A very pretty estate village set within Chatsworth Park with some beautiful houses and cottages.
Visit Edensor (pronounced Ensor) in high summer with blue skies and flowers in full bloom and you could be on a chocolate box cover! The village is unique in several ways. The 6th Duke of Devonshire moved the original village to the present site, because it spoilt his view from Chatsworth House. When re-building, he chose to have every house built to a different design, virtually one of each from the pattern book offered by his architects! Set within the parkland of Chatsworth, the entrance to Edensor is through a white estate gate and has only this singe road access. The graceful spire of the church of St Peter overlooks the village, inside are many fine monuments of the Cavendish family and in the churchyard is the much visited grave of Kathleen, sister of President John Kennedy.
Things to do; Chatsworth House is rightly one of the country's great treasures and a visit is a must for all. As well as the glories of the House and gardens there are also an adventure playground and farmyard for children. The park, with its' herds of deer, abundant wildlife and riverside paths is a delightful place to walk. Also within the park, by the Calton Lees car park, is a garden centre and restaurant. In Edensor village, a pleasant stroll up the main street with its' wide grassy verges, leads to a lane from which there are lovely views over the parkland and Derwent Valley. In the nearby village of Pilsley is the Chatsworth Farm Shop and cafe. Edensor has a pleasant tearoom but no other facilities. Nearest villages see also Baslow or Beeley.