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Four great reasons you should Go Glamping in the Peak District

Glamping is becoming very popular, and it’s easy to see why – it’s the little added luxury touches that make the difference! Our glamping pods are cosy and snug with oodles of style!

glamping pod

In 2016, 4 in 10 people went glamping or camping. However by 2020, it’s predicted there will be 21 million glamping trips in the UK alone! Why not join in the fun?

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Four great reasons to go glamping

Here, we take a look at four great reasons why you should give glamping a go in the Peak District for your next holiday.

Spacious with oodles of styleThere are obvious differences between camping and glamping – some people are put off by camping by the lack of creature comforts (and electricity!).

That’s why glamping at Hoe Grange, with infra red heating, free WiFi, cooking facilities and ensuite facilities is a fabulous experience… and what better way to experience it than in our beautiful Peak District?

1. Forget about tents

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you think about camping? Sleeping in a tiny tent with no heating, no electricity, and the rain beating down? Well, that may be taking it to the extreme, but when it comes to glamping, it’s an entirely different matter.

Boots off and relax

Sure, when you go glamping in the Peak District, you’ll still get to experience the “great outdoors”, but as the name would suggest in much more glamorous conditions.

Open the door to your gypsy caravan, log cabin or eco-pod, and you’ll see the picturesque rolling hills of Derbyshire.

Relax in comfortHowever, the difference between camping and glamping, is that you’ll be warm and cosy and stay over in style. Our log cabins and eco-pods are fully equipped with a kitchenette, lighting and electric sockets – yes you can plug your hair straighteners in!

In our gypsy caravan, you’ll have access to the farmyard kitchen and luxurious shower facilities, but in the caravan itself you’ll still have electricity… which means you can charge your phone!

2. Get Your Blood Pumping

The Peak District offers so many exciting outdoor activities, and glamping is a great excuse to get out there, exercise and breathe in the fresh clean air!

Cycling at Wetton MillWe are situated right on the edge of the Peak District, close to the likes of Dovedale, Beresford Dale and Lathkill Dale. With miles of footpaths and bridleways right on our doorstep, you’ll have fun discovering the area on foot, horseback or bike. Borrow our bikes or if bringing your own you can use our secure cycle shelter.

If you fancy something a bit more adventurous, there are sailing, stand up paddle boarding and watersports activities nearby at Carsington Water, in addition to climbing, caving and abseiling. You can find out more about outdoor activities in the Peak District here.

Of course, there are so many benefits to exercise! For happiness, health… and to be able to enjoy quality time with loved ones in our scenic Derbyshire countryside. It’s just one additional benefit glamping brings.

3. Breath of Fresh Air

Perhaps you’re sat there thinking: even if I didn’t go glamping, I could still exercise. And yes, while that’s true, you’re missing out on one key benefit: clean, unpolluted fresh air.

An hour’s cardio at the gym is great for burning calories and fat, but a room full of sweaty strangers isn’t exactly the best environment!

Instead, head outside to the fresh air of the Peak District – it’s been scientifically proven that the fresh air can make you feel considerably happier, reduce stress and help you to get a better night’s sleep.

Pizza ovenEnjoy food with friends toasting marshmallows round the firepit or treat yourself to a fun evening creating and cooking your own pizzas.

If you choose to come glamping at Hoe Grange, you’ll get to stay in our traditional 250-acre beef and sheep farm, and you can help us to feed the chickens and horses all year round, and help out with the baby lambs and young calves in spring… all whilst enjoying the fresh Derbyshire air!

4. Environmentally Friendly

Compare a week’s holiday glamping in our gypsy caravan, with a weekend break in Rome. The emissions of driving to us – no matter where you’re based in the UK – will be so much lower than the return flight to the Italian capital. And that’s before you even factor in transportation to and from the airport.

But that’s not the only thing that’s eco-friendly about glamping at Hoe Grange.  We’re passionate about minimising our impact on our landscape, so we use renewable technology to produce energy, and encourage all of our guests to lower their carbon footprint.

