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LOT 1

McCHATSWORTH

An exciting opportunity to spend a morning on the Chatsworth Estate attempting to achieve a ‘McChatsworth’. You will start the day early in the morning on a deer stalk in the estate woodlands with our experienced stalker, Rob Aiken, followed by a hearty breakfast in the Estate Farm Shop. You will then move down to the Chatsworth beat on the River Derwent with River Keeper Matthew Fletcher to catch a brown trout or grayling on a fly and then head out to shoot a snipe or a pheasant over spaniels with Gamekeeper Steven Read. Here is a chance to learn some new skills; enjoy some great sport in expert company; and to achieve an ambition. Includes preparation of a commemorative trophy if you succeed.

Date by arrangement with Chatsworth Estates Director, Nick Wood.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth Estate

LOT 2

GROUSE SHOOTING AT BOLTON ABBEY FOR UP TO 9 GUNS WITH OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE HALL, OCTOBER 2019

Bolton Abbey is the Duke of Devonshire’s stunning moor in North Yorkshire, conveniently located at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales. Depending on the quality of your team you will shoot up to 150 brace of grouse. Your day will be organised by the Duke’s Head Keeper who will do his very experienced best to provide a thrilling day’s sport. Lunch will be served on the moor but what makes this lot truly exceptional is that your party will stay in the Hall at Bolton Abbey, the Duke and Duchess’ shooting lodge. Dinner and pre dinner drinks are included but wine will be for your own account.

Kindly donated by The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

DATE RESTRICTIONS ON ITEM:

  1. October shooting date to be confirmed in July 2019 (after the grouse counts) by the Duke’s Agent, but will be pencilled in during Autumn 2018. Details to be confirmed with the successful bidder.
  2. If lack of grouse precludes shooting in 2019, your day will be rolled forward to 2020.

LOT 3

AUGUST 2019 SALMON FISHING (HEAVEN) IN IRELAND – FOR 4 RODS

Up to 4 rods with 1 ¾ km of double bank fishing on the river Blackwater for the week of the 18th August 2019. With a 5 year seasonal average of 399 fish the Careysville stretch of the River Blackwater, near Lismore in Eire, can be fishing heaven. You will stay at Careysville House, a Georgian lodge that can accommodate up to 10 guests, where your every need will be catered for – you can almost lean out of a bedroom window to catch a fish in the river below. There are 2 full time gillies to guide and instruct and rods and reels can be provided. For those who do not fish, there is wonderful walking in the Knockmealdown mountains and forest trails; the charms of Cork or Waterford; Lismore castle and gardens; or world class golf in Kinsale or Dungarvan. Your only big decision is which wines to bring.

Air travel and transfers from Cork/Waterford to Careysville are NOT included. Careysville can comfortably accommodate up to 5 couples in 5 twin rooms. The additional catering cost per partner is €175 and for the 5th room, €435, all per day board and accommodation. Guests must bring or pre-order all alcohol required, including wine. Lot must be taken, week of 18th August 2019.

Kindly donated by The Earl and Countess of Burlington

LOT 4

2 VIP TICKETS TO THE INVESTEC DERBY, JUNE 1st 2019, WITH HOTEL

STAY AT BLAKES

Attend the greatest flat race in the world in VIP style on Saturday June 1st 2019, Derby day! You will have 2 VIP tickets, entrance to the exclusive Jockey Club Room within the Queen’s Stand ( entry by invitation only), lunch, afternoon tea and car parking at Epsom Racecourse. The Jockey Club Room is next to the Royal Box with unrivalled viewing of the racing. There will be 7 races including the Investec Derby but this is about so much more than racing: it’s one of the highlights of the English social season. This lot includes entrance to the paddock before one race and a visit to the Gladiator Room, used by the winners. Includes double room and dinner in Blakes Hotel – one of London’s most sought after boutique hotels in South Kensington.

Kindly donated by The Jockey Club

LOT 5

A ROUND OF GOLF FOR 3 GOLFERS TO PLAY WITH PRO GOLFER MATT FITZPATRICK AT A LOCAL COURSE

A unique opportunity for up to three golfers to play 18 holes with Matt Fitzpatrick. Matt is a four time European Tour winner, Ryder Cup team player and currently ranked 30th in the world. He had a stellar amateur career culminating in being US Amateur Champion. Date and golf course by arrangement with Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Kindly donated by Matthew Fitzpatrick

LOT 6

A PHENOMENAL DAY’S PARTRIDGE SHOOTING AT KILNSEY ON SEPTEMBER 10th 2018

Kilnsey is located between Grassington and Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales. The landscape is rugged and steep and the 9 gun shoot guarantees a great variety of breathtaking drives. Provided that your team is top notch this will be a 300 plus bird day. Warning: you will get through a huge number of cartridges, for sure. This private shoot is not one for novices: there is no better partridge shooting anywhere. Partners and dogs are welcome. Lunch and fortifying refreshment provided. Subsidised accommodation for the whole team is available at The Devonshire Fell Hotel in Burnsall.

