Set in an old walled garden on the Chatsworth Estate with views of the sheep-cropped rolling countryside to the west, this is a site in a most beautiful location and all its pitches are hardstanding. Your first visit must be to the House with its beautifully proportioned rooms, paintings and formal gardens and the famous cascade. Spend some time just wandering in the 1000 acre park*, laid out by Capability Brown. Then visit the Farm Shop - very superior marmalades and jams amongst many other scrumptious delights - and children will enjoy the farmyard and adventure playground. *Full admission will be charged for access to the park during Horse Trials (2 days during May) and Country Fair (Sep).
Your first visit must be to the Chatsworth House with its beautifully proportioned rooms, paintings and formal gardens and the famous cascade. Spend some time just wandering in the 1000 acre park, laid out by Capability Brown. Then visit the Farm Shop and children will enjoy the farmyard and adventure playground.
Other nearby attractions include Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath, Bakewell Village and the beautiful countryside of the Derbyshire Peak Distri
Based on 3 review(s)
East Yorkshire 26 Jan 2010
We visited this site last weekend and had a wonderful time in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth House, Gardens and Estate. We arrived at the site in the dark and found the access road rather long and slightly eerie but we made it to the site and were welcomed by the friendly wardens. We found a pitch and my parents arrived a little later and were able to park up next door. When we awoke the next day we were pleasantly surprised to see the gorgeous surroundings the site is located in. We were pitched up along the back of the site next to the old garden wall which has a conveniently located (locked) gate into the Chatsworth Estate in it. When we arrived, we were given a key to the gate to enable us to enter the park whenever we wanted. The toilet and shower facilities are excellent here, a very modern block and generous shower cubicles with lovely hot showers. We enjoyed lots of walks during the course of the weekend and were lucky enough to see two different herds of deer! We were slightly disappointed to find that the house, gardens and cafe/shop were all closed for the winter period during our visit so if you are keen to see these attractions, make sure you check on the opening times before you book your visit. The site is located close to the village of Baslow where there are a number of eating places and shops, all within 20 minutes of the site via the public footpath running through the estate. We were brave enough to walk this route in the dark and made our way to the Devonshire Arms pub for a meal. The pub was very quiet which was slightly worrying but the food was lovely and we had the undivided attention of the staff for most of our visit. We would highly recommend a meal there. The site is also close to the village of Bakewell where we indulged in famous Bakewell puddings to take home with us, delicious! Overall, we had a wonderful stay at Chatsworth and will most defnitely be visiting again.
Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site, Bakewell, Derbyshire
wirral/ merseside 15 Aug 2009
Tucked away in a disused walled garden on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate in The Peak District, I think is one of the loveliest sites in England.
The approach is via a long narrow lane between farmland, a strictly no arrivals before 1pm policy helps to avoid awkward encounters with oncoming caravans. You enter the site over a pretty stone bridge and a sharp left into the old courtyard, be warned this does get very busy at peak times.
The site is well laid out with super pitches and hard standings, some against the old brick walls, some under the shade of mature trees. All within easy reach of the ducks that wander around looking for titbits.
The spotless wash rooms offer free hot showers with facilities for disabled people and toddlers. There are also laundry and dishwashing facilities.
The comprehensive information room offers wi fi internet access for those who can’t completely switch off. .The office sell basic supplies, milk, eggs, bread , ice cream etc and local maps.
This all-round family site provides a dog walk and a small wooden children’s play area. There is also an undercover table tennis table
You will be spoilt for choice for places to visit locally, lots of National trust properties, pretty villages, the market town of Bakewell famous for its puddings and more walks than you can shake your walking stick at.
However, the best things to see are literally right at your back door. When you arrive on site, you are given your own key with which to access the 10000 acre Chatsworth Estate through a door in the wall; this reminds me of the Secret Garden by F.H. Burnett. Here your choices of activities are endless. Footpaths cover the estate where you will probably encounter herds of deer on your travels.
There is a Children’s Farmyard with milking demonstrations or go wild in the Woodland Play Area with its high walk ways and long slides. The gardens with their famous water features are breathtaking, children (and Adults) will love the large maze. This has been developed on the site of a large glass house designed by Joseph Paxton who went on to design The Crystal Palace in London.
Chatsworth house of course is spectacular and is particularly attractive at Christmas time.
There is so much to do and see from this site, all within walking distance that you may not use your car for your entire stay. How relaxing is that! I am sure your first visit will not be your last.
Kent 23 May 2006
Set in the old walled garden on the Chatsworth estate - a lovely and sheltered site. Immaculately set out and well kept, as you'd expect from a top CC site.
Free access into the Chatsworth park for long walks with views of the house and the deer.
Great tourist area with lots to see and do.