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.
Make hay while the sun shines, It may have been Sunday afternoon, but that means nothing if there is hay to move! [caption id="attachment_5775" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Made in the Peak District, a lovely crop of hay.[/caption] We were luck to snatch a good crop of hay in the few fine days this week to top up the barn ready for our equine guests this winter, It smells really nice, so why not book in to bring your horse on a holiday knowing he'll have plenty to eat. The whole family, even Felicity, gets roped in to such jobs but is s...
In today's fast moving technological world we sometimes forget to slow down and take time to enjoy and explore the world around us. However help is at hand from the latest Bradt Slow Travel Guide which celebrates our fabulous Peak District.This captivating and extensive guide is the perfect travel companion detailing where to taste the region's best produce, which accommodation offers character and colour (naturally featuring our Hoe Grange Holidays self-catering log cabins!), travel tips on how to make the most of your stay and some fascinati...
The saying goes "make hay while the sun shines". Well this year it has been extremely challenging and difficult to achieve, as you need a full week of hot sunshine! We make hay for our own animals and also for our guests who bring their own horses on holiday. Bale carting in the top meadows Here in the Derbyshire hills the grass was ready to mow several weeks ago but we have had to wait for the rain to cease long enough for us to dry the grass in the sunshine. It was touch and go as the grass was beginning to rot in the bottom. Well this we...
David is following in the footsteps of his Great Grandfather, William Brown, by constructing a tractor for Hoe Grange. Although slightly different! Tedding the hay with a Model T Model T with mid mounted mower Great Grandpa's tractors were constructed in the 1930's using Ford Model T cars as their base. Tractors were hard to come by and expensive, so these machines were cleverly adapted for various jobs around the farm from cultivating, and mowing to tedding or turning the hay. William Brown was an amazing engineer who was ahead of his time ...
Man and machine in harmony! Every week throughout the summer there are lots of lawns to mow here at Hoe Grange, as all of our self catering log cabins have their own garden area. David spends several hours mowing on a Friday, but this week swopped his usual little lawn mower for something slightly bigger as "one man went to mow, went to mow a meadow"! David mowed the grass meadows on the top of Ballidon Moor, ready to be baled for silage for the beef cattle to eat during the winter months. The grass will be harvested into round bales w...
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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