Ashbourne Gateway, Ashbourne Methodist Church, Church Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AE

Call on 07849 771827

Group accommodation in central Ashbourne


PLEASE NOTE. The Centre remains open for existing bookings that have already been made.

Ashbourne Gateway Centre is ideally located in the centre of the delightful Georgian market town of Ashbourne. Less than 1.5 hours drive from Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester and Birmingham, it is the perfect base for exploring the landscape and all the attractions of the Peak District National Park.

Formerly the Methodist School on the bottom floor of Ashbourne Methodist Church, the Centre provides self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 27 people across 6 bedrooms. Facilities include an excellent fully equipped kitchen, a large dining/ recreation hall with games including table tennis, a gallery lounge with TV & DVD overlooking the main hall, a second cosy snug with TV & DVD, bathrooms with showers and hand basins and a wet room with accessible toilet.

Fully centrally heated, the centre offers comfortable and affordable accommodation to schools, young people, uniformed groups, church groups, gatherings of friends/family as well as walking, cycling and outdoors pursuits groups.

One well-behaved dog is welcome by prior arrangement. Get in touch to discuss the best way to accommodate your four-legged friend.

The Tissington Trail, a multi-user, level, off-road route along a former railway starts just opposite the centre and links to many miles of off-road routes including the High Peak Trail and the Pennine Bridleway. Carsington Water with it's fishing, watersports, visitor centre, huge play area, cycle hire and off road cycle/walking trail is just a few miles down the road. While for climbers the Roaches, a famous gritstone escarpment, is also close by. For the young at heart Alton Towers is just a few miles away. All groups have sole use of the centre. Min stay 2 nights. BYO sleeping bags.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    27: 1x12, 3x4, 1x2, 1x1
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    Please enquire.
  • Booking:

    £50 deposit. (Refundable if government Covid regulations force closure.)
  • Directions:

    Use postcode: DE6 1AE and follow Sat Nav. We are at the corner of Church Street and Station Road. Our entrance is off Station Road. Cars can be parked opposite in the Leisure Centre car park.
  • Public Transport :

    The nearest train stations are Derby, Uttoxeter or Buxton. Trent Barton runs buses between Ashbourne, Derby & Uttoxeter. High Peak runs buses between Ashbourne, Buxton 7 Derby. Hulleys of Baslow runs buses between Ashbourne & Matlock.
  • Walks :

    The Pennine Bridleway Land's End to John O Groats on foot Great North Trail Peak Pilgrimage Limestone Way White Peak Loop
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only

r Accessibility Info

Ashbourne Gateway's kitchen, lounge, communal hall, toilets and bedrooms are all on the ground floor. There is a disabled access toilet and wet room. As Ashbourne Gateway is located underneath the church, there is a slope with sharp corners that leads to the hostel which some wheelchair users might find challenging. ..Click for photos and more


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