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

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Group accommodation in central Ashbourne

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. 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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    27: 1x12, 3x4, 1x2, 1x1
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    £16pp (min charge £200pn, max charge £400pn). Min stay 2 nights. 50% rate reduction for 3+ nights. From 1st September: £18pp (min charge £220pn, max charge £440pn). Min stay 2 nights. 50% rate reduction for nights 3 to 7.
  • 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 :

    Peak Pilgrimage The Pennine Bridleway Limestone Way White Peak Loop
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


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
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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News & Offers from Ashbourne Gateway

Bring your group to Ashbourne this August

June 7th 2022

Ashbourne Gateway Centre has places for sole use by small groups who want to explore the Peak District this August. Just north of Ashbourne are the dramatic Dovedale and Manifold valleys. There are many attractions nearby including Alton Towers, the Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth House and Carsington Water (water sports and ornithology). We are adjacent to the start of the Tissington Trail which provides car free walking and cycling through open countryside. Ice cream shops are nearby!

For a group of 12 or less it only costs £400 for an exclusive use two night weekend or £500 for a three night stop.


Are you Ethel Ready?

April 5th 2022

Ashbourne Gateway is excited by the new smart phone app that provides a map of 95 hilltop locations in the Peak District. The free app is called “Ethel Ready”. It is a great app to help plan some energetic Peak District walks with great views on the tops.

Your group could make an Ethel bagging start by staying at Ashbourne Gateway. Walk up the Tissington Trail to Thorpe before cutting across to Thorpe Cloud via Spend Lane.

For something further away the twin hilltops of Chrome Hill and Parkhouse, pictured, are accessible from the village of Earl Sterndale. High Peak Buses (number 442, but no Sunday service) go from Ashbourne bus station through Peak District villages to Earl Sterndale. Adventures await!


Bring your group to Ashbourne this Summer

March 3rd 2022

Ashbourne Gateway Centre provides affordable group accommodation this summer next to the Tissington Trail and all the amenities of the historic town of Ashbourne. Ashbourne Arts are holding a festival of family entertainment, works by local artists, comedy, poetry, and open air theatre in June and July. The Centre is just a 20 minute drive to Alton Towers, or escape the crowds on Peak District footpaths and trails.


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