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This week we have a guest blogger: Nora from Norway who is riding her pony, Juniblest, all the way from the New Forest to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for charity. Hi! First of all, a bit of an introduction could be a good idea. I'm Nora, a human female of 23 who's been studying music in Southampton for the last three years and who missed her pony so much in her first year that she had to drag the poor thing all the way to England. My pony is a 14 year old Norwegian Northland gelding, Juniblest (means June Breeze in Norwegian - the only one to set h...

The Olympic torch passed through Ashbourne yesterday, so we felt we had to witness this once in a lifetime event. The Olympic flame flashes past! It was a wonderful carnival atmosphere with street jugglers, uni cyclists and acrobatic jumping men on spring stilts - how they didn't fall over I don't know? There was cheerful chatter, whistling, cheering, and flag waving amongst the excited crowd who eagerly awaited the big moment. It was amazing to be there to witness history in the making as the flame progressed along the Derbyshire route - I h...

A while ago we told you of our son and his friends who are planning an epic charity tractor drive the length and breadth of the country, some 2000 miles in total, on a 70 year old Massey Ferguson TE20. The Tractor they originally planned to use fell through, so they found another one recently bought by a friend for £25!! This is taking them a lot more work than originally planned to get the tractor roadworthy ready for the trip. In the last 3 weeks they have completely stripped it down , rebuilt the engine, replaced bearings, checked gearbox...

We are proud and delighted that Hoe Grange Holidays won a prestigeous Silver Award for Sustainable Tourism last night at the Visit England Exellence Awards, "The Oscars" of the tourism world. Felicity and I attended a black tie gala dinner at The Athena in Leicester, together with top tourism businesses from across England. David & Felicity presented with Silver Award for Sustainable Tourism by Viscountess Penelope Cobham, Chairman of Visit England It was wonderful to be a national winner for the second year running, having been Gold winne...

It was all sunshine and smiles for our "Roman and Railway Ramble" lead by Derbyshire County Council Ranger Sarah Fanthorpe-Smith. It was the fourth year we have hosted the walk as part of the Visit Peak District & Derbyshire Walking Festival, and it proved as popular as ever with 30 guests setting off over the farm fields. David was on hand to explain some of the historical farmland features, such as the dew pond, and ridge and furrow.  He also talked about how we manage the land today as a commercial enterprise under the Uplands Entry Le...

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  •   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


      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


      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

  •   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


      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

      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 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


      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

      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

  •   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 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


      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

  •   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


      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


      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

  •   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 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

      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
  •   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 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


      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
  •   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 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


      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

  •   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

      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


      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

  •   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

      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


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