Russian Cottage was built following a gift of a model of a Russian Farm to the 6th Duke of Devonshire in 1855 from the brother of Tsar Nicholas of Russia. The Tsar and the 6th Duke had become friends following the Duke's visit to Russia in 1816 when he served as the British Ambassador to Moscow. An exchange visit in 1844 was planned but unfortunately the Tsar had to cancel his visit. Instead the Duke was sent an intricate model of a Russian farmhouse as a reminder and keepsake, from which came the inspiration to build Russian Cottage.
This is the latest holiday cottage that was renovated and decorated by the Duchess of Devonshire.
Ground floor: Living room, dining kitchen, utility room, one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, one twin bedroom, bathroom
Russian cottage sleeps 4 and has many features including:
- Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
- Utility room with washer/dryer
- Private garden
- Private drive, unsuitable for cars with low ground clearance
View the Russian Cottage brochure (pdf)