Kindly donated by the Kilnsey Shoot

LOT 7

HUNTSMAN’S BESPOKE TWEED CREATION EXPERIENCE AND BESPOKE JACKET

For an utterly unique experience why not design your very own one of a kind tweed with our Creative Director? As a part of the creation process you will be flown to Islay, Scotland to watch the tweed being woven and enjoy some of the finest whiskies. The 30m bolt of your personal tweed fabric (enough for roughly 7 suits) will be stored at Huntsman for future orders and includes a bespoke sports coat to start you off. The remaining fabric can be used for a host of different garments, across generations. Start your own Huntsman heritage today and follow in the footsteps of the many notable Huntsman customers with their own family tweeds.

Kindly donated by Huntsman Savile Row

LOT 8

THE BEST DERBYSHIRE SHOOTING FOR UP TO 9 GUNS – THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15th 2018

Your team will start with two of the most challenging drives on the picturesque Haddon and Lathkill Estates – Lathkill is reputed to present Derbyshire’s tallest birds. Then elevenses at Haddon Hall. After you are suitable refreshed two of Chatsworth’s best drives in the most beautiful surroundings. Then a leisurely meal in the Chatsworth Shoot Room which has been newly refurbished. There is no better shooting in our home county – or anywhere? These are all private shoots and this is an absolute one off opportunity!!

Kindly donated by the Chatsworth, Lathkill and Haddon syndicates

LOT 9

A 6 BOTTLE CASE OF CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1997

Packed in its original wooden case, and stored in meticulous conditions by Berry Brothers, this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire one of the world’s greatest wines. The wine is drinking perfectly now but it will last for another decade, at least. In an average vintage just 1500 cases of Château Pétrus are produced by this tiny property, arguably Pomerol’s greatest and most sought after. It’s very rare and very special and as well as being a wonderful expression of the sexiness that the merlot grape can produce, Pétrus has proved to be a wonderful investment: most vintages are making over £2000 – per bottle!

Kindly donated by Anon

LOT 10

GUCCI EXPERIENCE FOR TWO IN FLORENCE

An inspiring and luxurious experience brought to you by Gucci, exclusively for the DCCS’ most discerning fashionistas with the opportunity to acquire Gucci creations not available anywhere else in the world. During the stay you will gain access to Gucci’s ArtLab, a centre of excellence for its leather goods, and then be given the opportunity to choose between a number of personalised visits: lunch at the Castello Sonnino, 20 minutes outside Florence in the hills of Chianti, a Gucci Place (like Chatsworth), hosted by the owner, Baronessa Catarina de Renzis Sonnino, with a wine tasting if you so desire; a guided visit to the Gucci Garden and Galleria, the recently-opened gallery of Gucci fashion, accessories and memorabilia created by Alessandro Michele; or, a meander around the Boboli Gardens (which date from the 16th century) and/or the astonishing Palazzo Strozzi (begun 1489), with a dinner at the newly-opened Gucci Osteria, cooked by three Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura. You will be hosted for two nights in the wonderfully opulent St. Regis hotel, situated within walking distance of Florence’s beautiful historic centre and exclusive shopping district. A wonderful treat for someone you love a lot!

Kindly donated by Gucci

Electronic Auction

COUNTRY SPORTS

LOT 1

FISHIN’ AND SHOOTIN’ FOR 6 LUCKY PEOPLE – WEST WYCOMBE ESTATE

“Top” clay pigeon shooting for 6 people all morning at EJ Churchill’s renowned grounds with unlimited clays and cartridges, gun hire and with your very own professional shooting instructor. Shooting will be followed by a scrumptious hamper lunch either on the colonnade or the music island (weather dependant). After lunch, the team will have use of the whole West Wycombe lake to go fly fishing for the afternoon with all kit provided and also a professional ghillie.

Kindly donated by Sir Edward Dashwood

LOT 2

ACCOMPANIED FISHING FOR TWO RODS FOR ONE DAY IN TROUT SEASON

A day’s fishing of two rods on the beautiful River Wye on the Cressbrook and Litton stretch of water. You will be guests of Bob Ellis and Andrew Tucker who will also provide a good lunch and plenty of suitable refreshments.

Kindly donated by Bob Ellis and Andrew Tucker

LOT 3

GUIDED FISHING ON THE CHATSWORTH BEAT OF THE RIVER DERWENT FOR 2 RODS

One day (9am to 4pm) guided fly fishing on the exclusive Chatsworth Fishery for 2 rods. You will meet with experienced guide, Professional Instructor and Licensed Coach Peter Lax (GAIC L2CCA) and enjoy a full day of fly fishing and tuition on the 4 mile stretch of water at Chatsworth. Peter is able to tailor the tuition to suit you and your guest’s experience and interests and can provide all the equipment if required.

Kindly donated by Peter Lax Fly Fishing

LOT 4

A DAY FLY FISHING ON THE RIVER DERWENT

A day fly fishing on the River Derwent with lunch at the Plough in Hathersage or a picnic on the banks of the Derwent River to suit!

