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Romantic weekend in the Peak District: a perfect getaway

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024 - Romantic weekend in the Peak District: a perfect getaway
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Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with your special someone? Look no further than the romantic Peak District. With its breathtaking landscapes and charming villages, it's the perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway.

In this post, we'll guide you through the best things to do in the Peak District National Park and share recommendations for romantic restaurants and activities that will make your weekend truly unforgettable.

So, grab your partner's hand and let's embark on a romantic adventure in the stunning Peak District!

A couple walking hand in hand down a trail on a romantic walk

Planning your romantic Peak District weekend

Nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, Hoe Grange Holidays offers a picturesque backdrop for a romantic weekend getaway. Imagine exploring the stunning landscape, enjoying a romantic meal, and unwinding in a hot tub under a starry sky.

The Peak District is an iconic destination, renowned for its beautiful scenery, charming countryside pubs, and quaint towns and villages. Whether you're celebrating Valentine’s Day, looking for the best place to propose, or simply seeking a romantic retreat, there is something for everyone.

A glowing pink sunset at Hoe Grange Holidays, with the trees silhouetted in the foreground

We’ve put together some top tips for planning your perfect romantic Peak District holiday below.

Choosing the right time for your romantic getaway

The Peak District offers something special throughout the year, but the best time for a romantic weekend getaway depends on your preferences. Spring and summer provide lush greenery and warm weather for outdoor activities, while autumn showcases stunning foliage and cosy vibes. Winter offers the possibility of snowy landscapes or delicate frosty mornings, perfect for a snug retreat.

Consider planning your visit around local events for an enhanced experience. Whatever time you choose, the Peak District promises a truly memorable romantic break.

Finding your ideal accommodation

Hoe Grange is the perfect base to explore the Peak District National Park from. Choose a spacious log cabin, a warm and cosy glamping pod, or our lovingly restored vintage bow-top caravan for the perfect setting for your escape. Enjoy a warm welcome from David, Felicity and Caroline and a pack of delicious local goodies on arrival.

A welcome pack at Hoe Grange Holidays including homemade biscuits, local milk, tea, coffee and eggs

What's your perfect romantic weekend in the Peak District?

There are so many things to see and do, so we’ve put together some suggested activities to help you plan your perfect itinerary.

Day 1

Settle into your cosy glamping pod and embrace the tranquil surroundings of the Peak District. The intimate setting sets the stage for a romantic retreat, enveloped in the natural beauty of the area.

Balloons saying "I love you" and flower petals arranged in a heart in a glamping pod

Unwind in your glamping pod

Unpack and unwind in the comfort of your glamping pod, with stunning views over the Derbyshire countryside. Our eco pods are chic, mini log cabins for two, with the added luxury of your own kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. Enjoy the peace and quiet, watch our pygmy goats at play and spot the wildlife.

If your partner loves flowers, order ahead with Angel Blooms to have a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers delivered to your pod as a welcome surprise.

Bouquet of flowers from Angel Blooms


Craft your own pizzas

Book our pizza oven experience and spend the evening creating your own delicious pizzas. We provide homemade dough and passata - all you have to do is add your favourite toppings. Enjoy with some local brewed beer or wine, and grab some delicious Jersey ice cream from our on-site shop for a sweet treat dessert.

A roaring pizza oven on a dark night, with local beer and wine either side

A cosy evening by the firepit

As the sun sets behind the rolling hills, indulge in a cosy evening by the firepit. Embrace the warmth of the crackling flames and enjoy the tranquil ambience of the Peak District countryside as you toast marshmallows. Relax and treasure each other's company under the stars in this designated dark sky area.

A couple enjoying a romantic evening around a firepit toasting marshmallows and looking into each other's eyes

Day 2

Breakfast in bed and a morning stroll along the High Peak Trail await you on the second day of your romantic weekend in the Peak District. Take your time to savour the stunning landscape and plan your perfect adventure in the surrounding countryside. As the day unfolds, look forward to a candlelit dinner, creating magical moments to cherish.

Breakfast in bed

Indulge in a lazy morning with breakfast in bed to kickstart your romantic weekend in the Peak District.

Enjoy a leisurely start to your day over hot buttery toast and the freshest of eggs from our free range chickens on the farm – it’s amazing how golden yellow the yolks are compared to eggs you get in the shops!

With stunning views from your bed across the rolling farm fields, this will feel like a luxurious start and set the perfect tone for a day of relaxation and exploration in the stunning landscape.

A view from a kingsize bed in a glamping pod at Hoe Grange, with green fields outside the door and romantic views over the Peak District

A morning stroll along the High Peak Trail

Consider starting your adventures with a stroll along the High Peak Trail. Breathe the fresh air and admire the panoramic views as  you stride up to Minninglow, a nearby Neolithic burial tomb. From here, you can see for miles and really get a sense of connection to the landscape and the people of the past.

