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Glamping FAQs at Hoe Grange in the Peak District: Your ultimate guide

June 29, 2023
June 29, 2023 - Glamping FAQs at Hoe Grange in the Peak District: Your ultimate guide
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Planning a unique and rejuvenating retreat?  Here's our glamping FAQs to help you plan and organise a memorable stay in our gorgeous glamping pods here at Hoe Grange Holidays near Brassington.

Set amidst the stunning landscape of the southern White Peak District, these pods provide the perfect blend of nature, comfort, and adventure.

glamping pod

What is glamping?

The word “glamping” is a shortened form of the combination of two words: glamorous and camping. It’s as simple as that!

Glamping is like camping, but with the added benefit of a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed and an ensuite toilet so you don’t have to trek across the fields in the dark to use the facilities. Nor worry about pitching your tent when you arrive and packing it up when it’s time to go. Our gorgeous glamping pods are more like a cute, cosy cabin just for two: a real home from home with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Scroll down to our glamping FAQ's below to find out what's included.

Glamping Pods at Hoe Grange Holidays: Nature's Retreat

Nestled in the hills Hoe Grange Holidays offers a tranquil escape for those seeking a memorable glamping experience. Our well-appointed and eco-friendly glamping pods provide a unique way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Peak District.

The Advantages of Glamping Pods at Hoe Grange Holidays 

Our glamping pods at Hoe Grange Holidays offer a range of benefits that set them apart from traditional camping options. Let's take a closer look at some of the advantages:

  1. Comfort and Convenience: Our glamping pods are thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind. They feature a cosy sofa bed, infrared heating, a spacious ensuite shower room and a kitchenette with breakfast bar to ensure a comfortable stay.
  2. Stunning Natural Setting: Surrounded by the undulating landscapes of the White Peak District, the pods offer breath taking views from every angle. Wake up to the sights and sounds of nature, and relish the tranquillity of your surroundings. The over riding comment from guests is that they love the peace and quiet.
  3. Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness: We are committed to eco-tourism and sustainable practices. The glamping pods are constructed using eco-friendly materials, with sheep’s wool insulation and incorporate energy-efficient features, allowing you to enjoy nature while minimizing your environmental impact.
  4. Access to Outdoor Activities: Whilst the views over the farm from your pillow are stunning you can easily explore further afield. Walk up the High Peak Trail or Limestone Way, borrow one of our mountain bikes or bring your horse on holiday to ride the local bridleways.  Our favourite walk is to Hoe Grange Quarry, which is now a nature reserve and a fantastic place for spotting wildlife and fluttering butterflies among the wild flowers.
  5. Dog-friendly accommodation: we welcome well-behaved pets in Swallow pod, but we keep Skylark dog-free for guests with allergies. Why would you leave your furry friend at home when you can share the experience with them too? There are so many wonderful walks from the door to explore, including a pub walks over to Brassington and Parwich.
  6. Relaxation and Serenity: Hoe Grange Holidays provides a peaceful and serene atmosphere for those seeking relaxation. Unwind in the log-fired hot tub, soak up the tranquillity, and let the stresses of daily life melt away. Indulge in a blissful retreat surrounded by nature's beauty.

Hoe Grange Nature reserve

Hoe Grange glamping FAQs - everything you need to know!

No wonder glamping is so popular as we provide the necessities ready for your arrival!

Our glamping FAQs explain everything you need to know about glamping at Hoe Grange Holidays.

Booking

Q: How many people do the glamping pods sleep?

It's a fabulous space for one or two adult guests. If you are a lone traveller we live on site and there are few other people staying.

Q: How many pods are there? 

There are two glamping pods which are 10 metres apart, but we also have 4 larger log cabins on site.

glamping pods at Hoe Grange

Q: Can we stay for just one night?

Sorry, we have a 2 night minimum stay. Bookings start on any day except Sundays and you can stay as long as you like!

Q: Can we check in any day of the week?

Not quite - we take bookings starting 6 days of the week, but even we need time off, so no arrivals on a Sunday!

Q: What time can we arrive, and what time do we need to leave?

