majestic Chatsworth looking tower within the distance, mix to make it a pleasant getaway.

The closing verdict

Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of the Peak District, The Cavendish at Baslow is a hidden gem that transports you to a world of refined luxurious and tranquillity, with none of the stuffiness that you just may get from some luxurious accommodations, making it a spot the place we might correctly unwind in a very relaxed setting.

Disclosure: Our keep was sponsored by The Cavendish at Baslow.


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