Staying in a beautiful, typical Derbyshire cottage, which may well end up being reviewed in the pages of Country Living as it’s just too good to keep to myself – a wonderful blend of Georgian features and proportions with some contemporary furnishings and a very cool Grand Designs-style glass extension overlooking the little garden.
Spent the entire day at Chatsworth yesterday and returning today because even though we were there from 11am until 6pm, there was only time to see the garden and house. I can see why people become besotted with the place – it’s a world of itself. We’re going back to get a chicken fix this afternoon at the farmyard – the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire famously kept a large flock of hens when she was at Chatsworth and there are still some fine poultry specimens to be seen, along with cattle, sheep and pigs. I’ll file a feather report about it next week. In the meantime, happy henkeeping.