Friday 5th.

Slept really well because it was so quiet and peaceful in this perfect little village. Sarah had done our washing for us, then presented a magnificent breakfast. We rode the unladen bikes to the magnificent stately Chatsworth House, 16thcentury.  Paid for a tour of the house and garden, well worth it.


The House is full of magnificent art and furniture, acres of gardens around the House, all wonderfully landscaped by Capability Brown and Thomas Paxton. The huge fountain and water features are amazing. 600 staff are  needed to run the estate, house, grounds and tourist business.


Later I caught the little bus into Bakewell for an explore. Had to have tea and a Bake well tart, served by a bloke from Bunbury WA.  The perfect end to this beautiful warm and sunny day was the stroll to our local pub for a pint and a Pimms, sitting outside, admiring the view of this gorgeous little village, all the lovely little stone houses with their doors, guttering and trim all painted in Chatsworth Blue.

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