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.
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.
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.
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 continue to work hard on our sustainability and would love to hear your ideas on how we can offer even greener holidays. Contact us with your suggestions by email email@example.com
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.
We ask all guests to Respect, Protect and Enjoy our beautiful area by following The Peak District Proud Visitors Charter #peakdistrictproud
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!
With all this green energy we offer our holiday guests free charging of electric vehicles with our Type 2 fast chargers, and are listed on the Zero Carbon World map which shows car charging stations all over the country. Make use of one of our 3 fast chargers on site, but please remember to bring your own cable!
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