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Sidecar Safari Adventure

March 28, 2014
March 28, 2014 - Sidecar Safari Adventure

Sidecar Safari in the Peak District
And they're off on a Sidecar Safari

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Last week our guests took advantage of one of Derbyshire's most unique and rather special adventures. Jeff and Jo took to the road with Bill Purvis on a Sidecar Safari.

What better way to access our spectacular Peak District landscape than from a classic Russian motorbike - whether you sit safely in the sidecar or more daringly ride pillion you're guaranteed spectacular 360° views of the countryside.

David was a little disappointed that the impressive military sidecar didn't have a machine gun!

A real Wallace and Gromit thrilling experience, a rollercoaster ride with no safety belts, no airbags, no windows, just the rush of the wind as you pass through the stunning landscape, making you feel alive.

Don't be daunted, as Jeff and Jo found out, Bill takes good care of you and there are plenty of stops along the way for a hot chocolate or a tasty treat. Like us at Hoe Grange Bill is passionate about the Peak District and will incorporate lots of local Derbyshire delicacies , and uncover hidden gems while driving along the back lanes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your very own Sidecar Safari and Bill will pick you up right outside your cabin.

Tissington Ford
A quick splash through Tissington ford

Tissington Village
Tissington village with it's Norman Church

Jeff and Jo certainly made the most of their stay with us:

"We stayed in Daisybank, we loved it, highest spec we have ever had (biggest wet room ever!), we loved the views of spectacular countryside all around, we loved the sheltered patio even with part of it covered from the rain and something we fully indulged in; the extra activities that are there for you if you wish.

A day's hire of the Boma - powerchair crossed with a mountain bike that took me up the mountain behind the cabin and comfortably over every bump and pot hole I could find for 7 miles on the High Peak Trail. We also purchased the fire pit experience. Sitting out til 10 pm in March watching logs burn, drinking mulled wine and toasting marshmallows with melted chocolate are the unique experiences that made our holiday at Hoe Grange so much more special than at other UK locations. Beyond experiences provided by Hoe Grange, all credit to Felicity and David for including details on their website of a whole range of opportunities you might want to have a go at during your holiday. It was on this basis that we discovered what had to be the highlight of our holiday, a 3-hour trip round the local villages with Bill on a motorbike with a sidecar".

Happy memories!


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  •   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

      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

      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

  •   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


      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


      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
  •   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

      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


      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

  •   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


      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


      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

  •   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


      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


      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

  •   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


      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'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

  •   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


      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


      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

  •   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


      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
  •   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

      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


      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

  •   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


      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


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