Kindly donated by Anon

LOT 5

AN EVENING LAMPING FOR FOXES

The successful bidder will enjoy an evening on the Chatsworth Estate lamping for foxes (and rabbits) using night vision equipment. You will arrive at the keepers’ yard after dark for coffee and an initial safety briefing before setting off with Chris Dore and Chris Smith, both very experienced lampers, to spend an evening lamping for foxes and rabbits across a wide area of the Chatsworth Estate. This should prove to be a very entertaining evening of sport. All equipment will be provided.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth Estate

SPORTING EVENTS

LOT 6

TWO TICKETS FOR THE WIMBLEDON LADIES’ FINAL DAY WITH BED AND BREAKFAST AT THE AMPERSAND

Two tickets to the Ladies’ final of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships which will be played on Saturday 14th July, 2018. Includes access to all the exclusive debenture holders-only rooftop bars and courtside restaurants.

The package also can include a car park ticket if required. To complete your trip, this lot includes bed and breakfast in The Ampersand – traditional opulence and all modern comforts in this most beautiful hotel in South Kensington.

Kindly donated by Steve and Natalie Drury and the Ampersand Hotel

 LOT 7

FOUR TICKETS FOR THE AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL TEST MATCH, ENGLAND V SOUTH AFRICA AT TWICKENHAM ON SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER, 2018

Watch the eagerly awaited rematch between England and South Africa from excellently positioned lower tier seats. Kick off is currently scheduled for 2.30pm and a car parking ticket is available if required.

Kindly donated by Steve Drury

LOT 8

TWO TICKETS FOR THE 1ST DAY (THURSDAY 9th AUGUST) OF THE ENGLAND V INDIA TEST MATCH AT LORDS

Watch day one of this summer’s final test match at thehome of cricket, Lord’s. Two tickets for Thursday 9th August (1st day) of the England v India test match.

Kindly donated by Steve Drury

LOT 9

ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA ODI AT TRENT BRIDGE, JUNE 19th 2018

4 tickets in the Larwood stand to the one day international between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on June 19th 2018. This match has been sold out for ages – no surprise given that it’s one of the most exciting fixtures in 2018’s cricketing calendar.

Kindly donated by Bob Graham

LOT 10

4 TICKETS FOR THE DODSON & HORRELL CHATSWORTH INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS 2019 WITH OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT THE CAVENDISH HOTEL

4 Equestrian Dream tickets for the Sunday of the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials on 12th May 2019, with access to the VIP ringside members’ enclosure, the VIP parking area next to the main arena and champagne lunch in the VIP marquee. CIHT is one of only eleven CIC 3 star horse trials events in the UK and one of only 3 locations in the UK to host the Event Rider Masters Series which attracts the world’s top riders. This prize includes bed and full English breakfast at the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow on Saturday May 11th. During the day you will walk the cross country course with double British Olympic medal winner Lucinda Green (subject to her daughter competing), or another leading rider to gain a fascinating insight into how the courses are designed and ridden. You will be shown around the stables area (not open to visitors) by three times British Olympic medal winner William Fox Pitt (subject to him competing), or another leading rider and, as a souvenir of the day, you will have the opportunity to be photographed on the winners podium. You will also be presented with Dodson and Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials jackets to wear on the day and to take home as souvenirs.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth International Horse Trials and The Cavendish Hotel

LOT 11

8 PEOPLE IN A HOSPITALITY BOX AT MANCHESTER UNITED

Enjoy a 4 course meal for 8 people in a hospitality box at Old Trafford with private balcony seats, complimentary bar, match day tickets and 2 car parking spaces for a match in 2018/19 to be agreed, subject to availability.

Kindly donated by GF Tomlinson

LOT 12

EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE HOSPITALITY FOR 2 ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE ST LEGER FESTIVAL IN SEPTEMBER

2 tickets in the exclusive Winning Post Marquee at the home of Britain’s oldest classic race. A wonderful day for all horse racing fans on Wednesday September 12th, the opening day of The St Leger Festival. This special full day package in a private marquee opposite the winning post includes: morning coffee, super three course lunch, full afternoon tea, tipster, free parking plus a free bar and free Pimms all day! St Leger week is one of the top racing events on the sporting calendar and the perfect opportunity for private or corporate entertaining. This will be the 17th year that we have hosted the private marquee and our 100 plus private guests create a party atmosphere that you will remember. Further tickets may be available.

Kindly donated by David Heugh

LOT 13

PRIVATE BOX AT DONCASTER RACECOURSE – UP TO 24 GUESTS

Your own private box at the races for the day. With beautiful views across the racecourse, a private box boasts an intimate backdrop perfect for creating memories for your guests, offering the option to relax and soak up the atmosphere right outside on your private balcony. This package includes tickets and badges for 24 people in total. With a dedicated host for the day, our packages include raceday programmes, racing newspapers and a private pay bar as well as Totepool betting facilities. (Does not include catering).

Kindly donated by Weston Park Cancer Charity

LOT 14

ROTHERHAM UNITED FC PLATINUM EXPERIENCE

A Platinum Experience for 2 people for the 2018/19 season at any Rotherham United FC home game. The package includes a three course meal in the Platinum Suite and a post-match opportunity to meet and greet some of the players. Also included in the prize is a 2017/18 framed and signed RUFC shirt and a signed pair of player Will Vaulks’ football boots.