Car recharging point

There’s an added bonus – if you have an electric car you can plug into our charging point free of charge! You can find out more about our environment here.

Not only that, but we encourage you to explore the surrounding area by foot or on bike – as opposed to by car – and can point you in the direction of local shops and markets, so you can make the most of your time in the Peak District.

Glamping in the Peak District

Ultimately, glamping is a great experience, as it allows you to enjoy the great outdoors, without sacrificing your creature comforts. It also means you can spend quality time with the ones you love – put simply, glamping can really work wonders for your health, and put a spring back in your step!

Have we convinced you to try out glamping for yourself? Take a look at our Gorgeous Glamping Pods, or our traditional gypsy caravan. If you have any questions, just give us a call on 01629 540262, and we’ll be happy to help.

Felicity

Introducing Rose Hip, could this Gypsy caravan be our lucky charm?

At a recent local farm auction our heads ruled our hearts when we purchased this traditional Romany horse drawn caravan, which we have christened Rose hip!

This horseshoe top Gypsy caravan is known as an “open lock” which means it has no front door but a detachable canvas cover which zips open like a tent and can be completely removed in seconds.

At the time it needed a bit of work to bring it up to the high standards that our guests are used to, so I have been busy landscaping the area where it will sit. Meanwhile Felicity has been very busy adding some very intricate art work in a traditional style, making new soft furnishings and adding the finishing touches. 

The traditional layout has a raised double bed which slides out when required, with a large storage cupboard underneath. There are bench seats on each side with a small set of draws, which double up as a bedside shelf. There is a small foldable table and other little nooks and crannies are used for storage.

Two outdoor seats on the very front provide the perfect spot for sitting in the evening with a G&T or glass of wine whilst enjoying the uninterrupted views down the valley.

 

 

 

 

 

Although there are no cooking facilities in the caravan there is a fire pit/BBQ for authentic outdoor cooking. However if the weather is unkind or you just can’t be bothered there is a toaster, kettle and microwave in the new reception block in the yard. There is also a spacious shower room with underfloor heating, and we even provide a torch so you won’t trip up in the dark!

Don’t worry you are not completely without modern comforts as we have installed a 12 volt LED lighting system, phone charging point and the WI-FI reaches down to the site – although many of you may wish to be disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the digital world!

 

 

 

 

Be one of the first to experience this romantic bolt hole with views to die for!

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Sorry no children or pets

David

 

5 reasons to go glamping in Autumn

Autumn is a Magical time of year. Cool misty mornings followed by warm golden sunshine, and stunning sunsets. The fabulous array of changing colours as the Autumn leaves glow in the sunshine before fluttering gently down from the trees. Who doesn’t love the sound of leaves scrunching underfoot? It brings out the child in you!

5 Reasons to come glamping in Autumn

Summer may have slipped past, but there are plenty of reasons to come glamping in the Peak District in Autumn!

1. Magical misty mornings

spiders web on a misty morningWake up to a stunning view from your pillow! Whilst you might need to turn up the heating inside your glamping pod to keep you cosy, the cooler temperatures outside with higher levels of moisture in the air create some magical misty autumn mornings. Imagine waking up to watch the mist slowly lifting to reveal the stunning White Peak landscape. Relax and watch the wildlife before they hibernate for winter.

 2. Hygge hot tub

log-fired hot tub

The peaceful surroundings at Hoe Grange means that you can truly relax in the steamy water of our log-fired hot tub and soak up the atmosphere. Hygge means being aware of the moment, whether it’s simple or special. Why not add a glass of our homemade mulled wine, or a bottle of bubbly for that extra special touch? What better way to have a romantic Hygge holiday at Hoe Grange?

