Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site (REF : CTW)
Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PNView on map
Photo by C. Macgowan
Why stay here ...
Set in the beautiful location of an old walled garden on the picturesque Chatsworth Estate, the Chatsworth Park Club Site in Bakewell offers nostalgic views of the sheep-cropped rolling countryside, with some lovely walks. The caravan park is a lovely holiday retreat for the family to escape the bustle of city living. Surrounded by lots of wildlife, it is fantastic for deer watching.
The Horse Trials that take place in May and the Country Fair in September are just two of the fantastic attractions conveniently nearby the Chatsworth Park Club Site. One of the first visits on the list should be to the House, where you can immerse yourself in history as you wander round the beautifully decorated rooms, formal gardens and the famously lovely cascade. Another place for an unforgettably scenic stroll is the 1000-acre park laid out by Capability Brown. For those who want to sample and take home authentic country delights, the nearby farm shop boasts superior marmalades and jams amongst many other scrumptious treats. The village of Baslow is a 15 minute walk with a couple of good pubs, including the refurbished Devonshire Arms. Bakewell market on Mondays is recommended. Children visiting the caravan site will enjoy the farmyard and adventure playground, guaranteed to give them hours of fun.
Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, as this misdirects to Chatsworth House. From the East: Turn left off A619 (Chesterfield – Bakewell) in 8.5 miles in Baslow 150 yards past Cavendish Hotel into site entrance. The entrance to the site is by private single track road, with passing places (no parking or waiting allowed). There is no access through Chatsworth Estate. At the end of the entrance drive there may be a traffic bottleneck outside reception. From the West: from Manchester at junction 1 of the M60 take the A6 to Chapel-en-le-Frith and then the A623 to Baslow. At the roundabout go straight on towards Chesterfield but just after leaving the roundabout take the first turning on the right, just before the Cavendish Hotel. From Buxton take the A6 to Bakewell and then the A619 to Baslow. Then follow directions from the roundabout as above. The site has no Late Night Arrivals Area. Please note that the bridge at site entrance has 5-ton weight limit.
- DE45 1PN
- Lat 53.24613 / Lon -1.6195
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Bakewell and Chesterfield
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- Nearest train station: Bakewell
- Train station within 5 miles
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Just returned from a wonderful short break at Chatsworth. This is our fourth visit to this site and it remains one of our favourites on the network. One of our reasons for enjoying this site is the care and attention given by the wardens. We really love the vista and amazing experience of unlocking the gate and stepping out on to the Chatsworth Estate, the view is spectacular. We had a fantastic Sunday lunch at the Wheatsheaf Hotel at Baslow, made even more enjoyable given the 20% for being a member of the club. We hope to make a return visit soon.
Comment from the Club:
Many thanks for your review and we are delighted that you had a wonderful time at Chatsworth. We just wanted to clarify to avoid any confusion, the Wheatsheaf Hotel offers members 20% off food from Mon-Fri, not on Sundays.
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