Chatsworth Garden | Canal Pond, Great Fountain and More

Our last stop of our long, tiring day was the Canal Pond and other features of the South Lawn. We were pretty lucky as we reached this point just before the fountains were shut off for the day. Bearded Boyfriend was beyond tired and I was only surviving off a sugar rush from some party… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Canal Pond, Great Fountain and More

Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Cascade & Cascade Temple Probably the most well-known feature in the garden, the Cascade was designed by Grillet, a French hydraulics engineer with experience of designing for Louis XIV, King of France and was completed in 1696. It was later torn up in 1702 with the aim of making it longer and steeper than its… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

After we enjoyed the Rock Garden, we started to flag a little and needed a bit of a break but the excitement of a maze had bearded boyfriend more than enthusiastic so we continued on. We got lost numerous times, and with flagging energy I was less than impressed but eventually we made it to… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

Chatsworth Garden | The Stables, Paxton’s Glasshouse and Other Gems

The Park and full estate of Chatsworth is incredibly large and I feel like it would be impossible if not, incredibly tiring to do in one day. The estate is home to sheep, cattle, and red and fallow deer. It also houses a working farm and a playground that you can visit although we stuck… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | The Stables, Paxton’s Glasshouse and Other Gems

Chatsworth House | Sculpture Gallery & Great Dining Room

These two spaces were our last stops in the house. The Great Dining Room is a wonderful mix of old and new, this room exuded an opulent history along side modern elements. This room is only used a few times a year for exclusive, formal dinners and the first to be held was for Princess… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Sculpture Gallery & Great Dining Room

Chatsworth House | Library, Ante Library & Dome Room

After a quick, or in my case not so quick shuffle down what I presume was once a staff stairwell, we arrived in the Library and Ante Library. Housing one the most significant private book collections in Britain, Chatsworth holds around 40,000 volumes in its collection. It was the 6th Duke of Devonshire who is… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Library, Ante Library & Dome Room

Chatsworth House | Drawing Cabinet & Sketch Galleries

If you haven't caught up on my previous posts of Chatsworth, you can do so here. The next stop as a small, dark space. Created in 2012 with the purpose of using as an exhibition room, it showcases a selection of the 3000 drawings and paintings predominantly collected by the 2nd and 3rd Duke. The… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Drawing Cabinet & Sketch Galleries

Chatsworth House | Great Apartments & State Rooms

The next part of the house that we saw was the Great Apartments and the State Drawing Room. These rooms and the ones which followed were all sealed up and had the curtains drawn so at times it got a bit stuffy for me and I think this is when my energy started to drop… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Great Apartments & State Rooms

Chatsworth House | Guest Bedrooms, the Oak Stairs & Leicester Landing

Having reached the top of the great stairs (with a bit of help and a few stops) and caught our breath, we then made it through he guest bedrooms. This was yet another area of the house that the 6th Duke of Devonshire had pulled through with, converting them into fashionable rooms in 1830 for… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Guest Bedrooms, the Oak Stairs & Leicester Landing

Chatsworth House | The Chapel & The Oak Room

After entering the house, one of the first rooms we came to was the Chapel and oh my, it was truly stunning. It was built in the late 1600's, before the 4th Earl was created the 1st Duke of Devonshire and has remained pretty much unaltered ever since. Back then it would've been used for… Continue reading Chatsworth House | The Chapel & The Oak Room