Businesses

A variety of businesses are based in Ilam.  From tourism and transport to wall builders and electricians, you will find them in and around the village and very happy to help.  Strangely, all Ilam properties have Derbyshire addresses, because Ashbourne in Derbyshire is the post town, but they are all in Staffordshire- confusing eh?
Awards:
Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
Visit England quality star ratings


Ilam Business Directory:

Beechenhill Farm Cottages 4*
Address: Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne DE6 2BD
Tel: +44 (0)1335 310274
Fax:
Email: info@beechenhill.co.uk
Website: www.beechenhill.co.uk
Beechenhill Farm is a beautiful place to stay; it sits in a stunning spot in the Peak District National Park, just up the hill from Dovedale. With three holiday cottages, one accessible for wheelchair users, guests can enjoy secluded cottage holidays for two or amazing family holidays. There is a wood fired hot tub with secret cave or wood fired sauna available to book. It is an eco-friendly place to stay, on an organic dairy farm with amazing views and walks into the hills straight from the door. Beechenhill's mission is 'to please you, so that you return, in a way that pleases the planet and pleases us too'.
 
Cool Camping
Address: Ashbourne, Derbyshire/Staffordshire, Peak District
Tel: 0207 820 9333
Fax:
Email: enquiries@coolcamping.com
Website: www.coolcamping.com/campsites/uk/england/east-midlands/derbyshire/ashbourne
South of the Peak District National Park, the pretty Derbyshire town of Ashbourne is perfectly placed for walkers and cyclists on the Tissington Trail and is also hemmed in by the beautiful hills of the Henmore Valley. Find the best local campsites around the Ilam Village and Ashbourne area with this prized shortlist from Cool Camping.
 
Damgate Farm Luxury Holiday Cottages
Address: Damgate Farm, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, DE6 2AD
Tel: 01335 310271
Fax:
Email: andrea@winnowbarns.uk
Website: www.winnowbarns.uk
Once upon a time our 3 traditional stone barns were home to horses, cattle and sheep. They have recently been lovingly converted into luxury holiday accommodation. Winnow Barn - sleeps 8 - in 4 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite. Winnow Stables - sleeps 4 - in 2 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite. Winnow Nook - sleeps 2 - a romantic retreat with large four poster bedroom with roll top bath and separate shower room. Each barn has an open plan kitchen/dining/living area, fully equipped for relaxing meals with friends and family. High vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams and a log burner are a feature in all of the barns. Outside, each barn has its own planted seating area with patio furniture - guests are also invited to wander through our adjoining fields and meet the animals. The barns are available to rent separately or as a group for up to 14 people. We feel incredibly privileged to live in such a wonderful place and welcome our guests to join us and live the dream…..
 
Dovedale Brewing Co
Address: Damgate Farm, Nr Ashbourne, DE6 2AD
Tel: 01335 310271
Fax:
Email: info@dovedalebrewing.co.uk
Website: www.dovedalebrewing.co.uk
Our award winning brewery was founded in 2018. We brew only the finest craft beer using premium ingredients. Being truly independent we're free to innovate. We brew without compromise and are passionate about what we make. Situated in the Peak District National Park, we take inspiration from our surroundings. Being proud of our place in the community and seeking to inspire others in their ventures whether they be artists, craftspeople or musicians. We thrive on creativity and our involvement with others who share our passion. We supply in bottles, cans, Keykegs and casks - our beers are equally at home in a fine restaurant, tap house or traditional pub. We're happy to deliver locally free of charge to supply weddings, fetes, parties and other celebrations. We are excited about the future and proud of our accomplishments.
 
Dovedale House Residential Centre
Address: Dovedale House, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 350365
Fax:
Email: dovedale@lichfield.anglican.org
Website: www.dovedalehouse.org
A Christian Residential Centre offering hostel style accommodation. Bookings are taken for Groups of up to 50 people; minimum Group size is 12. Offering sole occupancy at any time of year, the House can be booked either catered or self catered for any type of Group. Often booked by Schools, University field trips, Youth Groups, Walking Groups and family get togethers. An ideal base for exploring the National Park, and within easy driving distance of Alton Towers, Carsington Water, Heights of Abraham and several National Trust Properties.
 
Ilam Bunkhouse
Address: Ilam Park, Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)344 3351296
Fax:
Email: bunkhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ilam-park-dovedale-and-the-white-peak
Ilam Bunkhouse offers group accommodation in the old stableblock building behind Ilam Hall. Open year round, it sleeps 16 in bunkbeds, has showers, a large kitchen and dining area. An ideal place for groups, school groups and families to stay. Dogs welcome at an additional charge.
 
Ilam Hall Youth Hostel
Address: Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350212
Fax: +44 (0)1335 350350
Email: ilam@yha.org.uk
Website: www.yha.org.uk
18th Century Gothic Mansion set in 85 acres of National Trust Parkland offers an excellent standard of accommodation for families, individuals and school groups. The majority of bedrooms offer en-suite accommodation with a mixture of double, four and six bedded rooms, we have a capacity of 126 beds across 26 rooms. There are two ground floor bedrooms with en-suite disabled access facilities. Our restaurant serves great tasting dishes at affordable prices; the restaurant and bar are open to non residents but please check our opening times in advance. School groups can look forward to a safe educational environment, with three secure zones enabling different groups to stay at the same time or why not hire the whole place exclusively? YHA Ilam offers a wide range of both educational and fun activities delivered by our trained activity staff. Available for residential and non-residential groups. YHA Ilam is an excellent venue for hosting a wide range of events from Wedding Receptions and Birthday parties to Business Meetings and Conferences. The Hall boasts a large function room capable of seating 100 people with excellent views across Ilam Park and the surrounding area. There is also a smaller classroom which can seat up to thirty people which is ideal for small residential and non residential groups. We offer a wide range of catering packages to suit every occasion whether it be a wedding reception or a small business meeting.
 