Check in is from 4pm on your day of arrival, and check out is at 10am so we have time to prepare the pod for the next guests. We may be able to accommodate different times if requested in advance. If arriving after 7pm please let us know so we can tell you how to get in if we are not available.

Q: How can I book?

It's always best to book direct with your host to get the best price and personal service. You can book online or call us on 01629 540262

Q: Do I need to pre-pay for my booking?

Yes - we require a deposit of 25% to secure your booking. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before your stay. If you book within 6 weeks of your stay the full amount will be taken at the time of booking.

Q: How old do I need to be to book. 

The lead guest must be over 18 as the booking form is a legal contract and bookings must be made by a responsible adult. The person booking must be part of the group staying.

Q: Can I cancel my stay and get a refund?

We cannot offer a refund for late cancellations within 2 weeks of arrival. Please take out appropriate travel insurance to cover your costs if you need to cancel your stay with us. See our full Terms and Conditions for more details.

Q: Do you allow children?

No - sorry our pods have a sofa bed just for two and we don't allow children due to safety.

Q: Can I bring my pet?

Yes - we welcome one dog and pet in Swallow glamping pod, but keep Skylark pet free. There is no extra charges but we take a dog deposit of £100 which is refundable after departure providing there is no damage or additional cleaning. There is no secure fenced outside area for your dog, but there is a ring to fasten your lead to.  You get a doggy welcome pack with bed, towel, sofa throw, dog bowl, poo bags and "dog on holiday" tag. You can even bring your horse on holiday (but it's not allowed in the pod!)

Dog-friendly glamping pod

Indoor Facilities

Q: Do we need to bring bedding?

No - quilts, pillows, bed linen, bath towels, bath mat, hand towels and tea towels are provided.

pull out sofa bed in glamping pod

Q: Do we need to bring cooking utensils, plates, cups, knives and forks?

No - cooking utensils including saucepans, frying pan, kettle for the hob, spatulas, scissors, garlic press, bread board and knife, can opener, bottle opener, grater, sieve etc provided.  You'll also find plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery, vinegar, salt and pepper, tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets. Everything you need including the kitchen sink!

kitchen area in glamping pod

Q: Is there a dishwasher?

No - this is glamping! We provide everything you need to wash up the old fashioned way - eco washing up liquid, dish cloth, pan scourer and hand wash.

Q: Is there a fridge?

Yes - there is a small under the counter fridge with a very small ice cube compartment.

Q: How do we cook?

There is a 2 ring induction hob, a microwave and a toaster. Or you can borrow a BBQ and cook outside or enjoy a pizza oven experience where we provide the pizza oven, logs, pizza dough and passata and you simply add your favourite toppings.

pizza oven

Q: Can we have food deliveries?

Yes - most supermarkets will deliver to site or you can arrange a delivery of delicious local Peak District produce from Sauced Here.

Grocery delivery from Sauced Here

Q: What can we buy in the honesty shop onsite?

We sell frozen bacon, sausages, beef burgers, Derbyshire oatcakes from the local butcher and ice cream from Coldeaten Jersey Ice Cream. Milk, butter, cheese and orange juice in the fridge and you can order home baked bread. Other items include BBQ charcoal, firepit logs, hand soaps, room sprays, cards and a few gifts including handmade candles.

Q: Is there a shower?

Yes - there is a spacious ensuite with large shower, toilet, wash basin and heated mirror. We provide bath towels, bath mat, toilet roll and eco hand soap.

glamping luxurious shower

Q: Is there electricity?

Yes - the pods have full electrics, plug sockets for phone charging and heating.

Q: What about Wi-Fi?

Yes - free Wi-Fi - although not the fastest internet, download speed is generally between 20 and 50 Mbps. Note signal strength may vary.

Q: Is there mobile phone signal?

Yes  - but it can be patchy and weak depending on your handset and provider. However most smart phones have Wi-Fi calling facilities - just make sure you activate this before arrival.

Q: Is there a hair drier or straighteners?

No -  you need to bring your own.

Q: Is there a TV?

No - it's great to relax and take a break from TV, but you should be able to stream a film on your laptop using the free wi-fi if you want.

Q: Is there indoor seating? 

