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Top tips for a dog-friendly holiday in the Peak District

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022 - Top tips for a dog-friendly holiday in the Peak District
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Your dogs are so much part of the family! No need to leave your four-legged friend behind when you can enjoy a dog-friendly holiday in the Peak District countryside at Hoe Grange.

Wonderful walkies from the door

We welcome dogs and other pets of all shapes and sizes in our log cabins and glamping pods. A farm stay at Hoe Grange is the perfect place to explore many wonderful dog walks right from the door. Whether you want a short walk to Minninglow with panoramic views over the countryside, a stroll over the fields to the local pub for a pie and a pint, or get off the beaten track for a longer energetic hike, there are plenty of options. A firm favourite is our pub walk over the hill to Brassington, or why not explore sections of the Peak District Boundary Walk near Hoe Grange?

Dog-friendly pub walks


If you want to get out and get active with your furry friend by your side we have created a local map of things to do and see and where to eat.

Top tips for a fabulous dog-friendly holiday in the Peak District

As dog owners ourselves we understand your needs and are here to help you make the most of your holiday with your dog.

Before your stay

  1. It’s a good idea to spend a bit of time in the run up to your holiday going back to basics. We sometimes get a little relaxed when it comes to training, but obedience and recall skills will help make your adventures all the more enjoyable and keep your dog safe and out of trouble.
  2. Make sure your dog is up to date with your annual vaccinations, worming and flea treatments.
  3. Insurance is essential for third party and damage to property, so again check it’s up to date.
  4. It’s unthinkable that your dog might get lost, but to be on the safe side make sure your dog’s microchip details are up to date with your correct home address.
  5. Has your dog still got it’s ID tag and more to the point can you still read it? Make sure it has your mobile phone number in case of emergency.
  6. Check out the best places to stop on route to give your dog a break.

A holiday at Hoe Grange is Doggy Heaven!

Staying in a self-catering log cabin or glamping pod is ideal as you can come and go as you please with your hound, enabling you to explore the local footpaths and trails.

When you book with us make sure you mention you are bringing a dog or maybe two!

There's no kennel fees or extra charges for pets. However we do ask for a dog bond of £100, which is refundable after departure providing there is no additional cleaning or doggy damage.

Have you ever thought of hiring a dog photographer? On holiday you have plenty of time and the opportunity to capture magical family moments together to enjoy for a lifetime. Contact local photographer Ruth at Rural Pictures for that all important pet pawtrait!

Your dog holiday at Hoe Grange includes:

  • A torch for night-time walkies in the paddock as there are no streetlights
  • “On holiday at Hoe Grange” dog tags, an added precaution just in case your dog gets lost
  • Local OS map OL24 White Peak, so you can explore the local area. From the farm there is direct access on to the High Peak Trail, which is traffic free and you can safely let your dog off the lead.
  • Ideas for dog walks – our favourite is a hike over the hill to the dog-friendly pub, the Old Gate Inn in Brassington, for a pint or two
  • Soft dog bed just in case you can’t fit your own dog’s bed in the car!
  • Food and water bowl
  • Dog throw for the sofa so you can snuggle up with your pooch (we kindly ask you to keep doggy paws off the beds)dog on holiday
  • Dog towel for muddy paws
  • Outside warm shower to wash those muddy paws
  • Poo bags and outside poo bin for any doggy waste
  • Local vet contact number just in case
  • Medium size dog crate available on request
  • Dog towel washing and drying facilities if needed

Checklist of dog things to bring

  • Dog’s lead – we have free range chickens and farm animals in the yard so it’s important to keep your dog on the lead and under control at all times
  • A travel water bowl for your journey here which is also useful for walks in hot weather
  • Dog food and treats – often a good idea to weigh out daily meals in advance. Don’t forget any medication needed
  • Your dog’s own bed if you have room in the car as it will smell familiar and give comfort
  • Grooming brush – you’ll have more time to give your dog a good groom while on holiday
  • Dog toys and balls for that all important game of fetch, although you can’t beat a good stick!
  • Small rucksack to carry your dog’s portable water bowl, treats, poo bag, spare lead etc
  • Note of essential phone numbers including your own vet and insurance company helpline

On arrival

David or Felicity will be here to greet you and show you where to walk your dog after their car journey– while you're doing this it's a good idea if someone else can unpack the car so your pooch can settle in straight away. There is direct access from the farm fields up on to the High Peak Trail.

Remember to keep your dog on the lead as we have free range chickens and farmyard cats.

The log cabins have decking areas which are enclosed with railings, or glass balustrade, so there is some secure outside space. Swallow pod is open to the field but there is a dog ring to tie your dog’s lead to.

dog on the decking

Here to help you have a "woof tastic" stay!

We’re not just dog-friendly, we very much welcome dogs to stay. There are 3 dog friendly lodges to choose from, Rainster, Hipley and Pinder. If you fancy giving glamping a go try our Swallow pod which has ensuite facilities so there's no need to trek across the field in your PJ’s!

Of course assistance dogs are welcome in all our accommodation - they too need a holiday!

Good to know

We accept 2 dogs in the cabins and 1 in the glamping pod due to restricted space.

There will be a dog poo bin outside your accommodation. It's very important to pick up dog mess from the cabin area and farm fields to avoid danger to children here on holiday and spreading disease to our farm animals. On the High Peak Trail the policy is to flick with a stick off the path so any dog mess degrades naturally.

Please don't leave you dog unattended in the accommodation, as they may be frightened and upset in unfamiliar surroundings. There are plenty of dog-friendly pubs, cafés and places to visit with your canine companion by your side.

Dog treats at the pub

We hope we have made life a little easier with our easy-to-follow checklist and look forward to welcoming you and your four-legged friend soon!

Felicity 

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  •   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
    10/25/2019

      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
    6/25/2019

      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
    6/07/2019
  •   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
    9/17/2019

      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
    6/13/2019

      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
    10/04/2019
  •   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
    8/03/2019

      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

    rachelthomas2015
    6/18/2019

      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
    9/14/2019
  •   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
    9/21/2019

      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
    7/16/2019

      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
    9/15/2019
  •   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
    2/03/2020

      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
    2/06/2020

      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
    7/28/2019
  •   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
    1/30/2020

      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
    10/25/2019

      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
    10/25/2019
  •   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
    7/04/2019

      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
    4/03/2020

      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
    6/25/2019
  •   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
    8/17/2019

      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
    8/07/2019

      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
    11/05/2019
  •   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
    7/16/2019

      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
    7/11/2019

      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
    1/02/2020
  •   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
    7/28/2019

      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
    6/04/2019

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