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Planning a group holiday in the Peak District

January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022 - Planning a group holiday in the Peak District
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Booking somewhere special to stay with your family or a group of friends?

Hoe Grange is the perfect place for a group holiday to celebrate in style, laugh loudly and create special memories to treasure!

Scroll down for our handy checklist to help you organise your stay.

Weekend breaks for groups of friends

Whether you're celebrating a big birthday or special occasion, organising a long overdue catch up with friends, or bringing together your family or a special interest group, nothing beats staying in the same place.

Large group self catering holiday accommodation is not always easy to find, but our little cluster of log cabins and glamping pods is ideal.

You can book several cabins or pods and add to your numbers. The advantage of booking separate cabins as opposed to one big house is that people can enjoy the festivities but still have their own space to retreat to when they need a little downtime! Particularly helpful for multi-generational holidays and family reunions.

group with off-road wheelchair

Staying for a weekend beats a party that lasts just a few hours hands down. Spend the days walking and enjoying the Peak District countryside before relaxing round the firepit and revelling in each other’s company.

If you have the task of being head organiser we are here to help and have put together an easy checklist to help you arrange a successful and fun group holiday.

Handy checklist for organising your group holiday at Hoe Grange

1. Select a date – not always as easy as it sounds! However you can quickly create a Doodle poll in minutes and send it to your group to choose the best date and how long you want to stay, maybe a short break or a full week?

2. Think about the dynamics of your group

This will help you decide which of our self-catering accommodation best suits your group:

  • sleeping arrangements
  • numbers of adults and children
  • needs of different age groups
  • accessible facilities required
  • are you bringing pets or horses?

Did you know that Hipley, Rainster and Daisybank cabins have flexible beds? Just let us know if you want the master bedrooms made up as Superkings or single beds and we'll have them ready for your arrival.

If you are in a multi-generational group we have travel cots and highchairs and a range of accessible equipment, such as shower chairs and rise and recline armchairs.

We welcome dogs so check out our map of dog-friendly places near to Hoe Grange.

There are plenty of fabulous riding routes to explorer when you bring your horse on holiday

If you love cycling you can hire our electric bikes, or there is a secure cycle shelter so you can bring your own bicycles.

3. Check availability of our log cabins and glamping pods online. You will quickly be able to see on the grid which accommodation is available on which dates. To find out prices simply select the start date of each cabin or pod on the availability grid and enter the number of nights you want to stay.

how to find cabin prices

Note there is a 3 night minimum in our log cabins and 2 night minimum in the glamping pods.

4. Book your dates - you can book individual properties online but if you want to book several log cabins or pods it’s easier if we take your booking over the phone and create one group booking. We can also answer any questions you might have about our facilities.

5. Paying for your group holiday is easy. There is a 25% deposit with the final payment due 6 weeks before arrival. No need to stress about having to pay for the holiday and then chase everyone up to pay you back, which can be a nightmare! We can arrange the booking so that each member of your group pays us direct online by card. This means you can easily track who has paid what amount at any time.

6. Keep in touch - why not create a holiday Whats App group? It makes organising easier so you know what people want to do and you don't all bring along the same things! It helps build excitement; half the fun of a holiday is the anticipation!

7. Planning your stay – there's lots of ideas and information on our website about things to do, places to visit in our local area, and car free days out, but if you need extra help we have lived in the area all our lives so know all the hidden gems! We are here to help - here's a few more ideas to get you started

There is plenty of outside space so you can enjoy gathering on the decking, garden games, flying a kite up the fields, bracing walks along the trails, a glass of bubbly in the hot tub. Bring along your guitar to sing around the firepits or set up your telescope to take advantage of the dark skies.

You won't get bored with plenty of wonderful walks from the door! Find out some fascinating historical facts on our Hoe Grange Time Travellers Trail or stroll over the hills to dog-friendly pubs in Brassington and Parwich, or spot the beautiful butterflies  at Hoe Grange Quarry.

Hoe Grange Quarry

8. Easy to add extras - make you holiday that little bit extra special by booking some of our popular onsite extras such as a pizza oven evening, electric bike hire, or off-road wheelchair hire so everyone can join in and explore the countryside together. You can add these to your booking at any point. Make life easy and order groceries from Sauced Here to be delivered ready for your arrival.

Grocery delivery from Sauced Here

9. Treat yourselves - celebrate in style with some fresh flowers from Linda, a delicious cake from Hannah at Bake Ashbourne, a delivery of locally brewed beer from Aldwark Artisan Ales,  a tasty takeaway from the Maazi at Matlock, a buffet banquet, or perhaps private chef Simon from The Rhubarb Kitchen to cook for you in your cabin.

Private chef

There’s nothing better than food with friends. It's worth knowing that we can set up a second dining table in Pinder cabin so you can seat up to 12 guests. For our insurance purposes do let us know if you have a third party supplier organised.

Make up artist Esther Marie

10. There's so much to do! Learn how to map read or book a guided walk with Paul of My Guided Walks, discover how to capture fantastic landscape photographs with Guy Badham, or a whisky tour of White Peak Distillery  Take a retro bike ride with Glory Days Bikes, or step back in time on The Great British Car Journey.

If you prefer to stay indoors relax with a pamper session from make up artist Esther-Marie, or get creative in clay with a make at home kit from The Clayrooms 

11. Magical moments - capture the fun times and share with us on Facebook or Instagram or better still make the memories last and organise a photographer to come along to take some group shots, or pet portraits.

12. What to bring? Our log cabins are very well equipped and have full size freezers and dishwashers. We supply large saucepans, plenty of crockery and cutlery, a range of cooking implements, serving dishes, ice buckets, a selection of games, OS maps. If you are unsure or need something specific just ask!

celebration cake

13. EV car charging -no need to stress if you any of you have an electric car. You won't have to waste time searching for EV charging stations in the area, you can just plug in and charge up for free on site during your stay. Here's our Top 10 tips for stress-free electric car travel.

free electric car charging at Hoe Grange

14. Plenty of car parking space - as a group you may be arriving from different directions in several cars, but don't worry we have plenty of parking space! Whilst rural we are easy to find if you use a Sat Nav or What 3 words. ///crystal.daydream.guess

15. Ask us a question, anytime! If you are feeling overwhelmed by organising your group event we are just a phone call away. Whatever stage you are at, either considering Hoe Grange for your group holiday, about to book, or already have a group booking but want to talk through some of the finer details , you can either email or pick up the phone to speak to us in person.

Here to help you organise your group holiday

We hope we have made life a little easier for you with our easy-to-follow checklist.

Being a group organiser can sometimes be stressful, but well worth the effort as quality time spent with close friends and loved ones is priceless. We appreciate your efforts and are here to help you book your group holiday with confidence.

We love it most when everyone has a great time, it makes it more fun for us as hosts too!

Felicity 

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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 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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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 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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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 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

      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

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