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.
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.
Please note that while this cottage is child friendly, we recommend older children only due to the spiral staircase.
Private chef services available
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.
Basement: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and lavatory
Ground floor: Kitchen and dining room
First floor: Sitting room
Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Stone annexe outbuilding (booked separately): Twin bedroom, shower room
The Hunting Tower sleeps 4 and the annexe sleeps 2. The tower has many features including:
- Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer
- Panoramic views of the park
- Off-road parking
View the Hunting Tower brochure (pdf)