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Staycations in the Peak District

February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 - Staycations in the Peak District

Have you booked your staycation in the Peak District yet? We are delighted that following Monday's Government announcements we have a road map to follow on our way back to normality!

Peak District by Michael Cummins

Photo by Michael Cummins

It has been so quiet here at Hoe Grange and we really miss all our holiday guests! Whilst our farm has been the perfect place to be locked down, we have missed the human interaction, chatting about our local area, farming life and how we started our holiday business. And not just the humans! Oliver has missed riding out with other horses who have come on holiday.

During lockdown we have all tried to remain positive and what better way than dreaming of summer holidays and escaping to the country for a UK staycation instead of travelling abroad.

No more hanging around at the airport, hustling through security before being cramped up in your seat on the plane for hours. I have always believed that you don’t have to go far to go on holiday – now it seems like we have little choice!

Staycations are here to stay!

A staycation or holistay here in the UK means you don’t have to spend hours travelling, but you get all the benefits of being away from home. Away from everyday life where you can forget about all those little household chores and DIY jobs that are on your to do list!

After a short drive, when you arrive on your staycation you can truly switch off, relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends. As farmers we always struggle to get away for long as we have to find someone to look after all the farm animals. Two or three shorter staycations are ideal for us rather than one longer summer holiday. We find that a simple change of scenery can make all the difference to how you feel and can be just as rejuvenating as a longer holiday. Best of all, a series of short staycations means that you have more exciting adventures to look forward to!

Exploring your local area

It’s often said that you don’t always know and appreciate what’s on your doorstep. Surprisingly people are often unaware of everything their local area has to offer.  David has lived on the farm all his life, but welcoming holiday guests has encouraged us to discover more lesser known hidden gems in our #uniquedistrict. We have partnered up with other local businesses such as My Guided Walks, so you can make the most of your stay.

Airplane Overexposed carsh site

During lockdown we have all been compelled to explore our local area and have found there is so many things to do, like, and!  The UK offers such a fabulous mix of landscapes and culture, from the sunny beaches and fishing villages of Cornwall, through the dramatic moorlands of our stunning Peak District to the snow-capped Scottish mountains and everything in between!

We are exceptionally lucky to live and work in such a stunning and beautiful area. There is a reason the Peak District was designated as the first National Park!

Our farm is such a tranquil, peaceful place with stunning views, where you can truly unwind. With the new roadmap in place, the birds twittering in the trees and the daffodils poking their heads up, there is a real feeling of Spring. With better days ahead we are so looking forward to sharing our corner of the Peak District with you all again soon.

Celebrating in style on your staycation!

Happy anniversary

Staycations are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions. Whether it’s a romantic stay just for two or a fun packed family celebration, let us help you to surprise your loved ones.

Making memorable moments to cherish is what we are all about. Relax in the log-fired hot tub under the stars, have fun baking pizzas in the outdoor oven, whizz up the hills on our electric bikes, or order a delicious take away from our local pub.

Make use of our expert local knowledge; we've made it our mission to know all the best places to eat and explore when you stay with us!

Keeping you safe

So why not escape to the Peak District to explore everything this diverse area has to offer and to make new memories together. We hold Visit England “We’re Good To Go” certification and our rural location is as safe & secure as possible.

We are taking bookings from 12th April for one household, and from 17th May for two households or a rule of six group. You have the added reassurance of our flexible booking policy, so you can cancel up to 14 days before arrival for any reason and get a full refund, or up to 2 days before due to Covid.

We are so looking forward to hearing the chatter and laughter of guests on site bringing the place back to life and hope to welcome you soon! Since the Government roadmap was announced on Monday we have had a flurry of bookings, so don’t delay and book your staycation in the Peak District today.


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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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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 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 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  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  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 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 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  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 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  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

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