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“Ilam Bunkhouse ideal place for group visiting the Peak District”
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Ilam Bunkhouse
Reviewed 2 April 2014

My walking group has used Ilam Bunkhouse twice now and we really like it. The bedrooms are what you would expect from a bunkhouse, basic but all you really need (you need own bedding). The lounge area and kitchen is all open plan and a great space. Kitchen has all you need if you wanted to self cater though we eat out locally in the evening.

What really makes this place special though is the Ilam estate where it is located. Impressive long drive when you arrive, Ilam Hall which is the larger YHA hostel is an impressive building next to the bunkhouse. Great views of the gardens, church and hills in the distance.

Hope to visit again sometime.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I booked the Bunkhouse for a work meeting for 7 colleagues, with 4 other people visiting for presentatons and lunch.
The accomodation was clean and cosy and the fixtures and fittings to a high standard.
There is a beautifully finished Ash kitchen and huge Ash table in an open plan living room/kitchen, so you can cook and enjoy your guests company.
In the day, the space was great for an informal meeting and use of the projector onto the bunkhouse wall. An easy flat walk away is a lovely river walk to the Dovedale stepping stones, We also used the Youth Hostel for an evening meal on the Sunday evening, which was quite handy. The bunkbeds were comfy and the area quiet and relaxing. No mobile signal on site, so a real get away from all the day to day routine. Highly recommended for Corporate or a great weekend away exploring the White Peak.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank ZAR2014
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

The bunk house at Ilam is ideal for groups of friends and family. Having one large kitchen, dinning and sitting room meant we were all together. It has good facilities for cooking, washing and drying.
There are lots of lovely walks and stunning scenery in the immediate area so we didn't need to use the car.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Emma M
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

I was looking for flexible accommodation to hold a gathering of close family and friends in a country setting. I found Ilam bunkhouse by accident and what a find.
It was exactly right. The kitchen, dining and living area coped well with sixteen people. The kitchen was very well equipped, the huge birch dining tables allowed us to all eat together in comfort and the large sofas allowed us to socialise and chat late into the night. There were plenty of good showers and loos, so no queues.
The location in the grounds of Ilam Hall meant we were able to get directly into gorgeous countryside for walks of varying lengths.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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4  Thank Kerry H
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NationalTrustPeak, Owner at Ilam Bunkhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2013

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Ilam Bunkhouse and that it met all of your needs for your get together with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you again to Ilam Park in the future.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We had our whole family to stay at the Ilam Bunkhouse and had a lovely stay in this very beautiful area of Britain. We were right in the centre of great walking opportunities for short walks and longer too! The Bunkhouse had everything to allow us to cater for ourselves and a washer/dryer for any laundry that we required.There was ample crockery, glasses and cutlery with a very usable cooker, microwave and fridge freezer. I looked and looked but amazingly never found where the essential dishwasher was. I really felt that the economy of water usage alone justifies fitting one. We had a party of eight adults and seven children who had three meals each day as well as extra cups of tea and coffee, there was a fair proportion of our holiday spent just washing up! The combined living eating area was comfortable and a good place for play and chatting very airy and spacious a home from home. We all agreed we would book the Bunkhouse again. The time went too quickly.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank SallyB145
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

I was part of a small party staying at the Ilam Bunkhouse, a newly renovated part of the stable block at Ilam Hall. The location in the Peak District National Park is beautiful,ideal for walking and cycling. We had an excellent evening meal at the adjoining Youth Hostel, but could have self catered at the Bunkhouse where the kitchen facilities and equipment were ample. Sleeping arrangements were in rooms with 4 to 6 bunks - not much space in the rooms but very comfortable bunks. Shower rooms were very clean with plenty of hot water. The large communal living area, open plan with the kitchen, had plenty of seating and table area which was conducive to easy socialising. My only gripe was - not too much room for taking off and leaving muddy boots!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank bar s
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Additional Information about Ilam Bunkhouse

Address: Ilam Park | Near Ashbourne, Ilam, Peak District National Park DE6 2AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Ilam
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Ilam
Price Range: £115 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ilam Bunkhouse is nestled in Ilam Park, about 5 miles from Ashbourne and within the Peak District National Park, 20 minutes walk from Dovedale. The bunkhouse is located next to the National Trust shop, tearoom and visitor centre. There is also the National Trust caravan site in the park.Completely refurbished in 2012, Ilam Bunkhouse is in a wing of the old stableblock behind Ilam Hall. It is on two floors, with the main accommodation upstairs, and showers and toilets downstairs.Bunk beds over 3 dormitories sleeping up to 16. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge/diner area. Ilam Bunkhouse is available for sole use only, ideal for families of all ages, education and volunteering groups. ... more   less 
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Ilam Bunkhouse Peak District National Park

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