Location of The Sandpiper Hotel
The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is only a short drive away
With its vast array of shops, restaurants and cinema complex close by
BOLSOVER CASTLE AND HARDWICK HALL
Are a short drive away
Chesterfield is a Modern Town located in the heart of Derbyshire. In sharp contrast to the surrounding countryside and the infamous peak district, Chesterfield is a modern town with all the usual shopping and business facilities. Its central location makes it a perfect base for exploring the region’s many attractions.
The ancient market town of Chesterfield presents a range of excellent leisure opportunities within its picturesque rural surrounds as well as a wide range of retail outlets from open-air markets to contemporary department stores. The popular Pavements Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping outlet which presents a mix of good quality high-street stores and locally-run businesses, with several pleasant cafes providing refreshment in a relaxed atmosphere. Ravenside Retail Park is only a few minutes walk from Chesterfield centre and presents a range of well-known brands alongside a popular restaurant.
Chesterfield is well-known for its impressive historic houses, displaying centuries of awe-inspiring architecture, sculpture and art. Chatsworth house boasts one of Europe’s most significant art displays in The Devonshire Collection, which can be viewed amongst the fascinating Painted Room and preserved family chapel. Hardwick Hall and Gardens offers an enlightening exploration of the Hardwick ancestry amongst acres of stunning landscaped gardens, with organised events such as murder mystery evenings, outdoor cinemas, family fun days and plenty of children’s activities to enjoy.
Chesterfield itself boasts everything from stylish pavement cafés to avant-garde wine bars, along with a choice of award-winning restaurants for more formal dining. Awarded the Marchio Ospitalitá Italiana Seal of Quality, the notable Calabria Cucina Italiana & Caffe Bar produces exquisite dishes reminiscent of the traditional cooking of Southern Italy. The highly-rated Cocina restaurant is just over 10-minutes away by car, and boasts 2 AA rosettes. Promising a luxury setting for special occasions, it uses locally sourced produce from nearby Walton Lodge Farm to create unique and seasonal dishes with a subtle Spanish flair.