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Dementia friendly holidays in the Peak District

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Dementia-inclusive, peaceful countryside escape in the Peak District

Our self-catering log cabins are situated on the southern edge of the Peak District, and are a fantastic holiday option for someone living with dementia and their families. Near to Ashbourne and Bakewell, Hoe Grange Holidays is an ideal base from which to explore everything the area has to offer. You'll discover the many reasons why the Peak District was the designated as the first National Park!

Award winning dementia friendly holiday accommodation

We are proud to have won national awards for our accessible self-catering holiday cottages and try our best to ensure that we are as inclusive as possible.

We welcome people living with dementia and are extremely lucky that Derbyshire is one of the most accessible tourist destinations in the UK. You’ll be sure to find suitable places to visit and activities for all interests and abilities.

How dementia has affected us

Through personal experience we know and understand the impact that dementia can have on someone’s life and their family.

Felicity’s mother, Olive, lived with dementia in her early 90s. It was sad to see such an active and intelligent person who was a Leading WREN, dismantling and reassembling torpedoes on naval ships during the war, decline and unable to recognise close family members. We know the value of spending quality time with someone who has dementia. Olive loved visiting our farm, watching the animals and enjoying the peaceful environment.

With us it’s personal!

We know that it can be challenging for those living with dementia and that everyday is different. But we also know that many people with dementia continue to live well, be active and carry on with the things they enjoy.

We are here to help if you have any questions or specific needs. We are happy to rearrange furniture, receive delivery of additional equipment ready for your arrival or help arrange cakes and flowers to make your celebrations extra special. Let us know how we can help by calling David and Felicity on 01629 540262 or email info@hoegrangeholidays.co.uk

Find out more about us by reading our story.

Finding holiday accommodation suitable for someone living with dementia

Finding a dementia inclusive cottage in the UK can be difficult and we realise that a holiday break can be stressful for everyone, including the carer. From experience we understand some of the challenges for those living with dementia and feel well placed to ensure that they have a wonderful holiday at Hoe Grange.

Virtual tours of our log cabins, so you can look before you book!

We know how important it is for people with dementia and carers to have information about where they’re going before their holiday in our log cabins.

To help reassure you, our website has helpful information about each log cabin, including floor plans and virtual 3D tours. The photo galleries also help people with dementia visualize where they will be staying, thus reducing anxiety. After you’ve booked your holiday you can view the 3D tours and photos many times before you arrive to give a feeling of familiarity and reduce stress.

Spacious ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms

The log cabins have level thresholds throughout and three of them have spacious wet rooms with grab rails. On arrival there is tea, milk and home made biscuits so you can immediately relax and enjoy the stunning views.

The open plan kitchen/lounges enable you to keep an eye on the person with dementia. Keeping routines can be very important so our self catering vacation rental allows you to work to your timetable for meal times and bed times. The log cabins are fully equipped with everything you need, but you are welcome to bring favourite items along. It is often very reassuring if the person with dementia can see familiar things around them, as is a playlist of personal music.

Additional accessible equipment

No need to overload the car, we have a wide range of accessible equipment available free of charge, including shower chairs, rise and recline armchairs, electric profile beds, bed rails, foldable wheelchair, wake n shake alarm clocks, portable hearing loop and much more. Just add them when you book your holiday to make sure they are available.

Waterproof mattress protectors are provided and there is a laundry facility in the farmyard, so there is no need to worry about the odd accident.

Safe parking next to your holiday accommodation

Some of our guests may have limited mobility. Whilst our holiday cottages are on a hill there is no need to worry as each cabin has its own parking space with easy, level or gentle ramp access right to the door.

Enjoy the peace and quiet

Safe enclosed decking areas 

The enclosed decking areas can prevent someone wandering off and getting lost. The cabins are spacious and clutter free providing a calm environment.

The overriding comment from guests is the peace and quiet they experience while on holiday at Hoe Grange. No traffic noise, few people about, just the natural sound of birds singing and farm animals grazing in the surrounding fields, with the occasional passing tractor. Guests can spend quality time together relaxing on the decking and enjoying the views. Time spent in nature can improve mood and enable people living with dementia to feel more connected to the world around them.

As well as cows, sheep and pygmy goats we also have a wealth of wildlife on the farm including, buzzards, magpies, pheasants, foxes, rabbits, and hares, so keep your eyes peeled!

Bring your dog on holiday

Dogs are so much part of the family and to someone with dementia they often provide much needed reassurance. Our pet friendly accommodation is ideal with wonderful walks from the door. As part of our dog-friendly holidays we also provide a doggy welcome pack and we can tell you the best dog-friendly places to visit.

Accessible Holiday accommodation in The Peak District, Derbyshire.

Holidays can help stimulate the senses and connect people with dementia to meaningful places. Reminiscing about past visits to the Peak District can help people connect with loved ones and also create new memories to treasure for their families. Our accessible log cabins are also suitable for wheelchair users, and people with visual or hearing impairments too.

Find out more about our accessible holiday cottages and read our accessibility guides.

Living well with dementia

Staying active helps people with dementia to live well, and remain independent. It is important that they are able to keep doing the things they enjoy. Holidays and days out are a part of life and help with physical and mental well-being for people with dementia, their friends, families and carers.

For more help and support visit Dementia Friends

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • star rating  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

    September 21, 2019

    star rating  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
    September 17, 2019

    star rating  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

    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  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

    July 28, 2019

    star rating  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

    January 2, 2020

    star rating  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

    February 3, 2020
  • star rating  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
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  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
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  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

    September 14, 2019
  • star rating  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
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  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
    June 4, 2019

    star rating  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

    November 5, 2019
  • star rating  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

    January 30, 2020

    star rating  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

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  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

    June 18, 2019
  • star rating  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

    June 7, 2019

    star rating  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

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  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
    July 4, 2019
  • star rating  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

    September 15, 2019

    star rating  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

    July 16, 2019

    star rating  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

    October 25, 2019
  • star rating  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

    July 11, 2019

    star rating  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
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  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

    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  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

    April 3, 2020

    star rating  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

    February 6, 2020

    star rating  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

    June 13, 2019
  • star rating  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

    October 4, 2019

    star rating  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

    August 17, 2019

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