Kindly donated by Rotherham United Football Club and player Will Vaulks

LOT 15

PHOTO BOOK YOUR DAY’S SPORT

Multi award-winning field sports photographer Andy Hook will accompany you and your team on a day’s sport. Andy will document every detail as the day unfolds, captured in his own unique style. A beautiful coffee table book will then be designed from the selection of images to capture the essence of the day. (Extra copies may be purchased from Andy). To be taken by 20th May 2019.

Kindly donated by Andy Hook

LOT 16

EXCLUSIVE FAMILY TICKET TO COUNTRYFILE LIVE AND BEHIND THE SCENES ACCESS TO MEET SOME OF THE BBC COUNTRYFILE PRESENTERS – BLENHEIM PALACE, 2-5 AUGUST 2018

A Riverside Club family ticket to enjoy BBC Countryfile Live in style. Riverside Club members have their own dedicated parking area, exclusive access to the Riverside Club and its facilities with a cloakroom, lounge, restaurant and bar offering stunning views across the River Glyme. Complimentary drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. There is aconcierge desk offering insider knowledge and bag storage, and members will receive their own goody bag filled with treats from around the show as well as a souvenir show guide. Both Adam and Ellie will be available to personally meet you and give you some behind the scenes access to the show.

Kindly donated by Adam Henson & Ellie Harrison

LEISURE

LOT 17

BORDEAUX FOR (WINE) LOVERS

A sumptuous two day mini break for 4 people centred in Saint-Émilion, surely the Bordeaux region’s most beautiful, Romanesque hilltop town. Includes an overnight stay at the wine trade’s favourite, The Logis des Ramparts, with a Château visit on day 1 to one of Saint-Émilion’s greatest vineyards, Tertre Roteboeuf, hosted by the owner François Mitjavile. Dine at leisure in one of Saint-Émilion’s many excellent restaurants. Next day, pootle (by bike or car) to two more of the right bank’s greatest vineyards, Château Bélair-Monange (Saint-Émilion) and Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol). Lunch will be provided on the second day at Le Tertre (Saint-Émilion) and there will be wine tastings at each vineyard. Extend the visit at your own cost, if you like, to visit the left bank to sample the difference in the Medoc’s Cabernet Sauvignon dominated clarets.

Note: Does not include travel.

Kindly donated by Corney & Barrow, François Mitjavile and Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix

 LOT 18

DINNER,BED AND BREAKFAST IN EXECUTIVE ROOM HOLIDAY INN ROYAL VICTORIA, SHEFFIELD

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in an Executive Room at one of Sheffield’s most iconic hotels on the site of the long gone Victoria Station. Just 5 minutes from the city centre, the 100 room 19th century hotel has hosted many royal visits from Queen Victoria to the current Queen Elizabeth.

Kindly donated by Hermann Beck, Holiday Inn Royal Victoria

LOT 19

A NIGHT’S STAY AT THE RITZ PICCADILLY

Overnight stay in one of our elegant Louis XIV inspired superior rooms with English breakfast the following morning. Experience the finest cuisine by our Executive Chef John Williams, MBE with a Du Jour dinner menu for two using the finest seasonal ingredients in the Michelin starred Ritz Restaurant, credited as one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world.

Kindly donated by Christine Ludlam

 LOT 20

DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST AND A SPA DAY FOR 2 AT KENWOOD HALL HOTEL SHEFFIELD PLUS DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST FOR 2 MOSBOROUGH HALL HOTEL SHEFFIELD

Dinner, bed and breakfast and a Spa Treatment Day for 2 at the lovely Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield. Set in 12 acres of parkland just a mile from the city centre. Originally built in 1845 for Master Cutler George Wostenholme, Kenwood Hall is a lovely relaxing place to stay. This lot also includes dinner, bed and breakfast at the historic Mosborough Hall Hotel on the outskirts of Sheffield. Originally a 12th century manor house Mosborough Hall is ideally located for visiting Sheffield or The Peak District. Both stays can be taken on dates of choice.

Kindly donated by Garin Davies Vine Hotels

LOT 21

LUNCH FOR 2 PEOPLE IN THE EXCLUSIVE COMPANY OF ANGELA RIPPON CBE AT LE CAPRICE RESTAURANT IN LONDON

Celebrated journalist, broadcaster and president of the charity Support Dogs, Angela Rippon CBE invites the winner and a guest of this auction prize to lunch at the legendary art deco La Caprice restaurant next to the Ritz Hotel in London’s St. James’. With a career spanning more than 40 years in television and radio, Angela will provide wonderful company as you enjoy fabulous modern British dishes prepared with carefully sourced meat, game, fish and vegetables.

Kindly donated by Angela Rippon CBE

LOT 22

A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE FOR TWO PEOPLE

Take to the skies with a Hot Air Balloon Ride for two, a once in a lifetime experience ! This Virgin Experience ride can be redeemed in areas all over the UK. Must be used before the 31st of August 2018.

