For a warm Derbyshire welcome, this 250-year-old former coaching inn turned country house hotel on the Chatsworth Estate ticks all the boxes. Guests can walk across parkland, spotting the roaming semi-wild deer, towards Chatsworth House, resplendent after its ten-year restoration. The Cavendish maintains this personal touch, with interiors overseen by the Duchess of Devonshire, supremely comfortable bedrooms, walls crammed with artwork and a thrilling dining experience. With head chef Adam Harper at the helm, the elegant 3 AA rosette Gallery restaurant serves imaginative food, using the freshest local ingredients. Or there’s the Garden Room, transformed for this season with an enchanting botanical design that complements the wonderful views across the estate. Service is relaxed and it has an ever-changing menu of seasonal favourites (try the Chatsworth Gold Beer Battered Fish & Chips). For a theatre-style, private dining experience, book the Kitchen Table for up to four guests. Perfectly positioned for a behind-the-scenes look at the busy kitchen, diners can chat to the chefs while they prepare a five-course surprise supper.
Doubles from £210
+44 (0)1756 718111; cavendishbaslow.co.uk