• Windturbine and cows
    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

VisitEngland Bronze Award for Excellence
Green Tourism Gold
TripAdvisor Green Leaders Platinum
Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
Sustainable Tourism Silver Winner 2016
Sustainable Tourism Silver Winner 2013
Inspired by Peak District logo
Farm Stay UK logo
Rural Champions 2017 logo

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...

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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
  •   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 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

  •   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
  •   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

  •   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


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