Kindly donated by Weston Park Cancer Charity

 LOT 23

EXCLUSIVE GUIDED TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE FACTORY TOUR

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Triumph Motorcycle Factory for up to six people. An amazing opportunity to venture behind-the-scenes at Triumph’s world-famous Hinckley headquarters, this unique guided Factory Tour reveals little-known facts, exciting insights, and gets you up close to the Triumph motorcycle manufacturing process. The tour is an unmissable chance to enjoy unparalleled behind-the-scenes access and see first-hand how world-famous precision-engineered Triumph motorcycles are produced. Valid until December 2018.

Kindly donated by Triumph Motorcycles Limited

LOT 24

TEA & TOUR OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS WITH THE RT HON SIR VINCE CABLE MP

Tea & a tour of the House of Commons for 4 people with the Right Honorable Sir Vince Cable. Date, times and details to be agreed with Sir Vince Cable’s office.

Kindly donated by Weston Park Cancer Charity

 LOT 25

DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST OVERNIGHT STAY AT MOUNT PLEASANT HOTEL, DONCASTER

The Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel is Doncaster’s only AA-rated four star hotel, which means staying here is a real delight. The hotel is situated between the historic market towns of Doncaster and Bawtry on the Great North Road and is close to many main transport links, so you can easily access a whole array of Doncaster’s attractions. The Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing stay. You can enjoy our Therapié Luxury Health and Wellness Centre and experience a whole variety of treatments to benefit the body and soul. Food and drink lovers can dine out in our Garden Restaurant or relax and entertain in one of the three stylish bars the hotel offers.

Kindly donated by Weston Park Cancer Charity

LOT 26

BRUNCH, BUBBLES AND CHATSWORTH TOUR – 4 PEOPLE

Enjoy a Laurent-Perrier ‘Brunch & Bubbles’ experience for 4 people in the Flying Childers restaurant, followed by a special tour of the restoration and conservation work completed on the house with Sean Doxey, Head of Special Projects. Then meet with Steve Porter, Head of Gardens and Landscape at Chatsworth, for a tour of the latest garden developments, the glass houses and vinery. To be taken before the end of October 2018.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth House Trust

LOT 27

BEST SEATS AND DRINKS FOR 4 PEOPLE AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD TO SEE “THRILLERLIVE”

OR “FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL”

Best Circle seats and preshow and interval drinks for 4 people in a private hospitality room at the Lyceum.  From the West End, “Thriller-Live” is on from Monday, 16 July to Saturday, 21 July 2018. A spectacular 2 hour high octane show celebrating the career of the undisputed “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. Dazzling choreography by award winning Directors Gary Lloyd and LaVelle Smith Jnr. “Flashdance The Musical” is on from Monday, 6 August to Saturday, 11 August 2018. Based on the Paramount Pictures’ film, Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding on to your dreams and love. Dance like you’ve never danced before to smash hits like “Gloria” and the title track “Flashdance-What a Feeling”.

Kindly donated by Sheffield Theatres and David Heugh

 LOT 28

£1000 WORTH OF TREATMENTS AT ALCHEMIST SKIN LOUNGE & CLINIC

Your choice of face, skin and body treatments to include our infamous Hollywood Carbon Peel, Laser Light Facial, Fire & Ice Facial and our Coolifting Gun through to laser treatments, skin needling, body contouring, fat freezing, skin tightening and more!

*All treatments subject to consultation.

*Excludes injectables.

Kindly donated by Alchemist Skin Lounge & Clinic

LOT 29

4 VIP TICKETS WITH LUNCH TO THE RHS FLOWER SHOW AT CHATSWORTH, 2018

June 2018 sees the second year of the Royal Horticultural Show at Chatsworth, the most important new garden show from the RHS for over a decade. This lot guarantees entry on June 6, the first RHS’ members day, priority parking, lunch during the show, a guided tour of the show gardens, an opportunity to meet leading garden designers and free site access on the first day. A must for the green fingered !

Kindly donated by Royal Horticultural Society

LOT 30

GARSINGTON OPERA 2019 – 2 TICKETS WITH DINNER ANDOVERNIGHT IN LONDON

Garsington Opera, housed in the stunning Getty estate at Wormsley near High Wycombe, Bucks, rivals Glyndebourne as Britain’s best loved and most professional country house opera, featuring leading principals from around the world. This lot is for 2 box tickets to any opera in the 2019 season and includes a three-course dinner in The Long Room restaurant, looking out over the splendid cricket ground. The operas to choose from are: Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Smetana’s Bartered Bride; and Offenbach’s Fantasio. Afterwards, it’s only an hour’s drive or so to one of London’s smartest hotels, The Stafford, for a deluxe stay and full English breakfast.

Kindly donated by Pippa French and The Stafford Hotel

LOT 31

A NIGHT’S DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST WITH DELUXE SPA BREAK AT THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS, BOLTON ABBEY

Check into one of Yorkshire’s finest hotel spas for a full day of pampering – a body massage, facial, manicure, pedicure – and luxuriate in the hotel’s facilities for as long as you like. Enjoy a three course dinner in the hotel’s Brasserie restaurant followed by bed and a full English breakfast.

Kindly donated by the Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey

LOT 32

LUXURY OVERNIGHT STAY FORTWO IN THE COACH HOUSE AT THE CAVENDISH HOTEL, BASLOW

A luxury overnight stay for two people in one of the newly developed Coach House bedrooms at the Cavendish Hotel, Baslow to include champagne afternoon tea in the Garden Room on arrival early afternoon; dinner in the Gallery Restaurant; breakfast, and tickets to visit Chatsworth House and Garden the following morning.

