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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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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
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
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
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 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'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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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