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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!)
Q: Do we need to bring bedding?
No - quilts, pillows, bed linen, bath towels, bath mat, hand towels and tea towels are provided.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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