Independent Cottages
Address: Ashbourne, Derbyshire/Shaffordshire Peak District
Tel: 01474 816660
Fax:
Email: sarah@independentcottages.co.uk
Website: www.independentcottages.co.uk/peak_district/ashbourne/
Independently owned self-catering holiday cottages and dog-friendly holiday accommodation in Ashbourne, Peak District. Perfect for family reunions and romantic couples getaways.
 
Izaak Walton Hotel
Address: Izaak Walton Hotel, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AY
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350 555
Fax:
Email: reception@izaakwaltonhotel.com
Website: www.izaakwaltonhotel.com
The Izaak Walton Hotel is a 17th Century picturesque hotel which offers comfort, history and views of outstanding beauty across the Derbyshire Peaks, named after the famous author of 'The Compleat Angler'. The idyllic setting and up-to-date facilities make The Izaak Walton Hotel a unique choice for your holiday break, wedding or business conference. With dramatic landscape to walk through, many nearby attractions to visit and pretty gardens to unwind in.
 
Lower Damgate Farm Cottages 4*
Address: Lower Damgate Farm, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AD
Tel: +44 (0)1335 310 367 / 07779 210 791
Fax:
Email:
Website: www.damgate.com
Award Winning, 4 star holiday accommodation. We have four self catering adjoining holiday cottages for rent, sleeping 5, 7, 8 and 9 or a combination of up to 29. Rent cottages indivdually or as a group for short breaks, weekend & mid-week breaks, holidays & corporate team building events. Our Holiday Cottages are located in beautiful, peaceful countryside, situated between the magnificant rivers of Dovedale and the Manifold valley, with many pleasant walks direct from cottages.
 
Martin Oulsnam Dry Stone Walling Services
Address: Church Lodge, Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
Tel: 01335 350579
Fax:
Email: martin.oulsnam@talktalk.net
Website:
Martin Oulsnam Drystone Walling Services has traded for 23 years and all work is undertaken to a high standard encompassing all types of dry stone walling including garden walls.
 
National Trust Ilam Park
Address: National Trust, White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350503
Fax:
Email: peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ilam-park-dovedale-and-the-white-peak
Ilam Park is open throughout the year offering woodland walks, space to play, picnic and explore with the family. Dogs on leads are welcome. There is a visitor centre, shop, tea-room and toilets on site, as well as a pay and display car park (free for NT members and blue badge holders). From Ilam Park it is a short easy walk across the fields to Dovedale and the stepping stones.
 
National Trust Manifold Tea-room
Address: Ilam Park, Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 350503
Fax:
Email: peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ilam-park-dovedale-and-the-white-peak
Manifold Tea-room at Ilam Park is open year round, serving homemade cakes, hot and cold lunches, hot drinks and ice-creams. The garden seating offers far reaching views towards Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud.
 
Sue Prince Artist
Address: Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2 BD
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 310274
Fax:
Email: info@beechenhill.co.uk
Website: www.beechenhill.co.uk
Sue Prince is a narrative folk artist, telling stories of people and their places in Swedish style egg tempera. Birds eye view maps, website illustrations and conventional illustration among other things offered.
 
The Orchards Holiday Cottage 4*
Address: Rushley Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BA
Tel: +44 (0)1538 308205
Fax:
Email: vwholland@icloud.com
Website: www.cottageguide.co.uk/theorchards
Warm and comfortable cottage with 3 bedrooms to sleep 6, dining room and stunning views from every window. Great for families and friends to get together but also a perfect romantic hideaway with cosy log fire and 10% discount for couples. Explore our ancient bluebell woods and wander through wildflower meadows. All rooms one level. Garage and garden.
 
Throwley Hall Farm Cottages 4*
Address: Throwley Hall Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne DE6 2BB
Tel: 01538 308202 / 07929 293419
Fax:
Email: stay@throwleyhall.co.uk
Website: www.throwleyhall.co.uk
2 self catering cottages on the farm: Throwley Moor Farmhouse (13 guests max) & Throwley Cottage (7 guests max) with comfortable home from home comfort in traditional Victorian built cottages built from the local limestone. Family pets and children welcome! Open all year round. Fantastic walks and bike rides in the Peak District National Park, with a wealth of attractions from local traditions such as village Well Dressings, Ashbourne Shrovetide Football and national treasures such as Chatsworth, Alton Towers & Bakewell Pudding and so much more. We are a family owned REAL cattle and sheep farm within an ancient landscape and An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
 
Warringtons Coaches
Address: The Cottage, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350204
Fax:
Email: info@warringtoncoaches.co.uk
Website: www.warringtonscoaches.co.uk
We are a family run coach firm, based in the small Peak District village of Ilam. The company was founded by William Warrington senior in the early 1930s. In 1966 William Warrington Junior took management of the company up until 1997 when his wife Sheila took over and their successor Keith Warrington, their only son joined with Maureene and Lynton Boydon in 2007 to become Warringtons Ltd. We have a comprehensive selection of vehicles, the sizes range from 16, 33, 35, 49 and 53 seater coaches, all of which are modern and fully seat belted, for that added peace of mind some are wheelchair accesible and some have drinks machines and toilets etc. All our drivers have a wide range of coaching experience, they are friendly, polite and sociable.