Offering a garden and garden view, The Lilacs is situated in Ashbourne, 16 km from Alton Towers and 35 km from Buxton Opera House. This bed and breakfast is 47 km from Nottingham Castle and 48 km from Donington Park. The bed and breakfast features a flat-screen TV. Featuring free private parking, this 4-star bed and breakfast also features free WiFithroughout the property. A Full English/Irish breakfast is available each morning at the bed and breakfast. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Chatsworth House is 35 km from The Lilacs, while Trentham Gardens is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport, 48 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

The Lilacs has been welcoming guests since 11 Sept 2015.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Maxine
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Host very lovely lady, good cook. Easy to find location
  • Annette
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was confortable. The breakfast was good. Tina was kind and caring
  • Terence
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was great. Host was very nice and served breakfast a bit earlier as we were on a deadline.
  • Gary
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Easy to find, private parking around the back. Charming lady host, cosy room, good breakfast.
  • Ken
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was very good, wide choice, and gluten-free bread was available as requested. Location was convenient for local pubs, and handy for Ashbourne, just a few miles down the road. There was a nice garden, with lots of flowers in a small area.
  • Dorothy
    Hostess very helpful, kind and friendly. Peaceful location on edge of town yet within walking distance of shop and hotels for dinner Breakfast excellent
  • Judith
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The Lilacs is a small B & B, but very handy for Ashbourne and through routes. It’s homely with a lovely view from our room. Breakfast was delicious.
  • Peter
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Whole package was really good.made very welcome in a really nice ,clean and modernised rooms.
  • Sandra
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Our rooms were very comfortable with everything needed and extra touches too. The landlady was very friendly and accommodating, providing to us a lift to and from the local pub. The breakfast was absolutely delicious with everything anyone could...
  • Nicola
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The food was lovely, the facilities are fantastic and the lady who owns it its lovely.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, Could you please tell me if its safe to walk into Ashbourne from your hotel and how far is it as I'm reading two different mileages? Thank you

    Yes it is safe. There is pavement all the way . It is exactly 1 Mi le and takes 20 mins.
    Answered on 22 November 2021
  • what is the earliest time you serve breakfast

    I am happy to get up early, but not before 6.00 am please.
    Answered on 28 July 2021
  • How far is osmaston park from your hotel

    We are about 3 miles away. If you are attending a wedding I do offer a lift there but then you would have to get a taxi back. You leave your car here.
    Answered on 18 August 2022
  • Do you have secure storage if travelling by bicycle ?

    Yes I do, I have summerhouse which is lockable.
    Answered on 5 April 2022
  • hi. can you vape in the garden?

    Yes th at is OK.
    Answered on 22 September 2022
  • hi, is there somewhere I can store my bike whilst staying. shed or garage would be ideal. I'll have a lock with me. so does not need to be secure. ta

    Yes I do have somewhere to store bikes. Tina
    Answered on 8 September 2022
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Host Information

Host review score

Ashbourne is a very pretty place.. small boutique style shops a leisure centre offering all the usual activities. Carrington water is only 15 mins away with water sports, restaurants and shops. Dove Dale is extremely picturesque with lots of walking along the river and through the dales. Balewell and Chatsworth House are only 30 mins away and of course Alton Towers is 15 mins away. There are a number of National Trust properties in the area and bananas loads of small villages to explore.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings *

Facilities of The Lilacs
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Electric kettle
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Wake-up service
    • Packed lunches
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    The Lilacs takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 23:00


    From 10:00 to 10:30



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 1 year
    Extra bed upon request
    £15 per child, per night
    Cot upon request
    2+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    £15 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please inform The Lilacs in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Legal information

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about The Lilacs

    • The Lilacs offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Check-in at The Lilacs is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

      • Guests staying at The Lilacs can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

        Breakfast option(s) include:

        • Full English/Irish

      • The prices at The Lilacs may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

      • Room options at The Lilacs include:

        • Double

      • The Lilacs is 1.1 miles from the centre of Ashbourne. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.