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Bed & Breakfast In Ilam


When Jesse Watts Russell bought the Ilam Estate over 100 years ago he thought the area had such sylvan beauty and alpine charm, that he built his estate cottages to look like Swiss chalets - picturesque and very photogenic.

A Tudor mansion once stood on the site of Ilam Hall which was then home to the Port family. Rebuilt in Victorian times, the hall has a chequered history and now belongs to the National Trust, offering bed and breakfast in Ilam but only as a youth hostels . However, visitors can take advantage of the tea rooms, shop, manicured grounds and riverside walks .

Ilam church is Norman in origin and contains a huge monument depicting the death bed scene of David Watts Pike, a previous owner of the hall. Whilst staying at a bed and breakfast in Ilam you may wish to visit the shrine to St Bertram. Centuries ago the saint was a nearby hermit who is said to have had healing powers, and devoted his life to preaching Christianity after the tragic death of his baby daughter.

Many visitors staying in bed and breakfast in Ilam have packed their walking boots to explore nearby Dove Dale which must surely rate as one of the wonders of the Peak District . Deep, dark and full of fascinating rock formations and wildlife , Dove Dale is an absolute treasure to behold.

Should you be staying at a bed and breakfast in Ilam in August, then listen out for the sound of whistling and shouts of ‘Come by’ – this is the time for the Dovedale sheepdog trials, with surrounding hillsides setting the scene.

The River Manifold runs through Ilam, after hiding underground for almost 4 miles from Wetton Mill. The river disappears in summer months before bubbling up again from a swallet hole in the grounds of the hall which can be seen if you wander along Paradise Walk as part of your holiday when staying at a bed and breakfast in Ilam.

The hills around Dove Dale are rich in country mansions and impressive old halls including Castern Hall, Stanshope Hall and the ruins of Throwley Hall which was at one time the seat of the Meverall family. Throwley Hall Farm now offers bed and breakfast in Ilam with wondrous views down over the valley.

For superior bed and breakfast in Ilam and memories to treasure, you may wish to consider Beechenhill Cottage where you will wake up to the scent of fresh organic bread which can be spread with Beechenhill honey. The owners also offer guests the chance to ‘meet the bees’ or to help ‘milk the cows’ on this working organic farm.

To stay at a bed and breakfast in Ilam gives you a first class ticket to visit the Peak District at its very best – have fun!

Casterne Hall - Ilam, nr Ashbourne

  • Sleeps 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 1, 10, 11
  • Bedrooms 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 +
  • Pets Yes
  • Area Ashbourne, Ilam
Casterne Hall - Ilam, nr AshbourneCasterne Hall - Ilam, nr Ashbourne
Experience the thrill of staying in this celebrated Grade II* manor house, home to the Hurt family for 500 years. Set in its own grounds, and with...

Peak District Bed & Breakfast - Garden Farm Bed & Breakfast - Ilam

  • Sleeps 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 1
  • Bedrooms 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Pets Yes
  • Area Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Dovedale, Fenny Bentley, Hartington, Ilam, Swinscoe, Tissington
Peak District Bed & Breakfast - Garden Farm Bed & Breakfast - IlamPeak District Bed & Breakfast - Garden Farm Bed & Breakfast - Ilam
Garden Farm is a Beautiful Bed & Breakfast , furnished and equipped to a very high standard and set within the 7-acre grounds of the Farm (no...

The Izaak Walton Hotel - Ashbourne

  • Sleeps 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 80
  • Bedrooms 0, 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 3, 30, 32, 4, 5, 6 +, 7, 8, 9
  • Pets Yes
  • Area Ashbourne, Dovedale, Ilam
The Izaak Walton Hotel - AshbourneThe Izaak Walton Hotel - Ashbourne
  The Izaak Walton Hotel... This charming country house AA 3 star hotel dates back to the 17th century, and is idyllically situated...
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