Browse through our blog posts to find out what life is like at Hoe Grange Holidays along with some great ideas for hobbies and days out in the Peak District.
As the weather turns Autumnal and the wind turbine whizzes round in the increasingly strong wind (thankfully not Hurricane Sandy), I found myself loitering inside. So I decided to do something positive and bake some scones and cakes with the excuse of promoting our latest "treat yourself" idea.
Royal Crown Derbys Posie
Are you celebating a big birthday or anniversary whilst staying on holiday at Hoe Grange? Why not make the occasion extra special with a touch of elegance and penache by hiring our beautiful Royal Crown Derby Posie pattern fine bone china.
The inspiration for this stunning pattern with it's delicate summer colours can be traced back to the work of mid-eighteenth century flower painters.
The company goes back as far as 1750's, but really came to promenance when King George III recognised the uniqueness of Derby porcelain in 1775 and granted the factory the rare honour of being able to incorporate a crown into the backstamp. Much later, in 1890, Queen Victoria also gave Crown Derby her seal of approval not only by awarding the royal warrant, but also by granting the title "The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company".
Today rich colours and intricate gilding remain the hallmark of the destinctive Royal Crown Derby patterns and you can take a factory tour to see the skilled craftsmen at work.
For me there is nothing quite like drinking tea made in a proper tea pot, from a fine bone china cup and saucer, somehow it just tastes so much better, don't ask me how!
You can simply stick to afternoon tea and hire cups, saucers, tea plates, milk jugs, and a tea pot complete with a white linen table cloth and napkins, or you can splash out for a truly romantic meal and hire a full dinner service, with soup bowls, dinner plates, large meat plate, gravy jug and vegetable dishes, we have the full works!
For more details see our Treat Yourself webpage.
Go on treat yourself!
Afternoon tea treat
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
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
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
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
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
What can I say?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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