Lady Lothian and her sisters, Lady Adelaide Talbot (Countess Brownlow) and Lady Gertrude Talbot (Countess of Pembroke)
Fills the eastern of the twin Georgian pavilions on the south front and is a well-proportioned room with a high coved ceiling. The fine eighteenth century marble chimneypiece was brought by the 12th Marquis from Crailing House, nearby.
The furniture in the Drawing Room also comprises pieces of high quality including two little French tables – one in the Louis XVI style stamped by Edward Baldock, the famous furniture broker who supplied much at Abbotsford for Walter Scott; one of a still-life marquetry stamped by J.-L. Faizelot-Delorme. Part of a Derby botanical dessert service brilliantly painted by William Pegg, a Quaker is displayed in a glass cabinet.