Chatsworth & The Lake District

Tour Overview

Multi-Day Tour – 3 Days.

Day 1 – Chatsworth House

Starting in the Cotswolds, your guide will be waiting to meet you at your pre-arranged collection point to start your journey. You’ll first head north to spend the day at Chatsworth House – one of Derbyshire’s finest country houses – with the chance to stop for lunch before exploring over 30 rooms in the house, including the Painted Hall, State Rooms and Sculpture Gallery. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the art, history and 16 generations of ownership under the Cavendish family. The gardens of Chatsworth then provide a further 105-acres to behold, including historic and modern waterworks, sculptures and mazes – there’s truly something for everyone. 

You will then make your way to your evening accommodation.

Day 2 – Coniston Water, Grasmere, Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, Windermere

After breakfast, you’ll drive from Derbyshire up to the Lake District where you’ll arrive in Coniston Water, the fifth-largest of the lakes, where you’ll have a chance to stretch your legs and stop for lunch.

Next you’ll head up to Grasmere, which thanks to Wordsworth, is likely the region’s most well-known village. Here you’ll also visit Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s home where he wrote the majority of his poetry. The cottage is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.

By late afternoon, you’ll arrive at your accommodation for the evening in Windermere, where you’ll have time to relax and take in the sights of the town and enjoy dinner.

Day 3 – Ambleside, Rydal Mount & Gardens, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top

On your last day in the Lake District, you’ll have time in the morning to explore the town and take in the fantastic scenery of the largest lake in the district, before heading to Ambleside at the head of Windermere Lake. Here you’ll visit Rydal Mount and Gardens, the William Wordsworth’s family home with 5 acres of gardens to also explore. 

After a stop at Rydal Water, for the final visit during your tour of the southern region of the Lake District, you’ll head to Hill Top in Hawkshead, the famous home of Beatrix Potter. Originally bought with the income from publishing the Tale of Peter Rabbit, this is where you’ll see the property where she was inspired to write many more stories for her characters. Stroll along the route from the house and enjoy the idyllic cottage-garden, filled with flowers and vegetables.

Later, you’ll then work your way back to your tour start point and depart from your guide to finish your 3 day trip, back in the north Cotswolds or other pre-arranged point.

Additional Days

If you would like to stay an additional day in the Lake District, this is not a problem and the itinerary can be adjusted accordingly to suit your preferred length of trip. Likewise, any requests for other attractions or locations to visit can be incorporated into a bespoke itinerary.

Area Covered

Derbyshire & The Lake District
Sample Itinerary

• Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
• Lake District
• Coniston Water
• Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage
• Grasmere
• Windermere
• Ambleside
• Wordsworth’s Rydel Mount
• Rydel Water
• Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top



Tour Info

Chatsworth, Derbyshire & The Lake District

Duration – 3 Days. Additional days available on request.

Sample/Start price – from £2,075.00 for 2 people. Includes 3 days touring for vehicle, private guide with a local collection/drop-off point and entry to attractions included. Additional passengers, up to 7 people, can be accommodated for – additional fees applicable for entry costs to attractions.

Transfers to/from airport, seaport, central London, UK airports and other locations available – please enquire.

What’s Included?
  • 3 x full-days touring (approx. 8-hours per day)
  • Collection and drop-off
  • Dedicated local tour driver guide
  • Your executive vehicle (up to 7 passengers)
  • Bottle of mineral water for each passenger
  • Entry fees for 2 people to Chatsworth House, Wordsworth’s Rydel Mount and Dove Cottage and Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top. Additional passengers to be charged extra as necessary.
What’s Not Included?
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Accommodation (to be discussed/arranged at point of enquiry and prior to confirming booking)
  • Gratuities (Gratuities for your driver guide are at your discretion)

How to Book your Tour of the Northern Cotswolds

Step 1:

Send us an enquiry for the dates you’d like your tour, with any additional information you can provide, such as your interests or any extras you’d like included. Visit our ‘Contact Us’ page to fill out our tour enquiry form.

Step 2:

We’ll let you know our availability and get a quote to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Step 3:

If you’d like to go ahead, we’ll send a booking form for you to complete along with a secure payment link for you to reserve your tour with a deposit

Step 4:

We’ll then work with you on your chosen tour to determine some of the finer details. This includes us creating a personalised itinerary for the day tailored to your interests (we’ll also discuss whether you’d like to book any experiences or tickets for entry to any of the many Cotswold attractions)

Step 5:

Wait with excitement… we look forward to meeting you!

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