Minninglow neolithic burial tomb as seen from the High Peak Trail

Pack a picnic of locally-sourced goodies from Sauced Here, or pop over to a local village pub for lunch to keep your energy levels up!

Find your perfect adventure

The most romantic activities are unique to you as a couple – things you know you’ll both enjoy, that speak to your passions and interests.

Find your own perfect adventure in the afternoon of your second day. Explore the local trails on a tandem bicycle, discover the beauty of Lathkill Dale as you walk hand-in-hand along the river bank, laugh together as you play pooh sticks at Tissington Ford, or recreate iconic scenes from Pride & Prejudice at Stanage Edge.

If you’re looking for something to get your adrenaline pumping, try paddleboarding at Carsington Water, climbing at Harborough Rocks, or go underground in the caverns near Castleton.

Whatever floats your boat and helps you reconnect as a couple!

David and Felicity Brown on a tandem bicycle on the High Peak Trail

Local climbing spots in the Peak District

Romantic candlelit dinner

Indulge in a dreamy candlelit dinner at one of our favourite Peak District dining spots. Discover the perfect setting for intimate conversations and shared moments.

For the ultimate luxurious fine dining experience, book at table at Fischer's at Baslow Hall – a true delight for your taste buds, and the best customer experience we’ve ever had!

fine dining at Fischer's Baslow

For something special that’s a little kinder on the wallet, head to Le Mistral in Wirksworth, an award-winning French-inspired bistro and wine shop.

Day 3

After a day full of adventures, it's time to relax. Day three is all about recharging your batteries.

A lazy morning

Take time to enjoy each other’s company over a leisurely breakfast – perhaps enjoying some locally-produced bacon from our on-site shop. Sip your specially blended Hoe Grange coffee as you immerse yourself in peaceful surroundings and relax into the day.

Lunch at The Olde Gate Inne, Brassington

Meander over the footpaths to Brassington village (a lovely 1.5 mile walk over the fields) to The Olde Gate Inne - don't forget to admire the incredible views along the way! This traditional village pub wouldn’t be out of place a few centuries ago, with a roaring range fire, oak beams across the ceilings, and a warm welcome from the local landlord. It's also dog-friendly.

A couple walking hand in hand with a dog through green fields in the Peak District

Enjoy a tasty meal together or sit by the fire and sample some of the local beers before you stroll back to Hoe Grange.

A couple looking at each other across the table in the Gate Inn, Brassington, with a traditional range in the background

Pure relaxation

For the rest of your day, focus on pure relaxation. Indulge in spa treatments in your pod from The Wellness Brand, unwind in our log-fired hot tub, or rejuvenate with a steamy sauna session. The tranquil setting is the perfect backdrop for an evening of serenity.

A therapist from The Wellness Brand in one of the log cabins at Hoe Grange

Romantic weekend with a log-fired hot tub and Swedish barrel sauna at Hoe Grange Holidays at sunset

Day 4

Wake up to stunning views of the surrounding countryside on your last day. Immerse yourselves in the local area and find some souvenirs to help you treasure the memories forever.

Explore charming villages and market towns

Discover some of the jewels of the Peak District on your way home. From the picturesque streets of Ashbourne to the peace and quiet of Tissington, or the quirky independent shops of Wirksworth to the bustling market in Bakewell, each has its own unique charm. There’s plenty to explore – and you’ll feel like you’ve just walked into a postcard picture!

Don’t miss the opportunity to wander through meandering streets, discover some locally-made souvenirs to remember your holiday, or indulge in some delicious Peak District treats.

Local products for sale in an independent shop near Bakewell

A couple enjoying Bakewell Pudding

Plan your romantic Peak District getaway now

The Peak District offers the perfect place for a romantic retreat, with its stunning landscapes and unspoilt countryside. Whether it's a special occasion or a spontaneous trip, Hoe Grange Holidays has everything you need for a relaxing break. From walks along the river to candlelit dinners to adventures for two, the beautiful Peak District has it all. So, if you're seeking a peaceful and romantic getaway, book your stay now!

Still looking for more inspiration?

There are plenty of other ideas to make your stay special. Check out our blog on 14 romantic ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day or our page on LGBTQ+ friendly Peak District holidays for more inspiration.

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Celebrating a special occasion or anniversary? Why not treat your partner with a Hoe Grange Holidays gift voucher?

Caroline


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    October 25, 2019

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    star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
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    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

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    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

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  • 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

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    November 5, 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

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    July 28, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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