Long gone are the days when you’d need to be a Lord or Lady in order to bed down at a stately home. Nowadays there are some grandiose properties which not only open their doors to the public for a day out, but boast plenty of accommodation on their grounds. Think everything from picturesque cottages steeped in history to apartments nestled in one of the wings, all of which make for a seriously luxurious post-lockdown staycation. Then there are the homes themselves that boast beautiful and lavish interiors, landscaped gardens and acres of beautiful parklands just waiting to be explored. Check out our top pick of the best stately home stays below… 1. Chatsworth House , Derbyshire Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House is one of England's finest stately homes and since 1549 has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. It was the 4th Duke of Devonshire who commissioned landscape gardener Capability Brown in the 1760s to design the 1,000 acres of glorious parkland on the banks of the River Derwent. For stunning views across Calton Lees Valley stay at Russian Cottage, a 25-minute walk from the House. Designed by… Read full this story
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