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    our environment

Leave nothing behind but footprints and take nothing
away but memories.

At Hoe Grange our environment is very precious, with beautiful unspoilt views
of the stunning Derbyshire Peak District and no noise or light pollution.

Ever mindful of preserving our own environment and the need to minimise our impact on the landscape, we use renewable energies
and actively encourage guests to leave a lighter carbon footprint whilst staying on holiday in our eco-friendly log cabins.

leave a lighter carbon footprint

Guests arriving on holiday at the farm gasp
in delight at the stunning views over the lush
green fields edged with grey limestone walls
and the sheep and beef cattle quietly grazing.
The farm also provides an excellent base from
which to explore the Peak District further.

Some helpful eco-friendly tips during
your stay at Hoe Grange Holidays:
  • Don’t bring bottled water – drink our
    pure mineral water from our borehole
  • Charge your electric car with our
    renewable energy for free
  • Leave the car behind, borrow a bike to
    explore the trails
  • Get a real taste of the Peak District -
    order a local grocery delivery ready for
    your arrival

car free days out

eco & sustainability policy

eco-friendly tips

Our Farm

As farmers we have always loved the land but didn’t truly appreciate the delights we have right on our doorstep.

As David says “We are only custodians of this landscape but for a short while, but we aim to leave this perfect place better for the generations to come!”

We now run our Peak District farm along eco principles using conservation grazing techniques and minimal use of artificial fertilizers,
to encourage a wide variety of native plants and wildlife. We no longer milk cows, but have a herd of beef cows that keep their calves
all year and a small flock of sheep.

Doing Our Bit for the Environment

Every little step has a positive impact and many small steps can take you a surprisingly long way!

We use natural eco-friendly cleaning products from Ecover, Splosh, Faith in Nature, and Bio D and you will see our laundry
on the washing line in the breezy sunshine.

We favour LED lighting and A+ rated appliances which all help to reduce our energy requirements.

Inspired by Blue Planet we have reduced our single use plastic consumption. Just by having milk delivered from the local dairy in glass bottles,
which we return for refilling, has reduced recycling by 50%.

As well as buying in bulk, reducing packaging and single use plastics, we recycle all your rubbish after you have gone home
using a local family company that send zero waste to landfill.

Our cosy log cabins were constructed using FSC timber, sheep wool and recycled hardcore.


We support local businesses wherever possible, particularly for our welcome pack and onsite shop.
You’ll get a real taste of the Peak District with delicious yogurts, ice cream and dairy produce, prime butcher’s meats, rapeseed oils,
mayonnaises and preserves and a range of eco-friendly toiletries and gifts, all from suppliers within a 15-mile radius of Hoe Grange.

Renewable Energy

To minimise our effect on climate change we use a range of renewable technologies.
Over 85% of our electricity comes from 2 solar panel systems and a 10kw wind turbine.

The electricity we generate is used to produce heat from air source, ground source and biomass systems to keep you warm and cosy on your holiday.
By cleverly combining renewable technologies we have reduced our carbon footprint by 45 tonnes (over 80%).

Our very pure mineral water is drawn from our own borehole 160m below the fields. No need to bring bottled water with you
when it comes straight from the ground to your tap. It has nothing added and tastes delicious!

Free Electric Car Charging

With all this green energy we offer our holiday guests free charging of electric vehicles with our Type 2 rapid charger,
and are listed on the Zero Carbon World map which shows car charging stations all over the country.

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Our Environmental Credentials

Green Tourism Gold
Green Leaders Platinum
Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
Sustainable Tourism Silver Winner 2016
Sustainable Tourism Silver Winner 2013
Sustainable Tourism Silver Winner 2012
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As featured in Bradt's Slow Travel Guide to the Peak District.

We are also supporters of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Peak District

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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


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