Now with thirteen bedrooms including six fantastic new four-poster rooms all beautifully decorated and range in size from cozy to generous.
Formerly a listed farmhouse building in the car park of the Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, this traditional inn, part of the Chatsworth Estate, now boasts six fantastic new 4-poster ensuite bedrooms.
The Duchess wanted to turn the farmhouse into country cottage style rooms, making guests feel as if they were holidaying by invitation rather than paying guests.
Our brief was to create totally individual rooms, each with its own character and unique fixtures and fittings. Working closely with the Duchess, we set about re-planning and transforming the space into luxury guest accommodation.
Chatsworth’s antique expert was instrumental in sourcing antiques to create a character for each room; some from original Chatsworth stock, others procured specifically for the purpose. Chairs were a mixture of new, reclaimed and antique, upholstered in carefully chosen fabrics.
All rooms have 4-poster beds necessitating a countrywide search for antique bedposts. Each 4-poster was made up of two original bedposts circa 1800 and two posts skillfully made by a local craftsman.
Posts in place, drapes were sourced from a 4-poster bed specialist and included swags, valances and ceilings.
We were lucky enough to be able to resurrect and restore some lamps from Bolton Abbey that were then given new shades; the rest of the lighting was sourced carefully to fit the character of the room it was destined for.