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    Beechenhill Farm Cottages

    Organic farm with award-winning cottages. Beechenhill Cottage; tiny, warm, in secluded garden. Cottage by the Pond for all, especially families and those with wheelchairs. The Old Wash House; charming, comfortable cottage in guest wing of farmhouse.


    Beechenhill Farm is a family farm at the heart of the beautiful White Peak, beside the spectacular Dovedale Gorge and above the pretty village of Ilam.

    We have 3 beautiful self catering cottages that have cosy wood burners and all the mod-cons that you need to have a fantastic holiday.

    If you want a romantic cottage for two we can accommodate you in either Beechenhill Cottage or The Old Wash House. If there are more of you, we can open up the second bedroom in The Old Wash House, making a cottage for four, or you can stay in our spacious comfortable cottage for six, our wheelchair accessible Cottage by the Pond. Alternatively, book the whole farm for a reunion or family get together of up to 12 people.

    We're passionate about our place and enabling you to enjoy it. We have a Swedish style hot tub and wood fired barrel sauna (separate, and both available at extra cost) located outside in a private secluded part of the farm's gardens, if booked you get exclusive use all evening (Please check availability before booking), and miles of walks from the door. Welcome....

    People have lived and farmed at Beechenhill since earliest times, there is a prehistoric farmstead on our lower fields. There is a feeling of history and continuity here and we delight in sharing our home with our guests. We want to look after our place and our guests in a sustainable way so we can all enjoy Beechenhill into the future.


    Just come and relax, lie in the long organic grass in our meadows or over-sleep in the cottages. Wake up to the sight of our cows or hens ambling past the window or the scent of fresh bread and sizzling local bacon.

    Things To Do…

    Run about, walk your legs off or amble gently to recharge your batteries in the heart of the Peak District National Park, there are lots of walks from the door. You can even try our Swedish hot tub under the stars:

    The Simple Hot tub Elemental Experience: An afternoon (4hrs) or evening (4hrs finishing by 11pm) Hot tub seats up to 6 people, min age 14 We light the cave stove, the hot tub and heat the water, we supply a jug of fresh water You bring your own towels, drinks. £100 for 2 people plus £10 per extra person, for residents at Beechenhill Farm

    The Luxury Hot tub Elemental Experience: Sitting by the stove in Beechenhill's cave An afternoon (4hrs) or evening (4hrs finishing by 11pm) Hot tub seats up to 6 people, min age 14 We light the cave stove, the tub and heat the water, we supply a jug of fresh water We supply towels and fluffy white dressing gowns We supply refreshments; usually cava and chocolates or hot chocolate and cakes, then at Christmas and New Year mulled wine and home made mince pies. £150 for 2 people plus £20 per extra person, for residents at Beechenhill Farm

    We are close to loads of brilliant attractions:

    - Dovedale, a beautiful gorge with stepping stones, you can reach it by foot from the farm.

    - Chatsworth House, a beautifully maintained stately home, gardens, farm and adventure playground.

    - Haddon Hall, a medieval stately home which lay unspoiled for years, a real glimpse into the past.

    - Manifold Valley, Tissington Trail and Monsal Trail, walk, hire bikes and cycle or horse trek along these old railway lines to see a different side of the Peak District.

    - Alton Towers, the big theme park is only 20 minutes’ drive away.

    - Peak Wildlife Park, see wallabies, otters, zebra, penguins, meerkats then enjoy a freshly made pizza before jumping on the bouncy castle or tiring out the children in the indoor soft play.

    - Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve with a brilliant natural trail for families.

    How to get here...

    By bike, by electric car, by train to Derby or Buxton, by bus to Ashbourne, we can collect you from the bus station.

    What to Bring....

    Bring your walking boots, your maps, sunglasses and rain coats! Bring your bikes (we can store them safely), bring your shorts, woolies, swimming costumes DVDs and lots of books...

    You can also bring your electric car as we have free electric car charging units (7kw and Tesla) for our guests.

    We have free wifi in all the accommodation and in the Haybarn, so you can bring your smart phone on holiday - or we can turn it off if you want complete peace. Because our cottages are all virtually allergy free, we are sorry but it is not possible to accommodate pets.


    • Designated disabled parking
    • Fully accessible disabled toilet
    • Wheelchair accessible


    • Eco cleaning
    • Wood-fired hot tubs, saunas or showers
    • Environmental certification/awards
    • Recycling on-site
    • Local produce or homegrown food
    • Renewable energy

    Our Facilities

    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Barbecue
    • Breakfast available
    • Evening meals
    • Children welcome
    • Children's outdoor play area
    • Cots available
    • High chairs available
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Microwave oven
    • Oven
    • Central heating
    • Real log/coal fires
    • Laundry facilities
    • Washing machine
    • Free WIFI
    • Games room onsite
    • Sauna onsite
    • Secure cycle storage
    • Spa Facilities
    • Linen provided
    • Conference facilities
    • Electric car charging point
    • Free Parking
    • Private parking
    • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
    • Non-smoking property
    • Bath
    • Ground floor bedroom
    • Hairdryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Scenic view
    • Building of historical interest
    • Garden
    • Working farm

    How To Find Us

    Beechenhill Farm Cottages on Facebook

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