3. Stars that light up the sky

As the night-time falls, you can take time to gaze up at the starry skies as they sparkle into life. Our rural location with dark skies provides a wonderful opportunity for stargazing. With minimal light pollution and no distractions you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

4. Colours to lift your soul

Autumn bike ride trailAutumn brings the most amazing colours to nature’s palette. The splashes of vibrant reds, golden-yellows and rich browns produce a colourful and ever-changing landscape which inspires and lifts your mood.

DogWalk Millstone EdgeThe purple heathers stretching across the moors are a sight to behold and worth the climb – why not bring your dog on holiday with you?

5. #LoveLocal seasonal goodies

Sauced Here delivery of local produceThere is nothing better than the taste of seasonal produce, ripe and ready just as nature intended. If you want a complete break from it all on your glamping holiday you can enjoy the flavours of the Peak District by ordering delicious local foods from Sauced Here. Luke will deliver your tasty goodies direct to your gorgeous glamping pod ready for your arrival. We make it easy for you to relax – why do the hard work if you don’t have to?

There you have it – Autumn in a nutshell!

Why not make the most of the Autumn by staying in one of our cosy glamping pods in the Peak District? We would love to welcome you to share this special season. Wrap up warm and enjoy the wonderful walks from the door, and feel the warmth that the sight of the changing seasons brings!

Felicity

Share our #UniqueDistrict – photo competition

Have you visited the Peak District?

Have you stayed at Hoe Grange Holidays or visited the Peak District? If so, what’s your all time favourite place or activity?

By simply sharing your #UniqueDistrict experience of our stunning region on social media you could win some fabulous prizes, one of which is a short break in our gorgeous glamping pods!

It’s quick and easy to get involved. During September and October share inspirational photos of your experiences and what you think makes the Peak District unique using #UniqueDistrict on Twitter and tag @vpdd or Instagram and tag @visitpeakdistrict.

What inspires you?

It could be anything from stunning scenery, wicked wildlife, getting active outdoors rock climbing, walking, caving, canoeing or rock climbing, a selfie at one of the amazing attractions, meandering through the market towns and villages, finding #LoveLocal products at the artisan markets, or perhaps relaxing with friends over the best brewed pint of local beer.Artisan marketYou can post as many photos as you like. Anything which best depicts your unique experience here in the Peak District, that will hopefully inspire someone else to visit the area!DogWalk Millstone EdgeThe Peak District was designated the first National Park back in 1951. If you have visited our stunning region you will know it consists of two distinct areas; The southern White Peak with its steep limestone valleys including Lathkill Dale and Dovedale, with its famous stepping stones, and The northern Dark Peak with its dramatic gritstone ridges and heather covered moorlands including Kinder Scout.Hands Well featuring Beatrix Potter animalsDid you know that Castleton is the only place in the world where the semi-precious stone Blue John can be found? That definitely counts as #UniqueDistrict, as does the ancient art of Well Dressing, where plants and petals are pressed onto clay boards to create amazing pictures in celebration of pure water from the wells!

Chatsworth House is another #UniqueDistrict jewel of the Derbyshire Peak District, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, with amazing gardens designed by Capability Brown and set in over 35,000 acres of stunning parkland.Chatsworth Cascade #UniqueDistrict Hardwick Hall, now run by the National Trust, was built by the formidable Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury or “Bess of Hardwick”. This lavish house, often said to be more glass than wall, was a reflection of the wealth that Bess accumulated by marring four times, so that she became the wealthiness woman in the country!

Other famous people with links to Derbyshire include Izaak Walton, author of ‘The Compleat Angler’, who fished along the Rover Dove. The book was first published in 1653 and is one of the most reprinted books in the history of English literature.

Visit Peak District and Derbyshire are running the #UniqueDistrict competition until 1st November, so get snapping and sharing using #UniqueDistrict. Anything memorable, exciting or unusual counts.dog-friendly glampingDon’t forget to tag @vpdd on Twitter or @visitpeakdistrict on Instagram to be in with a chance to win a short break in our gorgeous glamping pods!#UniqueDistrict competitionGood luck!

