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.
- 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