As featured in The Telegraph, Great British Getaways: 10 Peak District holidays to book now (before they sell out). Click here to read article.
As featured in The Sunday Times Travel - Summer 2021 your ultimate UK staycation guide. Click here to read the article.
As featured in The Times highlighting accessible holidays. Click here to read the article.
In Your Field - The magazine of the Rural Business Group. Hoe Grange Holidays - The Champions for Accessible Tourism or Rural Business Awards Champions of Champions, see page 4. Click here to read the article.
As featured in Derbyshire Life in an article on Brassington Village. Click here to read the article.
Closomat - Award winning destination demonstrates how to stay ahead of the competition. Click here to read the article.
Life of Pipa - Theater, lifestyle and Chronic illness blogger. Wheelchair accessible log cabin stay with Hoe Grange Holidays
Carrie-Ann Lightley - disabled travel blogger providing advice, expertise and inspiration
Hoe Grange Holidays - Access Review
4 Wheelchair Accessible Dog-Friendly Places to stay in the UK
The Bimblers - Living life in the slow lane Click here to read the blog post.
David and Felicity Brown set up Hoe Grange Holidays Limited in 2006 as a diversification development to provide additional income to support the family dairy farm. Two self-catering log cabins were designed with access in mind, one with a fully accessible wet room. The log cabins are all rated under the National Accessible Scheme.
Hoe Grange also targeted a second niche market. From the start guests could bring their horse on holiday to ride local trails and the farm fields. There are 6 spacious stables and plenty of grazing paddocks.
Bring your own horse holidays continue to be popular and 46 horses stayed in 2018, enjoying the many off-road riding routes.
With little accessible holiday accommodation on offer in the area the business became successful and a range of additional disabled equipment was added following feedback from guests. Two more log cabins were built in 2010, both with greater levels of accessibility.
Hoe Grange’s primary market is accessible tourism, with over 70% of guests having at least one person in their party who has a disability. However, the customer base is broad, from families with young children to friends and family reunions to horse riders.
In 2012, Hoe Grange became the first UK holiday accommodation provider to offer a Boma 7 off-road wheelchair for hire. This enabled guests to explore the countryside alongside family and friends. Guests often comment that it has given them a real sense of freedom and the smiles on their faces say it all.
In 2016, Hoe Grange expanded, adding two high-end glamping pods with ensuite facilities to attract younger couples looking for a romantic break, walkers and cyclists.
In 2018, glamping was diversified with the purchase of two vintage bow-top gypsy caravans. One was installed in July 2018 and booked every weekend until end October, the second is awaiting renovation for 2020. A secure cycle shelter was also installed.
In 2019 a second Boma 7 off-road wheelchair was acquired. This one with a joystick control suitable for more severely disabled users.
Both the beef and sheep farm and the holiday business are run on a sustainable basis and have been awarded the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark. Hoe Grange Holidays is a Green Tourism Gold Award holder.
The business has won many major national awards for its excellence in both accessibility and sustainability. Customer satisfaction is high, and many guests return year on year to enjoy the peaceful relaxing atmosphere, superb facilities and enjoyable extras available. Hoe Grange Holidays is highly rated on TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence and A Hall of Fame Award for the past 7 years.
Visit Peak District Tourism Awards 2020 - Gold Award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism
Schofield Holiday Home Awards - Winner of Best Accessible Accommodation 2019
Rural Business Awards Champion of Champions 2017
Rural Business Awards Best Rural Tourism Business 2017
Visit England Awards for Excellence - Gold Award for Access for All Tourism 2016 and 2011
Visit England Awards for Excellence - Highly Commended for Access for All Tourism 2013
The Cateys Accessibility Award 2015
Theo Paphitis #SBS Winner 2012
Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020 - Bronze Award for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism
British Farming Awards 2020 - Silver Award for Diversification Innovator of the Year
Visit Peak District Tourism Awards 2020 - Gold Award for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism
Visit England Awards for Excellence - Silver Award for Sustainable Tourism 2016, 2013 and 2012
Green Tourism - Gold Star Award for most sustainable self-catering business in the UK 2014
Green Tourism Gold Award
Peak District Environment Quality Mark Award
TripAdvisor Green Leaders Platinum Award
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
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
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