We stayed at Swiss Cottage, Chatsworth. It is idyllic, in every single way.
There is a tame duck who likes to be fed very expensive food from Chatsworth Farm Shop. Her name is ‘The Duchess’.
There is also an adventure playground, and a really fabulous petting zoo, filled to the brim with children (and parents who would possibly rather be somewhere else)….
My ‘somewhere else’ was the garden.
Here were the highlights
Lots of rather gorgeous topiary
Extremely beauteous fencing
A pretty cottage garden with oodles of my favourite gladiolus callianthus
A cascade you could take your shoes off and paddle in
Long borders full of annuals….
Jurassic-style rock garden
…And VERY good lemon cake (which I was too late to photograph).