Kindly donated by Devonshire Hotels Group

LOT 33

ONE WEEK STAY AT EYAM VIEW COTTAGE, EYAM – 5 PEOPLE

A beautiful Grade II listed cottage located in the picturesque village of Eyam, in the Peak District. This picture post card cottage sleeps up to 5 people and your pooches are very welcome too!

Kindly donated by Laura Corbidge

LOT 34

THE STUFF OF LEGENDS – FIVE BONE FORERIB OF ABERDEEN ANGUS BEEF – FIT FOR A KING!

Five bone forerib of marbled Aberdeen Angus beef aged between 28-32 days, sourced from what is considered to be one of the finest pedigree Angus herds in the United Kingdom and owned by HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, at the Castle of Mey Estate in Thurso at Caithness in the very South of Scotland.

Kindly donated by Gordon Hogg, Gordon Meats

LOT 35

LUXURY HOTEL AND SPAPAMPERING, FOR 2

Yorkshire’s swankiest spa opened last year. It sets astonishing new standards of luxury and spa treatments in a visionary transformation and expansion of several historic buildings. This lot invites 2 people to spend a day at the spa, indulging in the many treatments on offer, with either a night before or after in the Swinton Park Hotel, a Victorian masterpiece and luxury hotel set in a 20,000 acre estate, close to Masham in North Yorkshire. This really is a 2 day luxury leisure break.

Kindly donated by Lord Swinton

 LOT 36

DANIEL THWAITES BREWERY VISIT FOR 6 PEOPLE, WITH LUNCH AT THE THE MILSTONE HOTEL MELLOR

A visit to the new Thwaites brewery outside Blackburn, Lancashire, together with a tour of the Brewery and Stables. Lunch at the two AA Rosette Millstone Hotel, Mellor is included.

Kindly donated by Daniel Thwaites

LEARN FROM THE BEST

LOT 37

BE A VIP SUPPORT DOGS TRAINER FOR THE DAY

This is a money can’t normally buy opportunity for up to two people to spend the day with the charity Support Dogs and its internationally leading assistance dog training team. The winner will get a behind the scenes tour of the training centre and introduction to the training method and theory used by the charity. You will also get an opportunity to work with some of the dogs in training as well as have your own doggy photoshoot with some of our trainees . A tasty lunch will of course be provided too.

Kindly donated by Support Dogs

LOT 38

TOP CHEF TO COOK DINNER IN YOUR HOME

Alan Hill, Executive Chef at the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow will cook dinner for up to 10 in your home. Alan has won a stream of awards for his great food, imaginative and generous. He will help you devise the menu and you can be sure that your guests will thrill at the experience that follows. Alan will also suggest wine pairings, if you would like him to. Note: Excludes cost of ingredients.

Kindly donated by Alan Hill

LOT 39

RECORDING STUDIO DAY WITH JAMES JAYAWARDENA

Spend a day in the world famous Steelworks Studios in Sheffield with producer James Jayawardena, who has worked with Donny Osmond and The Wanted, and record a song of your choice (your own original song or a cover) which will be produced, mastered and sent to you on CD and MP3. Lunch at a local restaurant/bar also included.

Kindly donated by Steelworks Studios

LOT 40

1 WEEK’S WORK EXPERIENCE WITH IRWIN MITCHELL

Calling all budding lawyers! Come and have a taste of working life at the 11th largest law firm in the UK, Irwin Mitchell. Nationally acclaimed, with a strong international capability, Irwin Mitchell offers a broad range of legal services. We’ve supported individuals and businesses in landmark cases, changed the law in the Supreme Court , and acted for businesses in multi-million pound transactions. So, there’ll be lots of interesting experience to gain with us. We’re lawyers so there’s bound to be small print! The person joining us must be 16 or over, and preferably work from our Sheffield head office, although that’s negotiable. Starting date to be agreed.

Kindly donated by Irwin Mitchell

LOT 41

A WEEK’S LAMBING EXPERIENCE AT CHATSWORTH FARMS

This will be of particular interest to budding veterinary students and offers the opportunity for unpaid work experience on a large commercial lambing operation working as part of a team of full time and seasonal staff/students. This will be for an individual prepared to work hard and gain excellent experience in a rewarding and enjoyable environment. There is a minimum age requirement of 17 years old.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth Farms

LOT 42

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP OF CHATSWORTH HEALTH CLUB AT EDENSOR FOR ONE

Membership of Chatsworth Health Club at Edensor for one person for a period of 12 months to include the use of the gymnasium, swimming pool and tennis court in accordance with the Club rules and opening times. This is a great opportunity to improve your overall health with our friendly and experienced staff who pride themselves on the quality of their service to members.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth Health Club

LOT 43

ONE WEEK’S WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE ESTATE DEPARTMENTS AT

CHATSWORTH

A varied and interesting week of work experience based in the Estate Office at Chatsworth shadowing the Estate Managers; Building Department; Foresters; Game and Fisheries Keepers; Health and Safety and Environment teams involved in the day to day management of the 35,000 acre Chatsworth Estate.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth Estate

LOT 44

LEARN TO DRIVE FAST, RACING YOUR OWN CAR ROUND DONNINGTON OR SILVERSTONE RACE TRACKS

Willie Green is one of this country’s most experienced racing drivers. He has raced Formula 1 in a John Surtees team; Ferraris and Maseratis with Stirling Moss; in a JCB Le Mans Team; and for a number of classic car teams. Indeed he has driven just about every fast car there is ! Willie is Derbyshire born and bred and this is an opportunity for him to take you in your car to either Donnington or Silverstone to have a day learning to drive it fast!

