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Triple triumph: Hoe Grange Holidays leads the way at Peak District Tourism Awards

March 14, 2024
March 14, 2024 - Triple triumph: Hoe Grange Holidays leads the way at Peak District Tourism Awards
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We are absolutely thrilled to share our triple success at the recent Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards, held at The Museum of Making in Derby last week. Walking away with not just one but three awards was truly amazing.

Peak District Tourism Awards

Triple success at the Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards 2024

Bagging the Bronze for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year was an honour in itself. However, what truly made us proud was the two Gold Awards we received. One for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, and the other for Ethical, Responsible, and Sustainable Tourism. It's particularly rewarding to excel in categories open to businesses of all sizes and types, not just accommodation providers.

Felicity, David and Caroline Brown of Hoe Grange Holidays with their two gold and one bronze awards at the Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards

Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, rightly remarked, "The Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards are a celebration of all that’s great about our tourism industry locally, and recognize its vital importance to the local economy as well as the dedication of those who work in this important sector.

The quality and diversity of our tourism offer is inspiring, and it has been an immense privilege to bring together such a wide range of tourism-related businesses to pay tribute to their hard work. Congratulations to everyone!”

While hearing from you, our guests, about your wonderful experiences is immensely gratifying, receiving recognition from industry experts adds another layer of validation. It's a significant boost for our small, family-run business.

Thank you all

None of this would have been possible without the unwavering dedication of our exceptional housekeeping team, whose attention to detail ensures everything sparkles. Our local suppliers also deserve a huge round of applause for helping us create magical moments for guests. And, of course, our heartfelt thanks goes out to all our guests, especially those who have returned time and again, becoming friends along the way.

Housekeeping team at Hoe Grange Holidays

When we diversified from milking cows and took a leap of faith into the world of hospitality, we never imagined we would become leaders in our new field!

18 years on and our passion for sharing our peaceful haven in the Peak District remains undiminished. Our focus on guest experience, a warm welcome for all, and creating cherished memories continues to drive us forward.

We smashed it!

Receiving these awards reaffirms our commitment to excellence, and we're determined to keep raising the bar.

We're equally passionate about responsible tourism, urging our visitors to join us in building a greener, more inclusive future. This is highlighted by our Green Tourism Gold Award where Hoe Grange Holidays achieved a whopping score of 89% in its latest annual assessment in February - on par with the highest scoring award holders across the country!

We're also proud to have our daughter Caroline on board, injecting fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Her storytelling prowess is invigorating our social media, including our new presence on TikTok. With her experience in larger organizations, she's also optimizing our systems, ensuring smooth operations, and keeping David and I on our toes!

What's next for Hoe Grange Holidays?

Well, the possibility of winning another Visit England Awards for Excellence for our self-catering log cabins and glamping pods looms large. We won the Visit England Bronze Award for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism in 2020. As Peak District Gold winners this year, we're thrilled to be nominated for the national awards in June, in both the accessible and sustainable categories. Wish us luck and we will of course let you know how we get on.

Look out for all the Peak District Award Winners

The awards ceremony was a true celebration of local tourism across various sectors. From pubs to restaurants, hotels to self-catering accommodation, camping to glamping, and exciting experiences to visitor attractions, it showcased the very best of our industry, emphasising quality, innovation, and best practices.

We're so proud to be part of such an outstanding visitor destination. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the other deserving Peak District Tourism Award winners. The standard was exceptionally high, and winning Bronze, Silver, or Gold reflects a total commitment to excellence. We encourage everyone to check out all the winners and support them on their next visit to the Peak District.

- Felicity

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • 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

    June 13, 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

    January 2, 2020

    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

    February 3, 2020
  • 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

    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  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

    September 21, 2019
  • 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  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

    July 16, 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

    June 18, 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

    June 7, 2019

    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

    October 4, 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  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

    September 14, 2019

    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

    August 17, 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  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  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

    June 25, 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

    July 16, 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

    November 5, 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

    February 6, 2020

    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

    September 15, 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

    July 28, 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  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

    October 25, 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

    January 30, 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

    July 11, 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

    June 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

    October 25, 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

    April 3, 2020

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