Beeley & Chatsworth House

Lifestyle | November 28, 2017

GORGEOUS CHATSWORTH ESTATE

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I probably posted a handful of posts from the Peak District within the last 12 months. The first time we visited the Chatsworth Estate was last year to enjoy the festive season at Chatsworth House (here). Honestly, it’s breathtakingly beautiful and the effort and time people put into the decoration to create a unique Christmas atmosphere is unbelievable. It’s really worth going there, I just wish it wouldn’t be that busy. If you can, try to go on a weekday and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it a lot more by avoiding huge crowds and queues.

 
 

The Chatsworth Estate has definitely a lot more to offer than just Chatsworth House. You find some small villages on this huge estate that are a must see.

 
 

Beeley

 

This was a big highlight for us and this is where we took part of these photos. Before Chatsworth House opened its doors in the morning, we decided to have a look around Beeley village. It reminded us a little of the amazing Cotswolds. Almost unreal because it’s so picturesque. We had dinner at the Devonshire Arms at Beeley the night before which we highly recommend because the food is so good. You can book very cosy rooms at the pub as well.

 
 

Pilsley

 

We passed Pilsley when we left the Estate to go back home to Wales. It already became dark and I was so sad and couldn’t stop talking to Joerg because I wanted to take photos at Pilsley so bad. You see we never run out of reasons to go back to beautiful places. You find the Devonshire Arms at Pilsley here, again with the cutest rooms for an overnight stay. Oh, and there’s a farm shop as well.

 
 

Calton Lees

 

A tiny hamlet which is considered to be the Estate’s hidden gem. You won’t be surprised to hear that you find adorable cottages surrounded by the gorgeous English countryside.

 
 

Edensor

 

Not only pretty but unique in character because the original village used to be a lot closer to the stately home. In fact it was considered to be too close to the main house so the sixth Duke had the village moved to a new position so that it couldn’t be seen from Chatsworth House. Edensor has a very cosy tea room, the Edensor Tea Cottage.

 
 

Honestly, there’s so much more to the Chatsworth Estate than simply the stately home and because of it we only had time for Beeley village (next to Chatsworth of course!) so far. We are dying to explore all the other villages and think the best way to do it would be on a hiking tour.

 
 

You can also rent beautiful holiday cottages there. And there’s probably nothing better than to be located right on the Estate itself because it gives you the best chance to thoroughly explore.

 

My outfit:

Pam & Gela Tweed Jacket (old; fell in love with this and this one too), Zara Dress (find a similar style and colour here or here), Acne Jensen Boots, Mulberry Lily Bag

 
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thelifbissue43

Aren’t they just lovely Patti? There are some great options to stay at the Chatsworth Estate. And thanks so much.x

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thelifbissue43

So glad you think so Jodie, thanks so much. The estate is so so big, it’s fantastic.x

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Ruth Mortimer

I have fallen for your jacket and want it very much. That’s all I can say!! Lovely photos as usual Kirsten. I will have to add Chatsworth House for when I hopefully come over next spring/summer!

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thelifbissue43

Awww Ruth, thanks so much. I bought the jacket about 4 years ago and think it’s such a classic piece. I’m sure you will love Chatsworth House, in fact the whole estate is amazing, great for long, long walks. So nice to hear you’re planning a vist.x

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