Category Archives: chatsworth

Three Hour BBC Chatsworth Ad pays off

The TV documentary that gave millions of viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at Chatsworth has set the tills ringing at the stately home. The three-part series, which concluded this week, has sparked a bonanza for the estate as visitors … Continue reading

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Chatsworth a target for litter louts

THOUGHTLESS visitors left one of the Peak District’s most beautiful parklands strewn with rubbish – as the same problem continues to plague the Peak District’s open spaces on a daily basis as the heatwave continues. Sheep and deer were forced … Continue reading

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Possibly the poshest takeaway in the world

Chatsworth Farm Shop, Pilsley, near Bakewell is now doing a fine range of food which is perfect for a picnic in the nearby stately parkland. With the weather warming up, the estate may well be a popular destination for a day … Continue reading

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Chatsworth on the Beeb – absolutely brilliant!

Chatsworth House in the Peak District is consistently voted among the nation’s favourite stately homes. Filmed over six months, this is a glimpse of a modern day, real life Downton. The difference is that Chatsworth earns its keep as a … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Horse Trials Off – thats saved me a few quid!

British equestrian performance director Will Connell insists it is “not the time to panic” despite another blue riband pre-Olympic eventing competition being rained off. The cancellation of the Chatsworth International Horse Trials in Derbyshire, which were due to take place … Continue reading

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Chatsworth community wind farm plans submitted

Plans for a 450-acre community wind farm on land owned by Derbyshire’s Chatsworth Estate have been submitted. It is hoped the turbines on grain fields near the village of Scarcliffe, near Bolsover, could generate an income of up to £750,000 per … Continue reading

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Chatsworth pulling the wool

Three giant woolly lions have gone on display at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Artist Shauna Richardson, from Leicestershire, has spent two years crocheting the 9m (29ft) figures using 36 miles (57km) of Swaledale … Continue reading

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Chatsworth House open after restoration

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire has opened for the new season following a £14m restoration project. Scaffolding has been removed from the 300-year-old property – home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire – after 12 months of work. The stonework, … Continue reading

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Duke defends hotel rooms proposal

The Duke of Devonshire has promised upset villagers he will not “Disneyfy” their Derbyshire village after getting the green light to turn three cottages into hotel rooms as predicted in this blog last week. The small stone-built Dove Cottages in the … Continue reading

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Village protest at Duke hotel plan

A ROW between one of Britain’s wealthiest aristocrats and the villagers who live in the village near his estate has erupted over the future of three cottages. The Duke of Devonshire has provoked anger among the 200 residents in the hamlet of … Continue reading

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