Felicity

 

14 things to do for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Hoe Grange is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a “mini-moon”. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style in one of our cosy log cabins or gorgeous glamping pods, where you are never far from the romance of nature’s beauty.

Here are 14 romantic things for couples to do in our stunning Peak District …

1. Stroll through the snowdrops

Stroll hand in hand through a white carpet of snowdrops at Hopton Hall gardens.

snowdrops at Hopton HallHopton Hall can trace its roots back to the 1400’s when it boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir.

The beautiful gardens and woodland walks have been restored over the last 10 years resulting in stunning displays of snowdrops and aconites. On your wonderful Valentine’s Day walk you’ll be able to see the first signs of Spring peeping through. Then warm up with a tasty bowl of hearty soup or hot chocolate – we can highly recommend the delicious cakes.

Valentine's Day flowers2. Red Roses

Say it with flowers – well Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete with some traditional red roses! Freedom Flowers at Wirksworth have a fabulous selection of roses, and beautiful blooms, with added extras such as Salt Kiss beer, local chocolates and more –  you can also order online.

3. Chocolates

For the chocoholic in your life celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving some delicious handmade Holdsworth Chocolates?

handmade chocolatesBarbara Holdsworth began making chocolates to her own unique recipes in 1988, and expanded by training her own chocolatiers how to make her tempting treats. These scrumptious chocolates are created using sweet cream butter and Belgium couverture, before liqueurs, spirits, fruit purees or praline pastes are added to create a delicious flavoured centre.

Situated in Bakewell and now run by Barbara’s daughter Genevieve, Holdsworth Chocolates are stocked at fine food halls throughout the country and have become Britain’s best-selling entirely handmade chocolates.

4. Watch the sunset

Relax in the pure warm water of our Swedish log-fired hot tub and watch as the sunsets over the hill. Discover complete peace, tranquillity, and togetherness with this truly #Hygge experience. For that extra special touch for Valentine’s Day you will find scented rose petals scattered in the warm water.

5. Wow! what a view
Just the 2 of you!
Just the 2 of you!

Wake up in one of our gorgeous glamping pods to a stunning view of the undulating Peak District landscape from your pillow – what could be more romantic than that! Take time out and reconnect to nature by watching the hens, sheep, cows and wonderful wildlife as they scamper around.

6. Relaxing spa day

My Personal Sanctuary treatmentsLife is about sharing experiences – what better way to say “I love you” than to pamper your partner with a relaxing spa day whilst on holiday in your cosy log cabin or gorgeous glamping pod? The professional and friendly My Personal Sanctuary therapists use only the very best techniques and bring everything to your cabin, including wonderful organic products to nurture your body, mind and soul.

The added benefit is that you can make the most of your Valentine’s treatment by simply continuing to relax without having to get up and drive anywhere.

7. Discover Dovedale

Put a spring back in your step and skip across the famous stepping stones at Dovedale. Put in place in the middle of the 19th century, the stepping stones have long been a romantic attraction for visitors to the Peak District. See if you can spot the fossils in the stones as you cross over them.

stepping stones at DovedaleDovedale is the section of the Dove valley between Milldale and Thorpe Cloud. The River Dove flows through this remarkable limestone gorge and is flanked by steep cliffs, with numerous caves and rock pillars, including the spectacular Ilam Rock. The best view of the valley is from the top of the iconic Thorpe Cloud. Why not follow this circular Dovedale walk and take a picnic with you?

8. Capture the moment

Capture those special moments with a professional photo shoot with Ruth Downing of Rural Pictures – as you can see from this montage the stunning scenery in Dovedale really does make a fantastic romantic backdrop.

Dovedale photo shoot9. Take a trip on our tandem

tandem bicycleDo you look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle made for two? Why not give it a go and hire our vintage tandem to cycle along the High Peak Trail?

You get some fabulous views from the trail; cycling with two takes a little getting used to but it’s great fun once you get the hang of it – you definitely have to work together in harmony!

