December at Chatsworth House
The Chatsworth Christmas Market stalls are set up on the hard standing next to the house and there are about one hundred twinkling houses all with pretty, tempting presents and goods to make your Christmas so exciting and magical.
There is of course mulled wine, burgers, roasting chestnuts, hog roasts and hot chocolate to name a few of the temptations, and that’s before you start on the handmade velvet baubles, fresh door wreaths, small as well as large stockings fillers, luxury soaps of all shapes and sizes, local flavoured gins and exquisite flavoured homemade chocolates.
Music is provided by choirs from the various local churches and societies making the whole experience well worth it and adding to the Christmas atmosphere. Dogs are very welcome and there are plenty of handmade and commercial presents for them too.
As this year the market opens on 15th November, there isn’t long to wait. Anyone would come away from the Chatsworth Christmas Market itching with childish excitement and expectation for the Big Day.
Dog Friendly B&B near Chatsworth House
Sheriff Lodge is a dog friendly B&B and all sizes of dog are welcome. Many times guests have told me that they have been to hotels or any other sort of accommodation and been turned away because their dog is ‘too big’ or ‘more than a foot high’. This is not the case at Sheriff Lodge. There are three dog friendly rooms here at Sheriff Lodge, but call to check availability first. I have never had a problem here with any dog. They are welcome to come to breakfast with you. I will always check with other guests that they are happy for the dogs to be present, if not then breakfast times can be changed. It’s important that everyone is happy and their stay is the best it can possibly be.
The Chatsworth Christmas Market is a great place for dogs too and there are plenty of doggie stalls and places to rest for the dogs. Of course there is the beautiful estate to walk around which they all love. The bus stop is a short walk from the house so they can stretch their legs before the market, where their owners will undoubtedly be stopping to look at all the exciting Christmassy things.
I can’t wait!