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Celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast Week at Hoe Grange Holidays

January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023 - Celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast Week at Hoe Grange Holidays
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We’re celebrating Farmhouse Breakfast week, which starts on Monday 23rd January. Eating a healthy, hearty breakfast improves our diet, boosts our energy for the day ahead, and is essential for overall well-being.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know that 47% of people regularly skip breakfast during the week?

In today’s busy world it’s all too easy to rush off to work without breakfast, but you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol! Also those that skip breakfast are twice as likely to reach for a less healthy biscuit or packet of crisps mid-morning.

Breakfast is important as it provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - that's where its name originates, breaking the fast!

Scroll down for our farmhouse breakfast special offer

full English breakfast in a frying pan

5 reasons why a healthy breakfast is good for you

Have you ever heard the saying "Breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dine like a pauper"? A healthy breakfast is about setting you up for the day so you need less food later and don't overeat before going to bed.

Here's why breakfast is so good for you:

1. Helps you stay slim

Research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight.

2. improves mental performance

Breakfast restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for brain function, helping to boost concentration and performance throughout the day.

3. Helps you feel happy

It’s official, eating a healthy breakfast reduces stress and makes us happier! Research shows people who skip breakfast are more prone to feeling depressed.

4. Regulates blood sugar levels

Eating at the start of the day aids our body in breaking down glucose and helps keep blood sugar levels stable.

5. Helps maintain a healthy heart

Skipping breakfast often leads to mid-morning snacking, which can quickly bump up calorie intake. Weight gain increases the risk of heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses.

What’s your favourite breakfast?

Do you keep things simple with cereal and toast, or go all out with a full English with sausage, bacon, and eggs? Do you prefer a warm breakfast of porridge or baked beans on toast, or do you wake up craving a smoked salmon bagel?

A Derbyshire Farmers Breakfast

Like most farming families when David was growing up breakfast was an important meal eaten about 10 o'clock after an early morning milking. David could clock up 10,000 steps in just 2 hours walking up and down the parlour whilst milking 120 cows, so a farmhouse breakfast was well earned.

In winter there was plenty of steaming porridge, followed by a cooked breakfast of bacon, fried eggs and Derbyshire Oatcake to refuel our farmers ready for the physical work of the day.

Derbyshire Oatcakes

Have you ever tried a Derbyshire Oatcake? They are a cross between a pancake and a crumpet and have been a local staple since the 17th century. Thicker than the Staffordshire oatcake. David’s mother fried them in oil, but I prefer them grilled. Derbyshire oatcakes are traditionally served as savoury with bacon and eggs, but can also be served sweet with fruit, yoghurt and chocolate sauce.

Oats are so good as they help keep you feeling fuller for longer and studies have shown they may help lower the risk of certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

Oatcakes are made from oats, flour, salt, water and yeast and are simple to make – why not have a go yourself?

Find our Derbyshire oatcake recipe on our blog 

Instead of fried oatcakes or porridge I prefer my oats soaked overnight with natural yoghurt and fresh fruits.

bowl of oats with yoghurt and fruits


Farmhouse breakfast special offer

In celebration of Farmhouse Breakfast Week we have an amazing special offer just for you!

Stay in one of our luxury log cabins or gorgeous glamping pods in January or the first 2 weeks in February (up to Thursday 16th February 2023) and get a FREE farmhouse breakfast pack. Quote "oatcakes please" when booking. 

sausages from Ginger ButchersBacon from New Close Farm Butchers

This includes local bacon and sausages from Ginger Butchers at New Close Farm, our freshly laid eggs, Derbyshire oatcakes, Brock and Morten rapeseed oil, fresh orange juice and butter from Peak District Dairy – enough for one hearty, delicious breakfast for the number of guests in your party. If you fancy a farmhouse breakfast every day during your holiday you can always buy more local produce in our little onsite shop! We will also be selling oatcake ingredients pots so you can have a go at making your own.

On holiday you have time to enjoy a leisurely big breakfast before setting off to explore the Derbyshire Peak District countryside, so make the most of our Farmhouse Breakfast offer and book your stay today. Don't forget to add "oatcakes please"

Felicity 

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  • 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

    krimpenijssel
    October 25, 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 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

    Ajtravels14
    February 3, 2020
  • 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  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

    plopster1
    June 7, 2019

    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  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

    Tiggywinkle15
    November 5, 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  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

    Adventurer_12121
    January 30, 2020
  • 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

    Catboy86
    August 17, 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

    Peachey167
    July 16, 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  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

    L9943KBlesleym
    April 3, 2020

    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

    548julie
    September 14, 2019

    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

    ElizabethA717
    September 21, 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

    dghiggs61
    October 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

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    June 18, 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  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

    sophiee249
    January 2, 2020

    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

    Thesamps
    October 4, 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

    mickvfr
    July 28, 2019
  • 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

    Wheelieuser
    June 13, 2019

    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

    HelenLCarter
    February 6, 2020

    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

    Jdrichie12
    July 11, 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

    EJYork2013
    June 25, 2019

    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

    karenmD4738KD
    June 25, 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

    KBarry
    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

    Big_Al_0000
    July 16, 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

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