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.
Life is all about experiences and this year I was lucky enough to receive an interesting Christmas present from my imaginative wife Felicity! She organised for me to join Cath Lee on one of her Peak Walking Adventures with professional photographer, Phil Sproson, on hand to give us tips and advice on capturing our stunning Peak District scenery on camera. In some ways the winter months may not not the ideal time to venture forth into the hills, and the blustery wind was somewhat of a challenge when trying to keep the tripod steady, bu...
Play ground Especially for our younger guests visiting us in the Derbyshire Peak district we have now installed a magical fort to play in, complete with slide for emergency evacuation. So if the Indians get to close or tea is ready, you can be down on the ground in seconds, and with the wooden tractor on hand you can make a quick get away. But the children are not the only ones playing this week. Our Gloucester Old spot piggys Pinky, Perky, Pepper and Pumba have been exploring the great outdoors and having great fun rooting around in the grass...
David and I attended our first world Premier tonight! Get Here sung by Chelsea Redfern The red carpet film premier was held in the private theatre at the magnificent Chatsworth House. An inspiring room with a beautifully painted ceiling, for the launch of an inspiring film showcasing all that our amazing Peak District has to offer. The emotive soundtrack was recorded by Lady Manners School Orchestra with the hugely talented singer Chelsea Redfern, of X Factor fame. Wow, what a powerful voice, it sent a tingle down your spine! View the video ...
First week of the summer holidays is traditionally Wakes Week in Brassington. Originally Wakes Weeks were religious festivals commemorating church dedications, in this case St. James. However as time passed the tradition of the wakes was adapted into a regular summer holiday period, which still survives today in many Peak District villages. Hanging around - strong men of Brassington This is how they dry the washing in Brassington... Not really... Wakes Week started last Saturday with the Strongest man competition won by Andy Fletcher; from...
Did you know that this week is National Parks Week? Hoe Grange Holidays is ideally situated on the edge of the fabulous Peak District National Park created 60 years ago when the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act was passed; its aim to ensure our best landscapes and its features were protected, providing generations with access to the great outdoors. As well as stunning views, National Parks are also habitats for diverse wildlife species, impressive geology and often hold special scientific interest. National Parks Week To mark ...
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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 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
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