So – I was wasting the day away looking at cottages, when I stumbled across a site that showcased Stately homes of England. Now – who wouldn’t want to have a peek inside some grand, very opulent, potentially majestic homes? I like their use of the word “home”, I would be more inclined to use the word Palace, Castle, Mansion… But I guess as they are lived in, they are someone’s home…
Take a peek at this simply stunning “Home”.
It has been owned by the Cavendish family since 1549, and currently is the home to the 12th Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish and his family. This home resides in the shire of Derbyshire, England.
Some Interesting Facts on Chatsworth:
· In 1908, the 8th Duke of Devonshire Died, leaving £500,000 of death duties to the estate.
· In 1912, the family sold 25 books printed by William Caxton, to include 4 Shakespeare Folios, 39 Shakespeare quartos to the Huntington Library in California
· And the staff – boy there was some staff. 38 in total plus daily staff of another 20 or so. There was even a librarian in house. Just to name a few;
- o 2 night fireman
- o 2 sewing maids
- o A vegetable maid
- o 6 laundry maids
- o A dairy maid
- o Upholster
- · In 2005, Pride and Prejudice was filmed at Chatsworth House
Chatsworth has a mere 126 rooms, I think there is room for me..
The Great Dining Room
One of the many Bedrooms
The gardens are simply stunning
From the 2005 Movie: Pride and Prejudice
Today, you could marry at Chatsworth House, they have an entire team, with awarding winning chefs and bakers. How could you go past this place to say “I do”
I think I’ll be stopping by Chatsworth the next time I visit England…