National Trust - Ilam Bunkhouse, Derbyshire for Youth and Schools

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Large National trust bunkhouse sleeping 16 for youth and school group residential trips to the Peak District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
National Trust - Ilam Bunkhouse, Derbyshire, sleeps 12-16 in 3 bedrooms.

Ilam bunkhouse, managed by the National Trust, provides high quality group accommodation for up to 16 people. There are 3 bedrooms with bunk beds, with each bunk provided with a locker, night light and plug socket, there is also a hand basin in each room.

There is a sociable main living area comprising of a large dining table with benches, an open plan kitchen area and 2 large comfortable fitted sofas in the sitting room area.

There are 3 individual toilet and shower rooms and an additional toilet room.

Ilam bunkhouse is a fantastic base to explore the Peak District National Park, in particular the limestone hills and gorges, meandering rivers and beautiful woodland of the White Peak. There are lots of fantastic places for your group to explore nearby including Dovedale with its famous stepping stones and Ilam Park with its beautiful views, popular tea room and shop.

There are plenty of local picture perfect villages nearby to explore such as Tissington, Milldale, and Hartington. Bakewell, Buxton, Matlock Bath and Chatsworth are within a 45 minute drive. Local National Trust properties include, Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, Calke Abbey and Kedleston Hall.

The Churnet Valley Steam Railway and the world famous Alton Towers theme park are 8 miles from Ilam.


The kitchen has a ceramic range oven, microwave, fridge freezer, washer dryer, spacious food preparation area, storage cupboards and double sink.
The dining room has a large English Ash table with benches to cater comfortably for 16 people.
The sitting room has 2 large fitted sofas and opens out onto the kitchen and dining areas.
None provided.
Pay phone provided. Please note there is no mobile phone signal.
We do not have a games room.
Both floors of the bunkhouse benefit from under floor heating powered by an air source heat pump.
There are 3 separate bedrooms with bunk beds,2 x rooms sleeping 6, 1 x room sleeping 4. Each bunk has a reading light, locker and plug socket.
Not provided, please bring with you.
There are 3x individual shower and toilet rooms on the ground floor. There is a toilet on the 1st floor and a wash basin in each bedroom.
We don’t have specific disabled facilities, with the exception of disabled parking.Ilam YHA (next door) provide full disabled facilities.
We don't have specific children's facilities however Ilam and the surrounding area are perfect for kids to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
The bunkhouse is ideally located for walkers and cyclists. There are a wide variety of cycle and walking routes for all abilities nearby.
None provided. Nearest public pool is Ashbourne Leisure Centre.
Parking permits for 4 vehicles in the nearby Ilam park car park is included in the price. NT members can park for free but all other cars need to pay.
No smoking anywhere in the building.
Up to 3 well behaved dogs allowed. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture in the living area. Additional fee £15 per dog per stay.


Ilam Park, Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ. Once in the village of Ilam follow signs for National Trust Ilam Park. Use main car park.
Ashbourne – 5 miles away.
Supermarkets in Ashbourne (6 miles), nearest local shop in Mayfield (5 miles) NT gift shop 20 yards away.
Ilam YHA is open to the public when not being used by school groups. The Isaac Walton Hotel - 1 mile, the Oakover Arms in Mapleton - 3 miles.
Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

c/o National Trust
Edale End
Hope Valley
S33 6RF
United Kingdom
Cromford 11.2 miles. Uttoxeter 11.23 miles. Longton 14.75 miles
Moorlands Connect service – bookable service stops in Ilam village.
East Midlands Airport – 25 miles. Manchester Airport – 35 miles.

Rental Rates

Monday – Thursday £160 per night, Friday to Sunday £225 per night. £150 admin / damage / cleaning deposit per stay.

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National Trust - Ilam Bunkhouse, Derbyshire

Michelle Sullivan

Joined us: 2012
+44 (0)344 335 1296
c/o National Trust
Edale End
Hope Valley
S33 6RF
United Kingdom

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