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

Call Anne Wareing on 07415 028303


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. Meals can be provided by arrangement. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, £10 per dog per stay.

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.
  • 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
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available New Year 2021 / 2022 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Ashbourne Gateway

What’s behind this door in Ashbourne?

October 18th 2021

Ashbourne Gateway Centre is holding an open day between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 30th Oct. A Victorian school operated here before conversion to self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 27.

Past pupil Don will be talking about when it was a school; while those who want to know more about the conversion to a self-catering venue can have a short guided tour of the facilities. Tea and cakes will be served. Please let us know in advance if you are dropping by. School pre-visit inspections are welcome on other days by arrangement.


Ideal accommodation for groups close to Pennine Bridleway

October 15th 2021

Great for groups of mountain bikers exploring the Pennine Bridleway, Ashbourne Gateway Centre, in the pretty market town of Ashbourne, provides accommodation for groups of up to 27.

The Centre is perfectly located directly opposite the start of the Tissington Trail.   This multi-user former railway line links directly to The High Peak Trail and The Pennine Bridleway.  The Gateway Centre is your perfect starting or finishing point.  You have all the amenities of the market town of Ashbourne on the doorstep and the Centre can provide meals for you by arrangement

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