Browse through our blog posts to find out what life is like at Hoe Grange Holidays along with some great ideas for days out in the Peak District.
Hoe Grange is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a "mini-moon". Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style in one of our cosy log cabins or gorgeous glamping pods. Our stunning Peak District views means you are never far from the romance of nature’s beauty.
Let us inspire you with 14 romantic ideas to treat your loved one to something special.
Stroll hand in hand through a white carpet of snowdrops at Hopton Hall gardens.
The beautiful gardens and woodland walks have been restored by the current owners, resulting in stunning displays of snowdrops and aconites. On your wonderful Valentine's Day walk you'll be able to see the first signs of Spring peeping through. Then warm up with a hot chocolate and a slice of delicious cake.
Say it with flowers - well Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete with some traditional red roses! The Flower shop of Ashbourne have a fabulous selection of roses, and beautiful blooms, with added extras such as chocolates, champagne, scented candles and more - you can easily order online.
We're here to help and can add roses and balloons to your booking to surprise your loved one when you arrive to stay.
For the chocoholic in your life celebrate Valentine's Day by giving some delicious handmade Holdsworth Chocolates?
Barbara Holdsworth began making chocolates to her own unique recipes in 1988, and expanded by training her own chocolatiers how to make her tempting treats. These scrumptious chocolates are created using sweet cream butter and Belgium couverture, before liqueurs, spirits, fruit purees or praline pastes are added to create a delicious flavoured centre.
Situated in Bakewell and now run by Barbara’s daughter Genevieve, Holdsworth Chocolates are stocked at fine food halls throughout the country and have become Britain’s best-selling entirely handmade chocolates.
Relax in the pure warm water of our Swedish log-fired hot tub and watch as the sunsets over the hill. Discover complete peace, tranquillity, and togetherness with this truly #Hygge experience. For that extra special touch for Valentine's Day you will find scented rose petals scattered in the warm water.
Wake up in one of our gorgeous glamping pods to a stunning view of the undulating Peak District landscape from your pillow – what could be more romantic than that! Take time out and reconnect to nature by watching the hens, sheep, cows and wonderful wildlife as they scamper around.
The professional and friendly Glo Pamper Therapists use only the very best techniques and bring everything to your cabin, including wonderful organic products to nurture your body, mind and soul.
The added benefit is that you can make the most of your Valentine's treatment by simply continuing to relax without having to get up and drive anywhere.
Put a spring back in your step and skip across the famous stepping stones at Dovedale. Put in place in the middle of the 19th century, the stepping stones have long been a romantic attraction for visitors to the Peak District, with many a marriage proposal! See if you can spot the fossils in the stones as you cross over them.
Dovedale is the section of the Dove valley between Milldale and Thorpe Cloud. The River Dove flows through this remarkable limestone gorge and is flanked by steep cliffs, with numerous caves and rock pillars, including the spectacular Ilam Rock. The best view of the valley is from the top of the iconic Thorpe Cloud. Why not follow this circular Dovedale walk and take a picnic with you?
Capture those special moments with a professional photo shoot with Ruth Downing of Rural Pictures - as you can see from this montage the stunning scenery in Dovedale really does make a fantastic romantic backdrop.
Do you look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle made for two? Why not give it a go and hire our vintage tandem to cycle along the High Peak Trail?
You get some fabulous views from the trail; cycling with two takes a little getting used to but it's great fun once you get the hang of it - you definitely have to work together in harmony!
If you want to take things a little easier, sit back and experience the Peak District National Park in real style. Discover new places and fabulous views from the majestic 1929 vintage tourer. Take a tour straight from your cabin door and try out the Winter Warmer run, with hot water bottles and warm blankets at the ready, stopping off at local pubs to toast yourselves in front of roaring fires with a beer in hand.
Your friendly Vintage Adventure Tours driver Steven will share his local knowledge of our wonderful Peak District to give you an unforgettable experience.
It may be crisp and cold outside but keep yourselves warm toasting marshmallows round the firepit. Simply enjoy the peace and quiet of our special countryside and take time to reconnect with each other over a glass of bubbly.
For the ultimate fine dinning experience to celebrate Valentine's Day whisk your loved one away to Fischer's at Baslow. This beautiful old Derbyshire manor house has a tranquil feel and you can cosy up in front of a log fire before indulging in the Kitchen Tasting Bench experience.
This is the ultimate front-row seat in a busy, Michelin Star kitchen, where you can observe the chefs creating their award winning Taste of Britain dishes from local and homegrown seasonal ingredients before your very eyes. Or have a romantic evening at home; the chefs at Fischer's have crafted an exquisite Valentine's Day five-course tasting menu for you to finish and enjoy in the comfort of home.
Don't let the light dim - rekindle your romance by candlelight with a beautiful wax hurricane candle. These distinctive handmade candles created locally in Tissington by Annie at On A Wick and a Prayer will light up your life, and let your love glow.
Love is a precious thing to be treasured just like the rare Blue John stone that is unique to the Derbyshire Peak District. Blue John is Britain's rarest mineral, first discovered at Castleton by the Romans almost 2000 years ago.
The distinctive Blue John Stone is the most prized ornamental variety of Flurospa (Calcium Fluoride). The definite banded veins of colour running through it creates unique and beautiful light reflecting patterns. It is so delicate that it is mined by hand to avoid damaging the structure of the stone.
C.W. Sellors of Ashbourne use Blue John to handcraft the most amazingly beautiful jewellery using this unique precious stone - who wouldn't melt if they were given a Blue John heart on 14th February for Valentine's Day?
The Peak District is full of fun, exciting things to do and see. I had a tough job picking just 14 ideas and could easily have added many more to my list! If you stay in our award winning log cabins we can share more of our #LoveLocal knowledge with you to make your holiday truly memorable.
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