• VisitEngland Gold Award for Accessible Tourism
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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 Pippa - 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 were 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 with over 50 horses staying each year, 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 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. A secure cycle shelter was also installed.

In 2023, Felicity and David's daughter Caroline joined the family business as General Manager.

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 nearly a decade.

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Hoe Grange Holidays Accessibility Awards

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024 - Gold Award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism
Peak District, Derbyshire and Derby Tourism Awards 2024 - Gold Award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism
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

Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Gold Award for Accessible & Inclusive Tourism
Schofields Holiday Home Award Winner
Rural Champions 2017
Best Rural Tourism Award Winner 2017
Visit England Award for Excellence Gold Access for All 2016
Enoy England Award for Excellence 2011 GOLD WINNER
Visit England Award of Excellence 2013
The Cateys 2015 - Accessible Tourism Winner
#SBS Official Winner

Hoe Grange Holidays Sustainability Awards

Peak District, Derbyshire and Derby Tourism Awards 2024 - Gold Award for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism
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

British Farming Awards - Silver Award
Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Gold Award for Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism
VisitEngland Bronze Award for Excellence
Visit England Sustainable Tourism Silver Award 2016
Visit England Sustainable Tourism Silver Award 2013
Sustainable Tourism 2012
Green Tourism Gold Star Award 2014
Green Tourism Gold Award
Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
TripAdvisor Green Leaders Platinum

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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
  • 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 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

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