• David and Felicity Brown of Hoe Grange Holidays
    our farm

Come and share our farm... wake up to the stunning Derbyshire countryside views that we see every morning.

Hoe Grange is a traditional family run hill farm set in the stunning Peak District National Park.

We are passionate about our wonderful Peak District and love sharing our special place with everyone.

our story

Welcome! We are David and Felicity Brown and we live at Hoe Grange Farm, in fact David has lived here all his life, whereas Felicity was born in London, but her family settled in Derbyshire when she was a teenager.

We have 3 children Caroline, Michael and Elliot who have grown up in this wonderful environment. They are now making their own way through life but can be regularly seen around the farm.

We love animals and as well as all the usual farm animals we share our lives with  a cheeky Jack Russell called Fudge and two cats Kit&Kat (yes we like chocolate!)

Our horse Oliver is also part of the family. Oliver came on holiday with a group in 2008 and never went home, and has recently been joined by Rocco, a youngster who is just learning the ropes.

Our friendly Pygmy goats will also keep you entertained and you will see our free range hens strutting about the farmyard!

our environment

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Our Farm

Meet Farmer David and other animals and discover where your food comes from.

Hoe Grange Farm is a traditional 250-acre grassland farm near Ashbourne, Matlock and Bakewell, on the edge of the southern Peak District where David grew up milking cows.

In 2005 with milk prices plummeting we made the decision to open up the farm to self-catering, holiday guests to supplement the farm income.

The traditional stone barns around the yard were used for cattle so we decided to build two new log cabins; an open opportunity to be inclusive and provide accessible accommodation. It was a bold decision, but one that we have never regretted, so please check out our stylish self catering holiday accommodation options.

We no longer milk so our small heard of beef cows keep their calves all year. We then sell these calves as “stores” to other farmers who finish them to become the finest English beef.

Seven years ago we hand reared four orphan lambs from a neighbouring farm. These four have multiplied into a small flock of 45 ewes who we lamb in April to produce top quality Peak District lamb. We also rent some fields to a neighbour who grazes his dairy young stock and makes silage for winter feed.

Remember to bring your Wellies!

There are lots of things to explore on and around our farm. The Peak District is a treasure trove of flora and fauna and at certain times of year you can see rare plants such as orchids and cowslips.

Whether you are young or old, you can enjoy watching the wildlife, including little owls, buzzards, kestrels, swallows, skylarks, foxes, badgers, hares and weasels, butterflies and moths.

Meet the Animals

You can help Felicity or David feed the chickens, goats and horse, please ask and we will arrange a time with you.

You can see the sheep and cows grazing in the fields. You may see tractors coming and going particularly at harvest time. Whilst children are not allowed on the machinery they can spend hours “driving” the wooden toy tractor in the play area!

Working Farm

As a working farm you will from time to time experience the usual countryside noises; mooing cows, early dawn chorus, clucking happy free-range hens, tractors muck spreading, and silaging.

There may be the odd fragrant farmyard smell and occasionally tractors might be working late into the night (but not very often if David can help it!)

Safety First

David will be delighted to give you a guided tour of the farm, and show you the animals by arrangement, but for your own safety please do not wander around the farm unattended.

We are happy for you to explore the fields independently, but please ask first where the bull is.

Farm Rules

  • Always wash your hands after stroking or feeding the animals
  • Beware of hidden dangers such as slurry pits and farm equipment
  • Watch out for tractors in and around the farmyard
  • Children must be supervised outside of the cabin areas
  • The hay barns are out of bounds, please do not climb the bales
  • Use gates or styles and don’t climb the stone walls as they collapse easily
  • Gates are closed for a reason; please leave them as you find them to avoid animals escaping on to the road
  • Smoking is not permitted ANYWHERE within the farmyard
  • Keep dogs under close control as there are free range chickens and beware of the bull and cows with young calves
  • Follow the Countryside Code
  • Please be careful to clear away all your rubbish. The farm must be kept litter free for the safety of the animals
  • Don’t leave rubbish bags outside the cabin as this attracts wild animals such as foxes
  • Don’t feed the farm animals as their diet is carefully controlled and all feed used is traceable back to its source to protect the public
  • Don’t feed the hens near the cabins - other guests might not be so keen to see them on the decking! If you would like to help feed the animals and collect eggs, please ask Felicity

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • 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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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  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'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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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 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
  • 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  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  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 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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

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