10. View Vintage Adventure Tour

If you want to take things easy, sit back and experience the Peak District National Park in real style. Discover new places and fabulous views from the majestic 1929 vintage tourer. Take a tour straight from your cabin door and try out the Winter Warmer run, with hot water bottles and warm blankets at the ready, stopping off at local pubs to toast yourselves in front of roaring fires with a beer in hand.

Vintage Car Tours of the Peak District
Vintage Car Tours from the door

Your friendly Vintage Adventure Tours driver Steven will share his local knowledge of our wonderful Peak District to give you an unforgettable experience.

11. Porsche and picnic

If the man in your life is more into modern sports cars then you can hire a Porche Boxster to tour the many delights that Derbyshire has to offer. You can have the perfect pit stop as Peak Performance Hire are now offering a Valentine’s Day hamper packed full of flavours of the Peak District from #LoveLocal artisan producers and put together by Sauced Here.

Porsche picnic hearts

12. Romantic dinner for two

For the ultimate fine dinning experience to celebrate Valentine’s Day whisk your loved one away to Fischer’s at Baslow. This beautiful old Derbyshire manor house has a tranquil feel and you can cosy up in front of a log fire before indulging in the Kitchen Tasting Bench experience.

Fischer's restaurantThis is the ultimate front-row seat in a busy, Michelin Star kitchen, where you can observe the chefs creating their award winning Taste of Britain dishes from local and homegrown seasonal ingredients before your very eyes.

13. Rekindle romance

Don’t let the light dim – rekindle your romance by candlelight with a beautiful wax hurricane candle. These distinctive handmade candles created locally in Tissington by Annie at On A Wick and a Prayer will light up your life, and let your love glow.

hurricane canldles
14. Precious jewellery

Love is a precious thing to be treasured just like the rare Blue John stone that is unique to the Derbyshire Peak District. Blue John is Britain’s rarest mineral, first discovered at Castleton by the Romans almost 2000 years ago.

Blue John necklaceThe distinctive Blue John Stone is the most prized ornamental variety of Flurospa (Calcium Fluoride).  The definite banded veins of colour running through it creates unique and beautiful light reflecting patterns. It is so delicate that it is mined by hand to avoid damaging the structure of the stone.

C.W. Sellors of Ashbourne use Blue John to handcraft the most amazingly beautiful jewellery using this unique precious stone – who wouldn’t melt if they were given a Blue John heart on 14th February for Valentine’s Day?

The Peak District is full of fun, exciting things to do and see. I had a tough job picking just 14 ideas and could easily have added many more to my list! If you stay in our award winning log cabins we can share more of our #LoveLocal knowledge with you to make your holiday truly memorable.

Felicity  

Glamping pods arrive!

Glamping pod arrives on lorryOur gorgeous glamping pods have arrived safely on site at Hoe Grange. Fortunately the weather has dried up and David was able to use the tractor and trailer to take the glamping pods up the field to lift them into place.

That’s the good thing about farmers – they are generally very practical people, and can turn their hand to anything – David with Sam’s help certainly made the whole thing look easy!

We thought you might like to see a few more photos of the building progress!

crane lifting glamping pod
Arrival of glamping pods

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It’s so exciting to see the glamping pods finally in place after so much planning and preparation. Standing inside they are extremely spacious – the ensuite shower is larger than mine at home! The cosy pods are going to be a fabulous base for exploring the Peak District countryside and we look forward to welcoming the first holiday guests very shortly.

Felicity

Glamping pod in place
Time for a well earned beer!

Groundworks started for our glamping pods

Progress continues towards the installation of our gorgeous glamorous glamping eco pods.

digging foundations for glamping podsDavid has been busy laying the foundation blocks and digging the trenches for the sewage pipes and electric cables. Not an easy task with our Peak District limestone landscape and rocky terrain! However David loves nothing better than using macho machines to get the job done!

Meanwhile at My Shire Houses James and his team have been working hard to complete our eco-friendly glamping pods ready for delivery up to Derbyshire.

