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Christmas is coming!

November 21, 2014
November 21, 2014 - Christmas is coming!

Celebrate Christmas in style!

The Peak District is a captivating place to visit, especially at Christmas time with its rich tapestry of customs and traditions. Mulled wine, music, and magic are a wonderful combination for any Christmas celebration with family and friends.

Do something different this year and instead of staying at home during the festive season, come and stay in one of our cosy log cabins for a wonderful change of scenery and plenty of festive fun.

Festive Fun...   

Take a step into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland at Chatsworth House. Dash down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass into the fantasy world inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic.

Mad hatter tea party

Alice in Wonderland at Chatsworth House

From the Mad Hatter’s tea party, to the game of croquet, ‘drink me’ bottles and ‘eat me’ cake, the story springs to life - watch out for the white rabbit as he rushes through the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground! You could even attend one of Alice's enchanted evening masquerade balls.

Carol Concerts… with a difference.

Haddon Hall by candlelight

Haddon Hall by candlelight

The splendour of Haddon Hall is brought to life with authentic festive preparations in the Tudor kitchen, halls decked with evergreens, magical music, roaring fires and flickering candlelight. You can enjoy a Christmas decoration workshop, or book to join Lord and Lady Edward Manners for a private carol concert in the atmospheric Chapel of St. Nicholas, set within the beautiful lower courtyard of Haddon Hall.

If you enjoy a rousing Carol then you can experience the most enchanting setting for a Carol concert at Peak Cavern. Twinkling fairy lights, decorated Christmas trees and the fabulous acoustics will inspire the festive spirit in you.

For a Christmas concert with a distinctive sound go along to Pipes in the Peak where you will find an Ex-Regal/ABC Derby Compton Cinema Organ circa 1930, in the unique setting of Dovedale Garage car showroom. The sounds are enthralling with bells, whistles, horns – the lot. You’ll find yourself tapping along to the beat!

Christmas Shopping
Struggling to find the perfect Christmas present? Don’t worry – there are plenty of Christmas markets in here in the Peak District with unusual handcrafted goodies.

Bakewell is hosting a Christmas weekend, with traditional carol-singing, a brass band, fairground rides and even a visit from Santa’s reindeers. Matlock has a Victorian Christmas Market with street entertainment, jugglers, and fire-eaters.
Buxton’s Grand Bazaar at the Pavilion Gardens includes festive food, a miniature fairground and carols sung by local choirs. Children can take a train ride with the Snow Queen, before taking part in a magical lantern procession, led by the Ice King and High Peak Samba Band.

santa specails

Santa Specials at Butterley

For the young at heart there is the traditional Panto Jack and the Bean Stalk at Buxton Opera House and more festive fun with puppet pantomimes and Santa Specials at the Midland Railway Centre. If you are stuck for a present for the man in your life you could buy your nearest and dearest a Footplate Experience Day!

So much to do - alternatively you could simply unwind in our outdoor log-fired hot tub and watch the stars!


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  •   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

      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 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 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


      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 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


      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 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

      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


      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

  •   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


      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


      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

  •   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

      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


      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

  •   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

      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


      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

  •   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

      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


      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

  •   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


      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 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 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


      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


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