Why not let someone else do the cooking whilst you enjoy the views from The Hunting Tower?

Private chefs are available to hire direct from Chatsworth Catering. For more information please contact the Catering Team on 01246 565300

Please note that the private chef is not available during November or December.

Hunting Tower

Sleeps: 4 people, 6 with bookable annexe
Bathrooms: 2 Hunting Tower, 1 annexe
Pets allowed: Yes
Miles from Chatsworth: N/A
Child friendly: Older children only due to spiral staircase
Tickets to Chatsworth included: Yes
Linen and towels: Yes
Kitchen appliances: fully stocked
Wi-fi: Yes


"A wonderful experience in a delightful setting"
Foster, 2-4 April 2012

"Wonderful setting and enjoyed the experience very much"
Mr and Mrs Thomas, 7-9 March 2012

"Enjoyable stay in interesting accommodation, Hunting Tower is well equipped is in a beautiful location"
Weedon, 5-9 December 2011

Hunting Tower

The Tower stands on the escarpment 400 feet above Chatsworth House, on the edge of Stand Wood. There are panoramic views over Capability Brown's magnificent Park. This unique and fascinating building was completed c.1582 for Bess of Hardwick, ancestress of the Dukes of Devonshire, to designs by the famous Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson.

The 16th century Hunting Tower may have been a banqueting house or summerhouse and, as its name implies, it was also used by the ladies to watch the hounds working when hunting in the park below. In modern times it was lived in by members of the Estate staff and most recently by the Duke's nephew.

After extensive repairs to the fabric of the building, completed in 2003, it was decided to let the Hunting Tower as a holiday home, giving visitors to Chatsworth an opportunity to stay in this wonderful place. In 2006 a small stone outbuilding at the foot of the Tower was converted to provide additional accommodation for larger groups wishing to stay in the Tower.

The Hunting Tower and its ancillary accommodation are both comfortable and well-equipped. The Tower has a fitted kitchen including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer and microwave oven. The living room has a flat screen television, dvd player and stereo system.