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The 2012 Paralympics have been an amazing inspiration to us all withTeam GB achieving an impressive number of medals, exceeding their target of 103. Highlights for us have been Hannah Cockcroft powering her way to double Gold in the 100m and 200m T34 wheelchair sprints, Ellie Simmonds who was fifth in the swimming medly before the last turn, then swam the final length like a torpedo to finish way in front, setting a world record and achieving a well earned Gold medal. Jonnie Peacock produced a dynamic display of sprinting to take the Paralympics T44 100m crown and Sarah Storey's victory in the cycling road race gave her an 11th Paralympic gold medal, equalling the tallies of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and David Roberts.
So many fantastic stories that it is impossible to mention them all, however the dedication, drive and determination of the athletes has put the focus firmly on ability rather than disability.
We share their passion for looking for the positive, which is one of the reasons why we developed our business to provide excellent access for all. By providing quality accessible facilities and additional equipment and services everyone can enjoy a relaxing, stress free holiday in the Derbyshire hills.
A little of the Gold rush at the Paralympics has reached Hoe Grange - we have worked hard to refresh and improve Hipley cabin which has now been rated as Four Star Gold at our annual Quality in Tourism inspection last week.
This two bedroom accessible cabin has level thresholds throughout, and a spacious wheel in wet room shower with grab rails. There are new patio doors, a ceramic hob, new curtains, quality cotton bedding, an additional lit vanity mirror in the family bathroom and many more little touches making it a real home from home.
Re-styled Hipley master bedroom
A great thanks must go to our fabulous housekeeping team, Helen, Naomi, Zoe and Emily, who all work hard to keep things in tip top condition.
The report included a lovely comment from the inspector "Underlying aspects of housekeeping - behind furniture, under cushions, low and high level dusting and detailed cleaning of appliances, all excellent. Procedures are obviously rigorous and are being followed. Sincere congratulations are in order to all those responsible - keep up the good work!
"A huge amount has been invested in the properties since the last visit and congratulations are in order on the way the cabins are presented and maintained"
We are constantly striving to improve our facilities to give our guests the very best holiday experience. We hope our latest Gold award inspires you to book with us and we look forward to welcoming you to Hoe Grange.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What can I say?
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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