Inside our Glamping pod Loving created from natural wood it’s exciting watching the building progress and we are extremely pleased with all the little extra touches that we commissioned – we are sure that when you take a holiday in our cosy camping pods you will love the extra special features too. They are well insulated and cosy and built to sleep 2 adults. They are surprisingly spacious and there is also room for your four-legged best friend with  lots of wonderful walkies to explore straight from the door! If you have a larger equine four-legged friend to bring along I’m afraid the pods are too small and they will have to stay in one of our stables! Find out more about our holidays with your own horse here.

Skylark and Swallow glamping pods are already getting booked up so be quick and BOOK NOW if you want a relaxing weekend away for two!

Felicity

Roofing the glamping poddogs welcome in our glamping pods

 

5 Reasons to go Glamping in the Peak District

Our Glamping pods bring a new twist to regular camping. Forget the pet-hates of regular camping under canvas and enjoy all the great benefits of Glamping. If you haven’t heard of Glamping before, it’s a glamorous version of camping with the joys of traditional camping, but with modern facilities; and you don’t even have to struggle to put your own tent up!

Here’s our top 5 reasons why you should go Glamping in the Peak District.

1. Gorgeous glamping for two

Our gorgeous glamping pods are ideal for couples; warm and cosy with plenty of space for two, with fabulous views of the Peak District countryside. We know that it’s the small things make all the difference, such as sleeping in a real bed, boiling the kettle for a cup of tea in the morning, having a spacious shower and a proper flushing toilet without having to creep across the campsite in the dead of night!

Why go Glamping in the Peak District Glamping pod under constructionHere’s another sneaky peek at our amazing glamping pods under construction by James and his team at My Shire Houses. We also have a few extra little touches, including LED mood lighting in the porch and the beautiful colouful stained glass window whose design was created by local artist Juliet Forrest and inspired by our special landscape.

These delightful luxuries really help to enhance your regular camping holiday, and there’s more! After a day out exploring all that the Peak District has to offer you can relax and unwind in the outdoor Swedish hot tub under the stars, or ease any tired muscles in the log fired sauna.

2. The Peak District is a central location

The Peak District offers activities for all, inclusive of those with disabilities and is an ideal central base for meeting up with family and friends and from which to explore the wonders of The Peak District. From lazy walks on accessible trails with picturesque views, to energetic water sports and breath-taking cycle routes. The Peak District is truly a playground for all, from finding a cosy country pub to visiting Chatsworth House, the jewel in the crown, to exploring underground caverns with unique Blue John gems or taking a tram ride back in time at Crich Tramway Village.

3. Glamping is so much more than just camping

Glamping means, arriving at your holiday destination with all of the hard work done for you. As soon as you arrive you can relax and start enjoying your break rather than having to get in a tangle setting up the tent and pumping up the air beds. A spot of rain won’t dampen your spirits as you’ll be lovely and dry in our Glamping pods which are well insulated and have double glazed doors. Unlike sleeping in a drafty tent, you won’t be exposed to the elements, you’ll be protected no matter what the weather and the infrared heating will keep you warm and cosy.

If you want to take a break from it all our country location is peaceful and quiet, but if you want to stay in touch our Glamping pods also have electric sockets to keep your phone and tablet charged throughout your stay.

4. Fire-up the BBQ

Toasting marshmallowsWhilst Glamping you can sizzle your sausages on our BBQ, or enjoy toasting marshmallows round the fire-pit. The Peak District has a wealth of artisan food producers so you can easily source fresh produce for a scrumptious summer BBQ. You can enjoy the outdoors, eat alfresco and sup your wine whilst watching the sun setting over the hillside.

Our glamping pods have an induction hob and a combination microwave so you can easily cater for yourselves, and you can also have local foods delivered directly to your glamping pod. However if you want a break from the kitchen and don’t want to cook, we can help! At Hoe Grange, we offer a fabulous take away breakfast service or why not treat yourself to a farmhouse cream tea?

