Chatsworth estate will host temporary campsite for first time

Campers will be able to pitch their tent on Chatsworth’s country estate for the first time this summer.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 2:02 pm

A new pop-up campsite opens in July as part of a relaxation in rules which will enable landowners to open up temporary campsites without planning permission.

Richard Palmer, managing director for Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group who will be operating the site, says: “It’s the first time that we’ve set up a campsite on the estate. Our holiday cottages are always popular, and with this year’s domestic holiday boom, have almost sold out already from now until September. The pop-up campsite is another way for us to welcome people onto the estate for more than just a day trip. It means that they can enjoy the best of Chatsworth’s natural beauty, and have the whole of the Peak District on the doorstep.”

The 50-pitch site will be on the edge of the 1,800-acre estate, near Baslow. A half-hour stroll across rolling fields and gardens will take guests to Chatsworth House.

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Chatsworth estate will host a temporary campsite this summer under the relaxation of planning rules.

Portable toilets, shower and washing-up facilities will be provided, along with drinking water and waste disposal including recycling. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and barbecues and fire pits are allowed.

Chatsworth Camping at Baslow will be open from July 12 to September 6. Pitches cost from £28 per night. Book now at pitchup.com.

Dan Yates, founder of Pitchup.com, says “Chatsworth is a great example of the many temporary sites that will be open over the peak summer months, giving people access to stay in locations that just wouldn’t otherwise be available.”