Dovedale House

Dovedale House is situated in Ilam, set in the stunning White Peak area of the Peak District National Park. Ilam has been a place of healing and pilgrimage for over a thousand years and a significant place for many in their spiritual journey. The burial place of the Saxon Prince, Prayer Warrior and Patron Saint of Stafford, Bertram (or Bertoline). It's a place with a story and a place of adventures. We welcome all ages - families, groups, schools, individuals, pilgrims and visitors, to come and be part of the story...

We offer full-board accommodation for up to 54 guests, but smaller groups are welcome too. Flexibility is our strength

  • 12 bedrooms of varying sizes accommodating from 2 to 10 guests
  • en-suite room with disabled access on the ground floor
  • large meeting room
  • two lounges
  • large dining area
  • craft room
  • chapel
  • games room
  • private grounds
  • barbeque area
  • plenty of games, sports and craft resources to useWe can offer sessions on story-telling, pilgrimage walks, archery, African-drumming, games, team-building, art, craft, reflective worship, RE curriculum-based sessions, bat hunting...

We also cater for day groups, church away days, school activity days and groups that wish to hire meeting rooms or book in for meals.

Still not sure? The Peak District has so much more to offer...walking, riding, cycling, climbing, canoeing, orienteering, farm visits, sailing, caving and Alton Towers! We can help with ideas and contacts.

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Dovedale House, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

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