Reason to visit: to see the original Tudor kitchen. A new kitchen was just built elsewhere. Look closely at the undulating windows too. Wonderful. I’d really like to know more about them.
If ever there was a house with patina, this would be one.
I adored this lime-washed long gallery.
Have you noticed how each room has its own light and glow?
Spot the modern piece?
This is a lovely home and well worth a visit. Lived in by the brother of the Duke of Rutland (who himself lives at Belvoir Castle). The hall is perched on the top of a mound and seems to have grown up organically. There is a cafe and nice shop. It’s a stone’s throw from Bakewell, a small town I strongly recommend for a visit.
Think of all the feet that walked over this step.
Forget about Chatsworth House, Derbyshire is all about Haddon Hall (just down the road btw).
When visited: September 2012
Theme tune: Human