Relax on the comfy sofa bed and enjoy the view! There is also a breakfast bar with two dining chairs so you can eat inside if it's raining.

Outdoor facilities

Q: Do the pods have hot tubs?

Not individually, but there is a log fired hot tub in a secluded area near the pods which you can book for your exclusive use at an extra cost. You can also unwind and relax in the log-fired barrel sauna!

log-fired hot tub and sauna

Q: Is there a firepit?

Yes - each glamping pod has a firepit and you can pre-order a firepit kit with fire lighters, kindling, and logs ready for your arrival.

romantic evening round the firepit

Q: Is there a BBQ?

Yes - you can borrow a BBQ and buy a charcoal pack from the onsite shop. Please note we don't allow disposable BBQs.

Q: Is there outdoor seating?

Yes - each pod has a picnic bench, and two deckchairs. There is also a shared swing seat - a favourite place to sit and watch the world go by.

Glamping pod with outdoor seating

Q: Is the area good for walking and cycling?

Defiantly! The high Peak Trail runs past the farm, just up the hill from your pod and there are plenty of other trails. We provide adult mountain bikes for loan, electric bikes for hire and even a secure cycle storage shed if you bring your own bikes. Find out more about cycling routes in the Peak District or download our own Cycles, Cafes and Castles route.

To make the most of your stay why not try out some of our ideas for car free days out.

ebikes photo by Visit Peak District

General

Q: Is there free car parking?

Yes - there is parking near to the glamping pods.

Q: Can I charge my electric car nearby?

Yes - the good news is we have 3 type 2 EV 22Kwh chargers on site, just bring your own cable and plug in when it's sunny or windy to use the renewable energy produced on site. Read our top 10 tips for a stress-free holiday in your electric car.

EV charging at Hoe Grange

Q: Are the pods warm in the winter?

Each pod has the latest infra red heating technology, keeping you warm and snug in winter. There are also extra blankets.

Q: Are the pods hot in the summer?

Yes if the weather's very hot but there's a cooling fan for those warm summer nights!

Q: Is the site locked up at night?

No - the gates are open for you to come and go as you please, but to help keep you safe we have security cameras monitoring the farm entrance and carparks.

Q: Can I see animals from my pod?

Yes, our Pygmy goats live in the enclosure near the pods, our horses are often in the field in front of the pods and the farm animals are all around. You may even see some of our wildlife such as foxes, badgers, rabbits, hares, and owls.

horse outside glamping pod

Q: Is it quiet at night?

Depends on what you mean by quiet! There is little or no traffic noise, but you may hear the soothing sounds of the birds singing, or hear cows mooing, sheep baaing and chickens clucking. But don't worry, your pod has double glazing and insulation so you can shut out the dawn chorus!

Q: Is it dark at night?

Yes - we live in a dark sky area so there is little light pollution. All our lights are motion activated so when its dark you have a great view of the night sky. If you want a lie in our pods have blackout curtains so you won't be woken by the early morning sun.

Q: Can we walk to the pub?

Yes you can walk to The Olde Gate at Brassington (40 mins) or  The Sycamore at Parwich (75 mins), but beware of walking back over the fields in the dark. Both pubs are dog-friendly.Dog-friendly pub walks


Q: Is there anything we must not bring?

Yes! Sorry no disposable BBQs, Chinese sky lanterns, drones or metal detectors (unless we give you permission) no firearms, drugs or anything illegal.

Q: Can our friends visit us?

Yes - within reason, we don't mind a couple of people popping in for the evening, but no parties and day guests must leave by 10pm. Under no circumstances may they stay over night.

Q: Is it a good place for a stag or hen party?

Not really - we are not a suitable site for large raucous parties but are happy to welcome smaller groups for such celebrations.

Wow! that's quite a list - I think our glamping FAQs have covered everything you need to know! So you see glamping is so much easier than camping where you have to provide all the necessities yourself and squeeze everything in to your car. If you haven't tried glamping before why not give it a go and book a glamping stay in the Derbyshire Peak District with a little bit of luxury? If looking for something extraordinary try Rosehip our beautiful vintage gypsy caravan.

Felicity 

gypsy caravan holiday



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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • 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 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 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  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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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
    June 18, 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 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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 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

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