Kindly donated by Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

LOT 45

MAURICE LACROIX WATCH AIKON CHRONOGRAPH BLUE MENS

Maurice Lacroix Watch Aikon Chronograph Blue Men’s All018-SS001-430-l. Every watch company is driven by the desire to create an iconic timepiece with a unique design. Since 1990, Maurice Lacroix has turned this dream into a reality through the Calypso model. A splendid quartz watch that has been worn by watch connoisseurs around the world.

Kindly donated by CW Sellors Fine Jewellery

& Jura Watches

 LOT 46

A WILFRED LANG ORIGINAL CANVAS PAINTING

An original acrylic painting by Wilfred Lang presented on a boxed canvas frame 47″ x 35″ (118cm x 88cm). Wilfred Lang has won several awards for his art. His work is predominantly displayed and sold in major city centre galleries in Amsterdam and Barcelona. He paints in acrylics using colour coordinating and integration techniques to create three dimensional effects. He has a very unique style, that is instantly recognised as a “Wilfred”.

Kindly donated by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

LOT 47

TWO WHITE GOOSE FEATHER PHOTO FRAMES AND ONE DUCK FEATHER PHOTO FRAME

Our frames are made using real feathers and are inspired by the Great British Countryside. The subtle and delicate nature of the White Goose and Duck feathers add an elegant and stylish addition to your home, perfect for Wedding and Christening photos.

Kindly donated by Wingfield Digby

LOT 48

12 BOTTLE CASE OF DOMAINE DE L’AURAGE 2009

Domaine de l’Aurage is made by Louis Mitjavile, son of François Mitjavile, surely one of Bordeaux’s most lauded wine makers. 2009 is a great vintage and this is a wonderful red wine, a merlot cabernet franc blend. It is lovely to drink now but will keep for ages. It comes from the Côtes de Castillon, east of St Émilion and is an ideal accompaniment to game or big flavoured winter food.You will not be disappointed.

Kindly donated by George Reynolds

LOT 49

CHESNEYS HEAT 500 BBQ HEATER

A state of the art charcoal and wood burning BBQ that also has a heating mode. This unique product allows you to grill, bake, smoke, and use it as a pizza oven. When all is done you can flip it into heating mode and enjoy its warmth well into the evening.

Kindly donated by Chesneys Ltd

 LOT 50

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED JOE SCARBOROUGH PRINT ‘THE THINGS WE DO FOR WESTON PARK HOSPITAL’

A framed signed copy of a limited edition print.

Kindly donated by Weston Park Cancer Charity

LOT 51

PURDEY LEATHER 500 X 12 GAUGE CARTRIDGE BAG

Lighter than a structured wooden magazine but still exceptionally hard wearing, this finest bridle leather cartridge case is a must have addition to your shooting accessories. Hand crafted in England with stud fastening and a discreet Purdey logo. This heirloom will age beautifully over the years.

Kindly donated by Purdey

LOT 52

PURDEY LEATHER DOUBLE GUN SLIP

A double gun slip in finest bridle leather, fleece lined with robust zip and top flap closure – the ideal protection for your most useful asset on a day’s shooting. Supplied to accommodate 30” barrels with a saddle styled harness that can be separated into 2 individual gun sleeves. Solid brass attachments with a brass oval that can be engraved with your crest or initials.

Kindly donated by Purdey

LOT 53

FUR STOLE AND REVERSIBLE SUEDE GILET FROM PURDEY

You will never be cold again! And nothing compares to the warmth and elegance of fur when the temperature drops. This classic fox fur stole is handmade by Italian craftsmen with exemplary attention to detail. It comes with Purdey’s beautifully made reversible suede gilet with waterproof lining, available in sizes 10 or 12. Full length, zip closure, two pockets, flattering shape through the waist. Quilted reverse. This is a top class combination for any country lady’s wardrobe though don’t be surprised if you wear them in Mayfair!

Kindly donated by Purdey

LOT 54

LUXURY FREE STANDING BATH AND BATH SHOWER MIXER

Soak away any day’s stresses in CP Hart’s new Fyne free standing bath, a sleek design in matt white in super smooth CorreroTM, a durable composite limestone and marble material manufactured by Ashton & Bentley in the UK. The bath complements our uber trendy Dornbracht Tara free standing bath and shower mixer in matt black. Dornbracht is the world’s highest quality brassware manufacturer. Just the most beautiful addition to any home. Launched in November 2017 and exclusive to CP Hart, the country’s leading luxury bathroom retailer.

