Cavendish Hotel

Bakewell, Derbyshire

You’ll find old-school charm at this elegant hotel on the Chatsworth estate - open fires, stylish rooms and an attractive restaurant wait


24 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


The Cavendish has impeccable credentials. It stands on the Chatsworth Estate, is owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and Chatsworth House itself stands a mile or two across the fields from this smart hotel. All of which means you can rise leisurely, have a good breakfast, then follow paths across to one of Britain’s loveliest houses; fine gardens and a jaw-dropping art collection wait. As for the hotel, it has a warm country-house feel: sofas in front of the fire in the sitting room; art from the ‘big house’ on the walls; afternoon tea served on the lawn in summer. Bedrooms mix pretty florals with period colours and smart fabrics. None are small, all but one have country views, some are rather swanky. You get robes in excellent bathrooms, a sofa if there’s room, crisp linen on comfy beds. Downstairs you can eat in the Garden Room or out on its terrace (more informal, lovely views) or in the elegant restaurant, perhaps hand-dived scallops, haunch of venison, Granny Smith apple crumble. Outside, the Peak District waits for walkers, while fishing can be arranged.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 12pm
Continental breakfast £9.70; full English £18.90. Lunch from £6. Dinner £30-£45.


Nightly price
from £250
Singles £179-£234.
20 Doubles
From £250
2 Twins
From £250
1 Suite for 2
From £375
1 Family room for 4
From £250


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Philip Joseph

  • The Cavendish is owned by the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire and became part of the family around 1830, acquired from the Duke of Rutland (some say at the card table!).
  • Every bedroom has a magnificent view over Chatsworth Estate, and the House can be reached after a short (20 minute) walk from the front of the Hotel across the Estate.
  • If you don't fancy the strain of a walk, you can while away the afternoon with your favourite tipple with an equally good view from the Garden Room.
  • We have just launched our superb terrace, an outside extension to the Garden Room, a real sun trap!