• 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 certified timber, sheep wool and recycled hardcore.

When we're buying new furniture, materials, and even supplies for our onsite shop, wherever possible we look for suppliers who are local and/or can showcase their own green credentials, such as using sustainable materials, promoting biodiversity or environmentally friendly farming practices, or minimising waste or transport miles (among other things!).

Don't just take our word for it - we have been awarded both the Green Tourism Gold Award and the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark 

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 info@hoegrangeholidays.co.uk


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

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 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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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
FarmStay 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 Peak District National Park Foundation

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • 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  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

    June 13, 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  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

    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

    July 11, 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

    January 2, 2020
  • 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  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

    September 15, 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 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

    February 6, 2020

    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

    October 25, 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

    April 3, 2020
  • 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

    October 4, 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

    July 16, 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

    June 25, 2019
  • 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

    September 21, 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

    David H
    October 25, 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  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

    February 3, 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

    October 25, 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

    September 14, 2019
  • 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

    June 7, 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

    January 30, 2020

    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

    June 25, 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  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

    July 28, 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

    July 16, 2019
  • 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

    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

    August 17, 2019

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