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Relaxation retreat in the Peak District

January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021 - Relaxation retreat in the Peak District

Relaxation retreat - girls just want to have fun! 

Do you have a close-knit group of girlfriends that you haven’t seen in person for a while?? If so, why not book a relaxation retreat at Hoe Grange? With COVID-19 and the lockdown restrictions it has been a testing time for everyone being isolated and separated from friendship support. Planning a girlie weekend away, or group getaway will give everyone something exciting to look forward to.

We are here to help

Why not book a friends short break in the stunning Peak District countryside? Head for the hills armed with a boot-load of food and wine to enjoy a girlie weekend away and catch up on the gossip!

Our new post Covid relaxation retreat in a cosy log cabin with a hot tub on the decking is just the ticket. Quality time to reunite with trusted friends for some much-needed laughter and fun.

As a woman having female friends is incredibly important for your overall wellbeing and mental health. Don’t get me wrong – there are lots of men in my life who are amazing and supportive, but the stresses and strains of everyday life can be made that little bit easier when we have girlfriends to support us.

Hugging Day

Girls photo by Melissa AskewToday is Hugging Day #nationalhuggingday. To stay safe during Covid-19 lockdowns we haven’t been able to hug our nearest and dearest. Now more than ever it’s ok to be unhappy, or upset as we cope with the Coronavirus pandemic.

But hopefully soon we will be able to hug each other to show support and bring a little happiness back into our lives. Booking a girlie weekend away will give you something positive to look forward to, and hopefully by then you can hug away to your hearts content!

Friends forever – time out for you

Friends for everTrue girlfriends are like fine red wines: they get better with age. Did you know that recent research shows the average female friendship lasts 16 years, which is 6 years longer than the average romantic relationship? Once we turn 55, our friendships on average last 23 years!

Indeed I am still in touch with my 3 best friends from college and we meet up a couple of times a year and share our latest trials and tribulations, successes and disappointments. I very much value their opinions, encouragement, and support. I can be myself with them, but the best thing is that we always have a great laugh. Just look at our fab 80s hairstyles!!

Post Covid relaxation retreat

Our cosy log cabins with hot tubs on the decking are the perfect place to spend quality time with your girlfriends. A peaceful haven where you can unwind, enjoy exploring the stunning Peak District countryside before relaxing under the stars in the bubbling hot tub.

You may have struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle during lockdown so our relaxation retreat is the perfect solution to set you back on track.

Staycation Itinerary

Arrive Friday 4pm

Toast marshmallows and catch up on the girlie gossip round the campfire, just bring your own wine or a bottle of fizz. Make the most of the dark skies, and relax in the hot tub under the stars - you will be guaranteed a good night’s sleep!




Get your ipad or laptop out and exercise outside in the fresh country air - yoga, Pilates or perhaps a more energetic HIIT session.

Tuck into a healthy breakfast of Hoe Grange granola, local yoghurts and fresh orange juice. Time to chill out and chat.

After lunch explore the stunning Peak District countryside following our self-guided Hoe Grange Time Travellers Trail. Get the best views from the top of Minninglow, the Neolithic burial ground. Bring your binoculars to see what wildlife and birds you can spot.

Add a care and pamper package for just £60.

EstherMarie make up expert

Enjoy a fun evening with make up artist, Esther Marie, who will show you how to declutter your make up bag and make yourself look fabulous using just 5 products! See our special offer below.

Dip in the hot tub under the stars


There’s nothing better than lazing around in your PJs! Take Sunday morning nice and slow, and chill out with some mindfulness meditation, before making your own breakfast smoothies – fruit and Nutribullet provided for you.

smoothie photo by Denis Tuksar

Work up an appetite and yomp over the fields to Brassington for a delicious pub lunch.

Drive over to Tissington village for a little retail therapy and visit Annie’s On a Wick Candle Workshop and the vintage sweet shop.

Bring along a Who done it, Murder Mystery pack or get a board game out the cupboard to keep you entertained. Or if you're feeling creative, The Clay Rooms can deliver the tools, clay and step by step instructions to make a clay bird or pinch pot.

After much hilarity and laughter time for another soak in the hot tub!

Monday morning

Get up and go home refreshed, revitalised and recharged!

Special offer

If you book a relaxation retreat weekend staycation before 31st January we will include the Care and Pamper Package with Esther Marie, a fire pit experience complete with marshmallows, and two days' of yummy breakfast treats FREE of charge! Quote "funtimes" when booking.

Workshop with Make-up artist Esther Marie

We hope we have given you inspiration for some fun things you can do on a weekend staycation in the Peak District. Pinder log cabin sleeps 6 but you could always book more than one log cabin or a gorgeous glamping pod as well.


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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • 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 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 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 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  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  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  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 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  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  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 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

    David H
    October 25, 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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 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  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  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  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  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

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