Friday, 24 June 2011

A unique rhododendron bed

The Duchess has commissioned this fairytale bed, currently being made by David Spencer, our Senior Supervisor of the Domain Department, for the beautiful Park Cottage. The thatched 17th Century property is being renovated to join our stunning range of holiday cottages. The wood for the bed has been collected from around the Chatsworth estate, and the bark painstakingly stripped from it. Once the structure of the bed is finished, it will be coated in linseed oil to protect the wood. It will then be disassembled for transport and carried up the winding set of stairs into the cruck-beamed bedroom of the cottage. When it is in place, the bed will be reassembled and the screws holding it together will be hidden. It does not fit a normal mattress size, so the mattress and upholstery will no doubt be as unique as the bed itself. Park Cottage will be available for holidaymakers later this year, so please keep your eyes peeled.

Chloe Roberts
On behalf of David Spencer


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