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?
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Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
Visit England quality star ratings


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Air Cottage B&B
Address: Air Cottage, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BD
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350475
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This 18th-century farmhouse has a magnificent elevated position with stunning views over the countryside and Dovedale. It provides traditional standards of accommodation and is very popular with serious walkers, climbers and artists visiting this beautiful part of the Peak District. Enjoy our own eggs for breakfast as well as homemade jams and marmalades and famous Staffordshire oatcakes. We can provide scrumptious packed lunches for your day's walking right from the door. 1 twin, 1 double and 1 single room, shared bathroom all with stunning views!
 
Beechenhill Farm B&B and Cottages 4*
Address: Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne DE6 2BD
Tel: +44 (0)1335 310274
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Email: info@beechenhill.co.uk
Website: www.beechenhill.co.uk
Beechenhill Cottage sleeps two; tiny, warm, in secluded garden- a real romantic hideaway. You can't see another house from this little gem. Award-winning Cottage By the Pond for all, especially those with wheelchairs, sleeps six, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Organic farm, delicious local ready meals, traditional puddings and take-away farmhouse breakfasts available from the farmhouse. Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. There is a sunny double room and a warm and comfortable family room, both ensuite in the traditional ivy clad farmhouse. An almost organic organic breakfast with homemade yoghurt and famous Beechenhill porridge is the perfect start to the day. Walks lead from the door and table tennis and garden chess can keep you busy close to home and the 'book ahead' Swedish style hot tub will give you a wonderful experience under the stars. You can also get married in the beautiful Beechenhill Haybarn during a relaxed wedding weekend. Beechenhill Farm is proud to have a Peak District Environmental Quality Mark for the accommodation and the organic dairy farm. Beechenhill Farm has been awarded Highly Commended in the Global Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.
 
Dovedale House Residential Centre
Address: Dovedale House, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 350365
Fax: +44 (0)1335 350263
Email: warden@dovedalehouse.org.uk
Website: www.dovedalehouse.org.uk
A residential centre providing.. *affordable full board accommodation - all ages *week and weekend breaks to suit your needs *excellent facilities and resources *a stunning location in the Peak District *an ideal base for exploring the National Park *a very warm welcome for all !
 
Floral Inspirations
Address: Air Cottage, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350475
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Beautiful flowers, beautiful arrangements, bouquets, buttonholes, bunches, what ever you would like on your special day all provided by Joan herself. 'Joan was so understanding, gentle and so expert- we didn't know anything about flowers- but we knew what we liked and didn't like. Joan produced the perfect arrangements for our wedding'.
 
Ilam Bunkhouse
Address: White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350503
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Email: peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peakdistrict
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. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peakdistrict
 
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 ensuite accommodation with a mixture of double, four and six bedded rooms. There are two ground floor bedrooms with ensuite disabled facilities. Our restaurant serves great tasting dishes at affordable prices, produce is sourced locally from Staffordshire and the Derbyshire Dales. The bar is open to non-residents. Great for kids, during school holidays we run fun afternoon and evening family activities. Free activities for a family who eats with us in the restaurant. School groups can look forward to a safe educational environment, with three secure zones enabling different groups to stay at the same time. 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 upto 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.
 
Izaak Walton Hotel
Address: Izaak Walton Hotel, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AY
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350 555
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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. The hotel is presently closed - contact them directly for further information.
 
Lower Damgate Farm Cottages 4*
Address: Lower Damgate Farm, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AD
Tel: +44 (0)1335 310 367
Fax: +44 (0)1335 310 468
Email: enquiry@damgate.com
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.
 
Manifold Tea-room
Address: White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 350503
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Email: peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peakdistrict
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. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peakdistrict
 
Martin Oulsnam Dry Stone Walling Services
Address: Church Lodge, Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
Tel: 01335 350579
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Email: martin.oulsnam@talktalk.net
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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
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Email: peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peakdistrict
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). Ilam Park is a short easy walk across the fields from Dovedale valley. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peakdistrict
 
Sue Prince Artist
Address: Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2 BD
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 310274
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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 Haybarn Weddings
Address: Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BD
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 310274
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Email: Stay@beechenhill.co.uk
Website: http://www.beechenhill.co.uk/events.asp
A wedding- If you DON'T want frills and formality, If you DO want fun, friendly, informality, to wear your wellies to a wedding, to have your family decorate the venue, to enjoy an ethical eco wedding with local foods, to have a relaxed weekend with exclusive use of an organic farm in the Peak District National Park- then get in touch!
 
The Orchards Holiday Cottage 4*
Address: Rushley Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BA
Tel: +44 (0)1538 308205
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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: +44 (0) 1538 308224
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Email: throwleyhall@hotmail.com
Website: www.throwleyhallfarm.co.uk
Stay on a working beef cattle farm with a long history! Throwley Hall Farm is a Georgian built farmhouse in quiet countryside near the Manifold Valley and Dovedale. Next door stands the ruins of Throwley Hall, a 16th century manor house. Superb scenery and walking on the doorstep. Alton Towers a short journey away. A warm and welcoming place to stay. We offer a variety of self-catering country cottages in the picturesque, undulating limestone Manifold Valley. Our cottages sleep between 2 and 9 people. In spring and summer you can watch the new lambs and calves with their mothers. At Throwley Hall Farm we farm cattle and sheep which we nurture in easy harmony with the abundant wildlife and wild flowers. In spring and summer you can watch new lambs and calves gambol and play in the fields. Our guests come back time and again.
 
Warringtons Coaches
Address: The Cottage, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)1335 350204
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Email: info@warringtonscoaches.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.