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The Wheel House
Ranked #12 of 26 Ashbourne B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had an overnight break to plan at last minute. The Wheel house had the Dickens room available for us. A pleasant comfortable room with en suite and all requirements. Fresh milk stored in a themos flask to keep cool, was brought up on arrival. We had an evening meal in the pub next door and a very short walk back through the garden! Breakfast was excellent. Thank you

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night while attending a friends wedding. The owners were extremely welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we were happy - even offering to drive us to the wedding.

The rooms were spotless and comfortable, as was the bathroom. There were plenty of tea and coffee in the rooms, with chocolate biscuits and fresh milk. As well as bottled water.

Breakfast was amazing! All of it was locally sourced or home made. The home made yoghurt with the fresh fruit was lovely.

Overall cant fault at all and highly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Each room is named after a famous author and inside the room we stayed in was an old collection of the authors work which I thought was lovely. The room was very clean, well presented and equipped with all that you would need for a short stay. I liked the guest pack that the hosts had put together, it provided useful information such as meal times, menus & safety information. It also included maps and information of local places of interest.
Breakfast was a real treat! There was a selection of cereals to choose from as well as fruit, homemade jams and yoghurt. The cooked breakfast menu was very good & the food was absolutely delicious! It was all well cooked & you could definitely tell that the produce was fresh, local and good quality. The sausages were particularly delicious!!
The hosts were warm, friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Cafwin98
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

just got back from our visit. We were made most welcome. The place was very clean and it seemed nothing was to much trouble. The owners were very pleasant and interesting to talk to. Certainly value for money. tea & coffee making facilities in the room with biscuits & sweets. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ken j
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights, visiting local places of interest and also family living in the area. Ideally located for exploring majority of the Peak District, with lovely views across open countryside. There are 3 rooms available - we stayed in the Bronte Room, which had double aspect windows and en-suite facilities. Although on the main A517 road, it is very quiet. Brian and Valerie make you very welcome and ensure that all your needs are met. Tea making facilities in the room, with biscuits and fresh milk daily (not those little pots). Not surprisingly, breakfasts have earned an AA award. There is a wide choice which includes home-made bread, home-made yoghurt and jams, eggs from their own chickens, and bacon and sausages from a local butcher. All in all, a very pleasant venue for a relaxing stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The Bronte Room has dual aspect windows, giving lovely views across the countryside. We can recommen...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alan L
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

After an exhilarating day at Alton Towers, we were looking forward to a good night's sleep in the Derbyshire Dales. We were not disappointed.

I would recommend the Wheel House for anyone seeking a quiet, cosy, countryside retreat in the East Midlands. Great value for money too - this is one of the nicest B&Bs we have ever visited and we'll definitely be back!

Our themed bedroom (the Bronte Suite) was spacious, tastefully decorated and incredibly comfortable. The room was spotless and cosy, complete with artifacts celebrating Charlotte and Emily Bronte. Next door was the Dicken's suite - which we assume was similarly kitted out with Charles Dickens memorabilia. From our cottage-style window, we could see out over the Derbyshire Dales.

As well as the usual tea and coffee, our hosts, Brian and Valerie, had kindly supplied us with biscuits and sweets.

The ensuite bathroom was equally welcoming with plenty of space and an array of toiletries provided.

Next door to the farmhouse style B&B is a country pub (The Nag's Head) with homecooked food at a very reasonable price. I was pleasantly surprised to discover at least six vegetarian mains on the menu as I'm not used to having the luxury of indecision when it comes to pub grub!

The Wheel House is on the edge of Hulland Ward village and if you're looking for a quiet, tranquil location in which to get a good night's sleep, you've come to the right place. My only very minor gripe was that the bed was soft - but obviously this is a matter of preference.

The next morning we were treated to a delicious breakfast. We could choose from a large array of cereals, fresh fruit, fruit juice, smoothies (made with berries from the garden), homemade yoghurt and jams, toast, hot drinks - and if that's not enough, our hosts also offered eggs from their chickens, Derbyshire oatcakes - the list was endless! We settled for a full English breakfast and once again, I was pleasantly surprised by my veggie option, which came complete with a meatfree sausage!

Room Tip: The Bronte Suite is outstanding
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Hulland Ward, Ashbourne DE6 3EE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ashbourne
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Ranked #12 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ashbourne
Price Range: $76 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wheel House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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