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5 great reasons to book direct

February 3, 2021
February 3, 2021 - 5 great reasons to book direct
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With so many websites competing for your business it's hard to know where to go when booking your holiday. Read on for 5 great reasons why you should book direct!

Today, 3rd February 2021, is #BookDirect day - an international campaign to encourage guests to book directly with the owners of hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and glamping sites, because it’s better for everyone!

We only have a relatively small marketing budget so many small businesses like ourselves advertise with some of the larger national and international accommodation websites to get our message out there.

Larger Online Travel Agents (OTAs) such as Booking.com or AirBnB provide a quick and easy way to compare prices, but they don’t have the personal service and can’t provide the value given by us when you book direct.

With us there’s no extra hidden charges. Did you realise that by booking through these large Online Travel Agents, you could inadvertently be paying more for your holiday?

5 great reasons to book direct for your holiday


With us it’s personal. When you book direct with us we can talk through your exact requirements and advise on the most suitable accommodation. We can check to make sure any additional equipment we have is available for your stay.  This is less hassle for you and means you don’t have to overload the car and transport unnecessary items.

Communication is the key and something that you definitely don't get when you book elsewhere!

2. Our focus is on you, our guests

We want to know what your interests are, what you want to do and see on your holiday. If we know in advance, we can help you put together an exciting itinerary of activities and places to visit here in the Peak District.

Our website is the only place you can find the full selection of offers, discounts, or extras to enhance your stay.

toasting marshmallows

Why not treat yourself and book a log-fired hot tub under the stars, a pizza oven evening, or a firepit experience. Or you may want to know about riding routes and book stabling to bring your horse on holiday.

Creating meaningful, happy memories are what holidays are all about!

3. Expert local Knowledge

David has lived at Hoe Grange all his life, so we have a wealth of local knowledge of our special Peak District area to help you make the most of your stay in the Derbyshire hills.

We know where the best walks are with the most amazing countryside views.  We can share the hidden gems that are off the beaten track so you can steer clear of the crowds.

Bleaklow Moor DerbyshireWe make it our mission to sample the best local pubs and cafes, to review the many visitor attractions and things to do so you can benefit from our first hand experience.

evening at the pub

We want our guests to enjoy their stay and are happy to share the best dog-friendly places to visit, the most scenic horse routes, the best places to eat and the quirkiest local traditions such as Ashbourne Shrovetide.

4. Love Local

We collaborate with other small independent businesses who are equally as passionate about the Peak District as we are. You get the best customer service with a smile from people who really care about what they do.

In your welcome pack you will receive milk from Peak District Dairy, locally made, eco-friendly toiletries from Coconut Blush, our unique coffee blend from Peak Bean and rapeseed oil from Brock and Morten.  You can book a delivery of local Peak District produce from Sauced Here ready for your arrival, or stock up on delicious ice cream from Coldeaton Jersey Ice cream in our little onsite shop.

Sauced Here Grocery delivery

All these locally sourced little extras make a huge difference in supporting the local economy whilst providing you with a real taste of the Peak District.

5. Book with confidence

By booking direct you know exactly what is included, there are no hidden extras or nasty unexpected charges.

By booking direct you often save money which you can then spend on a night out at our local pub! If you know the name of the accommodation, all it takes is a quick google search to find the website!!

Booking direct with us online only takes a few simple steps. It's quick and easy and there are flexible payment options so you can pay by card or bank transfer. Rest assured we will never pass your details on to a third party.

How Can You Help Spread the #BookDirect Word?

  1. Always book direct and encourage everyone you know to do the same
  2. When you get a great deal booking directly, TELL everyone about it
  3. Share our message using the #BookDirect hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms

Booking Direct with Hoe Grange Holidays

The good news is that most of our guests already book direct and therefore get the best value for money! #BookDirect with us rather than through a third party and you can spend the money you save on enjoying yourself on your holiday!

We hope you find our online booking process easy. If you want to ask questions email info@hoegrangeholidays.co.uk or if you prefer to chat in person just call us on 01629 540262. we are here to help!

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  •   We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    KBarry
    9/15/2019

      Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    548julie
    9/14/2019

      Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    mickvfr
    7/28/2019
  •   We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    Big_Al_0000
    7/16/2019

      A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    sophiee249
    1/02/2020

      We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    dghiggs61
    10/25/2019
  •   For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    EJYork2013
    6/25/2019

      On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    karenmD4738KD
    6/25/2019

      What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    Wheelieuser
    6/13/2019
  •   Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    7/04/2019

      lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    7/28/2019

      What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    L9943KBlesleym
    4/03/2020
  •   Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    8/07/2019

      Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    krimpenijssel
    10/25/2019

      We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    Tiggywinkle15
    11/05/2019
  •   Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    8/03/2019

      It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    ElizabethA717
    9/21/2019

      Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    Peachey167
    7/16/2019
  •   Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    Thesamps
    10/04/2019

      What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    rachelthomas2015
    6/18/2019

      We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    6/04/2019
  •   We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    9/17/2019

      Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    Adventurer_12121
    1/30/2020

      We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    plopster1
    6/07/2019
  •   We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    10/25/2019

      We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    HelenLCarter
    2/06/2020

      We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    Ajtravels14
    2/03/2020
  •   We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    Catboy86
    8/17/2019

      We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    Jdrichie12
    7/11/2019

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