5. Year round Holiday Destination

Hobbit style glamping podOne of the great benefits of Glamping pods is that you can enjoy them all year round. Even when it’s wet and windy, you’ll feel warm and cosy, come snow, rain or sleet. This is because the Glamping pods are made from timber, are well insulated and have double glazed doors. So heat up some hot chocolate and enjoy the stunning views through the massive circular window .

Glamping offers great value for money as well as an eco-friendly alternative to a foreign holiday. There’s so much to do whether you want to relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Peaks or go on an adventure. Our farm welcomes everyone and when staying with us you can even bring your horse on holiday.

Read more about our Glamping pods here. Why not give glamping a try? Choose either Swallow or Skylark when you book online or call us on 01629 540262.

We know you’ll love it!

Felicity

Sneaky peek at our new Glamping pods

Our new pods are coming along nicely and will be ready for delivery later in the month. Here are just a few teaser photos showing a sneaky peek.

pod under construction
We are particularly pleased with the stained glass panels that are going in the bathroom door which were inspired by our fantastic Peak District views and created by Juliet Forrest of www.jjjartwork.com a member of Peak District Artisans who will be doing a guest blog soon on the production of the panels.

CZloPc1XEAIE85SBathroom door with Stained glass window

We already have a few bookings for our fantastic glamping pod holidays in Derbyshire, so don’t delay book today!

New for 2016 Glamping like never before!

As seen on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, manufactured by our friend James at My Shire Houses Ltd

Camping pods like never before…

New Glamping pod
New Glamping pod

No more shared bathrooms across a cold muddy field.
No more cooking on a gas camp stove.
No more half deflated air bed.

If you have always fancied the idea of camping and getting closer to nature, but don’t cherish the thought of a cold uncomfortable nights sleep, then our cosy mini cabins are just right for you. Open for April (sooner if we can, it depends on the weather and ground-works) 2 brand new ‪Glamping‬ pods on a whole new level of luxury..
Designed especially with couples in mind, each pod sleeps two in romantic comfort, with spectacular views of the stunning Derbyshire ‪Peak District‬ landscape.

Our new pods, “Swallow” and “Skylark” are under construction and will have a fully fitted en-suite shower room with a spacious 1200 x 900 shower, basin and w.c.- in fact larger than my ensuite at home!

The kitchen, although small will have a fridge, sink, induction hob and microwave, so you will be able to cook up your own tasty meals using our delicious Peak District produce. A large sofa will fold out to reveal a large comfortable double bed with high quality bedding, so you can snuggle up and take in the countryside view.

We are sticking to our eco-friendly principles and the pods are being built to the highest sustainable standards using FSC timber, with high levels of insulation with sheep wool. LED lighting and cutting edge infrared heating technology which will provide ample heating with a maximum power requirement of 1400W per pod (more likely to run at about 500w.) All carefully designed to make it a real home from home.

View form the new Glampingpods

Gaze through the Hobbit style round doorway or sit outside on the covered porch, or around the fire pit, chill out on the swing seat watching the stars as you share a glass or two of wine. The views out to the beautiful Derbyshire landscape will be stunning and the landscaping around the pods is designed to bring the White Peak features closer to home with the use of standing stones and thoughtful planting.

The pods will be sited just over the wall from our existing cabins and will offer a greater flexibility to our accommodation. They will especially be useful to some of our less mobile guests who have larger parties than we can currently accommodate in the accessible cabins.

While the pods will be designed with access in mind, their compact size makes them unsuitable for a full time wheelchair user, but they will have level thresholds and easy access showers.

pod floor plan
Daytime floor plan

We are very excited about our new venture, and hope to welcome our first pod guests in early 2016.

The first 5 lucky people to book our luxury camping pods will receive Champagne and chocolates on arrival! So book our glamping eco pods now to avoid disappointment.
http://31.216.48.206/~hoegrangeholiday/our-cabins/glamping-pods/

David