Kindly donated by CP Hart

LOT 55

FLOWERS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND…

…..if you won’t splash out on the diamonds. Once a fortnight, from June 1st until December 31st 2018, a bouquet of flowers, handmade by the Chatsworth floristry team utilising flowers from the cutting garden, can be collected from the porters’ lodge at Chatsworth for you to present to your darling. This most touching of gestures will guarantee domestic bliss and thoughts of love.

Kindly donated by Chatsworth Gardens team

LOT 56

MOORCROFT BLUEBELL WOOD VASE

A design trial of a new limited edition piece of fine art pottery by Moorcroft’s senior designer, Rachel Bishop, launched in April 2018, to celebrate her illustrious 25 year design career at Moorcroft. Featuring a bluebell wood in late spring. Each piece of Moorcroft is outlined with liquid clay slip before being meticulously hand painted with vibrant metallic oxides glistening through its trademark vitreous glaze.

Kindly donated by W. Moorcroft Ltd

LOT 57

A WILLIAM AND SON PAIR OF BREEKS AND SHOOTING VEST FOR EITHER A LADY OR GENTLEMAN

These items are exclusively designed by William and Son and produced in England using the finest tweeds woven in Scotland in either 100% wool or a blend of wool and Angora. Aquire these items and no one in the field will be better dressed.

Kindly donated by William and Son Ltd

LOT 58

BESPOKE GUCCI DIY SHOPPER

You are able to customize this classic large Gucci tote which combines the signature motif with the Web stripe – a timeless pairing that pays homage to Gucci’s roots ! Add your initial, in any material, including precious skin, to make this a personalized one off!

Kindly donated by Gucci

LOT 59

THE FIRST 6 BOTTLES OF CHATSWORTH GIN

An exciting opportunity to purchase a commemorative case containing the first 6 bottles of Chatsworth Gin, to be distilled at the Barn Brewery when production starts later this year.

Kindly donated by Peak Ales Limited

LOT 61

A WILFRED LANG ORIGINAL CANVAS PAINTING

An original acrylic painting by Wilfred Lang presented on a boxed canvas frame 36″ x 23″ (90cm x 58cm). Wilfred Lang has won several awards for his art. His work is predominantly displayed and sold in major city centre galleries in Amsterdam and Barcelona. He paints in acrylics using colour coordinating and integration techniques to create three dimensional effects. He has a very unique style, that is instantly recognised as a “Wilfred”.

Kindly donated by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

COLLECTABLES

LOT 60

LIMITED EDITION CUERVO Y SOBRINOS WATCH AND PEN SET

Cuervo y Sobrinos Watch Historiador Clásico 3130.1135. Cuervo y Sobrinos watches hold a unique position, a tradition and identity which differentiates the brand created in Havana from any other luxury watchmaking company. Cuervo y Sobrinos is the only traditional Swiss fine watchmaking enterprise which can boast a real and proven Latin heritage.

Kindly donated by CW Sellors Fine Jewellery & Jura Watches

LOT 62

PARTRIDGE FAMILY

Catriona Hall is famed for her stylised paintings of game birds, pets and houses. Here is a heart warming stylized portrait – 15 x 15 inches in its frame – of a partridge family. This could be the start of a lovely collection.

Kindly donated by Catriona Hall

LOT 63

WOODCOCK ON THE WIND

A charming, stylized portrait of woodcock – 15 x 15 inches in its frame – and painted by a Derbyshire artist. This is one in a series of game bird portraits and a very fine example of the artist’s work. Perfect for your gun room!

Kindly donated by Catriona Hall

LOT 64

COMMISSION A PORTRAIT OF YOUR PET, AT HOME

Commission Derbyshire artist Catriona Hall to paint your pooch in its home setting (or any other pet). Her portraits are witty, quirky and very stylish – and could also become your next Christmas card. Although the pet will be the centrepiece, Catriona’s portraits can include other stylized features – your cottage or castle, your stables or shrubbery. You cannot fail to be charmed by her work. Catriona’s work is much sought after so please don’t expect a picture by return! The size of picture can be specified – ours is 4ft x 3ft large!

Kindly donated by Catriona Hall

LOT 65

LOT 66

EXCLUSIVE AND VERY LIMITED EDITION PRINT (1 OF JUST 25) OF “FRANK’S BISCUITS” BY PETE MCKEE, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

Pete McKee has kindly donated a signed, very limited edition print (1 of just 25) entitled “Frank’s Biscuits” for the auction. It is a 12” x 12” print in McKee’s unique signature style.

Kindly donated by Pete McKee

LOT 67

SIGNED ENGLAND AND WEST INDIES CRICKET BAT

Signed cricket bat from the Test match series in 2017 between England and West Indies. The bat has been signed by both teams.

Kindly donated by Investec

LOT 68

A MIXED CASE OFLAURENT-PERRIER CHAMPAGNES

6 bottles from this elegant and highly select champagne producer – 2 of La Cuvée, the flagship marque; 2 of the stunning 2007 vintage; and 2 Ultra Brut, made exclusively from a ripe harvest. All delicious at any time!

Kindly donated by Laurent-Perrier