Chatsworth has always been one of my favourite places, even though I have only visited a handful of times. I have vivid memories of playing in the grounds as a child and of the farmyard in particular. I visited again with my parents a few years ago, and last Thursday I was able to visit with two of my favourite people.
We explored the house first and then we had a picnic in the grounds by the cascade. It was such a beautiful day; we were very lucky with the weather. I love the period of quiet that comes with the end of summer. These photos are not in any particular order. I really had to restrain myself when I was choosing which ones to post!
The house is breathtakingly beautiful. My favourite room is the library, but I do adore the bedrooms. It's very well maintained and it was lovely to explore on a quiet day.
We had such a wonderful time. It really is a spectacular house, and the gardens are magnificent. Clare filmed a beautiful video of our day at Chatsworth which you can watch here, and she also captured Sarah playing the piano in the library here (which was easily the highlight of my day). I absolutely recommend visiting if you ever get the chance. It's a little expensive to get in (it was about £21 for a complete ticket) but it is definitely worth it. I would love to go back during autumn.
I hope you all have a great weekend!