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From: 40.00 GBP per night 


6 Rooms, 5 Rooms with Private Bathroom, 14 Guests


Bird Watching, Weddings, Nature Trails, Walking, Eco weddings

Green Credentials

Alternative Energy Resources:
Dietary Selections: Vegetarian, Vegan
We take actions to: conserve heat, conserve water, install eco-friendly lighting, reduce oil/gas carbon emissions, compost waste food, recycle wherever possible, use bio degradable cleaning agents, use reclamation building materials, source food locally, offer local employment, instruct staff in green practices, include green room info packs, conserve/care for wildlife in our area, Highly Commended Responsible Tourism Award 2009; Holder of Peak District Environmental Quality Mark; Silver Award Green Tourism Business Scheme


Type: Broadband
Wireless Facilities: Public Areas

Nearest Transport Links

International Airport: Manchester East Midlands Birmingham
Local Airport: east midlands
Railway Station: Derby

Beechenhill Farm

B&B and Cottages, Ashbourne, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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The farm as seen by a bird
The farm as seen by a bird
How an organic farm works
How an organic farm works
A cow's year at Beechen Hill
A cow's year at Beechen Hill
Can we stop global warming?
Can we stop global warming?


Our Peak District Bed and Breakfast is a long low traditional farmhouse. Built from local limestone, it has been added to over the centuries since the 1500's. Our guests have their own entrance, sitting room with television and video, dining room and staircase leading to 2 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms with wonderful views south over our lovely garden, and organic farm with grazing cows and sheep.

From March to November we take bookings of two nights or more at the Peak District Bed and Breakfast. From November to March, guests staying in our cottages sometimes book our B&B rooms on a room only basis to enable a couple of extra people to stay. We ask guests not to smoke in our house.

We take great pride in our farmhouse breakfasts , which are carefully and healthily prepared using local and organic produce where possible. Fruit, cereals and home-made yogurt feature along side a delicious traditional farmhouse breakfast (grilled rather than fried). Not forgetting our famous porridges!! Plus home-made bread, toasted with home-made jam - what more could you want to start your day?

Self catering accommodation: We have two beautiful self catering cottages for guests. Little Beechenhill cottage is a tranquil hideaway for two, warm and peaceful in its walled garden. The carefully converted Cottage by the Pond sleeps six and has access for all, including those with wheelchairs. Both cottages have radios, DVD players, videos and we have a small video and DVD library so you can while away cosy evenings.

We are an organic dairy farm in the heart of the Peak District National Park, we have initiated many local sustainable projects and believe passionately in the strength of our local community. We try to live by organic principles; buying local food, using local services, reducing our environmental impact and that of our guests. We believe that it is up to us as farmers to be open about how farming works and why buying local helps everyone.

We nurture our great crested newts. We have hares on the farm. We feed birds and have a huge charm of goldfinches that over winter with us, we also have linnets, fieldfares, winchats, owls, pied wagtails, wrens, wheat ears, skylarks and many more.

To celebrate the millennium we planted an avenue of native trees, each one dedicated to a family who had stayed regularly over the last ten years. Overall we have planted about 1000 trees on the farm since 1984.

We look after and maintain our traditional stone listed buildings. We do most of our building work, but where we do employ, we employ local people. We insulate well and use eco friendly paints where possible eg Sikkens paint has just been used on all the farmhouse window frames. Most of our outside lights are solar powered with PIRs- because we want to appreciate the real darkness and beauty of the stars.

We and our guests separate and recycle paper, cans, plastic, glass and we compost vegetable waste. We grow much of our own food and give surpluses to guests. We only print when necessary and then use recycled paper and we recycle our print cartridges. All paper goods are recycled, loo rolls, kitchen rolls, tissues etc.

Rain water is collected, half goes into a storage tank for use, and half feeds a pond with great crested newts. Most of our toilets are dual flush, we are engaged on a programme of changing the remaining three to dual flush also. We have restored a traditional stone hay barn at present and are using rain water for toilets there. The waste water from the farm is partially cleaned by a small plantation of goat willows.

All the guest accommodation and water is heated by a biomass boiler, replacing two old oil boilers and 4 immersion heaters.  Consequently our carbon footprint has reduced from 41 tons to 22 tons. 



From: 40.00 GBP per night, per person
Currency: United Kingdom, Pounds
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B&B - adult sharing £40pppn Single adult £48, reductions for children and long breaks

Beechenhill Cottage for 2- £290 to £420 per week

Beechenhill Cottage for 2- £240 to £370 per short break

Cottage by the Pond for 6- £390 to £720 per week

Cottage by the Pond for 6- £320 to £600 per short break


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